Found May 26, 2013 on Minus Twenty-Two:
Santiago Casilla reportedly will indeed undergo surgery to remove a cyst on his right knee. The surgery will reportedly take place within a couple days. Casilla had been experiencing discomfort on the mound because of the cyst. He was placed on the DL on Tuesday, while surgery was considered a “strong possibility” by Bruce Bochy. Here’s Giants trainer Dave Groeschner: “They’re taking the cyst out and filling in the area with medical concrete, so to speak, to let it heal,” Groeschner said. “He’ll be immobilized at least a few weeks.” Casilla could likely be out for up to a month, but an official timetable has yet to be announced. [via Alex Pavlovic]

Santiago Casilla injury: Reliever expects to be back after All-Star break

Santiago Casilla expects to return after the All-Star break, according to @beisbolportogas. The right-handed reliever was placed on the disabled list on May 21st after he failed to recover from a cyst in his knee. He appeared in just two games between May 8th and May 20th, wearing a heavy knee brace to deal with the pain. Casilla will have surgery at Stanford Hospital on Tuesday...

Giants' Santiago Casilla to have surgery this week

The cyst in Santiago Casilla's knee has gotten to the point where the San Francisco Giants' reliever can no longer just hope the issue goes away.  The team and Casilla have confirmed surgery will be necessary.  There has not yet been an exact recovery timetable set. Casilla will have knee surgery this week. Tuesday starter still TBA. #sfgiants — Amy Gutierrez (@AmyGGiants...

Angel Pagan hits walkoff inside-the-park home run (Video)

A walkoff home run is not unusual in major league baseball. A walkoff inside-the-park home run, however, is extremely rare. However, San Francisco Giants center fielder Angel Pagan was able to pull off Saturday night. With one on and one out in the bottom of the tenth, down 5-4 at home to the Colorado Rockies, Pagan hit a fly ball to deep right center at AT&T Park that he...

Bochy ejected from game in the 8th

Giants manager Bruce Bochy was ejected in the eighth inning of Saturday's game against the Rockies by home plate umpire Alfonso Marquez over a call made at third base. Marco Scutaro appeared to have evaded Nolan Arenado's tag on a throw from the outfield, but Marquez ruled the tag had been made. Third base coach Tim Flannery began to argue before Bochy came out to take over...

Giants’ Angel Pagan out with hamstring injury

The San Francisco Giants held center fielder Angel Pagan out of yesterday’s lineup with a hamstring injury, according to Willie Bans of Pagan suffered the injury during Saturday’s contest against the Colorado Rockies, a game he ended with his walk-off inside-the-park home run. Amazingly, Pagan suffered the injury before his walk-off. "If you noticed...

Tim Lincecum hurt himself celebrating Angel Pagan’s crazy walk-off

Boy, that inside-the-park walk-off by Angel Pagan on Saturday sure was fun, wasn’t it? Well, maybe some us maybe had a little too much fun with it. Like, say, Tim Lincecum, who reportedly tweaked his ankle jumping up and down in the mob of players that swarmed Pagan after he crossed home plate. Lincecum is still OK to make his start as scheduled on Wednesday. He threw a bullpen...

Angel Pagan with the rare “run off” home run

Angel Pagan slides into a jumping gang of San Francisco Giants. The San Francisco Giants came back against the Colorado Rockies by scoring 2 runs in the  bottom of the 10th against Rafael Betancourt.  Scoring 2 runs for a come back win isn’t that rare.  Hitting a 2 run home run to walk off is a but rarer.  But hitting a 2 run inside the parl home run to walk off.  You don’t...

Cespedes goes all out in pursuit of catch

Oakland A’s Yoenis Cespedes made a circus attempt of a catch during Monday’s game against the San Francisco Giants. Cespedes laid fully out, in a different way, in an effort to snag a bloop fly ball. Check out the incredible matrix-like diving effort to make the catch, which he failed to do. [House of the Blue Bird] Article found on: Next Impulse Sports

What Do A Professor And An Umpire Have In Common

Even if this is a Giants-oriented blog, I’m not including this weekend’s umpiring blunders that occurred against them, mostly because it didn’t affect much more than the length of the game in the end.  I just cherry-picked three of the biggest and most ridiculous ones. Seriously, why do umpires have the job safety of, essentially, a tenured professor?  Umpires seemingly can’t...

Michael Kickham picked by Giants to take Ryan Vogelsong’s spot in rotation

After much debate, speculation and anticipation by outside observers, the Giants have finally named a human being to fill the injured Ryan Vogelsong’s spot in the rotation. And that person is… Kelly Clarkson. Ha, no. Wouldn’t that be something? Really, it’s going to be 24-year-old lefty Michael Kickham from Triple-A Fresno. He’ll make his Major League debut Tuesday in...

Angel Pagan hits walk-off inside-the-park home run (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes. Straight hustlin’. Needless to say, that’s Pagan’s first career inside-the-park walk-off. He has three career inside-the-parkers and two career walk-off home runs. [vid via]

Watch: Angel Pagan Ends The Game With A Walk Off Inside The Park Home Run

courtesy of Jeff Chiu, AP With both the Giants and the Rockies just a half game out of first place in the NL West, every game is a must win early in the year.  These two teams are so evenly match that today’s game went into extra innings before Rockies’ star, Troy Tulowitzki tried to end things in the top of the 10th inning when he smacked a solo shot for his 10th home...

Giants Come From Behind Again to Beat Rockies

Matt Cain rebounded from a rocky first inning to settle down and pick up the win as the heart of the Giants’ lineup continued to thrive. Cain was wild from the start, walking a season high five of the first 10 batters, but retired eight Rockies in a row and surrendered just two hits on the day to record his sixth straight win against Colorado 7-3. “He was close to coming out...

Angel Pagan Hits Walk-Off Inside-The-Park HR

Video: Pagan sends 41,000 fans home happy

Video: SF Giants defeat Colorado Rockies on walkoff inside-the-park HR by Angel Pagan

Tweet   The San Francisco Giants came into Saturday’s matchup against the Colorado Rockies with just three wins in their previous ten games and were in need of a spark to help propel themselves back to the winning ways those at AT&T Park have become accustomed to. In the bottom of the tenth inning Giants [...]
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