Joe Panik is going on the seven-day concussion disabled list after being hit in the head by a throw from the outfield on Sunday, according to the Chronicle’s John Shea. Panik admitted that he was suffering from a headache after finishing that game, and the symptoms are getting a “little worse.”
Shea also noted in the above-linked tweet that Brandon Belt isn’t improving, and that he will be evaluated again on Wednesday.
This has been your regularly scheduled 2017 Giants update. The next one has ticks. Wear socks and pants.
Orlando Calixte, who was up for the weekend as the 26th player for a doubleheader, will likely remain on the roster as Panik’s temporary replacement. It’s at this point that I would suggest he might get a couple starts here or there, while then settling on Kelby Tomlinson and Miguel Gomez getting the bulk of the starts, but I’ve stopped caring. This season won. I’m defeated. Cause of death, 2017. In so, so many ways.
If you’re looking for optimism, here you go: The Giants have every, every, every reason to be careful. Extraordinarily careful. Too careful. They should err on the side of caution, and they should put an inflatable airplane slide on the side of caution that goes down to somewhere safer. There is no reason for machismo or derring-do. Chill out until the symptoms are completely gone. It’s a wise course.
It’s just super scary to stumble down this dark path of vague updates again.
The 2017 Giants were awful, and then a couple of their only decent players were hit in the head with a baseball. Don’t even say the words that spoonerize to “bock rottom.” I don’t want to hear it.