Apr 27, 2014; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants shortstop Brandon Hicks (14) celebrates at the plate with the Giant team after hitting home run during the ninth inning to win the game against the Cleveland Indians at AT&T Park. Giants won 4-1. Mandatory Credit: Bob Stanton-USA TODAY Sports

San Francisco Giants “2 Out Hits Toteboard” Week 4


The Giants had a better week this time around going 4-2 over their last 6 games. After dropping the first 2 games in Colorado the Giants have won 4 straight. The last 3 being a sweep over Cleveland.

Hunter Pence is finally breaking out of his slump. He notched three hits with 2 outs this week. Pence made 2 of them hurt for the other team. His biggest 2 out hit came Saturday against Cleveland. With the bases loaded Pence slapped a single to right field to drive in the deciding runs.

Of course, the biggest hit with 2 outs this week was off the bat of Brandon Hicks. I like this guy. Maybe it’s that he wears number 14 and that’s my old number. Maybe it’s because he hits walk-off home runs with 2 outs in the ninth inning. Either way, Hicks delivered with the 2 out hit of the week. His one swing on Sunday helped the Giants sweep a series for the first time this season.

Overall the Giants are batting .218 with 2 outs. Compare that to the .234 that the team is hitting overall and it’s not good. I mean, the .234 BA isn’t good on its own, but that .218 just stinks. That’s 13 more points the average fell with 2 outs this past week.

Buster Posey and Brandon Hicks were the only other players besides Pence to have more than one hit with 2 outs this past week. They each had two. Try to contain your excitement. Here’s how it breaks down after 4 weeks.

AB R H ▾ 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO 1 Angel Pagan 28 28 3 11 2 0 1 10 0 5 .393 .393 .571 .964 .455
2 Buster Posey 40 33 7 8 1 0 2 4 6 5 .242 .375 .455 .830 .231
3 Mike Morse 24 23 5 7 3 0 1 11 0 5 .304 .333 .565 .899 .353
4 Hunter Pence 32 26 7 6 0 0 2 5 6 3 .231 .375 .462 .837 .190
5 Brandon Hicks 21 16 6 5 2 0 1 5 4 6 .313 .476 .625 1.101 .444
6 Brandon Belt 28 27 8 5 0 0 2 5 1 8 .185 .214 .407 .622 .176
7 Pablo Sandoval 32 29 5 4 1 0 0 2 3 8 .138 .219 .172 .391 .190
8 Brandon Crawford 25 21 5 3 1 0 0 4 4 8 .143 .280 .190 .470 .231
9 Madison Bumgarner 4 4 1 2 1 0 1 4 0 2 .500 .500 1.500 2.000 1.000
10 Ehire Adrianza 9 9 3 2 1 0 0 2 0 3 .222 .222 .333 .556 .333
11 Joaquin Arias 14 13 3 2 0 0 0 1 1 1 .154 .214 .154 .368 .167
Team Total 301 271 57 59 12 1 10 56 27 68 .218 .296 .380 .676 .254
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 4/28/2014.

As a team the Giants went 4 for 16 with 2 outs and RISP this past week. They are batting .300 overall. I know, I was shocked too. The numbers don’t seem to lie.

AB R H ▾ 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO 1 Angel Pagan 16 16 3 7 2 0 1 10 0 3 .438 .438 .750 1.188 .500
2 Mike Morse 11 11 5 5 1 0 1 10 0 4 .455 .455 .818 1.273 .667
3 Brandon Hicks 8 5 6 3 1 0 1 5 2 0 .600 .750 1.400 2.150 .500
4 Brandon Belt 11 10 6 3 0 0 1 4 1 4 .300 .364 .600 .964 .400
5 Brandon Crawford 13 10 5 2 1 0 0 4 3 3 .200 .385 .300 .685 .286
6 Buster Posey 14 10 5 2 0 0 0 1 4 1 .200 .429 .200 .629 .222
7 Pablo Sandoval 9 8 5 2 0 0 0 2 1 1 .250 .333 .250 .583 .286
Team Total 118 100 49 30 5 0 5 48 17 27 .300 .407 .500 .907 .368
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 4/28/2014.

Overall, the Giants may not be as bad as some of the numbers suggest. Early on it was Angel Pagan carrying the load. Now it seems others like Morse, and Pence are starting to pick it up a bit. A productive team, is a happy team. I sure do enjoy watching the happy team play. Don’t you?

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  • Mark ONeill

    The Giants are starting to get all cylinders chugging. .218 is obviously unacceptable; let’s see if we are going to start bringing this stat up to snuff. Pablo going 1 for 43 with two strikes on him is not helping!

  • Mark Gilbert

    pablo is really ripping the ball lol,, without his bat in this lineup contributing to the offense other than making outs,, the Giants will continue to struggle,, he is and always has been one of two keys to this offense and nothing has changed,, he must start hitting the ball

    • Melissa Felkins

      I say give him until July, and if he can’t do any better, trade his big butt. I’m sure we could get a nice 42 year old 3B in return :)