Matt Garza gets roughed up in his spring debut with his new club as he allowed four hits, four earned runs and two walks without a strikeout against the Rockies.
Garza lasted just one inning (28 pitches) against a Rockies team that had all the top players in the lineup. Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said, "He (Garza) was just all over the place. His command, changeup and fastball were certainly not where he wanted. But, hey, he got in a lot of pitches." Garza was quoted as saying, "I have a history of very not good springs. I don't take pride in that, but I take pride in my work when I get it done. And when the bell rings, I'm ready to go. However I've got to get them, I'm going to get them." I am not sure I willing to bet on that this year with Garza, who also has been plagued with injuries the last couple years.rnrnrnrnrnrnANALYST: Michael Pichan
Hector Sanchez left Thursday's game after taking a foul tip to the neck.
We should get a better idea on Friday if this injury is serious or not, but even a brief absence could set Sanchez back in his roster battle with Andrew Susac. Susac is younger, and a better hitter and he could be useful in NL-only or if the Giants decide to play Buster Posey more at first base. Sanchez will never have much fantasy value regardless of role though he would probably be better for San Francisco's pitchers. Analysis: Steve Pimental
Ross Ohlendorf left Thursday's game with tightness in his right groin.
This isn't good news for Ohlendorf, especially after he's pitched so well this spring. Given his success, it seems as though the only way that he will be left off of the Rangers' Opening Day roster is if he is out for an extended period of time or has a setback. He will likely fill a long reliever role for Texas with the chance to make an occasional spot start. Analysis: David Kerr