Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Marco Scutaro Is No Willis Reed

"Writhing on the ground in pain"? I certainly wasn't buying it from watching Matt Holliday's slide at second. And wouldn't you know it, Marco Scutaro has made an amazing recovery just in time for Game 3:

ST. LOUIS -- Less than 24 hours after he saw his second baseman writhing in pain on the infield dirt, San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Tuesday he is "hopeful" that Marco Scutaro will feel good enough to start Game 3 of the National League Championship Series on Wednesday.

Bochy also shot down any suggestions that the Giants could retaliate because of what he continued to characterize as an "illegal slide" by Cardinals outfielder Matt Holliday.

"That's over," Bochy said, pointedly. "You have to move on. You hate to see what happened happen. But what's important is, we keep our focus, and going out there and trying to win a ball game. That's where we're at right now."

Scutaro also said Tuesday, in his first public comments since the injury, that he thinks he can play, and said he was surprised he felt as good as he did, the day after the collision.

"I didn't think I was going to feel this good today," he said. "I thought it would be worse. Normally, the next day is when you kind of feel the worst. I'm just happy that nothing real bad happened and I still have my leg there."

Cue the world's smallest violin.


Dusty Baker said...

He's pulling a Paul Pierce. At least Willis Reed was actually hurt.

Hideo Nomo said...

Scutaro in the lineup.

(dies of shock)