San Francisco Giants: Pitchers Who Rake

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Sep 13, 2015; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Mike Leake (13) high fives shortstop

Ehire Adrianza

(1) after a three run home run against the San Diego Padres during the second inning at AT&T Park. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

Is there anything better in baseball than a pitcher who knows how to hit? If you’re a San Francisco Giants‘ fan, you know how sweet it is to watch a pitcher handle the bat, and hit the snot out of a baseball like they’re an everyday player. The National League brand of baseball is pretty awesome.

Giants’ pitchers have hit eight home runs this season. The rest of baseball has 15 pitcher home runs. That’s a staggering 35 percent of longballs coming from one team, and it is phenomenal to watch.

Four different Giants’ pitchers have taken their counterparts deep this year, and it’s the first time the Giants have been able to boast that kind of stat since 1986, when Vida Blue, Steve Carlton, Scott Garrelts, and Mike LaCoss did some yardwork.

With those numbers in mind, take a moment to relive those eight home runs from guys who are supposed to throw the ball for a living.

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