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Giants now homerless in 16 straight home games

Jun 10, 2012, 8:29 PM EDT

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Forget about the splash hits in McCovey Cove; these Giants can’t even reach the cheap seats.

In getting shut out by the Rangers on Sunday, the Giants went without a homer in a 16th straight home game.

CSNBayArea.com’s Andrew Baggarly points out that the Giants have gone 506 home at-bats without a homer since Gregor Blanco hit one on May 14.

It’s the longest streak by a major league team since the Astros went homerless in 16 straight games at the Astrodome in 1990. Two more homerless games at AT&T Park and the Giants will have the longest such streak since 1960.

Here are the longest streaks since 1950:

27 – 1955 Orioles
26 – 1951 Senators
18 – 1954 Senators
17 – 1976 Royals
17 – 1983 Indians
16 – 1955 Senators
16 – 1957 Pirates
16 – 1972 Cardinals
16 – 1983-84 Astros
16 – 1990 Astros
16 – 2012 Giants

While they’re not getting homers, the Giants have actually gone 10-6 during the streak.  They’re one of two teams on the list to have a winning record during their streak; the 1957 Pirates went 9-7.

  1. cmcgly - Jun 10, 2012 at 9:01 PM

    I hear Barry Bonds is looking for a job

  2. sjsharksfan11 - Jun 10, 2012 at 9:19 PM

    Please tell me nobody is surprised by this. Ever since Bonds left bats have been the glaring need that Sabean consistently ignores hoping for another lightning in the bottle 2010 surprise.

    • cosanostra71 - Jun 10, 2012 at 10:34 PM

      sorry, but I was personally shocked by it. They’ve been such an offensive juggernaut the past few years.

  3. sisqsage - Jun 10, 2012 at 9:34 PM

    Pablo Sandoval’s been on the DL for a month-plus before being activated this weekend. That has something to do with it: he’s their best power source.

    A lost Lincecum’s a bigger problem than their lack of power. They can score enough with Blanco leading off and a healthy Melky, Buster, Panda and Pagan in a much improved lineup (doubles and triples type of hitters) over last year.

  4. stercuilus65 - Jun 11, 2012 at 1:31 AM

    Too bad they can’t bat against Lincecum.

  5. bigleagues - Jun 11, 2012 at 12:00 PM

    I, for one, am hoping that it’s Brandon Belt who snaps the teams homerless streak.

  6. goawaydog - Jun 11, 2012 at 1:43 PM

    stiil they are: 11th in RBI, 1st in 3 baggers, tied for 6th in hits, have 3 guys batting over .300 (and Posey at .290), I dont think they had 1 batter over .300 last year. small ball is fun to watch and home runs are fascist (or maybe that was strikeouts, I forget).

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