The Giants just broke the consecutive solo home run record with Pablo Sandoval’s homer in the top of the first against the Marlins. This was the 20th solo shot in a row, breaking the 1914 Phillies record of 19. This is a very interesting record but not the best one to hold because it means you haven’t hit a muli-run home run in quite a while. In the Giants case it means they haven’t hit a home run with someone on base since July 6th against the Padres. The previous Giants franchise record was 15 consecutive solo home runs and was set in 1997. Even though this record is very interesting, as I said before, I think it is time the Giants break this streak and start hitting home runs with people on base, especially with how weak the offense has been all season and especially in these past few games.
Update (7/13): Jeff Keppinger hit a solo home run in today’s game against the Marlins in the first inning to increase the streak to 21 straight solo home runs.