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The San Francisco Giants are off to fast start this season and a lot of the damage has come with 2 outs. So I decided to have some fun with it. Every week I am going to bring out the “2 Out Hits Toteboard” and we’ll see how the guys are doing.
As some of you may already know, this is right in my wheelhouse. For the past few years my Twitter handle has been @2outhits. It’s a nod to my dad that used to tell me growing up “Two out hits are the key to life”. So we’re gonna test that out this season and see how the Giants do.
I’m going to take a look at 2 out hits on a weekly basis as well as who leads on the season. This being week 1, let’s work out some of the kinks. If there’s something you’d like to see listed in the tables below that is not there this week, tell me in the comments below.
As you can see, Angel Pagan has ridden that fast start and already has 8 hits wth two outs this season. Buster Posey and Brandon Belt are tied for second with 4 apiece. Obviously this is one week, so the numbers will change over time. I’m very impressed to see Mike Morse with 3 already. Good way to start with a new team.
As a team the Giants are 27 for 90 with 2 outs. They have 7 doubles, 5 home runs, and most importantly, scored 27 runs. That’s a .300 batting average. It may not last all season, but it’s a fun way to begin.
With runners in scoring position and 2 outs, the Giants have been even better. So far in 2014 they are 16 for 36 (.444) with 3 doubles and 2 home runs in these situations. Pagan again shines as he has 6 of his 8 two out hits with runners in scoring position.
We’ll see if the Giants can keep this up throughout the season. So come back every week and we’ll see how the Giants are doing in clutch situations together. After all, 2 out hits are the key to life, aren’t they?