One fourth-inning rally had both starters hitting the showers long before the Giants made it two in a row over the Reds.
Predicting the Giants 25-man roster-to-be one week into March is equal parts clear and cloudy.
Jeff Samardzija dealt one of his strongest outings of the season at a time with more eyes on him than any other Giant.
The first half San Francisco didn't want to see any more kept going for two extra innings.
Bruce Bochy and his crew have already started discussions on how they plan on adjusting the rotation with Madison Bumgarner's impending return.