Baseball is Back! Giants Almost Win! Doesn’t Count Anyway!

By Michael Saltzman
SURPRISE, AZ - MARCH 04: Manager Bruce Bochy
SURPRISE, AZ - MARCH 04: Manager Bruce Bochy /
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Baseball is back and all is right in the world again. The San Francisco Giants took on the Milwaukee Brewers in a Cactus League game today that ended with more runs for the Giants than the Brewers.

After a 98 loss regular season, wins should be celebrated in any and all forms. Of course, their early 4-0 lead became 6-5 Brewers, but the Giants rallied in the bottom of the ninth to win the game.

Just kidding, the Giants lost.

Despite loading the bases in the the ninth, Chase d’Arnaud flied out to end the game.

The game started out strong. Ty Blach, fighting for one of the final two starting pitching slots for 2018, pitched two scoreless innings.

Andrew Suarez, another pitcher trying to take a starting job, also looked excellent, going two scoreless as well.

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Meanwhile, Nick Hundley started the scoring off for the Giants with a solo home run. Hundley will be the backup catcher, so his bomb was just a fun bonus to a perfect day.

Steven Duggar, however, who could end up as the team’s starting center fielder, had a big day. After striking out in his first at bat, he hit a two run double to help give the Giants an early 4-0 lead. Duggar is in a unique position, because starting the season in Triple-A wouldn’t necessarily mean he had a bad spring.

Austin Jackson has been added, Gregor Blanco has been brought back after a year in Arizona and Gorkys Hernandez is still with the club. If all three perform well, the Giants could decide to let Duggar start in Sacramento.

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However, if his bat continues to perform, he will be the opening day starter.

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