Over the course of three years, Matt Duffy has gone from being an 18th round draft pick (568th overall) by the San Francisco Giants in 2012 to being a World Series champion at the end of the of the 2014 season to being a player who had to compete for a roster spot in Spring Training earlier this year to now being the Giants’ everyday third baseman.
The San Francisco Giants are suddenly facing a shortage of outfielders with Hunter Pence and Nori Aoki both injured. Because of this, the Giants are in need of an offensive spark, and that spark could end up coming from Andrew Susac, not Gregor Blanco and Justin Maxwell, who are filling in for those starting roles.
Hunter Pence is inching closer and closer to returning to the field for the San Francisco Giants. After several weeks of rehab, treatment, and live batting practice, Pence finally played in his first game since being hit by a pitch in Spring Training that broke his forearm.
The San Francisco Giants currently have a 14-14 record, after starting the season 4-10. The Giants are starting to click on all cylinders, and their starting pitching has really stepped up recently.
In this week’s Giants Mailbag post, we will discuss George Kontos’ hot start to the season, who’s the Giants most important utility player, and if Adam Duvall could get called up to the Giants sometime soon.
Entering the 2015 season, the biggest concern for the reigning World Series champion San Francisco Giants was their starting rotation. As the season rolls on, this continues to be their main concern, especially as some of the starters are dealing with injuries, and Ryan Vogelsong has had to be utilized more as a spot starter than a long reliever.
After pulling off a sweep of the Los Angeles Angels on Sunday, the San Francisco Giants have now gone 8-3 in their last 11 games and currently have a 12-13 overall record. The Giants still have some injuries and other concerns to overcome, but they have certainly started to pick things up since starting the season 4-10.
The San Francisco Giants started off the 2015 season on a dismal note with several players injured. After starting off the season 4-10, the Giants have started to play better baseball and now have an 11-13 record, which is currently fourth in the National League West. In addition to the higher level of play, the Giants are also expecting some of their injured players to return the field in the near future.