Marco Scutaro Continues to be On Fire for San Francisco Giants
The last time San Francisco Giants middle-infielder Marco Scutaro didn’t get a hit was on April 28. The last time Scutaro didn’t get on base in game was on April 23. Over the last four weeks or so, Scutaro has been on a tear, accruing a 17-game hitting streak and looking like one of the best hitting middle-infielders in the MLB right now.
With the aid of his recent hot streak, Scutaro has some of the best numbers in baseball in regards to shortstops and second basemen. In his 40 games that he’s played, Scutaro currently has a .331 average, a .375 OBP and an .811 OPS. He’s also scored 24 runs for the Giants this season and even added a rare home run. His total 10 RBIs are one of the only negative parts of his play this season.
Over his hitting streak, though, his numbers have been absolutely ridiculous. Over that time, he’s hitting .486 with a fantastic OBP of .526. It’s been near impossible to keep Scutaro from getting on base over the past few weeks and the Giants have benefitted from it, going 11-7 since his hitting streak began.
Though Scutaro likely won’t be breaking Joe Dimmagio’s record for the longest hitting streak in history, Scutaro is showing all the signs that he is on track to have a career year. His eye at the plate has been fantastic, striking out just 6.7 percent of the time and making solid contact more times than not. More than that, he has a solid .351 batting average on balls in play this season. Everything points to his success continuing.
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