This doesn’t bode well for the Giants’ playoff chances.
From Henry Schulman’s twitter:
Torres out 10 days to 2 weeks with appendicitis. Having surgery now.
Torres has been in a bit of a slump recently and this could explain why. I can’t imagine it feels very comfortable playing baseball while your appendix hurts. This means that Aaron Rowand — oh god — should be shuffled back into the starting lineup. Rowand has had a pretty awful year with the Giants. His current wOBA (.292) is brought down by a below-average BABIP (.275) and there is a big drop-off between Rowand and Torres defensively. Also, Rowand’s baserunning isn’t in the same league as Torres. This most likely means that on most days our outfield configuration will be Burrell – Rowand – Guillen.
Burrell. Rowand. Guillen.
If the Giants were smart, they might give Cody Ross a few more at-bats but losing Torres for the stretch run is damaging. No two ways about it.