SAN FRANCISCO – Angel Pagan is out of Sunday’s lineup due to a sore left hamstring, an injury that was bothering him even as he completed his inside-the-park home run that won Saturday’s game for the Giants.
Giants manager Bruce Bochy described the injury as mild and listed Pagan as day-to-day. He said the center fielder tweaked his hamstring during Saturday’s game while going for a ball in the gap. That didn’t stop the speedy switch-hitter from sprinting around the bases in the bottom of the 10th for a two-run homer that was the major leagues’ first walk-off inside-the-park homer since 2004.
“I guess it’s pretty amazing he scored on an inside-the-parker when had that hamstring there,” Bochy said before Sunday’s series finale against the Colorado Rockies.
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Pagan was getting treatment and not available for comment before the game. Gregor Blanco drew Sunday’s start in center field and hit leadoff in Pagan’s place.
Pagan was hampered by a groin strain on his right side in early May.
--Bochy still has not announced who will start Tuesday’s game against the A’s in place of right-hander Ryan Vogelsong. Assistant general manager Bobby Evans told Sirius/XM radio that the candidates were Triple-A Fresno starters Chris Heston, Mike Kickham and Shane Loux.
Bochy said an announcement might come after Sunday’s game.