San Francisco Giants player of the week (Week 6): Marco Scutaro

San Francisco Giants' Marco Scutaro, left,  tags out Atlanta Braves' Jordan Schafer on a steal attempt during the third inning of a baseball game, Friday, May 10, 2013 in San Francisco.  (AP Photo/George Nikitin)

San Francisco Giants’ Marco Scutaro, left, tags out Atlanta Braves’ Jordan Schafer on a steal attempt during the third inning of a baseball game, Friday, May 10, 2013 in San Francisco. (AP Photo/George Nikitin)

When the Giants re-signed Marco Scutaro to a three-year, it would have been a lot to expect the same Scutaro who produced during the last two months of 2012 and into the postseason.

But we’d be happy with something close to that.

As the season start, we saw a Scutaro who struggled. Then we learned he was still battling back issues that plagued him during spring training.

Then he got hot, and things were good. Then he started to scuffle again. And not only scuffle, but strike out, which is something he just didn’t do last year.

Well, those days are over as Scutaro is swinging the bat well, again.

Scutaro extended his hitting streak to 12 games on Sunday with another solid game that included his first home run of the season. He’s batting .479 (23-for-48) during that binge, indicating his relief from back pain.

Over the past week, Scutaro went 14 for 30 (.467) with four doubles, a triple, home run and no runs scored. He did not draw a walk but he also didn’t strike out.

And that make Scutaro MoreSplashHits’ player of the week for the Week of May 6-12. He’s now batting .305 for the season.

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