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San Francisco Giants June Month in Review

June 30th, 2014 at 3:05 PM
By Michael Almonte

'san francisco' photo (c) 2010, Eric Golub - license: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

The San Francisco Giants are happy to see the month of June disappear after going 4-15 in their last 19 games to end the month. The team went 10-16 in June, while going 5-12 at home and 5-4 on the road.

The Giants won only three series during the month, won one series at home, two on the road and lost five series overall. They ended the month by losing 12 of 14 home games and were swept twice. They lost four series at home.

The offense struggled in June, batting .254 with 93 runs scored, 11 triples, 14 home runs and 89 RBI's. Buster Posey was the shining star during the month, batting .362 in 25 games. He recorded a hit in 22 of 25 games in June. Posey smacked 34 hits, 10 doubles, two home runs, 15 RBI's and scored 10 runs.

'Posey at Bat' photo (c) 2013, Don DeBold - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

The 2012 National League MVP produced a .380 on-base percentage and .532 slugging percentage equaling a .912 OPS. Hunter Pence batted .306 in June, drilling 33 hits, four home runs and scored 16 runs in 26 games. Pablo Sandoval batted .301 with 28 hits, nine RBI's and scored 10 runs in 26 games.

The Giants pitching had its problems by recording a 4.31 ERA, while surrendering 212 hits, 116 runs, 111 earned runs, 16 home runs, 176 strikeouts and held the opposition to a .245 batting average.

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

Madison Bumgarner, Tim Hudson, Tim Lincecum and Ryan Vogelsong each won two games, while Matt Cain was out of touch, going 0-3 with a 5.46 ERA in five starts.

The highlight of the month was Lincecum throwing his second career no-hitter on June 25 against the San Diego Padres. The Giants enter the month of July in a battle with their rival Los Angeles Dodgers for the National League West. 

 

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

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