Tag:Freddy Sanchez
Posted on: June 11, 2011 2:16 am

Giants' Sanchez suffers shoulder injury

By C. Trent Rosecrans

Freddy SanchezMore bad injury news for the Giants, as second baseman Freddy Sanchez suffered a dislocated right shoulder after diving for a ground ball in the fifth inning of Friday's 3-2 victory over the Reds.

"I can't tell you how sever or how long," Giants manager Bruce Bochy told reporters fate the game, including the San Francisco Chronicle's Henry Schulman (via Twitter). "Obviously this is not good news."

It's really not. The Giants have struggled offensively and Sanchez led the team's regulars in batting average (.289) and had a hit before leaving the game on Friday. Sanchez had been hitting third for the Giants since Buster Posey's injury.

Another second baseman, Mike Fontenot, left his game with Triple-A Fresno on Friday with tightness in his groin, the same injury that caused him to go on the disabled list. Bochy told Schulman (via Twitter) that it's doubtful that either Fontenot or Pablo Sandoval would be ready to be activated by Saturday's game with the Reds.

With Sanchez out and Fontenot unavailable, Miguel Tejada could get some time at second.

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Posted on: April 2, 2011 11:48 pm
Edited on: April 2, 2011 11:56 pm

3 up, 3 down for 4/2: Big bats, slow arms

By Evan Brunell

SanchezToday felt like baseball season with a full slate of games, all in the afternoon and night. It was a fun day to pig out if you're a baseball fan, which we all are 'round these parts.

3 UP

Chase Headley, Padres -- Headley broke through with some fireworks Saturday, netting four RBI on the night including a two-run shot in the ninth to cap off an 11-3 victory. Ryan Ludwick had some fun in front of Headley, scoring four times. Headley isn't known for a stick, so it'll be interesting to see if his power sticks.

Kyle Drabek, Blue Jays -- Drabek had such filthy stuff that Denard Span would say afterwords it was a relief that the Twins didn't end up no-hit. Drabek went seven strong, whiffing seven, walking three and giving up a lone hit and earned run. Drabek is quite the exciting young hitter and it appears the Jays are well on their way toward replacing Roy Halladay -- as much as anyone can, I suppose.

Freddy Sanchez, Giants (pictured) -- Freddy celebrated a one-year extension by delivering a 3-for-4 night, adding a walk while scoring two runs and banging home 3 RBI. Sanchez delivered a double and home run -- things you don't commonly see Sanchez do in a single game -- as the Giants routed the Dodgers 10-0.


John Lackey, Red Sox -- Not exactly the way you want to start the second year of a much-maligned five-year contract. Lackey, after struggling last season in his first year (despite a nice run to finish the year), really came through with a clunker in going just 3 2/3 innings, allowing 10 hits and a staggering nine runs, walking two and whiffing three. The big hit of the night was an Adrian Beltre grand slam after intentionally walking Josh Hamilton. Just not a good night.

Michael Bourn, Astros -- Bourn had the most pitiful batting line on the night, going 0-for-5 with three strikeouts. Not exactly what you want from your leadoff man. Bourn is a wizard with the glove and can outsteal anyone in the majors provided he's on base, which will be something to track.

Francisco Liriano, Twins -- Maybe Minnesota was smart after all to table talks on a long-term extension. Liriano didn't look good at all in spring training and that carried into the season with four runs coughed up in 4 1/3 innings, struggling to locate the ball with five walks and three whiffs, throwing 90 pitches. Not the way to endear yourself to your employers or other teams on the prowl such as the Yankees.

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Posted on: March 22, 2011 10:41 pm

Preview of Showtime's Giants series looks great

By C. Trent Rosecrans

I'm probably the target audience for something like this -- and it's working. I've ordered HBO on the day of the first Hard Knocks of the season and I don't even really like the NFL. But now Showtime is doing it's Hard Knocks-like all-access show with the Giants, and if this preview is any indication of what's to come from The Franchise, I'm sold.

Sure, it's following the Hard Knocks storyboards, but that's not a bad thing. I don't care about original, I can put up with the iron pumping if I get to see Brian Wilson's fake cop car, Freddy Sanchez saying he needs to get his wife "liquored up" on Valentine's Day and who knows what we'll see from Tim Lincecum. (OK, I will say I can't be the only one who saw the lighting of the cigar and thought -- for just  a second -- that it was Lincecum.)

Showtime's going to have a free preview on April 13. I'm so there. And when the series starts, I may just have to order Showtime, you know, for work.

Hat tip to 'Duk at Big League Stew.

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Posted on: October 10, 2010 10:56 am
Edited on: October 19, 2010 11:09 am

Panda may inhabit bench

Pablo Sandoval Giants manager Bruce Bochy may bench Pablo Sandoval for today's Game 3 at Turner Field today, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle writes .

Sandoval has just an infield single in his six at-bats int he season, struck out twice and grounded into a double play. He was also unable to throw Melky Cabrera out in the eighth inning helping spark the Braves' rally and ultimate victory in Friday's extra-inning loss.

Bochy was asked at Saturday's workout if Mike Fontenot may play third on Sunday.

"Yeah, we'e talked about putting Fontenot in there," Bochy said. "Of course, we'll have to look at Freddy [Sanchez] and see how he swings the bat, but yeah, that was discussed and could happen."

Sanchez will play second if his right middle finger is good enough to play after being  hit by a Kyle Farnsworth fastball in Game 2. He said Saturday he could play, but skipped batting practice.

--C. Trent Rosecrans

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Posted on: October 9, 2010 8:30 am
Edited on: October 19, 2010 11:10 am

Braves lose Wagner; X-rays negative for Giants

Freddy Sanchez Even though the Braves won Friday night's Game 2 of the NLDS with the Giants, the Giants had better news after the game.

X-rays on both Freddy Sanchez's hand and Buster Posey's ribs were negative, Andrew Baggarly of the San Jose Mercury News reports . However, Sanchez (pictured) tells Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle that he's unsure if he'll be able to play in Game 3 Sunday after being hit on the right middle finger by Kyle Farnsworth.

As for the Braves, they'll be without closer Billy Wagner for the rest of this series with a strained left oblique muscle. The team will either activate Takashi Saito or starter Jair Jurrjens before Game 3 at Turner Field. The Braves can replace Wagner during the series, but if they do so, Wagner is ineligible for the next series.

Wagner was hurt trying to avoid a collision with third baseman Troy Glaus on Edgar Renteria's 10th-inning bunt down the line. Wagner faced the next batter, Andres Torres, and fielded his sacrifice bunt, but left the game after that.

"I went to field Renteria's bunt, and when I tried to get out of Troy's way, that's when I felt a tweak," Wagner told David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution . "I tried to make a pitch, just get out there and finish the inning. After I made the pitch [to Torres] and tried to go toward the plate, I couldn't move.

"Thank God he bunted it hard enough to get it back to me, or I couldn't have made a play at all."

It may be the last pitch of Wagner's career. He has not wavered all season in his plans to retire after this season ends.

-- C. Trent Rosecrans

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Posted on: September 27, 2010 11:34 am
Edited on: September 27, 2010 11:35 am

Giants might face stretch without Sanchez

Freddy Sanchez
If the Giants are going to hold off the Padres and win the National League West, they are going to have to do it with a reduced contribution from their second baseman.

Freddy Sanchez is due to have an MRI today on his right shoulder, which he hurt turning a double play on Saturday, and says he can hit but not throw. He was in the lineup Sunday, but luckily had to field just one chance, which he lobbed to first base.

"Right now, that's what I've got," Sanchez told the San Francisco Chronicle. "I'd be able to do what I did today. We'll see. Obviously, I want to do everything I can to be in there. At the same time, I don't want to hurt the team in any way if I can't make a play or turn a double play."

If Sanchez can't go, it's going to be tough for the Giants to leave one of their better hitters out of the lineup. Sanchez contributed a two-run homer Sunday, even with the ailing shoulder, and the former batting champion is batting .296. Mike Fontenot would likely play in Sanchez's place.

-- David Andriesen

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Category: MLB
Posted on: June 16, 2010 3:07 pm
Edited on: June 16, 2010 4:37 pm

Renteria off DL, but what now?

The Giants activated Edgar Renteria from the disabled list before Wednesday's game against the Orioles, but the question is where will he play?

Renteria started the season off well, but is coming off his second stint on the disabled list. In 23 games, he's hitting .326/.372/.395 wth a home run and 11 RBI. However, since he's been gone, his replacement Juan Uribe has taken that spot. Uribe is hitting .284/.349/.479 with 10 hoe runs and 41 RBI. Uribe has played 44 games at shortstop, 16 at second, one at third and one as the designated hitter.

With Uribe playing so well, Pablo Sandoval at third, Freddy Sanchez at second and Buster Posey at first, there doesn't seem to be too many spots in the lineup for Renteria, 33.

Reteria had been on the disabled list since May 27 with a strained right hamstring. He was also on the DL from May 7-22 with a groin strain. Infield Matt Downs was optioned to Triple-A Fresno to make room for Renteria. Downs was hitting .244/.318/.372 with a home run and seven RBI.

-- C. Trent Rosecrans

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