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Freddy Sanchez May Not Be Ready: Bochy

Bumgarner shined in Sunday loss



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    Freddy Sanchez #21 of the San Francisco Giants in Game Three of the 2010 MLB World Series at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington

     The Bay Area wasn't the only place to get wild weather Sunday, the San Francisco Giants Spring Training game was hit with hail.

    The players were pelted for three innings as a San Diego Padres' split squad rallied to beat the San Francisco Giants 5-1.

    The Giants' only run came in the third inning when Emmanuel Burris hit a two-out triple and scored on a wild pitch.

     San Francisco's Madison Bumgarner shined in the loss. He only gave up four hits in five shutout innings with no walks and a pair of strikeouts.


     The other storyline from Scottsdale was that Giants manager Bruce Bochy acknowledged second baseman Freddy Sanchez might not be ready to start on opening day.

    "I guess you have to say it's a possibility," Bochy told CSN's Andrew Baggarly. "We're down to two weeks and he hasn't gotten out there yet. We're still optimistic we'll get him out there, but each day that goes by, the possibility grows a little bit that he's not going to be ready."

    Sanchez hasn't played an inning in the field since last June when he dislocated his right shoulder while diving for a ground ball. Sanchez just started participating in full infield practice within the last week.

    Read more about Freddy here.