Friday, February 27, 2009

Giants vs Royals

Randy Johnson made his first spring start for the Giants today. He pitched pretty well but had some problems with his control that led to the only run he allowed. Most of the Giants pitchers looked good with the exception of Ramon Ortiz, who showed us how he managed to have an ERA of almost 6 in the Japanese League last year.

The Giants played only 3 starters. Bengie Molina started at catcher and Edgar Renteria started at SS. Both were gone from the game after 2 innings. Since Emmanuel Burriss and Kevin Frandsen played half of the game each at 2B, I considered that to be the third regular.

The hitting was pretty much non-existent as the Giants managed only 5 hits. No player had more than 1 hit, and only Molina (double) and Frandsen (HR) managed extra base hits.

In other news.....Scottsdale Stadium was as empty as I can remember since the stadium was rebuilt in 1992. The attendance was only 5,300+ and everything other than Upper and Lower Box seats were pretty much empty. It will be interesting to see what the coming weeks bring when it comes to Cactus League attendance. Looks to me like the economy is definitely hitting the Valley of the Sun.


6 comments:

Mr. Burglecutt said...

I was at the game. I can't believe how empty the place was! What do you expect, you had almost no starters in the game. It was a terrible game by the way.

The only good thing that happened was I almost caught that HR ball by Frandsen, but some kid beat me to the ball. Damn my short legs!

Regards, Mr. Burglecutt

Michael said...

I'll be there in 2 weeks. First time to spring training. Looking forward to it.

Mr. Burglecutt said...

"I'll be there in 2 weeks. First time to spring training. Looking forward to it."

That is probably will work out best for you. The players look really rusty out there. By the time you show up, they should be in full swing.

David (Temecula, CA) said...

I will be there next Saturday. Making the 5 hour drive to take my 2 sons to their first spring training games. They probably won't remember becuase they are 3 and 1. We are catching the Rockies game.

Ellipooh said...

@economy: You guyz are so lucky to go to some/so many games. ST was one of the first things on my list to go...

Anonymous said...

Same here. Ill be in tucson starting on saturday and venturing on wednesday to scottsdale. going to Giants vs WBC then and Giants vs. royals and mariners sat and sun