Sunday, July 25, 2010

Do you want the bad news or good news first?


A lot of stuff went down in Giants land since my last post.

We'll start with the good.

The Giants crushed the Diamondbacks 10-4.  Led by Juan Uribe's grand slam and Madison Bumgarner's 4th straight win, the Giants really beat down the Dbacks like the belly-crawlers that they are.  Buster Posey extended his hitting streak to 17 games, Aubrey Huff had 3 hits, and the Giants won their 8th game out of their last 10 bringing themselves to a season high 12 games over .500!

It wasn't all good news however.

Eugenio Velez took a Pat Burrell foul ball off the head while sitting in the dugout.  Reports are that he is OK with a concussion.

Pablo Sandoval will leave the team today to return to his native Venezuela for a "personal matter".  Andrew Baggerly of the San Jose Mercury News is reporting that it is related to his pending divorce.

Jeremy Affeldt was placed on the 15 day DL with an oblique strain.  There is no telling how long he will be out.  Sometimes players come back from these right away, other times they miss the rest of the season.  Joe Martinez was called up to take his place leaving the bullpen with no lefties.

Pablo Sandoval's departure and Velez's injury will leave the Giants extremely short-handed.  Expect Velez to be put on the DL today and Ryan Rohlinger to be called up today.  Hopefully Pablo's trip to Venezuela helps him put whatever is on his mind to rest.  It can't be easy to be 23 years old, struggling on his job, booed by fans, and going through a divorce all at the same time. 

Good luck Pablo.

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John Bowker was 3 for 4 and scored 2 runs last night for Fresno.  He has heated up again after a mini slump.  he definitely needs another look in the bigs this season.  It's just not going to come right now.  The 2 players the Giants are short are infielders so they are calling up Rohlinger to fill the hole.  Bowker will get another chance but it may not be until September.

If the Giants rash of injuries continues.....

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