Zito takes the hill for Giants today against Doyers
Duck the Fodgers!
Hopefully, Zito remembers to use his legs today.
First pitch is 12:05 p.m. (PT).
The two teams will play each other three times this spring. San Francisco won three of its four meetings against the Dodgers last spring and is 3-0 at Camelback since 2009, when L.A. moved to Cactus League play.
The game will not be televised or heard locally on radio but MLB.tv/.com and MLB Network will carry it.
1. M. Cabrera (cf)
2. E. Burriss (lf)
3. N. Schierholtz (rf)
4. B. Pill (1b)
5. H. Sanchez (DH)
6. M. Fontenot (2b)
7. C. Gillaspie (3b)
8. B. Crawford (ss)
9. E. Whiteside (c)
1. D. Gordon (ss)
2. M. Ellis (2b)
3. M. Kemp (cf)
4. J. Rivera (rf)
5. A. Ethier (rf)
6. J. Sands (1b)
7. J. Uribe (3b)
8. M. Treanor (c)
9. J. Hairston (DH)
Pre-game notes: Zito went 3-4 with a 5.87 ERA in 13 games (9 starts) last season. His 13 games were the fewest he’s ever appeared in … Emmanuel Burriss will get his first start in the outfield this spring. Burriss is competing for one of the Giants’ final roster spots and San Francisco has said it would like to utilize Burriss’ speed in the outfield … Melky Cabrera gets his first shot at the leadoff spot today … Brett Pill will get the start at first base … Hot-hitting Hector Sanchez (4-for-5, HR, 4 RBI) is back in the lineup today, as the Giants’ designated hitter … Eli Whiteside will make his first start of the spring behind the dish … Buster Posey and Freddy Sanchez are not expected to be in the lineup until Thursday or Friday at the earliest … Also scheduled to pitch today for the Giants: LHP Wilmin Rodriguez, RHP Heath Hembree, RHP Shawn Sanford, RHP Steve Edlefsen and RHP Jean Machi … The Giants finished the 2011 Cactus League season with a 23-12 record and drew 160,574 fans at Scottsdale Stadium, their second-highest attendance in the past 13 years.
Innings by position: Below are the number of innings that each player has logged at his position(s), through the Giants’ first four Cactus League games.
C — Stewart (13), H. Sanchez (9), Whiteside (6), J. Williams (4), Susac (3), Joseph (1)
1B — Huff (11), Belt (9), Pill (9), Sandoval (4), Dominguez (3)
2B — Fontenot (11), Noonan (7), Theriot (6), Burriss (5), Panik (4), Arias (3)
3B — Sandoval (16), Gillaspie (15), Dominguez (5)
SS — Arias (13), Crawford (11), Theriot (5), Burriss (4), Adrianza (3)
LF — Christian (12), Cabrera (9), Belt (6), Parker (5), Graham (4)
CF — Pagan (14), Brown (12), Blanco (6), Graham (4)
RF — Blanco (14), Schierholtz (11), Kieschnick (6), Perez (5)