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Tuesday BP, 8/20/19

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Good morning, McCoven!

So, I don’t want to alarm you, but it looks like there are a handful of Giants who might hit 20+ home runs this season. I mean, they have the potential to do so, anyway, there’s obviously no guarantee.

But for a team who has been in a home run drought for the last several years, that’s pretty exciting.

Our contenders:

  • Kevin Pillar: 17
  • Mike Yastrzemski: 16 (in nearly half the amount of games as Pillar)
  • Evan Longoria: 15
  • Brandon Belt: 14
  • Pablo Sandoval: 14

Who do you think might cross the line first? Sandoval is a long shot, as he is currently on the IL. I would never count out the odds of Brandon Belt going on a hot streak and mashing five in a week. But I think my money is on Yastrzemksi. Which, of course, means he will not hit another home run this season. But such is the writer’s curse.

What do you think?

Poll

Who will be the first Giant to reach 20 home runs?

This poll is closed

  • 28%
    Kevin Pillar
    (88 votes)
  • 53%
    Mike Yastrzemski
    (162 votes)
  • 6%
    Evan Longoria
    (21 votes)
  • 2%
    Brandon Belt
    (8 votes)
  • 0%
    Pablo Sandoval
    (1 vote)
  • 8%
    None of them, you fool. Optimism is for chumps.
    (25 votes)
305 votes total Vote Now