Hottest and coldest San Francisco Giants hitters during losing streak

By Matthew Connolly
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Mar 29, 2015; Scottsdale, AZ, USA; San Francisco Giants infielder Matt Duffy (50) at bat during a spring training game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Scottsdale Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Allan Henry-USA TODAY Sports

Matt Duffy

The Duffman isn’t exactly scorching, but he’s filled in admirably for an injured Casey McGehee at third, quietly putting together a five-game hitting streak that includes a multi-hit effort on Wednesday and his first career MLB home run on Tuesday.

With Casey McGehee ready to go, it will be interesting to see how Bochy finds Duffy at-bats moving forward. With his performance to date, it stands to reason that Joaquin Arias is no longer the team’s first infield option off the pine.

Nori Aoki

Nori Aoki has cooled down a bit after a red-hot start. During the skid, his on-base percentage has gone from .500 to .434, and he’s averaging a strikeout a game over his last five.

But that’s nitpicking. Aoki still looks like the team’s best leadoff option with Angel Pagan needed in the heart of the order, and he’s reached base in every game of the season while boasting five multi-hit efforts to date.

If only someone could drive him in.

Angel Pagan

Pagan has effectively taken away Aoki’s title as hottest member of the G-Men with three-straight multi-hit games, though all eight hits have only gone for singles. Stretching it out to the team’s last seven contests, Angel is batting at an impressive .400 clip.

Perhaps more important, his fiery persona has not gone away amidst the team’s struggles—a swagger the rest of the team would be wise to adopt if they want to turn things around.

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