April 9th, 2014

Shots From AT&T

Quick Hits for April 9, 2014

San Francisco Giants, S.F. Giants, photo, 2014, Opening Day

ABOUT YESTERDAY… The Giants opened their 15th season at AT&T Park yesterday with a 7-3 victory over the Diamondbacks…yesterday’s win marked San Francisco’s sixth straight home opener victory, tied for their longest in franchise history.

San Francisco Giants, S.F. Giants, photo, 2014, Opening Day

BRANDON BELTING HOMERS… 1B Brandon Belt hit his fifth home run of the season yesterday to become the first Giant since Jose Cruz Jr. in 2003 to hit five home runs in the first eight games…Willie Mays is the only SF Giant to hit six-or-more home runs in the teams first nine games as he hit seven in the first nine games in 1964…1B Johnny Mize of the New York Giants hit six home runs in his team’s first nine games in 1947.

San Francisco Giants, S.F. Giants, photo, 2014, Opening Day

HUNTER PENCE… Already has three outfield assists, one more than he had all of last year.

San Francisco Giants, S.F. Giants, photo, 2014, Opening Day

LEADING THE WAY… OF Angel Pagan has hit safely in the first eight games on the year (15-for-34, .441)…since returning to the Giants lineup last season on Aug. 30 after injuring his left hamstring, Pagan has hit .354 (45-for-127) in 33 games, with the club going 20-13 in that span.

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