Tag:Juan Uribe
Posted on: October 8, 2010 10:59 pm
Edited on: October 9, 2010 2:28 am
 

Another thumb for Cox

Bobby Cox
If the skipper has one more in him, Bobby Cox can finish with a full season's worth of ejections: 162.

The Braves' manager got tossed during the second inning of Friday night's Game 2 of NLDS against the Giants, his third postseason ejection (also during the 1992 and 1996 World Series). He also has 158 regular-season ejections, by far the most in baseball history. John McGraw is next with 129.

Cox got the thumb Friday when he argued that Alex Gonzalez should have been safe at first after Giants shortstop Juan Uribe made a terrific play on a ground ball. Cox argue that first baseman Aubrey Huff's foot came off the bag, which didn't look to be the case on replays.

But Cox was probably not even really arguing that play -- he was arguing because of a blown call the night before, when umpire Paul Emmel blew a key call at second. The first-base umpire Friday? Emmel. Cox let him have it, throwing his hat and letting loose a string of (apparent) expletives while leaving the field.

Ejections are a big part of the Cox legend. Good to see him get in one more before the end of his storied career.

-- David Andriesen

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Posted on: September 23, 2010 8:31 pm
Edited on: September 23, 2010 9:16 pm
 

Giants find their bats

Juan Uribe
San Francisco solved its offensive woes, at least for one inning.

The Giants, wasting a run of stellar pitching lately by failing to score runs, exploded for nine in the second inning tonight against the Cubs. Juan Uribe (pictured) homered twice in the inning, a two-run shot followed by a grand slam. In a more painful development, Jose Guillen was hit by a pitch twice in the inning.

According to the Cubs, Uribe's six RBI in the second was the most a player has tallied at Wrigley Field since the Expos' Andre Dawson in a 1985 game.

The Giants had their biggest inning since putting up 10 last September. Cubs starter Ryan Dempster lasted just 1 2/3 innings, giving up nine earned runs. It was his shortest start since 2003.

Seven times in the previous 11 games, the Giants had failed to score more than one run. For at least one night, they won't have to worry about questions about the offense.

UPDATE: Research by the Giants shows that Guillen is the first player in Giants history to be hit by a pitch twice in an inning.

-- David Andriesen

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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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