Ok so it seems like I'm Captain obvious to those who already follow the stats, and being Gramps was a submarine Captain for the U.S. Navy in WWII, maybe I take the term Captain obvious as a compliment. Stop calling me an idiot now, and read on just a few paragraphs more before you make your decision. God did I give all the would be, and real comedians a major opening. I will show some stats that fly in the face of AT&T park being a pitchers park, and wonder along with you, why the giants hit so well at home, and so poorly on the road. Is there a homefield advantage imparted by umpire favoritism? How does one explain such stark differences in the home/road hitting stats for the giants, while they pitch better at home than on the road. For comparison of the giants home/road hitting stats I will also show the bums home/road hitting stats. The conclusion here seems that the giants need to trade for a hitter for road games, but should stand pat for home games. Is there a great hitter out there who likes to travel, but has an aversion to the BAY area? Or maybe, like the 1951 giants, they are cheating at home, giving them an unfair advantage not related to steroids. I hear they have above state of the art video equipment.
So the stats look something like this: Home games:
GP AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI BA OBP SLG OPS
46 1500 215 411 82 16 35 630 203 274 328 420 748
44 1482 193 396 75 7 34 587 183 267 336 396 732
Looking at the above the giants rank 5th in the league in hitting at home just
behind the hitting park teams; Colorado, Arizona, Philadelphia, and Florida,
while the Bums rank 10th, This is in stark contrast to on the road hitting
where the Bums rank first and the Giants rank dead last and then some!
44 1547 154 379 80 3 28 549 144 245 289 355 644
47 1674 256 467 86 12 42 703 241 279 365 420 785
The dodgers actually hit better on the road, and the giants hit better at home,
yet the BUMS, like the GIANTS have excellent home records. Just how does
one explain such a wide disparity for giants hitters, while hitting fine in a
park supposedly geared to pitchers, and certainly not lefty hitters. Yet the
giants lineup is loaded with lefties. Is something wrong with the air on
the team plane? Do the Dodgers stay at better hotels on the road? Does
our hitting coach go on vacation while the team is on the road? Did all
the rain delays bring hitters rust while on the road? I understand why a
team like the DBACKS have serious home to road splits, in favor of home.
But, some of you great academician theorists, "SPLAIN" to me why this