Giants 5, Indians 3: Burriss’ early exit a precaution
Emmanuel Burriss showed off his versatility again Wednesday by getting the start in right field for ailing Nate Schierholtz.
But after getting a walk in two plate appearances, Burriss made a quick exit after three innings, which was curious.
As it turns out, Burriss felt a tweak in his hamstring and decided to let trainers know. Then the decision was made to remove him.
“I’ve got a good thing going,” Burriss told CSNBayArea.com. “Might as well speak up if you don’t feel right. I’ve played a lot of innings. It’s nothing serious at all.”
Burriss, who is hitting .417 this spring, likely will sit out a couple of games, which works out OK for the Giants. Look for Ryan Theriot to get starts at 2B the next couple of days.
Theriot played in a minor-league game Wednesday as he tried to find the timing in his bat. The Giants need to make a call by next Thursday on whether or not to keep Theriot. Henry Schulman of the SF Chronicle had a nice story about Theriot’s situation. To read it, click here.
- LF Brett Pill, who has been quiet lately, made some noise with a three-run home run in the fourth. Just as noteworthy, he took his first walk of the spring.
- DH Buster Posey went 2 for 4, raising his spring average to .294.
- C Chris Stewart went 1 for 2 with a walk. He also gunned down Asdrubel Cabrera trying to steal second.
- C Hector Sanchez kept swinging the hot bat, going 2 for 2, with a double, bumping his spring average to .480.
- P Eric Surkamp continues to give the Giants confidence that they have some depth in the rotation. Surkamp would be the No. 1 option to fill in if there is an injury or if someone (read: Zito) struggles. He gave up two runs in five innings, both runs scoring on a two-run homer to Shelley Duncan.
Tim Linecum faces Jamie Moyer as the Giants meet the Rockies at 7:10 p.m.