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Saturday, April 30, 2011

Sandoval Shelved for 2 Months

Just when the "Panda" re-gained his stroke and was one of the hotter hitters in the league, the 24 year-old went down Saturday with a broken wrist that is expected to cost him up to 8 weeks. There's even a chance he may not be back until August. All we can do right now is hope for Sandoval cause he was the catalyst to this Giants offense this April.

Unfortunately, I'm also still battling a bad injury to my right wrist, and won't be able to do a post today. Just wanted to give my thoughts on Sandoval who will be sorely missed both in the lineup and in the clubhouse. It really stinks too cause Pablo was off to a career start hitting .313 with 5 HR and 13 RBI hitting back in the middle of the Giants order.

I'll also tell you what a good thing the Giants have a guy like Mark DeRosa now, otherwise they'd be in a mess over there. It would probably have meant Tejada at 3rd and Fontenot at short, hardly a defensive left-side you want if your Bochy. Instead, I'd expect much of the same, just with DeRosa filling in at 3rd (in about 10 days when he returns from the DL) and probably swapping batting spots with Ross or Burrell.

What does worry me is the injury bug that's attacked the Giants this year, but on the bright side, Andres Torres is just days away from his return. Whoever it is, they need somebody to jump start this stagnant offense!

Couple Points on Today's Game: I just wanted to point out how big it was for the bullpen to come up with those 4 scoreless in relief of Sanchez, who was untouchable, but also couldn't find the plate... So it appears that while DeRosa is shelved, Migeul Tejada is now the 3rd basemen with Mike Fontenot taking over at short; pretty much expected... I fear that if Sandoval's injury lingers (broken wrists for a hitter can take up to 4-6 months to fully heal, especially for a guy who carries Pablo's weight) and if Mark DeRosa isn't the same player when he returns, that could be the department in which the Giants go shopping. Then again, Pablo is lining up to be this teams 3B'men of the future, so they have a tough situation.... Let's hope he's back before the All-Star Break!
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4 Comments:

  • At 5:36 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Good win today in the close one, hope you get well soon, we need more Giants Blogging!

     
  • At 6:14 PM, Anonymous Even Tunner said…

    I'm sorry, don't mean to offend any Giants fans, but they don't look like World Series Champs and I bet if they play the Yanks last year, 9 times out of 10, the Yanks win the Series.

    I mean, the Giants are 5th best in the NL IM Opinion, they just got hot. I think Cincinnati, St. Louis,Atlanta, Colorado and Philly are all better.

    Not hatin though. Giants are 6th best in the NL and that's good enough sometimes. I do like the Freak and Posey though, them two are beasts!

     
  • At 5:37 PM, Anonymous The Murk said…

    Well, they are looking an awful lot like they did this time last year right before Posey came along...

    Hopefully Belt comes back strong or Torres infuses the lineup, cause they don't have it right now. They're below avg. at SS, 1B, LF, RF but they can't sit these guys cause they make too much $ I guess? I say trade Huff and Burrell for a real Corner OF'er and let Belt play 1st. What about Carlos Lee if Houston ate some of that contract? But that would mean Belt in left then.

    Whatever.. They just need a guy who's gonna hit 40 homers, enough of this punch and judy!

    I was worried about them being "content" after winning in 2010, so I guess I'm not too surprised!

     
  • At 8:40 PM, Anonymous Kerrigan said…

    Saw your show man, good stuff, we gonna see it n the site!

     

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