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Sam Dyson Gives San Francisco Giants More Reason to Worry in Loss to Royals

Jake Mastroianni
SCOTTSDALE, AZ - MARCH 09: Sam Dyson #49 of the San Francisco Giants delivers a pitch in the fifth inning of the spring training game against the Seattle Mariners at Scottsdale Stadium on March 9, 2018 in Scottsdale, Arizona. (Photo by Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images)
SCOTTSDALE, AZ - MARCH 09: Sam Dyson #49 of the San Francisco Giants delivers a pitch in the fifth inning of the spring training game against the Seattle Mariners at Scottsdale Stadium on March 9, 2018 in Scottsdale, Arizona. (Photo by Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images)
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The San Francisco Giants were beaten badly by the Kansas City Royals on Tuesday, and Sam Dyson continues to have a terrible spring training.

In that 10-1 loss, Dyson gave up 3 runs on 3 hits and a walk. He only recorded one out, which was a strikeout, and he gave up two home runs.

His spring training ERA now sits at even 15 with a WHIP of 2.67. Dyson has only had three clean outings this year in seven appearances.

Overall he’s allowed 13 hits and issued three free passes over 6 innings pitched, while giving up 10 earned runs and 4 home runs.

The righty has struck out over a batter an inning this spring — seven in six innings.

Dyson is projected to be the team’s setup man, while also maybe serving as the closer every now and then.

At this point, I don’t know if I even trust Dyson coming out of the bullpen.

Keep in mind the fact that Dyson was so terrible to start last year with the Texas Rangers that they just dropped him. His start with the Giants was shaky too, but he settled down a bit.

I know it’s just spring training, but it’s getting down to crunch time. Based on his history, this certainly isn’t a good sign going into the season.

Other notes from Tuesday loss to the Royals:

Utility Battle: Josh Rutledge started at shortstop in this game and was the only Giants player to collect multiple hits. He’s now hitting .355 on the spring, and it’s getting harder to not see him make this team. His direct competition, Kelby Tomlinson, pinch-hit in this game and was 0-1. I know Giants fans love Kelby, but I honestly think the experience of Rutledge at shortstop gives him the edge in this battle.

Last Chances for Duggar and Parker: These are last chances, but in very different ways. I think this may have been of Steven Duggar’s last chance to earn a spot on the Opening Day roster. But I think it may have also been one of Jarrett Parker’s last chance to be in the Giants organization if they have to DFA him. Neither did much to help their case. Duggar was 0-3 with a walk and a strikeout, while Parker was 0-4. I think Duggar is sent back down soon, and I don’t see any way Parker deserves to make this team out of spring training.

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The San Francisco Giants will take on the Arizona Diamondbacks on Wednesday night. Check back with Around the Foghorn for more updates as we wrap up Spring Training.

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