Mike Yastrzemski, Michael Conforto, Blake Sabol, Wilmer Flores, J.D. Davis, Joc Pederson, Thairo Estrada, David Villar, Bryce Johnson, and Brandon Crawford.
All of them have homered for the San Francisco Giants in the last five games, with Yastrzemski, Pederson, and Conforto going yard multiple times.
The Giants are looking like their 2021 version, a team that got power production from unexpected sources.
“14 HR in their last 5 games. This is the 8th season since moving to SF where the Giants have had least 1 such 5-game span, along with: 2021, 2004, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1987, 1961,” Sarah Langs tweeted.
14 HR in their last 5 games
this is the 8th season since moving to SF where the Giants have had least 1 such 5-game span, along with:
— Sarah Langs (@SlangsOnSports) April 6, 2023
They don’t even have Mitch Haniger back yet, as he is rehabbing from an injury.
They lost Brandon Belt and Evan Longoria over the offseason, but it hasn’t mattered: they are mashing anyway.
They were this close to landing Aaron Judge and Carlos Correa, so imagine the fireworks had they completed their signings.
For now, the offense is firing on all cylinders.
The Giants hadn’t shown this kind of power over a five-game stretch since 2021 and, before then, since the Barry Bonds days.
Not even the dynasty seasons of the early 2010s had this kind of over-the-fence pop.
Even with the power surge, the Giants are 2-3 to open the year, before Thursday’s game against the Chicago White Sox.
It’s still very early, though, and if ace Logan Webb can right the ship and the offense keeps producing like this, they could fight for one of the Wild Card spots.
Even if they fall short, this power output means their offense will at least stay competitive for the rest of the year.
The ability is there.NEXT: The Giants Came Out Swinging On Monday