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SF Giants: Three key takeaways from Rockies series

DENVER, CO - MAY 5: Brandon Crawford #35 of the SF Giants points to the sky as he crosses home plate after hitting a two-run home run during the second inning against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field on May 5, 2021 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)
DENVER, CO - MAY 5: Brandon Crawford #35 of the SF Giants points to the sky as he crosses home plate after hitting a two-run home run during the second inning against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field on May 5, 2021 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)
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Brandon Belt #9 of the SF Giants hits a 2 RBI home run against the Colorado Rockies in the first inning during game two of a doubleheader at Coors Field on May 04, 2021. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

SF Giants: Three Key Takeaways from the Rockies Series

2. Veteran position players continue to lead the way

The Giants were considered a rebuilding team entering the season been a bit of an odd one as they are off to a solid 18-13 start, but it is the veteran position players who continue to lead the way on offense. Buster Posey, Brandon Crawford, and Brandon Belt all had positive moments in this three-game series.

The trio contributed in a big in Tuesday’s 12-4 win against the Rockies. Belt, Crawford, and Posey each blasted a home run, which was the first time the three had done that in the same game since 2015.

Belt and Crawford each added one more home run later in the series. In the batter’s box, this was a very positive series for the Giants, but it felt more like what Giants fans have grown accustomed to seeing with the longtime trio:

  • Brandon Belt: 4-10, 2 home runs, 7 RBI
  • Brandon Crawford: 4-5, 2 home runs, 4 runs, and 4 RBI
  • Buster Posey: 5-7, 1 home run, 3 runs, and 1 RBI

Posey has put together an impressive season at the plate, but Crawford and Belt have battled bouts of inconsistency. Crawford and Belt got off to a slow start last season as well and began to turn it up in the second month. This season is entering its second month, so hopefully they can carry their strong performances over into a key series against the San Diego Padres beginning at Oracle Park on Friday.

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