Right-hander Vinnie Chulk helped himself by pitching a scoreless seventh inning. Left-hander Jack Taschner's outing was mixed, since he allowed an eighth-inning run but struck out two Mariners.
It bears repeating -- except for Armando Benitez, none of the relievers have performed well enough to show they deserve a role. The Giants can only hope that a pitcher or two or three will display consistency over the final five exhibitions.
"Right now, it's hard to say who's going to break camp," bench coach and acting manager Ron Wotus said. "They're all in competition."
By any standard, Matt Morris' six-inning effort against Seattle was one of the best outings by a Giants starter this spring.
Carving up home plate, Morris reached only one three-ball count and threw 19 first-pitch strikes. Of the right-hander's 72 pitches, 54 were strikes.
"Moving the ball in and out, throwing any pitch on any count -- it was a good day today," Morris said after surrendering two runs and seven hits.
See ya, Barry: Barry Bonds' next appearance at a ballgame will be Thursday night at AT&T Park, where the Giants will face a Mariners split-squad.
Bonds, shortstop Omar Vizquel and second baseman Ray Durham were among a handful of veterans who received permission to leave Arizona after Tuesday's game, one day before the bulk of the team, since they were scheduled to receive Wednesday off anyway. Filling the designated-hitter role, Bonds went 1-for-2 with a third-inning leadoff double. He's batting .297 (11-for-37) with five home runs and 10 RBIs.
This was an unusually active spring for Bonds, who's approaching the start of his 22nd Major League season. He traveled twice to Surprise, Ariz., about 35 miles from the Giants' Scottsdale base, and went to Peoria twice.
Emphasizing that it's "not set in stone," infielder Rich Aurilia said that he hopes to resume playing on Thursday.
Aurilia, the Giants' primary first baseman, has begun taking batting practice and fielding ground balls to test his strained groin. He said that although the cooler Bay Area weather wouldn't harm him, he'll be wary of wet grounds that could cause him to slip and aggravate his injury.
Pitching matchups for the season-opening series against San Diego are set, with the Padres having announced their starting rotation.
Barry Zito will oppose San Diego's Jake Peavy in the opener at AT&T Park next Tuesday.
Peavy defeated the Giants in last year's season opener at San Diego, allowing one run and four hits in seven innings to best Jason Schmidt, 6-1.
A Matt Cain-Chris Young confrontation will follow on Wednesday night. Morris will oppose San Diego's Clay Hensley in Thursday night's series finale.
The Giants won't face Greg Maddux, who owns a 26-14 career record against them, including 2-0 last season. San Diego is saving Maddux for its home opener on Friday against Colorado.
The Giants end the Cactus League portion of their exhibition schedule on Wednesday with a contest in Scottsdale against the Brewers. It'll give the Giants one final chance to pad their impressive home attendance figures. Entering Tuesday, they led the Major Leagues with a 10,779 per-game average. Left-hander Noah Lowry will start for the Giants against Milwaukee right-hander Ben Sheets.