Lilly hammered

Giants 8, Dodgers 4

Highlights:

  • Andre Ethier followed Monday’s double with a home run off a lefthander, the Giants’ Barry Zito.
  • Dee Gordon beat out an infield grounder to the right side for a single.
  • Ronald Belisario put that Dodger uniform on and pitched a shutout inning of relief.
  • Josh Lindblom retired all four batters he faced, if you don’t count an error by Josh Fields against him.
  • Tim Federowicz can throw, according to Tony Jackson of ESPNLosAngeles.com.

Lowlights:

  • San Francisco’s first four batters of the game went homer, double, groundout, homer against Ted Lilly, who allowed five runs on six hits and a walk with one strikeout while facing 13 batters. Eric Stephen of True Blue L.A. has more.
  • Dodger pitchers allowed 20 baserunners in all.
  • Matt Kemp struck out in both his at-bats, making him 0 for 4 with three strikeouts this spring. Roof caving in!

Sidelights:

  • Anonymous

    How long have you been waiting to use that headline?

    • Anonymous

      Actually, I’m surprised it hasn’t already been used, given how often it happens.

      • http://www.dodgerthoughts.com/ Jon Weisman

        I used it the second I thought of it.

  • http://underdog.typepad.com/ underdog

    So Lilly was less gilded than *Gilford today?

    (*Jack)

  • http://www.dodgerthoughts.com/ Jon Weisman

    NPUT

  • http://www.linkmeister.com/wordpress/ Linkmeister

    Good grief. The Lillehammer Olympics were 18 years ago. 18!

  • http://www.twitter.com/ElJefedor Jeffrey Thomas III

    I was there to witness it all. My very first Dodgers spring training game. I sat out on the grass pretty close to where Andres homer landed. Camelback Ranch is a beautiful facility and I’m glad I finally got to see it. Upon walking in through the center field entrance I got to see Fed-ex doing some drills behind the plate on one of the practice fields, and then ran into Josh Lindblom on my way out just as he had finished up his post-game drills. Ramon Troncoso was also out there jogging after his inning of work. It was pretty cool to see all these guys I root for under the bright lights of Dodger Stadium just walking around a few feet away. Even the Giants hammering Lilly couldn’t put a damper on my day.