Adenhart roughed up by Giants

March 16, 2009

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Los Angeles Angels pitcher Nick Adenhart, a 2004 Williamsport graduate, gave up four runs on four hits and a walk while striking out two in 3 1/3 innings Monday against San Francisco.

"He's something. I like him a lot," Giants manager Bruce Bochy said.

Torii Hunter and Howie Kendrick had two-run doubles to lead the Angels to an 8-5 victory.

Hunter had a two-run double in a three-run first inning off Jeremy Affeldt, who started when the Giants scratched reigning NL Cy Young Award winner Tim Lincecum because of a slight case of the flu.

Lincecum is to make his next start Wednesday in place of Randy Johnson, who will be skipped because of biceps soreness, manager Bruce Bochy said.

Kendry Morales hit an RBI double to cap the first inning, his sixth double and sixth RBI of the spring as he attempts to win the first base job.


Kendrick hit his double in the fifth inning, after Reggie Willits led off with a bunt single and Chone Figgins doubled off Bob Howry.

Right-hander Shane Loux, competing with Adenhart and Dustin Moseley for a spot in the starting rotation, gave up his first earned run of the spring while pitching 3 2/3 innings. Loux gave up four hits and struck out four. His spring ERA is 0.84 in 10 2/3 innings.

"He showed what he has," Angels manager Mike Scioscia said.

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