While Brandon Crawford did not replicate the 21 homers from his 2015 breakout campaign, the All-Star shortstop matched his RBI total (84) and exceeded his totals in runs and triples all while improving his slash line to a career-best .275/.342/.430. The regression in home runs coupled with the emergence of a crop of young fantasy stars at the shortstop position kept Crawford's excellent season under the radar. While he may not reach 21 home runs again -- a 16.2 percent HR/FB in 2015 declined to a more normal 7.5 percent last season -- most of his other statistical measures were in line with his career. There's no reason to think that he can't replicate last year's numbers hitting in the heart of the Giants' batting order.
Crawford went 4-for-5 with a two triples, two RBI and a pair of runs scored in Tuesday's blowout win over the Rockies. Crawford had missed some time with a finger injury last week, but Tuesday's performance is as good as any indicator that he is fully healthy. His two triples Tuesday brought his season total to 11, which leads the major leagues in that category.
Crawford (finger) is in Sunday's lineup against the Padres. Crawford missed four games with a dislocated pinkie, but is back in action Sunday. He'll start at shortstop and hit seventh against Clayton Richard and the Padres. Crawford had gone just 5-for-24 (.208) over his last seven games prior to getting injured.
Crawford (finger) remains out of the lineup Saturday, CSN Bay Area's Alex Pavlovic reports. He was doubtful to play Saturday, so this comes as no surprise. It sounds as though he has been progressing with his recovery, so he should be expected back in the coming days. Ehire Adrianza will start at shortstop again and bat eighth Saturday.
Crawford (finger) is considered doubtful for Saturday, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. It sounds like Sunday is the earliest we could see Crawford, who suffered a dislocated left pinkie during Tuesday's game. He did some throwing Thursday and took dry swings Friday, so he's moving in the right direction and appears primed to contribute over the final week of the regular season.
Crawford (finger) remains out of the lineup Friday in San Diego. He will miss his third game in a row after dislocating the pinkie finger on his glove hand. It sounds like he is steadily improving, and it would not be surprising if he returned at some point during this weekend's series. Ehire Adrianza will get the start at shortstop and hit eighth in Crawford's place Friday.