Brandon Crawford SS SF 1 day ago

Crawford is out of the lineup Thursday against the Dodgers.

Most hitters struggle against Dodgers' ace Clayton Kershaw, but Crawford has been especially bad. He has just one hit in 18 career at-bats, which is why he is out of the lineup Thursday. Joaquin Arias will get the start at shortstop and hit seventh.

Brandon Crawford SS SF 6 days ago

Crawford went 3-for-5, with six RBI and a grand slam in the 11-2 win over the Reds on Saturday.

Crawford came up with the bases loaded in the fifth and destroyed a first pitch fastball to blow up Mike Leake's ERA. Crawford has been very solid this season, blasting six home runs and grabbing 24 RBI so far.

Brandon Crawford SS SF 1 week ago

Crawford (general soreness) is back in the lineup Tuesday against the Astros.

After 10 consecutive starts, Crawford sat out Sunday's series finale against the Marlins with general body soreness. Crawford's rest spanned two days as the Giants were off Monday, so he should be close to fully charged when he takes on Houston right-hander Collin McHugh.

Brandon Crawford SS SF 2 weeks ago

Crawford is dealing with "general soreness," which is why he's getting Sunday's game off, the San Jose Mercury News reports.

The wear-and-tear of the season is starting to take its toll with the Giants, who will have three regulars out on Sunday.

Brandon Crawford SS SF 2 weeks ago

Crawford is out of the lineup Sunday against the Marlins.

Crawford will get a routine day off after starting 10 straight for the Giants. Matt Duffy will man shortstop in his stead.

Brandon Crawford SS SF 3 weeks ago

Crawford went 2-for-4 Saturday with two runs scored and a solo home run, his fifth blast of the season.

He's already half way to last season's career-high 10 homers, and Crawford is hitting a cool .300 (9-for-30) over his last 10 games. It may not be long before he works his way out of the eight hole in the Giants' lineup, and into at least a slightly better run-producing spot.

Brandon Crawford SS SF 3 weeks ago

Crawford had a big day at the plate Wednesday, going 2-for-3 with a double, two RBI, and his team-leading fourth home runs of the season.

The free-swinging Crawford is never going to hit for a high average, but his four home runs is tied for best among shortstops and he has an .821 OPS despite his .235 batting average. If you didn't snag a premium shortstop in this year's drafts, Crawford is definitely a player worth considering for teams that need some extra pop from a position that doesn't usually supply it.

Brandon Crawford SS SF 3 weeks ago

Crawford is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Dodgers.

Crawford started last Wednesday against Clayton Kershaw, but went 0-for-1 against the lefty and is now just 1-for-18 in his career against the reigning NL MVP. Joaquin Arias will get the nod at short Tuesday and bat eighth against Kershaw.

Brandon Crawford SS SF 1 month ago

Crawford clubbed his third homer of the season Saturday.

Despite hitting just .163, Crawford has shown increased power early in the year. He set a career-high in homers with 10 last season, but he is currently on pace to best that total in 2015.

Brandon Crawford SS SF 1 month ago

Crawford went 1-for-3 with his second home run of the season in Thursday's extra-inning loss to the Diamondbacks.

Crawford's two-run shot came off of left-handed reliever, Oliver Perez, in the seventh inning. Despite being a left-hander himself, Crawford actually had an OPS of .879 against southpaws last year, compared to an OPS of .637 against righties, a stat Diamondbacks' manager Chip Hale failed to notice Thursday night. The homer broke an 0-for-23 streak at the plate for Crawford.