Pat Venditte is used to it by now. Teammates, coaches and others regularly stop him for a chance to check out his one-of-a-kind glove, the same one he has used for years featuring space for either hand.
The enduring image of Madison Bumgarner’s domination during his epic playoff performance for the San Francisco Giants last season is getting burnished even more following a photo shoot Monday.
Pitchers and catchers report today for 13 of the MLB teams, with 5 teams reporting yesterday to their various spring training locations.
Giants pitcher Tim Lincecum escaped what appeared to be a serious injury with only a bruised left knee in his final spring start.
Scott Kazmir pitched two-hit ball into the sixth inning, Josh Reddick hit a two-run homer and the Oakland Athletics beat the San Francisco Giants 4-0 on Thursday night.
Jorge De La Rosa tuned up for his opening-day start with six shutout innings for the Colorado Rockies on Wednesday, but Hector Sanchez hit a game-ending two-run homer to give the San Francisco Giants an 8-6 win.
San Francisco starter Madison Bumgarner extended his Cactus League scoreless streak to 21 1-3 straight innings and retired 13 of the first 14 batters before Khris Davis hit a long home run to left-center in the fifth.
Tim Lincecum was tagged for 11 hits and 7 runs, including 3 homers, but the Giants came all the way back to beat the Kansas City Royals 13-9 on Sunday.
Oakland’s Yoenis Cespedes hit his first home run of spring training, but the Seattle Mariners rallied for four runs in the ninth inning to beat a split-squad of Athletics on Sunday.
Yan Gomes hit two home runs to lead the Cleveland Indians to a 12-11 victory against the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday. The teams combined for seven home runs.