Gomez ready for next opportunity

Gomez ready for next opportunity

LOS ANGELES -- Carlos Gomez was back on the bench to start Thursday's game despite tying a career high with four hits in Wednesday's win over the Dodgers. Nyjer Morgan returned to center field after getting most of Wednesday's game off (he had a pinch-hit single in the eighth inning), but Gomez will get his share of opportunities if he hits like he did on Wednesday.

"This is how he was swinging before he got hurt," Roenicke said, referring to the left hamstring strain that landed Gomez on the disabled list from May 5-20. "We hadn't been seeing that so far, so it was good to get him back to where he looks really good."

With the rash of injuries the club has sustained, opportunities will continue to present themselves for a variety of players. Edwin Maysonet got his fourth start of the season Thursday at shortstop.

"When I was in the Giants organization in '99 in the Minor Leagues, I'd always hear about this guy," Roenicke said of Maysonet, a 30-year-old native of Puerto Rico. "He's played shortstop a long time and done really well a long time. But he's getting older and he's slowed down."