33-year old righty swinging Pat Burrell really struggled for the Tampa Bay Rays earlier this season as a DH. He played in 24 games for the Rays in which he was 17 of 84 (.202 avg, .625 OPS) with 9 runs scored, 2 homers and 13 RBIs. That led to his release. The Giants took a chance with him figuring that getting him back out in the field could help revive his bat and it certainly has. Burrell has played in 92 games for the Giants so far this year and he is 73 of 275 (.265 avg, .880 OPS) with 39 runs scored, 18 homers and 51 RBIs. Burrell’s plate discipline has also returned as he has walked 47 times for the Giants so far. Without Burrell, the Giants wouldn’t be where they are right now….period.