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Carlos Beltran out of Giants lineup with stomach illness

Sep 5, 2011, 3:15 PM EDT

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Carlos Beltran was finally starting to produce for the Giants, collecting eight hits in his last three games, so naturally he’s been scratched from today’s lineup with what Andrew Baggarly of the San Jose Mercury News describes as “food poisoning/stomach ailment.”

Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle called it “a gastric illness,” so I think it’s safe to say Beltran didn’t have a very good morning.

Cody Ross shifted from left field to right field in Beltran’s absence, with Brandon Belt making his 16th start in left field. Beltran has played well for San Francisco, hitting .318 with an .859 OPS that basically matches his career mark, but he’s now missed 13 of the 36 games since the Giants gave up top prospect Zack Wheeler to get him from the Mets.

  1. youalldrinkhaterade - Sep 5, 2011 at 3:24 PM

    This dude is such a frickin sissy, thank God the Phillies didn’t get this fraud

  2. citynative - Sep 5, 2011 at 3:37 PM

    Huh…look at that…. a Phillies fan with the first comment again on a Giants article.

  3. youalldrinkhaterade - Sep 5, 2011 at 3:43 PM

    Huh…look at that…a Giants fan who is just realizing how much of a fluke 2010 was…other than your pitching,your team stinks.

    • goawaydog - Sep 5, 2011 at 3:59 PM

      Looks like you have been sipping the hatorade today.

  4. Francisco (FC) - Sep 5, 2011 at 3:48 PM

    Aaron was sitting at his desk, carefully setting up some wrapping paper and a box on his lap. Right on top of the desk he had a bobble-head figure: Carlos Beltran with a frown and a tag showing little stars streaming from his stomach. He was getting set to address the package to Matthew when Tiffany spoke up.

    “Really Aaron,” said Tiffany. “I get the ones you sent to Craig. But, this one, is that at all fair? Beltran has played well… when he’s in the lineup.”

    “It’s all in good fun. See look:” He adjusted his glasses and took up the figure showing it to Tiffany, and started imitating Beltran:

    “Hi! I’m Carlos Beltran, I’m an aging Veteran looking for another shot at the post-season and I don’t steal bases after my team is up 6 runs in the game. I’d love to play but my tummy hurts.”

    Unbeknownst to Aaron, pixie dust was forming behind him while he was giving his performance. Tiffany was no longer giving him an amused smile and instead a concerned frown and cutting motion with her hand across her neck. Too late.

    Materializing from nowhere, Carlos Beltran snatched his bobble head figure from Aaron’s hand and glared at him:

    “Are you making fun of me!!?,” Carlos demanded.

    Still a little shell-shocked, Aaron nervously stammered: “Uh, No-no.”

    “Aren’t you!!!??”.

    Aaron sighed dejectedly, hanging his head. “yes.”

  5. citynative - Sep 5, 2011 at 7:22 PM

    Simple logic…. if the Giants stink… yet they beat the Phillies last year in the playoffs and 3 out of 7 this year… what does that mean the Phillies are? Maybe the 08 championship was a fluke?

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