Not a lot of bright spots in Giants' loss to Reds
Jon Miller and Mike Krukow recap the Giants' spring loss to the Reds, and their struggles against Jeff Francis.
No success against Moyer and no success against the guy who's a very similar to Jim earlier today Jeff Francis. So if you're a general manager or manager Mike. You look within within the game itself to find out anything that maybe you liked about this -- for the Giants. Well Belichick and opposing -- -- -- -- called ability Randy Jones and just about anybody else who ever saw from the left side because. That's -- -- gives Giants -- right now it's -- -- orders to a couple times. Differences that he was fantastic you know he didn't sell -- softball keep the ball down. That -- bright -- at all for the Giants that they perhaps if you look at what the position has been hotly contested this the catching position. Good Stewart again the two times today. We have to execute to a -- that pick off play at third base. The Devils have so. He has not hurt his chances again there's a battle going on between Chris Stewart Eli Whiteside at the percentages it's it is today I would have bet. Got up so what did you hit a bullet so. It's going to be some really tough decision to that gave new equipment coaching staff to right Sid of course the -- today there were a lot of bright spots with a double. Indeed is it -- Mota started this ball game Randall -- song. What -- shot of the game and in fact did that started in 23 innings over the minor league camp that placed him on the disabled list so he's no longer. Able to pitch here in a game competition in the cactus league. And that will allow them to take him off the disabled list just in time -- fifth starter on that first Sunday at home. -- -- -- he went three innings and threw 55 pitches and by all accounts we were pleased with his outing over the years. There were some of the things that went on and in the Giants ruled today that didn't happen here but Mota who's becoming hatred for. -- two years old and and he looked excellent. I itself got to a lot of strike ones and his streak which is the split pitches the slider the fastball all with location -- that both sides play the open would be. To -- sidelines you can with a fastball. You know he's a good story and I think what happens. In at that did it looked flat I think it happens when you have a close team. But you win a world championship you're close team and Mike but he'll be part of that championship would use that goes this I didn't think there was. I handled with him walking out the door. I yesterday that -- -- actually has the habit to buckle released more guys put on the disabled list Tim Russert Freddy Sanchez. There are certain campus and rightfully so so these are negatives that I think we're close -- it affects that it certainly looked like that today. That -- that there was some bright spots are that you let -- them to -- it happened late that I felt pretty cool. What he -- to go the opposite field home -- -- thought that was significance he's been on the first but. Of this team that Brett pill goes up it gets no break but quality lefty a guy who's likely to face -- -- big -- game and hit a bullet to left field so. You know as flat as this team was that there were few bright spots it it was bright spots for guys need to have bright spots but. I think that that was important because it. Branch David has said. In these games if it's a guy that they're really looking at like -- reptile as a for a -- for instance sort of Joaquin -- When there haven't had that against experienced big league pitchers and and as you mentioned. That's kind of a spot if he makes the ball -- him that he might be involved in coming in as a pinch hitter maybe the face a guy like Bill Bradley the game. Now they're paying very close attention to a lot of things that happened down here and the other not really. Paying attention to the hits in this and that because it's the cactus league in a lot of base hits in the tactically but he had -- very hard. Against. An experienced proven big league lefthander. Well they look at situations. That's a situation that that they really were happy that they can keep him in the CI would -- And -- by to a meeting.