Giants players are irate at fragile third baseman Chris (the Tin Man) Brown, who scratched himself from the starting lineup Sept. 1 in New York because of a tender left shoulder, and then suggested he might have to miss the rest of the season. Brown had what the club diagnosed as a "hint of tendinitis." One teammate said, "In batting practice, he looked like Willie Mays out there. And now he can't play? There's just no way to understand this." Don't be surprised if Brown and injured teammate Jeff Leonard are elsewhere next season.