Say what you will about Barry Bonds and his 2001 ‘record breaking’ season – that’s not the point here. What is the point is just how drastically awful the San Francisco Giants power outage has been.
According to Pedro Moura of the OC Register, it has taken the San Francisco Giants 3,684 more at-bat’s to hit 73 home runs than it did Barry Bonds to hit 73 during the 2001 campaign:
In 2001, Barry Bonds hit 73 home runs in 476 at-bats. In 2013, the Giants have hit 73 home runs in 4,160 at-bats
The Giants (shockingly) released their offensive frustration last night against the Miami Marlins, putting up 14 runs, though, were only able to manage a single round tripper in the process.
Hector Sanchez (the Giants’ backup catcher), who hit the lone home run also hit the Giants’ most recent home run prior to that, which took place the previous evening against the Washington Nationals. It was a three run shot that ended up winning the game – only the Giants’ second multi-run home run since the early parts of June.
Amazingly, the Giants actually aren’t even the worst home run hitting team in baseball. That honor goes to who else, the Miami Marlins, who take on the Giants tonight in what should be an epic slugfest, I’m sure.