San Francisco Giants: Good, Bad and Ugly from the Month of April
The Ugly — The Entire Offense
If you aren’t already crying from the bad stats in April, this should do the trick. The San Francisco Giants offense was absolutely terrible in April.
They finished next to last in the league in runs scored with 87. Only the Kansas City Royals had less with 63.
The offense actually had over 200 hits in April, finishing 17th in the league with 203, but they were 24th with a .240 batting average. They were even worse in on-base-percentage finishing April at .289, which was 28th in the league.
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They were tied for 18th in the league in stolen bases with just 11, and seven of those came from Eduardo Nunez.
One somewhat positive from the offense is they struck out the 12th fewest times in April. So they’re putting the ball in play, they just aren’t finding holes.
I also thought their average with runners in scoring position would be much worse in April, but it was a solid .253, which was 15th best in the league. But, they were in the bottom half of the league in producing those opportunities, which means we aren’t getting enough players in scoring position.
The San Francisco Giants were 29th in the league in home runs for April with 16. That helped lead to a horrible .342 slugging percentage — also 29th in the league.
They scored four runs or less in 18 games during the month of April. In those games they had a record of 5-13. That basically sums up the terrible month of April offensively.
Next: San Francisco Giants April Review: It Was Bad, Really Bad
With that, it’s time to put the month of April in the rear view mirror and hope for better things to come in May.