After much controversy surrounding new Giants' catcher, A.J. Pierzynski, things got shakened up in the Giants' clubhouse, and so did Pierzynski's bat. On Saturday's contest against the Marlins, Pierzynski went 3-4 with three RBIs and a triple. However, an injury to his shoulder kept him from playing in Sunday's game.
That didn't matter, though. Backup catcher, Yorvit Torrealba got the job done, and then some. He hit his first career grand slam, and doubled home the winning run on Sunday as a last minute add in to the lineup.
Other players to keep your eye on is Edgardo Alfonzo, who's finally starting to hit and will be staying at second base until the injured Ray Durham returns. And of course, you can't take your eyes off the new old kids in town, Brian Dallimore and Tyler Walker. Dallimore played a big part in jump starting the Giants' offense this weekend, and Walker collected two wins out of the bullpen against the Marlins.
The starters for Tuesday's contest will be Brett Tomko (1-1, 7.57), who is 2-0 lifetime against the Mets, and Steve Trachsel (2-3, 4.50), who pinned a scary 1.72 ERA against the Giants in 2003, but is lifetime 2.63.
On Wednesday, the Giants' best starter so far this season, young hurler Jerome Williams (3-1, 3.93), will take the mound against Jae Weong Seo (1-3, 3.06).
The Giants' bullpen should be a another sight to see if they continue to pitch like they have in the past week. Quality innings from Jim Brower, Felix Rodriguez, and Walker will give Matt Herges the chance to close games out.
Sara Kwan was born in San Francisco and raised in the Bay Area. She currently writes game recaps, other articles, and is the Giant Prophet for SFDugout.com. Any comments or questions about the article, baseball, or the meaning of life can be sent to Sara firstname.lastname@example.org
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