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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.


Written by jjvedamuthu

May 12, 2011 at 16:01