From the Giants’ perspective, the infield might as well be composed of thin ice, not dirt. Ehire Adrianza was diagnosed Friday with a broken left foot that will sideline him for 6-8 weeks, leaving Kelby Tomlinson as the lone extra infielder.
Friday night’s boxscore from Chavez Ravine showed that Kiké Hernandez overwhelmed the Giants with two home runs, a double and four RBIs in the Giants’ 7-3 loss to the Dodgers. However, the Giants beat themselves about as much as Hernandez did.
Giants outfielder Gregor Blanco recalled the emotional surge that rose within him when he watched “42,” the highly acclaimed 2013 biopic that told Jackie Robinson’s compelling story of breaking Major League Baseball’s color line.
Giants right-hander Sergio Romo will be evaluated after refraining from throwing for two weeks, which the club hopes will determine the extent of the strained flexor tendon in his elbow that put him on the 15-day disabled list Friday.
Kiké Hernandez homered twice and doubled while driving in four runs for the Dodgers off San Francisco’s Madison Bumgarner, who lost the latest showdown with Clayton Kershaw, 7-3, on Jackie Robinson Day on Friday at Dodger Stadium.
Two big offseason acquisitions will square off Saturday with both looking to improve on disappointing performances last week in San Francisco. Johnny Cueto and Scott Kazmir allowed six earned runs each last Sunday at AT&T Park as the Giants won, 9-6.
Giants reliever Sergio Romo was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a flexor strain in his right elbow on Thursday.
Giants catcher Buster Posey was back in the lineup for Thursday’s finale against the Rockies after missing the first two games of the series recovering from a foul tip he took off his right instep. The tip came off the bat of Chase Utley during Sunday’s game against the Dodgers.
After 4 1/2 innings of a two-hit pitchers’ duel, the Rockies’ offense erupted with a nine-run fifth inning en route to an 11-6 victory over the Giants on Thursday in the rubber game at Coors Field.
The Giants have put Coors Field and the nightmarish past two days in their rearview mirror. They can’t afford to look back. What’s ahead — a three-game series against the rival Dodgers — is a big enough challenge.
When Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in Brooklyn on April 15, 1947, the Giants were playing a stone’s throw away in Philadelphia. Three days later, they came back to the Polo Grounds for their home opener, hosting Robinson’s Dodgers for the first time.