The Giants scored eight runs tonight,
for the second game in a row. Which is quite the feat for this team — as Chris Haft noted on Twitter, the previous season-high for runs-scored in back-to-back home games was 10. They also hit three home runs at home for the first time this season. Oh yeah, and the last time the Giants scored 8+ runs in back-to-back games? World Series: games one and two.
pitched 5.2 scoreless innings, but wasn’t very impressive at all. Eric Surkamp Zero strikeouts. . He’s just missing bats at all. In 16.2 innings, he now has a grand total of 6 strikeouts, and five walks. Keith Law had a couple interesting tweets on Surkamp tonight: he says he thinks Surkamp He only induced one swinging strike the entire night could maybe be a serviceable #5 starter in the NL, but not a #4. As he points out, Surkamp “has faced 66 non-pitcher Astros and Padres and fanned 5.” So in spite of a shiny ERA, Surkamp hasn’t really dazzled.
drew two walks tonight. Not particularly rare — Jeff Keppinger he’s done it 19 times in his career, but this is the first multi-walk game of 2011 for Keppinger. Kind of amazing. And sad.
Comment-starter: Two Giants, and Cody Ross , each had multiple hits tonight: they combined for five hits, two home runs, and a walk in total. Carlos Beltran Both will be leaving for free agency after this season, and the Giants could very conceivably re-sign one of the two. Given projected costs, who would you rather have?