SF Giants Summer Camp 7/6 – Tweet Journal

Join Sam as he covers the SF Giants Summer Camp Training LIVE from Oracle Park. Each day’s post updates live in real-time and is meant to be something between a tweet and an article – the brevity and timeliness of a tweet combined with the analysis and organization of a blog post.

Live Stream

Oracle Park Playlist

  • Primarily pop music today. It sets a very energetic and loose tone throughout the ballpark.

Bunt Defense

  • The Giants began their morning workout with a light warm-up, but quickly covered bunt defense. While it might not be the most exciting task, quality bunt defense can be crucial in one-run ball games.
  • Today they worked on the “Wheel Play” (see below)

On Field BP

  • BP Rotations:
  • Group 2 Notes:
    • Posey starting the round off with two solid bunts
      • Every pitch was then slapped opposite field, most line drives
    • Crawford starts with a liner up the middle, then continues to hit the Alaska Airlines sign (ie about 10 feet foul, but home run distance)
      • Bradon spread the ball more than Posey but had a few sly outs
    • Buster turning on the power in his second round, pulling everything. He hit an impressive ground-rule double right over the Chevron sign
      • Third round showing some signs of fatigue, be he hit two balls that almost went over the center-field wall to end the round.
      • He just went deep on the first pitch of his 4th round; make that two homers now.

BP Live Stream:

  • The 3 group Summer Camp workout format for the Giants could be changed as soon as tomorrow

Notable Quotable – Johnny Cueto Zoom Call

  • Cueto on the possibility of being open to being utilized in a new way this season: “Of course I’m open to it, this season is going to short…whatever he decides I’m going to be open to it”
  • Q: What is your level of concern, does it change each?
    • A: “It’s a very difficult situation, I’m scared for my family…I flew from the Dominican, I’m already here.”
  • “I’m ready, I kept myself in pitching shape (in the Dominican)…I am ready to pitch the first game, that is not my decision, that is the manager/s decision” -Cueto on being ready for Opening Day in almost 3 weeks.

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