SF Giants Rumors: Crawford Is Hot, Scutaro Is Not, Etc.

Credit: Steven Robles – SF Giants Rumors

Credit: Steven Robles – SF Giants Rumors

Yesterday the San Francisco Giants were trailing again in the bottom of the 9th inning, and once again pulled off a magical comeback. This time it was a solo homer by Brandon Crawford to tie the game at 2-2. However, the ending wasn’t what Giants fans were hoping for. They ended up losing in extra innings to lose the series to the D-Backs.

Crawford put together a three hit game, and is off to a hot start in April for the G-men. He’s currently hitting .320 with 4 homers, 10 RBI and scored 15 runs. Let’s not forget his great defense that he brings to the table as well.

Infielder Marco Scutaro was so hot for the Giants last year that we all knew he would have to come back down to earth someday. I just don’t think anyone thought he would come crashing down so hard and fast!

Scutaro is hitting .225 thus far, which could be worse. The alarming thing is he’s hitting .125 in the last seven days, so there’s no sign of him breaking out of his April slump. I still believe Scutaro is a great number two hitter. This guy can shoot a ball to the right side to move a runner. However, Scutaro seems to be popping up and flying out a lot more than usual. Last year he was spraying line drives and hitting the ball through the holes for hits. Scutaro is a professional hitter, and I believe he will find his stroke soon!

Probables In San Diego

Tim Lincecum (2-0, 3.97) vs. Andrew Cashner (0-1, 4.05)

Barry Zito (3-1, 3.42) vs. Eric Stults (2-2, 4.70)

Ryan Vogelsong (1-1, 5.68) vs. Jason Marquis (1-2, 4.63)

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~Steven Robles


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1 Comment

  • Paul Moore says:

    I am getting a bit tired with he Panda. His refusal to control his weight makes him look like tank on the bases. The time he was out by a mile made him look like a fool. His BA and RBIs would be much much higher if he would stick to the zone for hitting. Yes he gets a few hits with lucky swings on ball over his head or on the ground but look how many more hits and RBIs he would have if he was hitting in the zone. All know not to pitch him in the zone since he is a chaser. The game a couple of days ago would have been ours, but he swung at a low ground type pitch with runners. Saw Andrew B. say when his contract is up in two years, he sees him gone. If I was manager, I would put his feet to the fire. Extensive batting till he gets into good swinging habits, and fine him x number dollars per pound of fat. I used to love he guy, but he is hurting by not hitting to his potential.