The defending World Series champion San Francisco Giants have won six of their last seven games thanks to the outstanding play of a few sluggers on the team. San Francisco shortstop Brandon Crawford is one player in particular who has been spectacular over the past week.
Crawford has recorded at least one hit in each of the last eight games. The 26-year-old is batting .360 over that span with one home run, five RBI, two doubles, five walks and six runs in 25 at-bats. Only one other player on the Giants is on the same hot streak as Crawford. Third baseman Pablo Sandoval has also hit safely in each of the last eight games he has appeared in.
Crawford got off to a slow start to begin the 2013 Major League Baseball season in which he recorded only three hits in his first 17 at-bats. However, he is certainly making up for it, as he has not gone hitless since then.
The left-handed batter’s streak will be put to the test this week when the Giants travel to the Midwest to take on the Milwaukee Brewers. Crawford has a lifetime batting average of .185 with one home run, five RBI, four runs and nine strikeouts in 27 career at-bats against the Brewers. All of his power numbers were recorded at Miller Park in which his batting average improves to .211.
Even though Milwaukee has only won three games so far this season, the Brewers are coming off a comeback win against the St. Louis Cardinals Sunday afternoon. That means San Francisco will need Crawford to forget about the past and make his streak continue.