Steven Duggar Falling on Oracle Park Bullpen Made Mike Krukow ‘angry'

Steven Duggar was the latest victim to deal with the wrath of the Oracle Park bullpens in San Francisco. 

In the first inning of the Giants' 7-3 loss on Friday, Duggar fell hard on the bullpen down the right field line. He appeared shaken up for a few minutes, but ultimately stayed in the game. 

When Giants broadcaster Mike Krukow saw the fall happen, he immediately became furious with yet another unnecessary incident due to the bullpens. 

"Oh I was angry. I was hot about it," Krukow said Monday morning on KNBR. "We all were. We saw a horrific injury last year with what happened to Mac Williamson." 

Williamson suffered a concussion when tripping over the bullpen down the left-field line last season on April 24 against the Nationals. He stayed in the game, but missed the next month of the season. 

When Williamson was placed on the DL, he was hitting .316 with three home runs in five games after dominating the competition in Triple-A. He never recovered and finished the year hitting .213 with only one more home run. 

"It was a reminder. Look, somebody is gonna ruin their career. And it may have happened with Mac Williamson," Krukow said. "I just think it's time. As cool as it is for fans to see people warm up in those 'pens, I just think it's too big of a risk to injury." 

The Giants' front office, led by president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi, have discussed moving the bullpens in the near future. Duggar's fall is just the latest example that the change needs to happen. The second-year outfielder has missed the Giants' last two games since the fall. 

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"It could have been disastrous," Krukow said. "It could have been an ankle. It could have been a knee. As it was, he landed on his right hand and kind of tweaked his wrist a little bit."

The Giants are led by a new regime now under Zaidi. There's already been plenty of roster changes. And now, fixes to the ballpark need to be just as high on their priority list.

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