Found March 20, 2013 on
San Francisco Giants
Barry Zito knew it was time to test the curveball.
He was right.
Zito struck out five in a row in the first and second innings, but Brandon Mauer shut down the Giants and led the Seattle Mariners to a 6-3 victory over San Francisco on Tuesday.
''I definitely wanted to get the curveball in the game,'' he said. ''I just haven't thrown a whole lot through my sequences in the spring.''
Zito focused on throwing his curveball, relying almost exclusively on the pitch.
''I really wanted to get a feel for it this game,'' Zito said.
Zito pitched five innings for the first time, scattering five hits and giving up two runs. He struck out seven overall and walked one.
During a stretch that spanned the first and second innings, he fanned, the heart of Seattle's lineup: Kendrys Morales, Michael Morse, Kyle Seager Jason Bay and Kelly Shoppach.
''My timing was definitely better than it's been the last couple outings,'...
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SIGNED/RESIGNED: Oliver Perez (P), Jason Bay (OF), Raul Ibanez (OF/DH), Kelly Shppach (C), Felix Hernandez (P), Joe Saunders (P)
TRADED FOR: Robert Andino (2B), Kendry Morales (1B/DH), Michael Morse (OF)
Miguel Olivo (C), Chone Figgins (3B), Trayvon Robinson (OF), Jason Vargas (P),...
Brandon Crawford had three hits and an RBI, leading a San Francisco Giants split squad to a 6-4 victory over the San Diego Padres on Wednesday.
The Padres hoped starter Andrew Cashner would get into the fourth inning with less that 40 pitches, but he didn't make it through the third - he threw 31 pitches in the first. But Cashner only gave up one run on three hits. He struck...
SCOTTSDALE (AP) -- San Francisco's Ryan Vogelsong and Milwaukee's Chris Narveson each pitched six impressive innings Wednesday and the Giants and Brewers played a neat 0-0, 10-inning tie in a game between split squads.
Vogelsong, fresh off a stint with the U.S. team in the World Baseball Classic, gave up three hits, walked one and struck out seven. Narveson had his best...
Michael Morse broke a sixth-inning tie with his sixth home run of spring training, and the Seattle Mariners defeated the Oakland Athletics 6-5 Monday.
Morse homered off starter A.J. Griffin for a 4-3 lead, and Dustin Ackley added an RBI single later in the inning against Ryan Cook. Ackley added another run-scoring single in the eighth off Pat Neshek.
Right-hander Hisashi Iwakuma...