5 reasons to celebrate the .500 San Francisco Giants on Cinco de Mayo

By Matthew Connolly
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Apr 18, 2015; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants infielder Brandon Crawford (35) is congratulated by third base coach Roberto Kelly (39) after hitting a home run against the Arizona Diamondbacks in the fourth inning at AT&T Park. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

Crawford has been Bonds-esque

Easy, people. I know I’m sippin’ the margarita a little (OK…waaay) too much with that statement, but Brandon Crawford has been a legit power threat thus far, leading the team in home runs (5) and slugging (.481).

For a defensive shortstop that reached double digit home runs (10) for the first time last year, this power surge is nothing short of remarkable. It’s come at the right time too, what with Hunter Pence out and Casey McGehee doing a whole lot of nothing.

Speaking of Craw-dawg’s defense, it’s been better than ever. Here’s a sample from last night:

Can we just give him the gold glove now?

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