04/18/10 5:09 PM ET
Bochy downplays Velez's baserunning
By Chris Haft / MLB.com
DeRosa sits with strained hamstring
LOS ANGELES -- Left fielder Mark DeRosa's strained right hamstring kept him out of Sunday's series finale against the Los Angeles Dodgers, though he could be ready to rejoin the lineup Monday at San Diego.Giants manager Bruce Bochy said that DeRosa was available to pinch-hit Sunday. "He just wouldn't be able to get down the line hard," Bochy said. DeRosa hurt himself while running from first base to second base during Saturday's game at Los Angeles. He'd probably be itching to get back on the field in San Diego, given his lifetime .364 batting average (12-for-33) at PETCO Park. Overall this year, DeRosa's hitting .222 with one home runs and five RBIs.
Uribe a big part of Giants' offense
LOS ANGELES -- Juan Uribe's offensive production carried the Giants in last season's second half. He's proving essential now, too.Uribe's seventh-inning homer accounted for the Giants' scoring Sunday as they fell to the Los Angeles Dodgers, 2-1. Though it was Uribe's first homer of the season, he leads the team with 10 RBIs. He also owns a .380 on-base percentage and a .326 batting average, all while batting sixth through eighth -- lending depth to the Giants' batting order. Uribe has hit safely in 10 of 12 games, though sometimes he needs a while to warm up. He's batting .375 (6-for-16) in the seventh inning or later. Such was the case against Kershaw, who coaxed a fly ball in the second inning and struck him out in the fourth. Then Kershaw dangled a 3-2 changeup for Uribe in the seventh. "The two at-bats before, I didn't feel comfortable," Uribe said.
Chris Haft is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.