Comparing the San Francisco Giants and Los Angeles Dodgers position-by-position

By Danny Vietti
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Oct 19, 2012; St. Louis, MO, USA; San Francisco Giants right fielder Hunter Pence (8) makes a sliding catch against the St. Louis Cardinals during game five of the 2012 NLCS at Busch Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Peter G. Aiken-USA TODAY Sports

Hunter Pence VS. Yasiel Puig

Unfortunately, both Puig and Pence have dealt with a number of injuries throughout the year. They seem to have been traveling parallel this year. For instance, just two days ago, Pence went down with a left oblique injury, and one day later, Puig went down with a strained hamstring. When both are healthy, Pence is a more consistent and developed hitter than Puig, and he is the heart of the Giants team.

Pence–.275/.327/.478, 52 games, 9 home runs, 40 RBI, 13 doubles, 30 runs, .977 fielding percentage, and 1.0 WAR.

Puig–.250/.320/.434, 72 games, 10 home runs, 35 RBI, 11 doubles, 28 runs, .992 fielding percentage, and 0.8 WAR.

Advantage Pence.

8th Inning: Giants 5–Dodgers 3

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