Hello and happy Tuesday.
The San Francisco Giants are dinged up. Like, really dinged up. They’ve thankfully been able to avoid too many serious injuries, but wow do they have a lot of minor ones.
So on Monday they issued an injury update, which featured ... wait for it ... eight names. The most notable news came regarding two very important players: Johnny Cueto and Mike Yastrzemski.
Cueto is eligible to return from the Injured List, but the Giants anticipate him missing a minimum of two more starts before he’s activated. That’s a bummer, though if Logan Webb pitches as well as he did on Sunday, the Giants should be all right.
Yastrzemski won’t be playing for at least a few days, but the Giants are hoping that he’ll be able to avoid a 10-day stint on the IL. That’s a gamble that could pay off, but given how short the Giants bench is, it could backfire as well.
Meanwhile, LaMonte Wade Jr., Tyler Beede, and Reyes Moronta are progressing well, and Brandon Crawford is hopeful to return to action tonight.
Old, random MCC article for you to read
The possible scenarios of Johnny Cueto’s remaining Giants career (Nov. 6, 2017 — Grant Brisbee)
- Roger Munter wraps up his Minor League depth chart for the Giants (There R Giants)
- Marc Delucchi on Giants minority owner Scott Seligman being implicated in a criminal conspiracy (Around the Foghorn)
- Steve Kroner on the recent strength of the starting rotation (SF Chronicle)
- Jay Jaffe on Madison Bumgarner’s kinda sorta maybe no-hitter (Fangraphs)
When do the Giants play today?
The Giants play the Rockies tonight at 6:45 p.m.
I hope you all have a really nice Tuesday.