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San Francisco Giants: Offensive success on the road needs to carry over

DENVER, COLORADO - MAY 09: Tyler Austin #19 of the San Francisco Giants is met at the plate by Tyler Beede #38 and Steven Duggar #6 after hitting a 3 RBI home run in the sixth inning against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field on May 08, 2019 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
DENVER, COLORADO - MAY 09: Tyler Austin #19 of the San Francisco Giants is met at the plate by Tyler Beede #38 and Steven Duggar #6 after hitting a 3 RBI home run in the sixth inning against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field on May 08, 2019 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
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The San Francisco Giants offense came to life during their recent road trip. Can they carry that momentum into their upcoming homestand?

The San Francisco Giants looked like a different team offensively during their recent road trip, scoring 49 runs in six games.

When was the last time you remember this team putting up numbers like that?

A closer look at the home and road splits reveals a staggering difference:

  • Home: .207 BA, .578 OPS, 8 HR, 3.12 runs per game
  • Road: .235 BA, .708 OPS, 27 HR, 4.62 runs per game

Some of that has to do with Oracle Park being a pitcher’s paradise, but surely it’s not completely a result of park factors.

This year’s team is still well behind last year’s pace when they hit 55 home runs in the first two months of the season. Still, the road numbers are impressive.

A high-powered offense? Maybe not, but this is clearly a different team on the road, and there is no ignoring double-digit runs scored in three of their last six games away from home.

Home runs will always be a key interest for fans and the team has shown some added pop over the past week.

Mac Williamson has already made an impact since being recalled from Triple-A. Stephen Vogt hit a dramatic game-tying home run in his Giants debut. Tyler Austin went deep twice on Thursday. Kevin Pillar and Brandon Belt are both on pace for 20-plus home runs.

Slowly but surely, this becoming a really enjoyable team to watch.

It’s worth repeating. After scoring just 98 runs through their first 31 games, they plated 49 in six games on their latest road trip.

What we are seeing is a developing offense that is coming together. Now they need to find a way to keep that momentum going at home.

What we know for sure is that this is a much different team than the 2018 San Francisco Giants. Fans should have plenty to talk about as this team continues to build for the future.

While it’s highly unlikely they will reach the playoffs in the final season of manager Bruce Bochy’s career, they can still provide some memorable moments along the way with an offense on the rise.

Next. Luis Castillo and the ones that got away

All we can hope for is continued progress from the offense throughout the season and into 2020 as Farhan Zaidi continues to build toward contention.

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