You haven’t been imagining it: San Francisco Giants terrible against opposing pitchers

Chicago Cubs' Travis Wood, right, is greeted by teammate David DeJesus, left, after hitting a home run off San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Tim Lincecum during the fifth inning of their baseball game on Sunday, July 28, 2013, in San Francisco. Giants catcher Buster Posey, center, looks on. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

Chicago Cubs’ Travis Wood, right, is greeted by teammate David DeJesus, left, after hitting a home run off San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Tim Lincecum during the fifth inning of their baseball game on Sunday, July 28, 2013, in San Francisco. Giants catcher Buster Posey, center, looks on. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

Sometime between Travis Wood’s second-inning single and his fifth-inning home run in the Cubs’ 2-1 win over the Giants on Sunday, MoreSplashHits decided to do some research concerning how the Giants have fared against opposing pitchers.

It’s not good.

Wood’s home run was the fourth allowed by the Giants to opposing pitchers. No other team in the majors has allowed more than two (yeah, yeah, we know AL pitchers don’t usually face AL pitchers at the plate, but saying “majors” just sounded better than “NL.”)

Woods’ two hits on Sunday gave opposing pitchers 32 hits against Giants pitching this season. That’s tied for third-most in the NL, behind the Rockies (33) and Nationals (33).

And when you add in extra-base hits — the Giants have allowed 10 doubles (most in the NL) — it gives opposing pitchers 54 total bases against Giants pitching this season, the most in the NL in by LARGE margin. The Nationals (45) are next, followed by the Rockies (43).

Here’s the list (as of mid-afternoon Sunday)
HITS/2B/3B/HR (Total bases)

  1. Giants 32/10/0/4 (54)
  2. Nationals 33/9/0/1 (45)
  3. Rockies 33/7/0/1 (43)
  4. Diamondbacks 31/2/1/2 (41)
  5. Dodgers 28/1/1/2 (36)
  6. Mets 24/6/0/2 (36)
  7. Marlins 25/3/2/1 (33)
  8. Reds 23/6/0/1 (32)
  9. Brewers 30/2/0/0 (32)
  10. Padres 24/4/0/0 (28)
  11. Phillies 22/3/1/0 (27)
  12. Cubs 23/1/0/0 (24)
  13. Pirates 18/2/0/1 (23)
  14. Braves 18/1/1/0 (21)
  15. Cardinals 15/0/0/0 (15)

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