Spring recap: Giants 8, White Sox 5; White Sox 3, Padres 3
BY DARYL VAN SCHOUWEN Staff Reporter March 22, 2014 10:04PM
Updated: April 24, 2014 10:16AM
Walk this way
Felipe Paulino was wild, walking four and allowing eight hits Saturday against the Giants in 51⁄3 innings in Glendale, Ariz. He escaped damage early thanks to three double-play balls but finally got stung by a three-run homer by Juan Perez in the sixth inning. Paulino has been up and down as he returns to form and fitness after elbow and shoulder surgeries, so hitting the 100-pitch mark was worth noting. “It was a tough game for me; I fought with my delivery and release point,’’ Paulino said. In Peoria, Ariz., prospect Chris Beck was a lot better, giving up one run in five innings, striking out five and walking one.
Avisail Garcia extended his hitting streak to eight games against the Padres in Peoria and picked up his seventh RBI in the last 12 games. Adam Eaton (1-for-4 against the Giants) has reached base in 12 of his 15 games.
Not so good
Mitchell Boggs gave up two runs and three hits in two-thirds of an inning, one out a warning-track fly to center. He might be one pitcher whose track record in the majors will override Cactus League results as Robin Ventura alluded to when sizing up battles for making the Opening Day roster.
Back in black
Tyler Flowers caught the eighth and ninth innings after leaving the game Friday in the middle of an at-bat with leg cramps.
White Sox at Rockies, Scottsdale, 3:05, 670-AM, Jose Quintana vs. Tyler Chatwood.