Given that the next note is a G on the bottom string, and you played the first G with 3, then yes, pinky wins!
However - tab often tries to be helpful, and tell the reader where to play each note, but you must always remember that there are several different places to play each note, unlike a piano, where every note has its own personal key, and that's it.
Bearing that in mind, that D note could be played as an open 4th string. And also, a heck of a lot of tabs are posted by folk still wet behind the ears, and all they do is write where they play it - often not an optimum place at all, and sometimes inaccurate! It may even be that the tab writer believes that what he's (and /or she's!) written is spot on, in blissful ignorance.
That second bar, in a different view than the one ggcg takes, could be played pulling off to the open D, and hammering back on to the F. I would defy a lot of listeners to tell the difference! Just another 'interpretation'...