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San Francisco Giants May Month in Review

June 1st, 2014 at 10:18 AM
By Michael Almonte

The San Francisco Giants were clearly the best team in baseball during the month of May, going 19-9 and establishing themselves as title contenders once again. The orange and black displayed a 10-5 road record and 9-4 mark at home.

'Let's Go Giants' photo (c) 2012, Joe Mazzola - license: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/

The Giants offense was ignited in May, scoring the third most runs in the National League with 123, while smacking 240 hits, 29 home runs, 118 RBI's, 18 stolen bases, a .248 batting average and .402 slugging percentage.

Pablo Sandoval came out of his funk by having a monster month with a .318 batting average in 29 games. He drilled 34 hits, six doubles, six home runs, 19 RBI's and scored 17 runs. The Panda recorded a .339 on-base percentage and .542 slugging percentage equaling a .881 OPS.

Hunter Pence was mister reliable in May, connecting with 35 hits, five doubles, one triple, five home runs, 12 RBI's, 12 walks and scored 24 runs in 29 games. He produced a .373 on-base percentage and .504 slugging percentage totaling a .877 OPS.

Angel Pagan continues to be the catalyst for the lineup, showcasing a .309 batting average with 29 hits, six doubles, seven stolen bases and scored 18 runs in 25 games. He managed a .350 on-base percentage and .426 slugging percentage reaching a .776 OPS.

'SD Padres Pablo Sandoval' photo (c) 2013, SD Dirk - license: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

The Giants pitching returned to peak form by leading all of baseball with a 2.91 ERA, while allowing the second fewest runs in baseball with 90 and fewest earned runs in the majors with 84. They surrendered 221 hits, the least amount of homers in 17, 230 strikeouts, 13 saves and teams are batting .231 against them, which ranks second best in baseball

Madison Bumgarner was lights out by going 5-0 with a 2.08 ERA in six starts. The lefty yielded 28 hits, 10 runs, nine earned runs, two home runs, five walks and 48 strikeouts in 39 innings. He is holding the opposition to a .203 batting average.

Ryan Vogelsong turned the corner by producing a 3-1 record with a 2.29 ERA in six outings. He surrendered 32 hits, 10 runs, one home run and 34 strikeouts in 39.1 innings. Opponents batted .227 off him. 

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

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