During last night’s game against the Pittsburgh Pirates, San Francisco Giants second baseman Marco Scutaro was hit in the hand by a pitch while batting.
The normally tame infielder quickly bounced out of the batters box, gripping his hand in pain as the Giants’ medical staff ran to check on him. The native Venezuelan continued to walk along the first base side, wincing and clearly in severe pain, refusing to allow the training staff to look at his hand. He then walked into the dugout where the medical staff had to cut his batting glove off.
Through all that though, both the Giants and Scutaro were happy to hear that x-rays taken after the game were negative, however, the good news would only last for a small amount of time as today the Giants announced Scutaro has tendon damage in his left pinkie.
Scutaro has “mallet finger” tendon damage in pinkie. When he returns from doc, he, Bochy, trainers will discuss options.
The injury apparently lead to the Giants attempting to plunk Pirates outfielder Sterling Marte in retaliation (though they failed), and again attempting to do the same against outfielder Andrew McCutchen who they did hit. McCutchen, unhappy, promptly attempted to take out Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford with a dirty slide at second base just moments later.
The two teams will meet again tonight – fireworks optional.
As for Marco Scutaro, the options for his damaged finger are unknown though a splint would most likely keep the infielder out for a month or two as his hand heals. Scutaro says he wants to play in a day or two.