George Kontos Goes On Disabled List
Following last night’s pissing away of a home game against the Diamondbacks, the Giants announced even worse news, with George Kontos going on the DL with a flexor strain. My guess is the Giants call up Steven Okert, because he is the only guy pitching really well at AAA Sacramento who is already on the 40-roster.
Okert currently has a 2.70 ERA with eight Ks and no walks in 6.2 AAA innings pitched. He’s a lefty, however, and with the Giants down another right-hander, the team could promote Vin Mazzaro, who has pitched extremely well for the Sacramento River Cats, by moving Ian Gardeck to the 60-Day Disabled list.
Mike Broadway has pitched better than his 5.40 ERA would indicate and is already on the 40-man roster, so he’s another reasonable possibility. I don’t see the Giants promoting one of their young AAA starters this early in the season.
The one good thing that came out of last night’s Giants’ loss is that rookie Derek Law pitched a scoreless tenth inning, striking out two of the three batters he faced. The team probably didn’t want to throw him into the fire this quickly, but he handled it great, and you aren’t going to be a modern major league bullpen pitcher without getting thrown into high-pressure, game-on-the-line situations soon enough.
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