Monday, May 03, 2010

Giants' Rowand Goes 1-for-3 in Return Sunday

I know I'm going to get grief for this, but I wanted to shout out to the Giants' Aaron Rowand for making it back to the lineup in yesterday's 4-1 loss to the Rockies. Rowand had not played since April 17, when he was hit in the head by a Vicente Padilla pitch, fracturing his orbital bone.

Since the day after the injury, Rowand has tried to maintain his daily routine, running and shagging flies and eventually taking batting practice. Now, with just a small mouse under his left eye, the outfielder isn't anticipating any aftereffects from the beaning.

"My swing feels good right now," said Rowand, who was hitting .304 when he went down. "The key is being able to go up there and feel comfortable in the batter's box. I had 21/2 months of swinging and playing before the injury, so having all that in my back pocket, it's not like stepping in at spring training against live pitching for the first time."

Rowand went 1-for-3 with 2Ks in the leadoff slot for San Francisco. I don't like to see anyone--even Giants--put out of action like that, so welcome back, Aaron.

25 comments:

Orel said...

Oh

Dusty Baker said...

Glad he's better and hope he has no lingering effects.

Orel said...

So much for my attempt at a chain response.

Josh S. said...

I was all ready with the "my", but when I got back here Dusty had posted already.

Keith said...

Is it me or does it look like he is dropping a deuce?

MR. F said...

My

Steve Sax said...

God

Josh S. said...

why

NicJ said...

Does

Steve Sax said...

nicJ, you just blew it

Meaniebreanie said...

I think the word Nic meant to say was "Don't"

Steve Sax said...

nice save, meanie breanie

You

Meaniebreanie said...

start

Jason said...

a

Meaniebreanie said...

Giants

Josh S. said...

blog

Steve Sax said...

and

Meaniebreanie said...

Report

NicJ said...

boobs

NicJ said...

and originally i was going for "does" as in "why does this giants bullshit belong on this site".

Good luck to Rowand though i wish him a healthy season and a .200 batting average.

Steve Sax said...

nicely done again, nicJ!

Meaniebreanie said...

No Nic No! Are you calling us boobs or is that a fruedian slip for what's on your mind?

Obviously you are either
a)new to the blog
b)have not followed it in some time
c)have no sense of humor
I'm optimistic and going for option A or B

In keeping with team spirit the next word is THEIR

NicJ said...

Yes this is actually my first time to this site.

Dusty Baker said...

I find it quite strange to be the only person who had something nice to say. It's an extremely rare position for me to be in, and I'm not sure I'm comfortable with it.

Meaniebreanie said...

Nic, welcome to the blog. I have been following SOSG for several months and in some ways I am new. For example I just learned what an MSB is. See Friday's thread for this and other definitions commonly used.

Sometimes the threads are off topic and the subjects random, especially in the off season. That's part of the fun of it.

Here are some of Sabrina's informal observations in the short time she has been here:

1)This place is like The Hotel California. You can check out any time you like but you can never leave.
2)There is a lot of camaraderie. We agree/disagree and are one big happy dysfunctional family and we like it that way!