San Francisco Giants: Injuries By the Numbers

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Aug 31, 2015; Los Angeles, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants left fielder Nori Aok (23) reacts to a close pitch during the third inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

The San Francisco Giants have angered the Baseball Gods. By winning three World Series in five years, the Giants defied the Baseball Gods, despite the overlord’s best attempts to keep destiny on the right path.

In 2010, the Giants were 6.5 games behind the San Diego Padres in the division in late August, but they would complete a comeback very quickly to win the division, ride that wave of momentum through the postseason, and take home their first World Series championship in the San Francisco era.

In 2012, the Giants faced seven win-or-go-home games between the NLDS and NLCS. Despite trailing 2-0 to the Cincinnati Reds, and subsequently 3-0 to the St. Louis Cardinals, the Giants won every game they faced with their backs against the wall to advance to the World Series. They went on to beat the heavily favored Detroit Tigers in four straight to capture their second World Series trophy in three years.

In 2014, the Baseball Gods did their best to take away key players from the Giants. Angel Pagan and Matt Cain were lost midway through the year. Brandon Belt was plagued by freak injuries, and Michael Morse was barely available down the stretch. They didn’t account for Madison Bumgarner playing Atlas, lifting the Giants up on his back and carrying them as they won their third championship in a half-decade.

Now, the Baseball Gods have come to gather sacrifices from the Giants here in 2015, to make them even. No one is safe. They aren’t picky about who they take, either. If a player is wearing a Giants’ uniform, they are at risk of being the next victim claimed.

Injuries have been the Giants’ biggest undoing this year, and the numbers back that up. Just about everyone has missed time because of various injuries and ailments. Take a look at the Giants’ injuries by the numbers.

*Please note, these numbers are accurate as of the conclusion of play on September 23rd. They will, most assuredly, change before the end of the season.

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