Pre-Game & Lineups 3/29: San Francisco Giants Head To Oakland For Game Three


Feb 28, 2014; Phoenix, AZ, USA; San Francisco Giants starting pitcher

Edwin Escobar

throws to the Oakland Athletics in the first inning of their spring training baseball game at Phoenix Municipal Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Lance Iversen-USA TODAY

The Giants will head to Oakland this afternoon for game three against the A’s. The A’s beat the Giants game one 4-0 and game two 4-1. Today’s game is at 1:05pm PT with a 90% chance of rain.

Edwin Escobar will start for for Giants today since  Ryan Vogelsong went back to Arizona too start in a minor league game. Escobar started three games for the Giants in Spring Training and finished with a 5.19 ERA in 8.2 innings. He holds a 2.80 ERA in the minors, started last year with Class-A San Jose and finished with Double-A Richmond. He will be starting in Triple A Fresno this season.

Buster Posey will get a day off behind the plate today and instead be the Giants DH. Hector Sanchez will do the catching and we have Joaquin Arias back at 2B and Gregor Blanco in LF.

Dan Straily will start for the A’s today and has had success against the Giants in the past. Straily had a mediocre spring with a 4.73 ERA in 13.1 innings pitched. In the 2013 season he went 10-8 for the A’s with a 3.96 ERA in 151 innings pitched. He’ll be the A’s #3 starter this season.

 Yoenis Cespedes is in for the A’s as DH and has had a horrible spring. He currently has a .167 batting average in 60 at bats. Not what you want to see from your Home Run Derby 2013 champion.


A’s lineup 1. Crisp 2. Donaldson 3. Lowrie 4. Cespedes 5. Norris 6. Reddick 7. Callaspo 8. Fuld 9. Sogard P Strailey

Looks like the sewage problem is back at Oakland Coliseum.

Tim Lincecum is expecting to make his start on Thursday after getting hit in the knee by line drive last night.