PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) -- Bruce Bochy's first game against his former team didn't go his way.
The San Francisco Giants' new manager received a standing ovation from Padres fans Sunday as he walked onto the field 25 minutes before the game's first pitch.Bochy, who managed the Padres to four NL West titles and one World Series appearance between 1994 and 2006, then watched as the Padres batted around and scored eight runs in the third inning on the way to a 10-7 victory at Peoria Stadium.After winning back-to-back NL West titles in 2005 and 2006, Bochy opted out of the final year of his contract to sign a three-year deal with the Giants this offseason."It's behind us," Bochy said after the game. "I have great memories there and have tremendous respect for those players I had but I've moved on and am happy wearing this uniform."Seeing Bochy clad in black and orange was strange for Padres pitcher Jake Peavy, who played for Bochy from 2002 through last season."It was different," Peavy said. "It certainly didn't look right but I'm glad that (Bochy) is doing well for himself. It'll be different competing against him but I'm looking forward to it."Bochy might not be looking forward to his pitchers facing Adrian Gonzalez and Khalil Greene. Gonzalez was 2-for-4 with his fourth home run, 3 RBI and a long double off the center-field fence while Greene continued his torrid spring with a 2-for-3, 2-RBI performance.The Padres' shortstop, who missed 41 games because of injuries in 2006, belted his fifth homer of the spring and barely missed another as he raised his average to .426. Greene has a team-high 16 RBI. The Padres lead all of baseball with 38 home runs this spring."I think we all know the impact Khalil can have on our club offensively and defensively," manager Bud Black said. "Hopefully he can avoid the freakish injuries he's had to endure."Lance Niekro was 3-for-4 with a single, double and a homer for the Giants to raise his spring average to .368. Mark Sweeney was 1-for-3 with a walk and a run scored. The two are battling with Jason Ellison for the final spot on the roster.
Immediately following the game Bochy was headed for to Melbourne, Fla. to attend the funeral of his mother Melrose Bochy, 78, who died on Friday after a long battle with Alzheimer's Disease. Bochy is expected to rejoin the team in San Francisco for an exhibition game with the Seattle Mariners on Thursday. ... The Giants reassigned pitcher Tim Lincecum, their first pick from the 2006 amateur draft, to minor-league camp. Lincecum is likely to begin the season at Triple-A Fresno.