Single … Twitter: @ESurkamp … played three seasons at North Carolina State University (2006-08), where he was teammates with Yankees 2007 first-round pick Andrew Brackman … played for Orleans in the Cape Cod League in 2006-07 and for Team USA at the 2007 World Port Tournament in the Netherlands … is a 2005 graduate of Moeller High School in Cincinnati … pitched a no-hitter in a playoff game during as a junior year in 2004 to help Moeller win the Ohio state championship.
Made 18 appearances (11 starts) with Class AAA Charlotte and 35 relief appearances with the White Sox … 31 of his outings with the Sox were 1.0 IP or less, including 14 of 0.1 or less...Limited left-handers to a .174 average (8-46) with 11 strikeouts...First batters faced went just 3-29 (.103)...Allowed 10.7 percent (3-28) of inherited runners to score...Was recalled from Charlotte on 6/26 and made his White Sox debut that night at Toronto (1 ER/1.1 IP)...Made four straight scoreless appearances from 7/6-11...Earned his first win on 8/9 at Seattle after inducing an inningending double play in the ninth inning...Was optioned to Charlotte on 8/10 and recalled a second time on 8/16...Appeared in two games before being optioned on 8/22...Was recalled on 9/2 for the remainder of the season...Recorded a 1.80 ERA (2 ER/10.0 IP) with nine strikeouts over 12 September appearances...Did not allow an earned run over his final six appearances (4.2 IP) from 9/16-27...Recorded career highs in relief with four strikeouts over 1.2 IP on 9/13 vs. Minnesota...Made 11 starts (3-4, 5.25 ERA) and seven relief appearances (1-1, 3.10 ERA) with the Knights...Was named International Pitcher of the Week for 6/16-22 after going 1-0 with a 0.64 ERA (1 ER/14.0 IP) in two starts...Struck out a season-high 12 on 5/30 at Toledo over 6.0 IP
Appeared in 17 games between San Francisco, Class A San Jose and Class AAA Fresno … began the season on the 15-day disabled list to continue his recovery from Tommy John surgery on 7/24/12 … was transferred to the 60-day disabled list on 5/28 … was sent to San Jose on an injury rehabilitation assignment on 6/5, where he posted a 2.93 ERA (5 ER/15.1 IP) over five starts … was returned from his rehab assignment, reinstated from the 60-day disabled list and optioned to Fresno on 6/27 … was recalled by the Giants on 7/23 as the 26th man prior to a doubleheader vs. Cincinnati … made the start in Game 1 and suffered the loss after allowing seven runs on nine hits over 2.2 IP … was optioned back to the Grizzlies following the game, where he spent the remainder of the season … won four of his first six starts and three of his last four with Fresno … worked at least 7.0 IP in each of his final seven starts … limited opponents to a .221 (56-253) average, including a .203 mark (13-64) vs. lefties … allowed one run over a season-high 8.0 IP in a victory on 8/25 at Las Vegas … acquisition recommended by Daraka Shaheed and John Tumminia.
Missed the entire season due to Tommy John surgery. Had Tommy John surgery on July 24...Dr. James Andrews performed the procedure in Pensacola, Florida...Surkamp had been on the disabled list since the end of spring training as he suffered from inflammation in his left elbow...
was placed on the DL on March 26.
Made his Major League debut in 2011 in just his 4th professional season with San Francisco...
spent majority of season overpowering hitters in Eastern League, compiling 10-4 record with 165
strikeouts and 2.02 ERA (32er, 142.1ip) in 23 games (22 starts) in his 1st season at Double-A level ... Went 2-2 with 5.74 ERA (17er, 26.2ip) in 6 big
league starts ... Was named to Eastern League mid-season and
postseason All-Star teams ... Had great chance of becoming 1st Eastern League pitcher
in over 30 years to win pitching equivalent of Triple Crown
as he led league in strikeouts (165), ERA (2.02) and was
tied for 3rd in wins (10) at time of his recall to Majors ... Finished season leading Eastern League in ERA, finished
2nd in strikeouts and tied for 5th in wins...also led
Eastern League in WHIP (1.08) and ranked 2nd in opponents
avg. against (.213) ... Allowed 3 runs-or-fewer in 20 of his 23 appearances and
led Squirrels with 16 quality starts ... Struck out 10-or-more batters 8 times, with season-high
12 strikeouts twice (July 10 vs. Harrisburg and July 29
at Trenton)...recorded 10 strikeouts in 3-consecutive
starts from April 27-May 7...went 2-0 with 0.47 ERA (1er,
19.1ip) during that stretch ... Was named Eastern League pitcher of Week for May 2-8
after posting 2-0 record with 0.73 ERA (1er, 12.1ip) with
20 strikeouts in 2 starts ... Went 3-0 with 0.89 ERA (4er, 40.2ip) and 38 strikeouts in
6 starts during month of May ... Ended May leading Eastern League with 1.33 ERA (9er,
61.0ip)...also ranked 2nd with 69 strikeouts ... Was placed on DL with left knee injury from June 14-24
and missed 9 games for Richmond ... Was named Eastern League pitcher of Week for 2nd-time
July 4-10, posting 1-0 record with 2.13 ERA (3er, 12.2ip)
with 23 Ks in 2 starts ... Had his contract purchased from double-A Richmond on
Aug. 27 and made his Major League debut that night
vs. Houston, filling rotation slot of an injured Jonathan
Sanchez...did not receive decision in his debut despite
tossing 6.0 innings and allowing just 1 run on 6 hits with
2 walks and 4 strikeouts...threw 87 pitches and left game
tied at 1-1 ... Earned his 1st career victory Sept. 6 at San Diego, tossing
5.0 innings and allowing 3 earned runs on 5 hits in SF's 6-4
win ... Recorded his 1st career hit and RBI with 2 out single
in 2nd inning on Sept. 17 at Colorado off RHP Drew
Pomeranz ... Was charged with his 1st career loss on Sept. 24 at
Arizona in Giants' 15-2 defeat...recorded just 2 outs as he
was touched for 6 runs on 3 hits and 4 walks in D-Backs'
6-run 1st inning...marked 2nd-shortest start by Giants
pitcher in 2011 (Madison Bumgarner, 0.1 inning on June
21 vs. Minnesota).
Went 4-2 with 3.11 ERA (35er, 101.1ip) in 17 starts for Class A Advanced San Jose ... Was twice named CAL Pitcher of Week May 10-16 and
July 5-11 ... Named to California League mid-season and postseason
All-Star teams ... Was placed on disabled list on July 18 after he dislocated
his hip attempting to field ground ball and missed remainder
of season with injury.
Spent season with Class A Augusta, going 11-5 with 3.30 ERA (48er, 131.0ip) in 23 starts ... Led Giants' farm system and ranked 3rd-most in minors
with 169 strikeouts ... Posted 3rd-most victories (11) in SAL ... Was promoted to San Jose for CAL playoffs and
started 3 games.
In his 1st professional season combined to go 0-2 with 5.71 ERA (11er, 17.1ip) with ARL-Giants and
short-season Salem-Keizer ... Made his professional debut with AZL Giants on July 5,
making 2 relief appearances.
> Was transferred to Salem-Keizer where he posted 0-2
record with 6.43 ERA (10ers, 14.0ip) in 5 games (4 starts).