Crawford Ties Record With Seven (7!) Hits, Including The Game-Winner

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Crawford Ties Record With Seven (7!) Hits, Including The Game-Winner

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Last night’s Giants’ game really was something special. And you know that’s especially true when the most interesting/impressive parts had nothing to do with Buster Posey:

Badass Buster:

Bumbling Buster:

Instead, the most awesome aspect of last night’s Giants/Marlins was Brandon Crawford’s historic seven-hit performance. That’s right, in eight plate appearances, the Giants’ shortstop notched seven (7!) hits in 14 innings, becoming just the fifth player to do so in modern history.

Check out every one of them from MLB.com, below:

Crawford finished the evening 7-8 with five singles, a double and a triple – including the gaming winning hit (and RBI) in the top of the 14th inning. Even though it’s nearly mid-August and he has well over 400 plate appearances, the performance raised his wOBA from .319 to .330 in a single evening:

  • Before last night: .265/.334/.422
  • After last night: .278/.344/.439

That is not an easy feat to accomplish. And, of course, no, not every ball in play was a screeching liner with no chance of being caught (he did have both an infield and a bloop single), but the results are what they are and he reached base via hits seven freakin times yesterday. I’m not sure we’ll see this again anytime soon, because hell, the last one happened over 40 years ago in 1975 (although it took Rennie Stennett just seven plate appearances to accomplish his).

You can watch Stennett’s effort next to Crawford’s (at Wrigley Field) right here:

And by the way, did I mention that Jose Fernandez was pitching? Yeesh.



Author: Michael Cerami

Michael Cerami is the butler to a wealthy werewolf off the coast of Wales and a writer at Bleacher Nation. You can find him on Twitter at @Michael_Cerami