For those of you who are sick of San Francisco Giants’ closer Brian Wilson’s comedy act with the beard and all, you’ll be getting a bit of a break. The Giants have placed him on the 15-day DL, retroactive to August 16th. He has some elbow inflammation and the Giants haven’t indicated how long he’ll be out.
In the meantime, the team will most likely go with a closer-by-committee role. Jeremy Affeldt would probably be the first to get the nod, with Sergio Romo getting into the mix when he comes off of the DL.
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This is a huge setback for the Giants. Their game is predicated on out-pitching you. They don’t have much offense to speak of and they rely on Wilson to come in and put the clamps down on one- and two-run ball games.
They are currently 2.5 games behind the Arizona Diamondbacks and struggling on their current road trip.