But yet here we are, on June 10, 2021, and the Giants are leading the Majors in home runs with 90. It’s not as if the Giants are an offensive force to be reckoned with either, as they rank 17th in batting average at .234, but they are the picture perfect example of power baseball.
This is especially impressive considering the Giants play in what is widely considered one of the most pitcher-friendly stadiums in the Majors, Oracle Park.
So how are the Giants leading the Majors in home runs despite playing at Oracle Park? Well, by making it rain whenever they play on the road.
Your eyes don't deceive you, the Giants have 14 more home runs on the road this season than any other team. That’s complete insanity.
It certainly reflects in their record on the road as well, as they sport a 20-14 record away from Oracle Park, which is the best road win percentage in the National League at 58.82%.
Brandon Crawford, who recently set the record for most starts at shortstop in Giants history, is leading the way for San Francisco with 14 home runs. Buster Posey is next in line with 10, and third baseman Evan Longoria has belted nine dingers so far this season.
Despite leading the NL West with the best record in the National League, Vegas refuses to budge on their odds. WynnBET has the Giants at +850 to win their division, behind the Los Angeles Dodgers (-240) and the San Diego Padres (+165).
It’s time to start giving the Giants some damn respect!