Exhibition Game #1: Game Recap

Giants lose their first exhibition game at Pacific Bell Park against the Rangers, 10-5.

Tonight was the first appearance of the new 2003 Giants in Pacific Bell Park. Fans got to take a look at the new manager, Felipe Alou, and the newest additions to the roster, like Ray Durham, Jose Cruz Jr., Edgardo Alfonzo, Marquis Grissom, and the new left handed pitcher, Damian Moss.

Moss allowed six runs on six hits, within 4 2/3 innings, striking out six and walking three. In the first inning, Juan Gonzalez hit a three run homer off of Moss. Gonzalez eventually became responsible for many of the runs that night. He went 3-for-3 with 6 RBIs.

In the bottom of the first, Rich Aurilia hit the ball deep into left field. A fan, however, caught the ball, therefore it was called a double because of fan interference. Jose Cruz Jr., who was at first base, probably could have scored as he was already running, but wouldn't due to the fan's poor judgment.

In the third inning, Barry Bonds hit a triple into right center field. The Texas pitcher, John Thomson, then walked the next three batters. Bonds scored and a single by Marquis Grissom brought in a couple more runs that tied the game at 4.

JT Snow hit a solo home run in the seventh, which at the time brought the score to 6-5 Texas. This was JT Snow's second home run of the preseason. However, this would be all the runs the Giants would get as they loss the first exhibition game, 10-5.

Despite the loss, fans were able to get a preview of the team and the new line-up, and it looks very promising.


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