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San Francisco Giants First Half Home Review

July 17th, 2013 at 2:39 PM
By Michael Almonte

The San Francisco Giants play in the best ballpark and have the best fans in all of baseball as their home crowd at AT&T Park gives them some extra juice when they play in front of them.

'AT&T Park' photo (c) 2010, Christopher Bowns - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/
 

The Giants have a 25-20 record at home and a 15-6 mark against the National League West at AT&T Park. They have recorded three sweeps, all against NL West teams and have only been swept once at home. 

Offensively, the champs have produced the third most hits in the NL at home with 417 and third most doubles with 87. They have the third best batting average at home with a .270 mark, while scoring 178 runs, 13 triples, 29 home runs, 171 RBI's, 269 strikeouts and 13 sacrifice flies in 45 games.

Gregor Blanco loves playing at home, where he is batting .331 in 38 games. He has smacked 41 hits, six doubles, three triples, 15 RBI's, 10 walks, 25 strikeouts and scored 13 runs. He has produced a .378 on-base percentage and .427 slugging percentage equaling a .805 OPS.

'Gregor Blanco' photo (c) 2012, Bay Area Bias - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/2.0/

Andres Torres has played terrific at AT&T Park, batting .330 in 35 games. He has connected with 32 hits, 11 doubles, two homers, 11 RBI's, eight walks, 19 strikeouts and scored 14 runs. He has recorded a .377 on-base percentage and .505 slugging percentage reaching a .883 OPS.

The Giants pitching will need to be even better in the second half if they want to defend their title. They have 3.63 ERA at home, while allowing the third fewest hits in the NL with 366. The opposition is batting .232 at AT&T Park, good for fifth best and recorded 397 strikeouts, fourth best. They have surrendered 178 runs, 172 earned runs, 34 homers, five shutouts and have walked the second most in the NL with 156. 

 

'Bumgarner Warming up 091710' photo (c) 2010, Bruce Harlick - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/
 

The Giants lefty duo of Madison Bumgarner and Barry Zito have excelled at home this season. Bumgarner is 4-1 in eight games with a 2.72 ERA, allowing 16 runs, 36 hits, seven home runs, 16 walks and 62 strikeouts in 53 innings. He is holding the opposition to a .194 batting average.

Zito is 4-1 at home in 11 games with a 2.45 ERA, yielding 61 hits, 19 runs, four homers, 28 walks and 42 strikeouts in 69.2 innings. Opponents are batting .241 against him. 

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