Synonyms for injuries, for your viewing pleasure:
abrasion, abuse, affliction, affront, agony, bad, bite, blemish, boo-boo, bruise, burn, chop, cramp, cut, damage, deformation, detriment, discomfiture, disservice, distress, evil, fracture, gash, grievance, hemorrhage, ill, impairment, indignity, injustice, insult, laceration, lesion, libel, loss, mischief, misery, mutilation, nick, ouch, outrage, pang, ruin, scar, scratch, shock, slander, sore, sprain, stab, sting, suffering, swelling, trauma, twinge, wound, wrong
Last night, Whiteside went down. He doesn’t have a concussion but he does have a scraped lip and dizziness. Yikes. That is all.
The Giants did, however, win last night with a whole lot of sac flies and a brilliant performance from Matt Cain. Runzler’s return was not exactly triumphant and Affeldt was far from brilliant, but the final score was 7-5, which means I can exhale for the first time in this series.
My mind was on Wilson a lot, though. The rumor going around is that Brian thought he had blown his arm out and would need Tommy John surgery again. And, I mean, he went to see Dr. Tommy Jo–, I mean Dr. Andrews in Florida. From there on, the news has all been positive, with the team saying it’s just “typical pitching stuff” and such. But it leaves a nagging worry with me that he thought he’d blown it out. Really? Typical pitching stuff? I guess I wonder if this problem will magnify in the future. No way of knowing and for now I just hope he gets healthy and remembers how to close games but it does all leave me with a little bit of a question mark in my mind.
On the bright side, (well, not for rabid Belt fans but for the team trainers then) Rowand and Nate are in tonight’s lineup and Kepp is available off the bench. They all appear to be doing much better and there are no DL trips in sight. Which means that maybe- just maybe- this is going to blow over. Happy Tim Lincecum Day, everyone. The Giants have the chance for a split. The world is getting brighter!