Position Battle Update 3/11

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Position: 5th Starter

Contenders:
Brad Hennessey: 2.2 IP, 6 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 2 BB, 1 SO, 1 HR
Kevin Correia: 2.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 SO
Jamey Wright: 2.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 SO

Did Good: Correia’s relief outing Friday against the White Sox settled that game down and put the Giants on course for the win, unlike…

Did Not So Good: Hennessey’s start was easily his shakiest of the spring, and may have opened the door for someone else to take the job.

 

Position: Back-Up Catcher

Contenders:
Todd Greene: 2-3, 2 2B, 1 SO
Justin Knoedler: 2-4, 1 SO
Eliezer Alfonzo: 3-6, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 2 SO

 Did Good: Alfonzo smoked his second home run of the spring, and is showing some impressive pop.

Did Not So Good: No one really did badly this week, but not as good in comparison, and Knoedler’s performance just doesn’t shine as strong as Greene and Alfonzo.

Position: Bullpen

Contenders:
Jack Taschner: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 SO
Scott Munter: DNP
Jeremy Accardo: DNP
Tyler Walker: 0 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 0 SO, 1 HR
Matt Anderson: DNP
Michael Tejera: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 SO
Brian Wilson: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 0 SO

Did Good: No performances really stood out, but Tashcner’s 1 inning with 2 strikeouts made for a nice rebound from earlier in the week.

Did Not So Good: A big ouch for Tyler Walker, giving up a home run in the 9th to the first batter he faced in a tie game, leading to the Giants only 3rd official loss of the Spring.  (That doesn’t include the exhibition against the U.S. team.)

 

Position: 25th Man

Contenders:
Bullpen pitchers (See Above)
Todd Linden: 3-9, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 2 K, 1 BB
Jason Ellison: 1-6, 1 R, 1 3B, 2 RBI, 1 BB
Kevin Frandsen: 3-5 1 RBI
Angel Chavez: 3-6, 2 R, 1 2B

Did Good: Frandsen continues to push past a slow start, but Chavez is holding his lead between the two utility contenders.

Did Not So Good: Again, only bad by comparison, but Ellison’s triple doesn’t offset that it was the only hit the last 3 games in 6 at bats.


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