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Giants Streaking

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Winners of 6 in a row, just passed the Rockies, on top of the NL West.

Still with very narrow run differential (+2), but obviously doing it  via run prevention and just enough–and timely and highly efficient–offense [3.47 runs scored per game vs. 3.44 runs allowed per game]. Lots like last year. Though some Giants fans like this years’ lineup better. [Although, I have to say, hoping for OBP-black hole  Freddie Sanchez to be the #2 hitter in your lineup is…masochistic (notice that his OBP is totally AVG driven: it’s generally .030-.035 higher than his batting average; and notice his career OBP is .335…or about .005 over league average…and you want him in the #2 hole?).]

I’m not sure their pitching staff is quite as top to bottom awesome as  they were last season. However, I am likely full of fecal matter as it’s been written that the bullpen is succeeding wildly.

They do have a shortstop problem. But, amazingly, this team, which I thought looked terrible defensively in the early season, is fourth in the NL in DER (9th in the Majors).

Definitely the Run Prevention.

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Written by jjvedamuthu

May 12, 2011 at 16:01