California – Although manager Gabe Kapler did not specifically state that right-hander Alex Cobb will start the second game of the SF Giant’ season-opening series against the New York Yankees on Saturday, Cobb should be eligible to pitch this weekend.
After throwing 52 pitches over four innings on Monday in a minor league backyard game in Arizona, Kapler reported that Cobb (bruised left knee) felt excellent. Cobb will join the Giants when they open a three-game series against the Yankees at Yankee Stadium on Thursday, according to Kapler.
Nevertheless, aside than Logan Webb’s start on Opening Day, the Giants have not yet disclosed their pitching rotation intentions. In the second game of the series on Saturday, Cobb was originally scheduled to get the ball.
Cobb’s first start, according to Kapler, “may be a couple of different days, but I feel good about it at this point.” “I’m sure he’ll be ready for the start of the season,” said the speaker.
Kapler claimed on Sunday that the Giants knew quite well how their rotation would look. On Sunday against the A’s, Alex Wood tossed 5 1/3 innings and struck out 10 batters. He might be involve. Other options against a Yankees lineup that primarily features left-handed hitters are righties Anthony DeSclafini and Ross Stripling.
A two-year, $20 million deal that Cobb signed with the Giants in November 2021 is currently in its second year. He pitched 149 innings last year and had a 3.73 ERA, going 7-8.
CATCHING RESPONSIBILITIES: Although the Giants haven’t officially released their season-opening roster. Catcher Austin Wynns left the team’s clubhouse on Monday after packing up his belongings. The SF Giant will start the regular season with Joey Bart, Blake Sabol, and Roberto Pérez as their three catchers.
Before the second game of the series against the A’s, Sabol, who began the game on Monday and caught Stripling, hit.316 in 43 spring training at-bats.
All of those guys left great impressions, and Austin gave it his best, according to Kapler. “Blake Saable did nothing but deliver. Roberto Perez shown that he is healthy and capable of managing a pitching staff.”