Tuesday, March 14, 2006
Starting pitcher Matt Morris. He was the first Giant pitcher to go 5 innings this spring. It looks good that he gave up only 2 runs in his 5 innings, but he was hit hard. 6 hits, including a HR allowed, a walk, plus FOUR line drives caught by infielders (including Lance Niekro's unassisted doubleplay) plus the 2 great catches by Schierholtz and Finley. He could have easily given up 7 or 8 runs or more. It helps to have the good "D" behind you.