San Francisco Giants Version of Killer B’s Leading the Way
By Jake Mastroianni
The 2018 version of the Killer B’s is rolling for the San Francisco Giants this year with Brandon Belt, Brandon Crawford, and Buster Posey.
I know the Killer B’s are synonymous with the Houston Astros, but the San Francisco Giants have a very dangerous trio of their own.
And have awesome would it be if Posey’s first name was Brandon?
As it is, the two Brandons and Buster have been great for the Giants this year and are the main reason this team, and offense, is afloat.
While Andrew McCutchen and Evan Longoria — when healthy — have certainly helped lengthen this lineup, it’s the usual suspects for the Giants getting the job done.
Belt has been banged up at times this year, but he’s hitting a solid .297 with 42 runs scored, 16 doubles, 13 home runs, and 42 RBI.
Those are incredible numbers considering he’s played in just 78-of-95 games.
Crawford is right behind him in average at .295 with 41 runs scored, 21 doubles, 10 home runs, and 39 RBI in 90 games. And as always, Crawford gets it done in the field as well.
Posey has only played in 77 games this year, but he’s hitting .282 with 38 runs scored, 18 doubles, 5 home runs, and 28 RBI. He’s certainly not putting up the counting numbers we’re used to seeing, but another solid year for the catcher.
They have the three highest batting averages on the team (outside of Derek Law who is 1-for-1), they’ve scored 121-of-387 runs, 55-of-167 team doubles, 28-of-90 home runs, and 109-of-368 RBI.
Keep in mind that Belt and Posey have each missed nearly 20 games this year or those numbers would be even higher.
Despite only hitting .261, McCutchen is in the top three in just about every other category for the Giants. But his name doesn’t start with a ‘b’, so he can’t be a part of this party.
It is nice to see the longtime Giants getting it done for this team. Adding players like McCutchen and Longoria are fun and give the fans hope, but in your heart you still want to cheer for the guys who came up in your system.
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Hopefully the new Killer B’s continue to carry this team on offense in the second half of the season.