Giants' Aoki leads MLB's best road offense
The Giants have been road warriors this season. With their last two victories in New York against the Mets, the San Francisco Giants improved their record away from home to 18-12. They also happened to beat one of the best pitchers in the game on Wednesday in Matt Harvey. While rookie Chris Heston’s no-hitter on Tuesday was a reminder of how good the Giants’ pitching is this season, the team’s offense has been carrying them on the road.
Andrew Baggarly of the San Jose Mercury News points out that the Giants have the best road offense in baseball with an average of 5.17 runs per game. They scored eight on Wednesday. In contrast, they are averaging 3.2 runs at home.
A big reason for their scoring on the road may be their catalyst at the top of the lineup -- Nori Aoki. His .415 average and .492 on base percentage away from AT&T Park are both the best in the majors on the road.
(h/t San Jose Mercury News)
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