March 2nd, 2013
In honor of the first round of the WBC starting today (and BamBam beating South Korea in the first round) we wanted to highlight your San Francisco Giants who will be representing seven different countries in the 2013 World Baseball Classic.
Here are some quick links for anything you want to know about the World Baseball Classic:
(Photo notes: BamBam is not pictured because he had to leave for Taiwan before the above photo was taken and due to injuries Andres Torres and Jose Mijares will miss this year’s WBC)
As we count down to Opening Day we would like to highlight some of the players and coaches we will be cheering on during the 2013 season. Be sure to check out our 2013 Media Guide for more tidbits about our players and coaches.
- Posted the first 100+ RBI season of his career and ranked fifth in the NL in runs batted in.
- His 45 RBI since joining SF were the most on the club and fourth-most in the NL (since Aug. 1).
- His 32 go-ahead RBI were the second-most in the NL
- Hit his first home run in a Giants uniform on Aug. 12 vs.Colorado off of RHP Rafael Betancourt…with the game tied at 6-6 in the 8th inning and two men on base, Pence crushed a 0-1 pitch into left-center field to give the Giants a 9-6 lead.
- Hit his third career grand slam (first with Giants) on Sept. 14 at Arizona, hitting it off of LHP Tyler Skaggs to extend SF’s lead to 5-0 in the 3rd inning.