Kevin Pucetas, a batle for the No. 5 starting pitching spot, took a hit on Sunday, giving up two runs on four hits and two walks in three innings as the Giants were shut out by former Giant Kevin Correia in a 7-0 loss to the Padres on Sunday.
Indications are that Todd Wellemeyer is about to be named the No. 5 starter. So Sunday’s outing may not have mattered as to Pucetas’ status.
If there was some good news on the mound for the Giants Sunday, it was that Brian Wilson, Jeremy Affeldt and Guillermo Mota each threw scoreless innings late — although Wilson made it a bit exciting by giving up two hits and a walk in his inning of work.
Inside the box score
Aaron Rowand was 1 for 3 with a walk.
Edgar Renteria was 1 for 3.
Pablo Sandoval was 1 for 3.
Aubrey Huff was 1 for 3 with a double.
John Bowker, getting the start in right field, was 1 for 3.
Matt Downs, entering late and playing some 1B, was 2 for 2 with a double.
Buster Posey continued his late-spring slump, going 0 for 2.
Jonathan Sanchez takes to the mound as the Giants (19-9) play the Brewers at 1:05 p.m.