• Left fielder Carlos Gonzalez parked a home run deep to center Friday afternoon, conservatively estimated at 435 feet, off Giants starter Chris Heston. On Thursday night, catcher Wilin Rosario hit a similarly long-distance homer off Giants ace Matt Cain. It led to an interesting question. Who would win a home run distance contest?
Manager Walt Weiss paused before saying, "I wouldn't bet against CarGo."
• Shortstop Troy Tulowitzki, who played just 47 games last year because of scar tissue in his left groin, played Thursday night and Friday afternoon with no problems and seems to be showing no ill effects. He is extending himself more to make plays.
The plan is more frequent rest in order to protect the durability of Tulowitzki, who is the most statistically accomplished offensive and defensive shortstop in baseball but is one of the biggest at a position usually reserved for smaller men.
"I don't like to map anything out, really -- I know better -- but we've got a decent idea of what it should look like," Weiss said. "He'll let us know by just the way he's running around and the way he feels. We've had a lot of conversations about that, making sure we're up front with each other on when he needs a break."