How I envision my return from vacation being:
Long standing-o for McCutchen in his return to Pittsburgh ? pic.twitter.com/rDNZoYkkde
— SF Giants on NBCS (@NBCSGiants) May 11, 2018
What it is actually like:
?Ay yo I’m slippin’, I’m fallin’, I can’t get up? pic.twitter.com/qEMHxEBgWe
— Cut4 (@Cut4) May 11, 2018
On the Agenda:
2. Various News and Notes
3. Streaming Pitchers
Robinson Cano left Sunday’s game with a finger injury after being hit on the hand with a pitch. Reports are that he will require surgery on the finger that was injured and will likely be out for considerable time. He has an evaluation set for Tuesday where we should get a clearer timetable.
Various News and Notes
Adam Wainwright was placed back on the 10-Day DL with elbow pain. This appears to be a re-aggravation of previous issues and will likely set him out a while. This could cement a long term spot in the rotation for Jack Flaherty and maybe even mean the arrival of Dakota Hudson with Carlos Martinez on the DL also.
Brian Anderson was forced to leave Sunday’s game with a finger injury. X-rays after the game came back negative, so this appears to be a minor issue. Consider him day-to-day at this time.
Rich Hill left his start Sunday with a blister on his middle finger. For more insight let’s check in with Fangraphs top fantasy analyst, Paul Sporer:
Scheduled tweet. https://t.co/fP59ZxLmn7
— Paul Sporer (@sporer) May 13, 2018
This is a frustrating injury to add to a frustrating season for the 87-year-old pitcher, but fantasy owners knew what they were signing up for when they bought him. Expect him to hit the DL… again…
Adrian Beltre left Sunday’s game with a hamstring injury. Beltre stated after the game that it is a re-aggravation of the injury that landed him on the DL earlier this season. There is no current timetable, but consider him day-to-day for right now.
Keynan Middleton left Sunday’s game with elbow pain. If he is to hit the DL, this will be the second time his elbow has forced him to miss time. He has an MRI scheduled for today, so more information is coming, but this does not sound good at all.
Streaming Pitchers Options
A pitcher for today: Sal Romano @ SF.
Romano has been very good over his last three games and gets a struggling Giants team in the comfy confines of AT&T Park.
A pitcher for tomorrow: German Marquez @ SD
Marquez has been up and down this year, but is sporting a 1.96 ERA with 9.39 K/9 on the road.
Justin is the co-host on The Sleeper and The Bust Podcast and writes for Rotographs covering the Roto Riteup as well as random topics that float into his juvenile brain. In addition to his work at Rotographs, Justin is the lead fantasy writer/analyst and co-owner for FriendswithFantasyBenefits.com, owner of The Great Fantasy Baseball Invitational, and a fantasy football and baseball writer for Fantasy Alarm. He is also a certified addiction treatment counselor. Follow Justin on Twitter @JustinMasonFWFB.