San Francisco Giants: Injuries By the Numbers

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Sep 9, 2015; Phoenix, AZ, USA; San Francisco Giants third baseman Matt Duffy against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

With all these negative numbers, how about we finish with a positive number? In the midst of an injury-plagued 2015 for the Giants, Matt Duffy has emerged as a big, shining, bright spot, and has accumulated a streak of 107 consecutive games played. Surprisingly, all 170 pounds of Duffy has been incredibly durable.

The last time Duffy missed a game was on May 23rd, in the second-game of the doubleheader with the Colorado Rockies. When you consider that Duffy played in game one of that twin-billing, he has actually played on 112 straight game days.

Duffy has turned the question mark at third base for the Giants into an exclamation point, and inserted himself squarely into the conversation for National League Rookie of the Year. His 156 hits and 85 runs scored lead all rookies, his 71 RBI are second to Kris Bryant (who will almost assuredly win the award), and .297 average is second among all qualified rookies (Duffy trails Athletics’ rookie Billy Burns by .0001 point).

Duffy has hasn’t been immune to the bite of the injury bug, however. In late-August, Duffy rolled his ankle when his and Cubs’ first baseman Anthony Rizzo‘s legs tangled around first base. Duffy wouldn’t be removed from the game, and hasn’t missed a day since then. The kid’s a gamer!

Things haven’t exactly been great for the Giants this year, but there’s always a silver lining. Duffy may be the brightest silver lining of them all.

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