It wasn’t a nice two game road trip in Oakland for the San Francisco Giants. They got swept in the two-game set, and Mike Kickham started off his major league career with a loss. Kickham only lasted 2.1 innings and gave up 4 earned runs in his debut.
“Obviously, I came into it expecting a little heightened emotions but I was able to do a better job than I thought I would (keeping them in check),” Kickham said. “After that first pitch it was like any other game. But mistakes here are magnified. I don’t get away with what I do in Triple-A.”
Kickham sent out a tweet this morning to all Giants fans.
“Thx to all the SF fans for all their support. Yesterday didn’t go as hoped but it’s a moment I’ll never forget. Thx for making it special.”
The Giants and Athletics are going to run it back tonight in San Francisco. It’s now a two-game set at AT&T Park. Giants fans are hoping that things will change now that these two teams square off in the defending champs house. Let’s hope they can feed off the crowds energy, because they’ve been looking a little flat!
Last week, Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News reported (via Twitter) that Scott Proctor decided to retire from baseball. He pitched 307 games with a 18-16 record and 4.78 ERA. The Giants signed Proctor to a minor league contract during the offseason. Proctor was then traded to to Orioles in March and was then released in April.
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