- Eric Karabell, ESPN.com Senior Writer
Tuesday was not a good day for the San Francisco Giants. Before having to face hard-throwing Pittsburgh Pirates rookie phenom Gerrit Cole in his debut, the Giants placed third baseman Pablo Sandoval on the disabled list because of a strained left foot. The team is hopeful that Sandoval, the regular No. 3 hitter, will return in two weeks, but it's a bit early to know for sure. Then, after Cole was done toying with the Sandoval-less lineup, second baseman Marco Scutaro was hit on the left hand by a Tony Watson pitch in the seventh inning. X-rays were negative, but Scutaro could certainly end up joining Sandoval on the shelf.