Spring Training: Giants Get Things Rolling With 4-1 Win Over Angels


Pablo Sandoval had a full day’s workout sprinting from first base to home plate to score the go-ahead run in the Giants Cactus League opener against an Angels split-squad.

Down 1-0 in the fourth, Angel Pagan manufactured a run with a hit, stolen base, and scored on Sandoval’s single. Then, catching prospect Jackson Williams doubled to left, sending Sandoval all the way home.

“I think when I step on third base, home plate was moving away,” complained Sandoval. 

Bruce Bochy cracked a joke about Sandoval’s efforts:

“We were kidding him, `It’s hard to carry that piano around,’” said Bochy.“Then it looked like he stopped and played a song.”

Wilson Valdez and Ricky Oropesa recorded the Giants other RBIs in a 4-1 victory over the Angels.

Miscellaneous: 

  • Ryan Vogelsong pitched two scoreless innings. He allowed two hits and a walk.
  • The winning pitcher was Chad Gaudin, who is trying to win a job as a long reliever.
  • Sergio Romo got the loudest cheer when he came out to pitch the sixth inning.
  • Matt Cain toes the rubber tomorrow against the Cubs.

 

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