Bits: Wilson struggles in 2011 debut 

April, 7, 2011

San Francisco Giants closer Brian Wilson came off the disabled list Wednesday and allowed three runs in two-thirds of the ninth inning against the San Diego Padres. Bad luck played a role, with a few infield singles and an error, plus two of Wilson's runs scored after he left. This remains an elite, and healthy, closer.

Chicago White Sox outfielder Carlos Quentin homered, doubled twice and knocked in three runs Wednesday and is hitting .500 with two home runs and 10 RBIs through five games. The brittle Quentin has been a batting average drain for a few years, but in a truncated 2008 he hit .288 with 36 home runs and 100 RBIs. This start isn't shocking.