Why did Wilson challenge Pat Burrell? Pedro-fucking-Feliz was on deck, we had the lead, it didn’t matter that he represented the go-ahead run…. That was absurd. For all the times our pitchers pitch around guys, and waste pitches and go from 0-2 to 3-2, to decide to challenge the guy who is leading the NL in RBI –with the game on the line– was simply ridiculous. That was un-fucking-believable.
One more reason to fire Bonehead.
UPDATE: Over at El Lefty Malo, I saw that Lowry is still having problems. Let me say it again, anytime a pitcher has a surgery that is considered one of a kind for a pitcher, his career is, in fact, in jeopardy:
…. The left-hander continues to feel tingling and numbness in his left forearm extending down to his thumb, Giants trainer Dave Groeschner said. Lowry underwent a nerve-conduction test Tuesday that showed improved function compared to results before forearm surgery March 8. But Lowry’s nerves have not healed and Groeschner said the team will “probably have to shut him down for a significant amount of time.”
Groeschner said he will accompany Lowry to Birmingham, Ala., for a consultation with orthopedist Dr. James Andrews on Monday, when the Giants have a day off between series at Philadelphia and Pittsburgh.
“Nerves are slow to heal,” Groeschner said. “The doctors feel this will go away over time. We’re exploring other options, other medications.”
Last month, Giants hand specialist Dr. Gordon Brody diagnosed Lowry with exertional compartment syndrome, a condition in which pressure within his forearm muscles caused compressed nerves and blood flow. Lowry had surgery to trim the sheath surrounding the muscles, which was supposed to relieve the pressure.
I’m sorry, but this is bad, really bad. Nerve damage? Tough break for Lowry.