Both Hunter Pence and Marco Scutaro went 1-for-4 on Thursday, but what magnificent 1-for-4s they were for the San Francisco Giants.
Since arriving in trades in late July, both have been RBI machines, and that talent was on display again in a 7-3 win over the Diamondbacks. During a six-run second inning, both hit two-run homers.
Scutaro, acquired from the Rockies, has 41 RBI in 56 games while hitting .361 as a Giant.
Pence still has a low average in a Giants uniform (.223) since the Giants got him from the Phillies, but he has 39 RBI in 53 games.
That's 80 RBI from two hitters in two months.
One day after Buster Posey became the first Giant since Barry Bonds in 2004 to collect 100 RBI, Pence reached 98 RBI, combined with the Phillies and Giants.
As for Scutaro, he has a 15-game hit streak during which he's batting .452.
Compared to the rival Dodgers' steep financial commitments in several trades for marquee players, the Giants are paying mere pennies to Pence and Scutaro.