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April 4, 2014

What You Need to Know

The Importance of Pagan

by Daniel Rathman


The Thursday Takeaway
When Angel Pagan walked the Giants off with a two-run, inside-the-park home run on May 25, 2013, the then-defending champions were 27-22. On that play, Pagan suffered a serious hamstring injury that required surgery and kept him out until August 30. When he returned, the Giants were 59-74.

During the 84 games that Pagan spent on the disabled list, Bruce Bochy’s club went 32-52—good for a .380 winning percentage. For comparison, the 2013 Marlins, the worst team in the National League, compiled a .383 winning percentage for the season. Other factors certainly were at play, but with their primary center fielder on the shelf, and with the likes of Juan Perez and Andres Torres filling his shoes, the Giants were much closer to the senior circuit basement than they were to contention.

In yesterday’s series finale at Chase Field, with the Giants having taken two of the first three games from the Diamondbacks, the visitors entered the top of the eighth inning trailing 5-3. Paul Goldschmidt had sustained his ownage of Tim Lincecum with his sixth homer in 21 head-to-head meetings, and Mark Trumbo had added two more runs with a blast of his own in the last of the sixth.

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