During Andrew Suarez’s scoreless two-inning stint in the Giants’ 6-5 loss to a Milwaukee Brewers split squad in Friday’s Cactus League opener, it became easy to comprehend Giants manager Bruce Bochy’s enthusiasm about the 25-year-old left-hander.
One of Matt Cain’s most eager pupils was Chris Stratton, a leading candidate for one of the two starting rotation vacancies. Saturday, Stratton stranded four baserunners in two innings but still blanked a split-squad of Dodgers, who fell 9-3 to San Francisco in a Cactus League affair.
After staggering for the last season and a half, the Giants figure that it’s about time for them to regain their stride.
Honoring the memory of the victims of the recent shootings at Florida’s Stoneman Douglas High School, which left 17 people dead, was more than just a pregame obligation for Giants starter Ty Blach.
The Giants’ outfield will be the area to watch in the early innings of the team’s Cactus League opener Friday against a Milwaukee Brewers split squad.
A surprise player or two could pull away from the Giants’ tightly bunched field and make the Opening Day roster by sustaining strong performances throughout the Cactus League exhibition season.
Madison Bumgarner climbed higher in the rarefied territory occupied exclusively by Giants greats when manager Bruce Bochy announced Thursday that the left-hander will start his fifth consecutive season opener March 29 at Los Angeles.
By various measures, Hunter Pence’s performance for the Giants has declined markedly the past three years. At Spring Training, he sounded thrilled about the potential that this season holds.
Since last fall, the Giants have made it clear that rookie Steven Duggar has a chance to earn meaningful playing time in center field.
Giants right-hander Tyler Beede slipped on his fielder’s glove before answering questions about it.
Chris Shaw ranks No. 1 on MLB Pipeline’s 2017 list of Giants prospects, lending the impression that his ascent to the Majors is inevitable. It just might be, given his propensity for power hitting.