Found May 06, 2013 on
MLB Injury News:
The San Francisco Giants probably didn't need anymore help in sweeping the Los Angeles Dodgers over the weekend, but they wouldn't have had a problem with Angel Pagan joining in on the fun Sunday. Pagan sat with a sore hamstring Sunday afternoon, and he may miss the team's series opener against the Philadelphia Phillies.
Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle says Pagan and the Giants do not want to be reckless with his injury and worsen it just for stats purposes. Pagan has said he'd like to lead the league in runs, so he is cutting down on base-stealing. It's been working so far as he tied for third in the NL with 24 runs scored. However, with Pagan's hamstring bothering him, he and the team would rather be cautious.
Yet, even with the injury, Pagan is still focused on helping his team win - and that means crossing the plate. A lot.
"I'm a base-stealer, but I'm not going to steal a bag just to steal," he said. "I'm trying to be as smart as I can. I'm not stealing a lot of bags, but I'm scoring a lot of runs. If I steal 50 bases and don't score a lot of runs, it doesn't mean anything."
The Giants are 19-12 and lead the National League West by one game. They look every bit the contender to defend their World Series crown, and players like Pagan can make that happen. He is in his second season with the Giants and his eighth season overall. The 31-year old is a .281/.333/.421 hitter in his career.
Last season, Pagan helped the Giants to their second World Series in three years. Of course, it was Pagan's first as he just missed out on being part of San Francisco's 2010 run. The Giants have rewarded his talents with a four-year deal signed this past offseason worth $45 million.
So the team will allow Pagan to rest his ailing hammy. But he'll be back, and he'll be looking to score some runs.
Looking for fantasy baseball advice?
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
Angel Pagan was available for pinch-hitting only yesterday. The San Francisco Giants' outfielder is nursing a sore hamstring, but he has been progressing everyday. Pagan has even started running again and feels he'll be ready to start today.
Andrew Baggarly of CSN Bay Area says Pagan's progressed from not running while he let the hamstring heal to running at 70...
The hated Dodgers came to town this weekend, and looked to end the Giants winning streak. However, they weren’t able to leave San Francisco with any wins. The San Francisco Giants swept them right out of town, and are in the midst of a six game winning streak! They’ve also already swept a series from every team in the NL West!
Prior to the start of the Dodgers series...
I really need to start writing these posts when the ideas pop into my head. If I had, maybe I'd have beaten the Giants to the punch when they sent Hector Sanchez down to Fresno. Luckily, I use Twitter as an extension of my brain's thoughts. Unlike my brain, Twitter comes with a time and date stamp:
I wonder sometimes if Hector Sanchez should go back to Fresno to get regular...
'RELISH' THE MOMENT
Video: How about some relish with that?
Last night didn’t go as planned for the San Francisco Giants. Cliff Lee and the Phillies pumped the brakes on the Giants six game winning streak.
Andrew Baggarly of CSNBayArea.com says it’s worth the Giants’ time to pick up the phone and inquire about a possible trade for Lee. It’s not likely that the Phillies will be able to keep pace with the Braves and Nationals, so they...
The San Francisco Giants have recalled outfielder Francisco Peguero from Triple-A Fresno to serve as bench depth for the outfield and some right-handed pop. To make room for him on the parent roster, the Giants have optioned catcher Hector Sanchez to the same minor league affiliate.
The post San Francisco Giants Recall Francisco Peguero, Option Hector Sanchez appeared first on...
Matt Cain turns in best outing of the season in Sunday win over Los Angeles, allowing one run in 7.1 innings of work while proving he's still got plenty of gas in his right arm.
The San Francisco Giants extended a streak from ten games to eleven in which a Giants’ starting pitcher has not earned a victory with their 10-9 extra inning victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers. The streak , dating back to April 21 when Barry Zito beat the San Diego Padres, is the longest span without a victory dating back to August 4-18, 2010 (a span of 14 games).
Hunter Pence doubled twice and drove in four runs, Matt Cain pitched into the eighth inning for his first victory of the season and the San Francisco Giants beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-3 on Sunday night to complete a series sweep.
Leadoff hitter Andres Torres had three hits for San Francisco while Marco Scutaro had two hits and scored twice. The Giants extended their season-high...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Pinch hitter Guillermo Quiroz homered with one out in the 10th inning, lifting the San Francisco Giants to a 10-9 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday night.
The Giants blew a 5-0 lead and wasted a bases-loaded opportunity in the ninth before Quiroz hit an 0-2 pitch from Dodgers closer Brandon League (0-1) into the left field stands. Quiroz pumped his...
The Giants finally won a game without bringing it down to their final at-bat and without a walk-off celebration at home plate.
Following the walk-off homer by reigning NL MVP Buster Posey on Friday night, and the improbable hero in Guillermo Quiroz on Saturday night, the Giants put the Dodgers away again Sunday evening in another one-run contest.
This time, though, they didn’t...
Heading into Sunday’s series finale, the Giants have won 1,194 of the 2,361 games in the all-time series. The Dodgers have taken 1,167. In their 123 years of intra-league competition, the Giants have finished with a better record at seasons-end 64 times. The Dodgers, 59 times. The Giants own 22 National League pennants. The Dodgers have 21.
Recent accounts also support...
The Phils’ offense return after being missing for two games as they support Cliff Lee’s good start by beating the Giants, 6-2.
The Phils tried to get on the scoreboard in the top of the first as they loaded up the bases, via singles by Michael Young and Ryan Howard, with M. Young stopping at second base, and a walk to Delmon Young, with both M. Young and Howard moving up a base...
The San Francisco Giants saw their six game win streak come to an end with their 6-2 loss to the Philadelphia Phillies on Monday Night.
Bumgarner gave up three runs in the second inning, the most given up in a game all season. Two singles, a walk and a double gave Philadelphia a 3-0 lead. He continued to struggle for the first time this year.
In the fifth he gave a double to Michael...
Philadelphia Phillies (14-18) @ San Francisco Giants (19-12)Pitching Match-Ups:Monday, 10:15 - Cliff Lee vs. Madison BumgarnerTuesday, 10:15 - KK vs. The FreakWednesday 3:45 - Petite Bone vs. Barry ZitoGiants Offense:R - 140 (9th)AVG - .264 (7th)OPS - .716 (13th)Tubby Panda (aka- Pablo Sandoval/3B) can flat out hit. Buster Posey/C, Brandon Crawford/SS, and Hunter Pence/RF have...