Saturday, June 06, 2015

Nori Aoki on the road = .407

Yes, you read that right. The Giants leftfielder is leading the MLB with a .407 batting average on the road, according to the Alex Pavlovic story on CSNBay Area.

It's in the game story, which mostly talked about Bumgarner's strange day -- giving up a grand slam to the worthless Jeff Francouer and striking out 11. But after the first 10 paragraphs comes the notes section --

--- Nori Aoki felt like he let the team down when he was too sick to start on Friday. "Taking care of your health is part of the game," he said through translator Kosuke Inaji. He bounced back in a big way, reaching base five times, three times on singles. Aoki joked that he "didn't want to lose to (Bumgarner) in hitting."
"He had quite a day, didn't he?" Bochy said. "He finds a way."
The big day raised Aoki's average on the road to an MLB-leading .407.
--- Joe Panik's hitting streak is a career-high-tying 11 games thanks to a first-inning single. Brandon Belt has reached base an MLB-best 21 straight games.
--- Some pre-game notes: Hunter Pence is expected to be fine by Tuesday, the first game in New York. Matt Cain will throw 50 pitches for Double-A Richmond on Tuesday. Jake Peavy will throw 70-ish for Triple-A Sacramento tonight.


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