When a season goes wrong, changes occur, especially under a new administration. The players are hired for help. If they have a complaint, they are usually kept at home.
That changed after the Giants lost to the Reds 5-4 on Saturday night at Oracle Park when manager Bruce Bochy announced that starter Derek Holland was being moved to the bullpen.
While Holland said he would cast an obedient role on any paper, he suggested that the decision came from the main office and did not seem happy with that, and other things.
"To be honest, I have no idea what they are doing," Holland said when asked if he knew why they were sending him to relief. "I do not mean Boch … It's more from the main office.
"We keep changing many things. I made a false injury, so I'm not happy about that. But at the end of the day I'm going to do what they ask me to do. I will be here for my teammates. That's all it is."
Holland was referring to a 10-day stay on the disabled list with what was announced as a blow to the left index finger. He had allowed 13 runs in 16 innings in his previous three starts.
At the time, Holland said he injured his finger in spring training. The president of baseball operations, Farhan Zaidi, responded on Saturday night baduring that the injury was legitimate.
"I had a problem with my fingers that I had in spring training," Zaidi said. "It went on, we had an MRI, he felt he could keep throwing in. We felt it would be wise to give him some free time, the decision was made in collaboration, we have an extensive clinical history of it.
"His use of the word" fake "probably comes from what he feels he could continue to do with it." Players, staff and reception people sometimes have divergent opinions when they should or should not play. "
Tyler Beede replaced Holland for a turn. When Holland was activated and pitched at Coors Field on Thursday, he allowed seven runs before being thrown in the third inning. Its effectiveness is at 6.75.
Bochy said the Netherlands will be available in the bullpen for the end of Sunday's series against the Reds. Beede, who rejoined the Giants after a brief demotion when Drew Pomeranz went to the IL with an injury in time, will begin Tuesday against the Blue Jays.
Bochy would not announce a headline for Wednesday. The minors' options include Andrew Suarez and Shaun Anderson, but the Giants could have a bullpen game or use a reliever as a starter, and then summon the Netherlands for what some teams call their "mbadive ticket thrower."
Holland spent part of last year in the bullpen, which helped to persuade the team to return it to relief. Zaidi said he and Holland discussed the possibility of being a swingman when he re-signed during the winter and was "excited" by the contributions that Holland can make in the new role.
Because right now?
"Sometimes you break it," Bochy said. "You're trying to get back on track, this gives us a legitimate long man and a left-handed guy in the pen, he's shown he can handle it, we feel it's better to have him in the bullpen."
The Giants' starters have allowed 58 runs in more than 60 innings in the last 14 games, including three in four innings of Jeff Samardzija on Saturday night. The Giants overcame a 3-0 deficit and took a 4-3 lead in an Evan Longoria home run, Steven Duggar's double of two runs and Joe Panik's sacrifice fly.
But the Reds tied when Eugenio Suarez hit a home run against Trevor Gott in the fifth, the first allowed by Gott this year. Suarez then bowed to Reyes Moronta in the seventh and scored with a two-out single by Derek Dietrich in the glove of a diving Mac Williamson on the left.
The leading bullpen of the Reds League released five dominant innings. Amir Garrett, David Hernández and Raisel Iglesias combined to strike out eight of the last 10 Giants.