SF Giants set San Francisco era record in clobbering of Dodgers on Sunday

Los Angeles Dodgers v San Francisco Giants
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The SF Giants clobbered the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday by a score of 10-4 to clinch the series win. In doing so, they did something that has never been done before. Giants hitters recorded 10 doubles for the first time in the San Francisco era.

SF Giants set San Francisco era record in clobbering of Dodgers on Sunday

Hat tip to Taylor Wirth of NBC Sports Bay Area for posting that stat. According to Wirth, the previous career-high in doubles was nine set by this same team in a 14-4 win over the Colorado Rockies in May. That is a number that they have reached several times in the past.

Despite this, the Giants did fall just shy of the franchise record of 12 doubles in a game. That was done by the New York Giants at Brooklyn on April 11, 1912. Do you remember what you were doing during that game? I sure do not.

Before we even get started, Spencer Bivens deserves some special recognition. He did not hit a double on Sunday, but he did give the Giants five innings of one-run ball against a talented Dodgers lineup. This included two strikeouts against Shohei Ohtani:

You think he was excited? Bivens did an excellent job of saving a bullpen that has been taxed extensively lately due to the sheer number of bullpen games. That will earn him more spots to prove that he can stick.

The Giants lineup gave Bivens run support early and often. They faced off against lefty James Paxton, so manager Bob Melvin went with a righty-heavy lineup. That paid dividends. Jorge Soler, Heliot Ramos, and Patrick Bailey led the way as they recorded two doubles apiece.

Perhaps, the most encouraging sign was seeing Ramos record three hits, including two doubles, with one RBI on Sunday. While the young outfielder has been the Giants' best hitter since he was recalled in early May, he had tallied only one hit in his last four games before Sunday.

Luis Matos, David Villar, Austin Slater, and Nick Ahmed each added one double as well. The only Giants hitters who did not register a double were Matt Chapman and Tyler Fitzgerald. However, Chapman did blast his 11th home run of the season, whereas Fitzgerald had two singles in four at-bats.

Everyone contributed to Sunday's clobbering of the Dodgers. It was a positive day both in the batter's box and on the mound. The Giants see the Atlanta Braves and Cleveland Guardians next. They are hopeful that Sunday's win can help the offense find a little more consistency.