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San Francisco Giants: 3 biggest takeaways vs. Colorado Rockies

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - APRIL 13: (L-R) Gerardo Parra #8, Kevin Pillar #1 and Steven Duggar #6 of the San Francisco Giants celebrates defeating the Colorado Rockies 5-2 during a Major League Baseball game at Oracle Park on April 13, 2019 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - APRIL 13: (L-R) Gerardo Parra #8, Kevin Pillar #1 and Steven Duggar #6 of the San Francisco Giants celebrates defeating the Colorado Rockies 5-2 during a Major League Baseball game at Oracle Park on April 13, 2019 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
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SAN FRANCISCO, CA – APRIL 11: Kevin Pillar #1 of the San Francisco Giants hits a solo home run in the bottom of the seventh inning against the Colorado Rockies at Oracle Park on April 11, 2019 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA – APRIL 11: Kevin Pillar #1 of the San Francisco Giants hits a solo home run in the bottom of the seventh inning against the Colorado Rockies at Oracle Park on April 11, 2019 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images)

It’s not often you see a team take three of four games while hitting .181 over the course of a series.

Welcome to the 2019 Giants.

At first blush, one might think those numbers were skewed by the fact that German Marquez threw a one-hitter for the Rockies on Sunday.

However, the Giants hit just .216 in the three games they won, including an eight-hit performance in the 18-inning game on Friday.

This lineup simply doesn’t have the firepower to pile up runs, and even when they do manage to string together a few hits, the lack of over-the-fence power throughout the lineup tends to limit crooked-number innings.

On the year, the Giants rank 29th in team batting average (.199), 30th in on-base percentage (.259), 30th in OPS (.572) and 28th in home runs (10), while averaging just under 2.8 runs per game.

It’s a testament to just how good they’ve been on the mound and with the gloves that they’ve managed to win seven games to this point.

Expect to see more moves like the trade for Tyler Austin throughout the season as the front office searches for some way to spark the offense.

We could also see an in-house promotion or two, and one name to watch there is Triple-A corner infielder Zach Green.

The 25-year-old is hitting .361/.465/.750 with three doubles, three home runs and eight RBI in 11 games to kick off the MiLB season.

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