We have had some GIANTS injured in the past couple of weeks:
Buster Posey I just got word that Buster Posey will sit out tonight’s game due to nerve irritation in his back. OH NO!!! Buster is an important component of the GIANTS team chemistry. The reports say the outlook right now is day-to-day. Keeping good thoughts for his quick return to playing shape. If you hear any news, please post a comment right away, keep us in the loop PLEASE!!
Brandon Belt sustained a hand injury–a broken thumb–when he was hit by a pitch in LA. He had surgery to place a couple of pins in his thumb. While he was watching the game from the dugout this past Friday night, he got hit on his cast when someone tossed a ball in the dugout. He’s ok, but reports there was some pain. It’s starting to lessen somewhat. The GIANTS expect him to be out 6 weeks.
Angel Pagan made a diving, rolling attempt to catch a line drive Saturday night in the GIANTS 3rd game of a 4 game series against the Marlins. It’s the same shoulder that he had surgery on when he was with the Mets. So there was some concern. He underwent an MRI on Sunday. The good news is it looks like it was just a sprain. The bad news is it was a sprain and he was unable to play on Sunday. He had yesterday off, just like the rest of the GIANTS. Hopefully, he’ll be in the line-up tonight when the GIANTS play the Rockies in Colorado.
Tim Hudson suffered from a strain in his hip and was unable to pitch his regularly scheduled start against the Marlins last Friday. He threw from flat ground Sunday and it looks like he is on track to pitch Thursday in Colorado. Fingers x’d!
Marco Scutaro Remember Marco? Our MVP 2nd baseman? Apparently he underwent a non-surgical procedure that was described as similar to a platelet-rich plasma injection. The GIANTS are calling it “blood spinning”. All I can say is I hope it doesn’t involve leeches or opening a vein. Prior to the procedure, Scutaro would engage in baseball activity in an effort to get his back into shape, but would have to back off. The hope is that the procedure will get him over the hump and he can get back into playing shape. Will it be everyday playing shape? Only time will tell.
The GIANTS are a great team and have played well despite some “curve balls”–pun intended–thrown their way. But let’s hope they all get healthy and stay healthy!!!