Giants now homerless in 16 straight home games
Forget about the splash hits in McCovey Cove; these Giants can’t even reach the cheap seats.
In getting shut out by the Rangers on Sunday, the Giants went without a homer in a 16th straight home game.
CSNBayArea.com’s Andrew Baggarly points out that the Giants have gone 506 home at-bats without a homer since Gregor Blanco hit one on May 14.
It’s the longest streak by a major league team since the Astros went homerless in 16 straight games at the Astrodome in 1990. Two more homerless games at AT&T Park and the Giants will have the longest such streak since 1960.
Here are the longest streaks since 1950:
27 - 1955 Orioles
26 - 1951 Senators
18 - 1954 Senators
17 - 1976 Royals
17 - 1983 Indians
16 - 1955 Senators
16 - 1957 Pirates
16 - 1972 Cardinals
16 - 1983-84 Astros
16 - 1990 Astros
16 - 2012 Giants
While they’re not getting homers, the Giants have actually gone 10-6 during the streak. They’re one of two teams on the list to have a winning record during their streak; the 1957 Pirates went 9-7.