Tim Lincecum Solid In Spring Debut, But San Francisco Giants Drop 7-2 Decision To Padres


Former two-time Cy Young Award winner Tim Lincecum, who re-signed with the San Francisco Giants over the winter, had a solid Cactus League debut, but the San Diego Padres piled up six runs in the sixth inning and rolled to a 7-2 win Monday at Scottsdale Stadium.

Lincecum, the National League’s Cy Young winner in 2008 and 2009, allowed a hit and a walk with a strikeout in two innings of work to start the game for the Giants (2-3).

But the only offense San Francisco could muster came on a two-run single by Tyler Colvin in the bottom of the eighth after the Padres had taken a 7-0 lead.

Yusmeiro Petit (0-2) was hit hard in the sixth, allowing four runs on six hits, including a home run to Alexi Amarista, while walking one and striking out one in 1.1 innings. Jose Casilla didn’t fare much better, surrendering two runs on three hits and two walks while recording just one out. He served up a two-run homer to Tommy Medica. Nick Hundley had an RBI single and Yeison Asencio drove in two runs with a single in the big sixth inning.

Medica later had an RBI double in the eighth for San Diego (1-4), which picked up its first win of the spring.

Santiago Casilla worked a scoreless inning for the Giants, allowing a hit, and Sergio Romo struck out two in a perfect fourth. Dan Runzler finally got the Giants out of the sixth and struck out one in 1.1 innings. Adam Reifer gave up a run on a hit and a walk with two strikeouts in the eighth and Erik Cordier allowed a hit and notched a strikeout in a scoreless ninth.

No one for the Giants had multiple hits. Non-roster invitee Brandon Hicks stroked a double.

The Giants head to Salt River Fields near Scottsdale to take on the Colorado Rockies on Tuesday at 12:10 p.m. Pacific.

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