This and every weekday a.m. let's rise and shine together with the most recent diamond doings. Roll Call starts for a second consecutive day in San Francisco (we like it there, OK?), where Joe Martinez is lucky to be so hard-headed.
Game of the Day: Giants 7, Brewers 1
Rebound: If you ever wondered why they don't use aluminum bats in the majors, or why they put up that screen in front of the mound during batting practice, what happened to Giants right-hander Joe Martinez on Thursday night sheds plenty of light.
Mike Cameron hit a line drive back to the mound so hard that Martinez barely had time to see it coming for his head. As the mini Screen Schottzie shows, Martinez's skull successfully deflected the projectile.
Martinez, struck near the right temple, dropped to his knees for a moment and stood up quickly. But he was dazed, with a cut on his forehead and blood coming from his nose.
Cameron, who was beside himself with worry, was credited with a double.
UPDATE: Martinez has threeRead More »from Morning Juice: Giants' Joe Martinez OK after taking liner to head