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The Giants’ shortstops are a mess

Oct 19, 2010, 10:30 AM EDT

NLCS Giants Phillies Baseball

Juan Uribe is out with a wrist contusion, so shortstop is left to Edgar Renteria for today’s Phillies-Giants game. Except, we learned yesterday, Renteria has a completely torn left biceps tendon. He hurt it in the NLDS against the Braves.  I’m no doctor, but I’m guessing that you sorta need a biceps tendon to be at your best.

I’m thinking back now to the 1989 World Series in which Matt Williams started at shortstop. How much fun would it be to put Pablo Sandoval there? Come to think of it, what’s Matt Williams doin’ these days?

  1. Chris Fiorentino - Oct 19, 2010 at 10:34 AM

    Why wouldn’t they bring in an injury replacement for Renteria or Uribe? I know they wouldn’t be able to play in the WS…but you have to get there to not be able to play there. Seems a bit strange to have two injured SS’s on the roster. Then again, the Giants have Cody Ross. Why would they need anyone else? LOL.

    • jhu1997 - Oct 19, 2010 at 2:32 PM

      The reason why they aren’t bringing in an injury replacement is… there’s no one else. All the Giants’ remotely playable infielders are on the NLCS roster. The only other choice on the 40-man would be Emmanuel Burriss, and he’s never proven he can hit MLB pitching. Actually, pitching in general causes him problems.

      Spot us a Bocock?

  2. hasbeen5 - Oct 19, 2010 at 10:53 AM

    Hate to rain on the Panda parade, but Fontenot could move to short. They’re staring to look the Braves by the way. Plenty of people said Ankiel/Hinski/Diaz/Conrad shouldn’t be starting for a playoff team and they were right. But neither should Fontenot and Renteria is borderline, and a hurt Rentaria is a no.

    • Mr. Jason "El Bravo" Heyward - Oct 19, 2010 at 10:54 AM

      Yeah, I agree. Move The Hobbit to short and put another mediocre dude at third. Not that they aren’t screwed either way, but The Hobbit has played a good amount of middle infield.

  3. BC - Oct 19, 2010 at 11:26 AM

    Just put someone out there that can field without grimacing in pain.

  4. Jonny 5 - Oct 19, 2010 at 11:40 AM

    Actually a torn Biceps tendon isn’t too bad. I’ve had both tear from over lifting the weights. Depending on the severity, which his can’t be too serious since he’s played since then, It can be anything from mild soreness that’ll be gone in a few days to, a complete tear that would need surgery. Your biceps tendons can heal very quickly compared to others for some reason. And it feels like a mild strain. My guess is his one tendon is tender and it’ll take something insignificant from his game.

    • Utley's Hair - Oct 19, 2010 at 12:23 PM

      But how does it affect your booger eating?

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