Updated: Feb 29
Winning pitcher: Tony Gonsolin (1-0)
Losing pitcher: Derrick Rodriguez (0-1)
The San Francisco Giants fell to their rival Los Angeles Dodgers in their Cactus League opener after the rain cleared. Starter Derrick Rodriguez pitched just 2/3 of the first inning before being pulled and allowed 2 runs off 1 hit with 2 strikeouts and 1 walk. Mauricio Dubon, Joey Bart and Ryan Howard all went yard for the Giants. Dubon had 2 of the teams 6 hits on the day. Giants pitching struck out 15 Dodgers on the day including 3 apiece from Matt Carasiti and Carlos Navas.
Tony Gosolin pitched a scoreless bottom of the 1st to get Spring Training underway for the Dodgers. Max Muncy, Enrique Hernandez and Chris Taylor all hit homers off Giants pitchers as LA added 2 runs in the top of the 8th and 9th to secure the win. Both Max Muncy and Chris Taylor had 2 of the teams 9 hits on the day.
San Francisco takes on their Bay Area Rival Oakland Athletics tomorrow with Andrew Suarez going against Mike Fiers.