The Giants aren’t doin’ so hot right now.
They’re 11-21 and sit alone in last place in the National League West. Their ace pitcher will be out for a long time due to a dirt bike accident. They got swept by the Cincinnati Reds over the weekend, being outscored 31-5 in the process.
And yesterday, to add insult to the injury inflicted by them being shut out by Scott Feldman, the dang team broke down on the way to the Cincinnati airport following the game. The players had to be saved by the staff bus which came by just after and picked ’em up.
The only saving grace for the Giants: once they got to the airport they flew to New York to play the Mets, who are having some issues of their own at the moment.
Red Sox left-hander Chris Sale made a hasty exit from his final Grapefruit League outing on Saturday after sustaining a left hip contusion. He was struck on the leg with a line drive from the Astros’ J.D. Davis in the first inning and immediately collapsed on the mound. He was able to walk off the field without a noticeable limp, however, and later told reporters that the ball struck a nerve and temporarily stunned his leg. As a precautionary move, the Red Sox pulled him after the incident and will have the left-hander undergo X-rays to rule out any further injury to his hip.
This was expected to be Sale’s last start of spring training. Prior to Saturday’s matinee against the Astros, the 28-year-old southpaw made three starts in camp, allowing five runs, one home run, three walks and striking out 18 batters in 14 innings. He’s still on track to start the season for the Red Sox during their road opener against the Rays next Thursday.