It could be — and has been — argued that the Giants’ failure to repeat their World Series title in 2015 was at least in large part attributable to key injuries. Certainly the team had more than its share of downtime among its starters, particularly during the stretch run.
It may be too early to begin to worry, but at this point they have three starters on the DL. Pitchers George Kontos and Sergio Romo are both on the 15-day list but should be back within a week. Outfielder Angel Pagan is out 4-5 games but is available to pinch-hit as of tonight and second-sacker Joe Panik is also listed day-to-day with a groin injury. Meanwhile, backup Ehire Adrianza is on the 60-day DL with a broken left foot.
Pagan and Panik are the biggest losses in this mix although Romo was counted on to be somethng special. He does have a great ERA of 0.60 but he’s only managed 3-1/3 innings.