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San Francisco Giants Must Snap Road Funk

June 6th, 2013 at 10:25 AM
By Michael Almonte

The San Francisco Giants open up a nine-game road trip Friday night in Arizona against the Diamondbacks looking to improve on their dreaded 10-17 road record.

'San Francisco Giants' photo (c) 2012, HarshLight - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

The Giants offense has done their part on the road batting .252 in 27 games away from AT&T Park. The champs have smacked 235 hits, scored 110 runs, 44 doubles, three triples, 16 home runs, 101 RBI's, 65 walks and struck out 187 times. They have produced a .302 on-base percentage and .358 slugging percentage equaling a .660 OPS.

Marco Scutaro has excelled on the road batting .330 in 23 games, while drilling 31 hits, five doubles, three RBI's, seven walks and scored 14 runs. Brandon Crawford is batting .302 in 27 games, while connecting with 29 hits, 13 doubles, one triple, 13 RBI's, eight walks and scored 14 runs. Joaquin Arias leads the team with a road batting average of .381 in 19 games.

'San Francisco Giants' photo (c) 2012, HarshLight - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

The Giants pitching has been their weak spot on the road, showcasing an awful 5.21 ERA. That needs to change during this upcoming trip and the rest of the season. The Giants have allowed 253 hits, 153 runs, 134 earned runs, 36 home runs, 86 walks and 208 strikeouts in 231.1 innings. They have recorded 10 saves and opponents are batting .275 off them.

The Giants are 3-6 in road series, while getting swept on two occasions. They have not won a road series since sweeping the Diamondbacks back on April 29-May 1. After the Giants face the Diamondbacks, they will battle two other great teams in the National League in the Pittsburgh Pirates and Atlanta Braves. 

Tags: Baseball, MLB, San Francisco, San Francisco Giants

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