The San Francisco Giants had won three games in a row until Felix Hernandez and the Seattle Mariners put an end to their winning streak and defeated the Giants 9-2.
Here are a few highlights of Thursday’s night game.
- Hernandez was able to quiet the Giants’ offense until outfielder Jarrett Parker doubled to left field in the bottom of the fourth inning. It was the first hit against the Mariners’ ace in the game. Parker went 1-2 for the night.
- Second baseman Joe Panik, who counties to have a good Spring Training this year, went 1-3 with a double to deep right field.
- Infielder Conor Gillaspie put the Giants on the board. He grounded out to first, which allowed Panik to scored from second.
- In the bottom of the eighth inning, there was a little more life in the Giants’ offense. It started with a walk to catcher Aramis Garcia. Afterwards, outfielder Justin Ruggiano singled to right and Garcia scored another run for the Giants. Giants had a chance to put more runs on the board with the bases loaded. Chris Marrero filed out to right and left runners stranded.
- Matt Moore was terrific in his last start, however, he was off his rhythm in this game. He had a solid inning at the top of the firs, but it all went downhill in the second inning. Moore lasted 1.2 IP with a total of 56 pitches including 4 hits, 4 runs, 2 walks, 1 balk, and 1 wild pitch.
- The Giants bullpen wasn’t solid in this game. Hunter Strickland allowed a single and an error with a total of 30 pitches in the fifth inning. Also in the fifth inning, Cory Gearrin came in and gave up a 2-run homer. The bullpen will be under a lot of pressure with the absence of Will Smith.
There is only a week and half left of spring training and the Giants need to figure something out with their bullpen or else Giants’ fans will see another bullpen collapse this year. Make sure to return to Around the Foghorn for the latest Giants news.