Friday, March 07, 2008

Kevin Correia got the start today and went 4 full innings. I was surprised that they let him go as long as they did as he threw 68 pitches (39 strikes) to own the longest Giants outing of the spring so far. Kevin had 3 pretty stress free innings, but the 2nd inning was anything but. Kevin gave up a 1 out solo HR followed by back-to-back walks before ending the inning with back-to-back strikeouts. He threw 33 pitches in the 2nd inning alone. After a long inning like that I was surprised to see him come back out in the 3rd and shocked to see him again in the 4th. The Giants are usually a little more protective of their pitchers in the spring.

The box score says that Correia gave up 1 run on a single, a HR, 3 walks and 4 strikeouts. Once again in a disagreement with the official scorekeeper, my scorebook says he only gave up 1 hit. On the 3rd pitch of the game Chris Denorfia hit a hard groundball right at Rich Aurilia at 3B. Aurilia booted it and it was ruled a hit. Not in my book......it was hit hard, but it was right at Richie. A Major Leaguer has to make that play. Disagreement with the scorekeeper or not....it was a very good outing for Correia.

1 comment:

RWub said...

I was at the game Monday when Correia pitched. I was the first row behind the Giants dugout. After a 1-2-3 inning, he runs into the dugout and he said to the teammates that he was feeling good. He looked strong on Monday and I yelled to Correia "Looking strong.". Funny thing is that's how Joe Nathan was, one blow up, he was done, traded to Minn and the rest is history. Let's hope the Giants don't give up on this kid.