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San Francisco Giants “2 Out Hits Toteboard” Week 4

By Eric Nathanson

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.

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.

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?