Apr 3, 2014; Phoenix, AZ, USA; San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

San Francisco Giants Preview & Predictions: May


The San Francisco Giants start a 10-day road trip that starts tonight in Atlanta and ends May 11th in Los Angeles. It’s their longest road trip until they head to New York at the beginning of August. The Giants are sitting on top of NL West Division with a 17-11 record and a half game up on the Los Angeles Dodgers.

 

Preview

San Francisco Giants (17-11) at Atlanta Braves (17-10): 3-game series. Both teams are at the top of their respective division.
San Francisco Giants (17-11) at Pittsburgh Pirates (10-18): 3-game series. The Pirates are currently at the bottom of the NL Central
San Francisco Giants (17-11) at Los Angeles Dodgers (17-10): 4-game series. The two teams are neck and neck in the NL West and the Giants will need to stay that way until they meet them on the 8th. It will be a key matchup going forward. Oh yeah, Kershaw will be back.


Atlanta Braves at San Francisco Giants: 3-game series. If the rotation sticks, Tim Hudson may also miss this series pitching against his former team.
Miami Marlins at San Francisco Giants: 4-game series. The Marlins stink on the road, so the Giants should have a good chance to win or sweep this series.
San Francisco Giants at Colorado Rockies: 3-game series. By mid-May the Giants just may need to get to Colorado bad, though the Rox are staying close in the division.
Minnesota Twins at San Francisco Giants: 3-game series. Interleague is stupid. That’s all I’ll say.
Chicago Cubs at San Francisco Giants: 3-game series.  The Cubs are barely better than the Pirates, but watch out for Nate Schierholtz in AT&T Park.
San Francisco Giants at St. Louis Cardinals: 4-game series ending June 1st.  Always a tough game. Giants will need a split at least.

Predictions

Pitcher of the Month - Matt Cain
I predict Cain will come out of this slump, and he needs it badly. Statistically, May has always one of his winningest months, so I predict more of the same.

Hitter of the Month – Buster Posey
Buster is coming out of his slump and his hitting .313 in his last 10 games. Plus, he’s hit better on the road (.318) than at home (.291) in his big league career.

Defender of the Month - Brandon Crawford – Did we really even have to ask this?

 

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  • Mark ONeill

    Ouch…Melissa Interleague is stupid? I love interleague

  • Mark ONeill

    I love interleague! Interesting that you do not.

    • Melissa Felkins

      I just don’t think it serves the players much purpose. It’s “fun” sometimes, but I just think it’s pointless during the season.

      • http://aroundthefoghorn.com Mark ONeill

        But…but…but what about the games themselves? And seeing guys that you would never otherwise see? I mean, I think of the American League as the Imitation League, but there are some undeniably excellent players in the Other League. Oh heck, I might as well get it all out there: I especially like that there is at least one interleague game every day. I think the variety of mixing in five or six series during the season against the AL is the spice of baseball. Competing against the Dodgers is the meat and potatoes of baseball; competing against the American League is just a little more exotic. Having no control over the process, I have decided to embrace it enthusiastically.

  • Dave Edlund

    I got to say I love inter league too because I love seeing players from the American league. I am already looking forward to the A’s vs. Giants games in early July! One of my special HR’s was one Big Papi hit into the Cove in 2010. I love all great baseball players and not just Giants. One of my favorite players growing up in the 60′s was Roberto Clemente and he played 3,000 miles away!

    I believe Morse and Hudson will continue to be big stories in May. If they do not get injured, their sweet stories will roll on. Hudson is heading for 3,000 career innings pitched and that is a marathon record that few see these days. The often injured Morse is hoping to play 100 plus games, something he has only done twice in his 10 year career, but if he goes 140 plus games, write down 30 HR’s from him. That will be the unofficial Giants record since AT&T Park for a player not in the PED era. Only from 2000-2004 in the PED era did we have 30 plus HR years from players at AT7T Park. And I predict Morse will notch 100 career HR’s before Panda. Morse currently has 990 and Panda 92.

    We are also on pace to hit 1,000 AT&T park HR’s by Giants this year. We are at 963 so far. 37 to go!!!!!

    Go Giants!