Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
Pitching: Raisel Iglesias made his first major league start, facing ten hitters. Iglesias walked the first batter he saw and struck out two. He didn’t give up a run or hit. There was no official pitch count, but one estimate was that Iglesias threw 40 pitches. Paul Maholm gave up two runs on a homer. He struck out two and walked one in 2.1 innings. Sam LeCure gave up a walk and a double in his two innings. Manny Parra retired the back-ups in order in the eighth, with two strikeouts. Jumbo Diaz pitched the ninth, giving up two hits, one of which was a home run, and a walk.
Hitting: The Reds scored two runsÃ‚Â in the third, stringing together hits from Kristopher Negron, Joey Votto, Marlon Byrd and a sac fly by Jay Bruce.Ã‚Â Brennan Boesch hit his third home run of spring training, this one off of Sergio Romo’s second pitch of the year. The Giants’ former closer has been sidelined with a sore shoulder up to now. Bruce drove in two more runs on his second home run of the spring, scoring Joey Votto, who had reached base on a worthless walk. Skip Schumaker joined the homer parade with a two-run shot in the sixth. Kristopher Negron’s third hit of the day plated the team’s eighth run. Chris Dominguez finished the good guys’ home run blitz with a long blast against his former organization, off the scoreboard in left field. Kyle Waldrop knocked in the Reds tenth run with a double to right center, scoring Josh Satin who had reached first base on an error.
Defense: No TV today, so this was based on the Giants broadcast and Twitter. Apparently,Ã‚Â Kristopher Negron made two nice defensive plays at third base.
Really nice play by Negron at third to get Duvall. Diving stop, strong throw. #Reds
— John Fay (@johnfayman) March 16, 2015
Accountable Baseball: Skip Schumaker, playing 2B, committed a gritty, veteran error in the first inning on a play the Giants announcers described as easy.Ã‚Â Negron was thrown out at second base (“not anywhere close” – Giants broadcaster) attempting to steal. Marlon Byrd was picked off second base *by the catcher* ending the Reds threat in the third inning. Chad Wallach had two passed balls in three innings.
Giants Radio Broadcast (solo): Informative, pleasant, positive comments about both teams, knew all player substitutions, talked knowledgably about other organizations, didn’t attack segments of own fan base, clouds or modernity
- Today: Reds play as the road team vs. Cleveland at Goodyear Ballpark
- TV: FSO live (4:05 p.m. ET)
- Radio: WSAI-1360