Wilson delivers crisp inning in spring debut

By Chris Haft / MLB.com

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — The Giants hope that Brian Wilson’s Cactus League debut Sunday served as a preview of what can be expected in the regular season.

Cheering fans heralding his emergence from the bullpen. Wilson’s unshakable concentration. And three quick outs.

Wilson’s perfect fifth inning against the Seattle Mariners in the Giants’ 6-1 exhibition victory indicated that the right-hander has overcome the back problems that delayed his progress this spring and is primed to regain his All-Star form.

“We had all the confidence Willie was fine,” Giants manager Bruce Bochy said.

Wilson retired the first two hitters he faced, Dustin Ackley and Adam Kennedy, on called third strikes before Milton Bradley lined out to third baseman Pablo Sandoval.

“It feels awesome every time,” Wilson said after his tidy 10-pitch effort. “Pitching never gets boring.”

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