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The 2019 Giants have more grand slams than in the last three years

Grand slams are fun, and the Giants are finally hitting them.

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On Friday night, Buster Posey came up to bat in the 10th inning of the San Francisco Giants game against the Milwaukee Brewers. He did something we don’t see him do much these days: hit a home run.

But he didn’t just hit a home run. He hit the big daddy of home runs, the biggest, brightest star in the world of dingers. The grandest of them all, you might say.

Posey hit a grand slam, which propelled the Giants to victory.

The four-run home run was special, not just because it was Posey going yard. It was special because it was the fourth time this year that the Giants have accomplished the most valuable play possible.

In case you need your memory jogged, or just want to spend your Sunday watching fun things, here are the four.

Starting it all off was Kevin Pillar:

The Giants were stuck on one grand slam for a while, before Alex Dickerson and the splendidly sophomoric chants that he incites showed up:

Not to be outdone, Austin Slater showed up a few days later and got in on the action:

And then, of course, just to remind everyone who he is, Buster Posey did this on Friday night:

The four home runs the Giants have hit this year - with 71 games yet to be played - are more than the team hit last year. Or the year before. Or the year before. Or all three of those years combined.

The Giants went all of 2018 without hitting a grand slam, which feels pretty emblematic of the season. In 2017, they hitting a whopping one grand salami, which, again, feels pretty emblematic of the season. In 2016 they hit two!

Three grand slams, total, in three years. Again: emblematic.

But they’ve hit four this year, and while that isn’t emblematic of the team being great, or even good, it is emblematic of them being significantly more fun to watch than in the last few years. Just don’t compare it to 2015, when they hit nine, and we’re doing swell.

Grand slams are fun, and I appreciate when the Giants hit them. They should keep doing that.