Stat of the Day: Another nail-biter

May 6th, 2021

MLB.com is keeping track of a Stat of the Day for the Giants this season, highlighting a unique, interesting or fun nugget from each game.

May 5: Rockies 6, Giants 5 -- Close game par for the course
Twenty-four of the Giants’ 31 games this season have been decided by three runs or fewer. The club is 13-11 in those games.

May 4: Giants 12, Rockies 4 -- Strong out of the gate
The Giants erupted for 10 runs on eight hits and two walks in the first inning of the first game of Tuesday's doubleheader at Coors Field. It marked the first time the Giants scored 10 runs in the first inning since June 29, 1967, against the Cardinals, when they scored 11 in the first -- nine of them against Hall of Famer Bob Gibson.

May 2: Giants 7, Padres 1 -- Tauchman in the HR column
Mike Tauchman notched his first home run with the Giants in the third inning, when he crushed a three-run shot to right field off Padres right-hander Joe Musgrove. It was Tauchman's first home run since September 8, 2019, when he went deep in the Yankees' 10-5 win over the Red Sox.

May 1: Padres 6, Giants 2 -- Rare skid
The Giants lost back-to-back games for only the second time this season. Their first losing streak of the season came on April 16-17 against the Marlins.