The Giants starter looked like he tweaked something covering first base.
The San Francisco Giants have had some issues with pitcher injuries this year, and that appeared to continue on Wednesday. Starting pitcher Anthony DeSclafani exited the Giants game against the New York Mets in the second inning, after throwing just 29 pitches.
DeSclafani looked like he came up a little bit lame trying to cover first base on a groundout by Dominic Smith. He stayed in the game for one more batter, issuing a five-pitch walk to Jonathan Villar. The training staff then came out, talked with him, and took him out of the game.
DeSclafani’s fastball was sitting 93-95 mph in the first inning, primarily at 95. But the only fastball he threw after covering first — his final pitch of the game — settled in at just 90 mph.
It was just DeSclafani’s second start after returning from the 10-day Injured list, where he missed one start. It would seem likely that he’ll be headed back there for at least one more start, but hopefully everything is OK, and he can both return to health and regain his top form.
Update: The Giants have listed it as ankle soreness for Disco.
Anthony DeSclafani departed with right ankle discomfort, per the Giants.
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