Kirk Rueter looked impressive in his outing, pitching 5 2/3 innings, giving up six hits and not allowing any runs. With Jason Schmidt not healthy enough for action, it looks increasingly likely that Rueter will pitch against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park on April 5.
Winning pitcher Jarrod Washburn (3-0), pitched 6 1/3 innings and only gave up five hits.
Game Notes: Jeff Urban struck out the only two hitters he faced in 2/3 of an inning. Rueter looks like he will be the opening day starter, as he was last year. Ransom continues to have a hot bat. After hitting his second home run of the spring yesterday, today he went 2 for 4. The Giants defense was impressive. They only had one error compared to Anaheim's three.
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