Today the Giants will face the Colorado Rockies for the last game of the 2011 regular season. Here is a brief list of things I’d like to see happen in game 162.
* A strong start from Eric Surkamp. The Giants have decided to sit Matt Cain and start Eric Surkamp instead. I’m a big fan of Surkamp, but his time in the majors hasn’t been flawless. After posting a K/9 of 10.43 in Double-A Richmond this year, Surkamp’s K/9 has plummeted to 4.09 in the majors. That also coincides with a spike in his BB/9 – rising from 2.78 in Double-A to 6.14 in the majors. I think Surkamp can be better than what we’ve seen, but it’s entirely possible that he might need a little time in AAA Fresno before the 2012 season. Let’s hope today he can miss bats and throw strikes.
* Another strong game from Brandon Belt. Belt has started 15 games this month (the most of any month this season) and the results haven’t been terrific. Coming into last night’s game Belt was hitting .200/.254/.418 in September. Small sample sizes are still in play when discussing Belt, but it would be great to see if he can have another strong game like last night to end his year on a high note.
* I’ll take two more of these from Conor Gillaspie:
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