Andrew Susac belted his first Cactus League home run as the Giants topped the Dodgers 8-4 on Friday.
His solo blast off Yimi Garcia in the sixth inning increased the Giants advantage to 5-3. Susac also drew a walk in the contest, finishing 1-for-3 with a pair of runs scored. He has been scuffling at the dish this spring, hitting just .222 (4-for-18) with one homer and one RBI.
Chris Heston delivered a strong start in Friday's Cactus League victory over the Dodgers, allowing two runs on four hits over six frames.
Heston didn't issue a walk or strike out a batter on the night. With the dearth of rotation options that the Giants already have, the 26-year-old hurler has no chance of cracking the Opening Day roster. He'll serve as organizational depth at Triple-A to begin the season and could be called upon to make a spot start at some point during the season.
Adrian Gonzalez went 1-for-2 with a pair of RBI as the Dodgers fell to the Giants in Cactus League play on Friday.
His first inning double off Chris Heston plated the Dodgers first two runs of the evening. The reigning National League RBI Champion is off to a slow start this spring, hitting .244 (11-for-45) with two homers and nine RBI. He should once again be a solid source of run production in the middle of the Dodgers lineup.
Zack Greinke struggled in Friday's Cactus League outing against the Giants, allowing four runs (two earned) on five hits over 3 2/3 innings of work.
Greinke also issued a pair of walks while punching out three. The important thing to note is that Greinke felt good after the outing, even though his command wasn't where he wanted. The 31-year-old now boasts a 3.55 ERA and 11/6 K/BB ratio 12 2/3 innings on the spring.
Carlos Gonzalez was removed from Friday's Cactus League contest against the Padres with a sore left knee.
The oft-injured outfielder walked off with the team trainer in the middle of the fourth inning. The Rockies announced that he was pulled for precautionary reasons, so at the moment it doesn't sound to be a serious concern. This shouldn't impact his availability for the start of the regular season.
Eric Hosmer blasted a two-run homer in the first inning on Friday, powering the Royals to a 5-1 victory over the Mariners in Cactus League play.
He victimized opposing starter James Paxton with the towering drive to right field. It was Hosmer's lone hit in three at-bats, striking out in his other two trips. The 25-year-old is having a strong spring, hitting .319 (15-for-47) with three homers and 10 RBI. The former top prospect could be in line for a breakout season in 2015.
Yordano Ventura was outstanding in Friday's Cactus League start against the Mariners, hurling seven innings of no-hit ball.
Ventura whiffed four on the evening, while the only baserunners he allowed were on a pair of walks. It was far and away the best start of the spring for the young right-hander who sports a 5.14 ERA and 13/6 K/BB ratio over 14 innings. Recently tabbed as the Royals' Opening Day starter, Ventura will look to carry over this dominating effort into the regular season.
Mike Zunino went 0-for-1 and drew a pair of walks as the Mariners fell to the Royals in Cactus League play on Friday.
He was actually one of the lone bright spots for the Mariners offense in this one as they tallied just one hit against Yordano Ventura and company. The 24-year-old backstop is having a strong spring, hitting .282 (11-for-39) with four homers and eight RBI.