Saturday, April 04, 2015

Posey homers behind Cain's solid spring finale

That's the headline us Giants fans want to see two days before the season starts. Here's Chris Halft's recap for mlb.com -- 

SAN FRANCISCO -- Buster Posey's first homer of the spring combined with stifling pitching Friday night to give the Giants a 4-0 victory over the Oakland A's.
San Francisco, which lost its previous five spring games against the A's, limited them to four hits.
"Really, it was just a bad game for us overall," A's manager Bob Melvin said. "We've been swinging the bats, we've been playing great defense, we've been getting good pitching. We just didn't play a very good game today."

Posey opened the scoring with a three-run, first-inning homer off A's right-hander Kendall Graveman. Posey's drive to straightaway center field was preceded by a pair of Oakland fielding errors, as shortstop Marcus Semien and second baseman Eric Sogard bobbled grounders. Those miscues made all of the runs unearned.
"That's a situation where I've got to pick up my defense," said Graveman, who finished the spring with a 0.36 ERA in six starts. "They're battling out there for me. Two tough plays. ... It's somewhere I've got to make a pitch to Posey. I can't do that, I can't give that up. That's on me. I've got to find a way to get another ground ball."
Giants starter Matt Cain blanked Oakland on three hits through four innings. An elevated pitch count of 79 hastened Cain's removal. The right-hander made his first appearance at AT&T Park since his final outing of 2014 -- a six-inning Interleague victory over Oakland last July 9. About a month later, Cain underwent surgery to remove bone chips and spurs from his throwing elbow.
"That felt really good to get back in this whole atmosphere," Cain said.

0 Comments:

Post a Comment

Links to this post:

Create a Link

<< Home