So lets summerize this Giants week,
- Bumgarner was scratched from a start
- Heston pitches in place of Madison
- Cueto was hit in the forehead by a comebacker
- Samardzija was a little roughed up
- Peavy pitches ok
- Cain made his cactus debut
- Offense scored tons of runs
- Bulgarer makes his next scheduled start
What can we take away from this?
Most important it looks like Cueto got away from the comebacker safe and with no complications. He stayed in the game and did ok over 3 frames. He was later cleared after concusion tests. The Giants saw to many concusions last year.
Bumgarner made his scheduled start on saturday and said that bothe the foot and rib cage felt almost 100% again and that his timing is almost there.
Matt Cain was back on the hill for the first time in cactus league play this year. He did better than expected and that could be good news for the Giants.
The offensiven production was good this week and we are now seeing some of the projected starters getting in to the grove. I think Thursday they had the starting lineup as it is planned for opening day playing until Span jammed his shoulder going after a ball. Pagan and Pence look good and Belt has listed his avg. as well.
I'm still a little worried about the nagging injury issues but it looks alot better than a year ago at this point.