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His coaches and teammates were so impressed that they voted him the 2015 Willie Mac Award winner, the first time in its 35 year history that the honor went to a rookie.
cheap Chris Heston jersey, another rookie who made a key contribution that included a no hitter in June, could not sustain his success. His season ended with the wrong kind of bang a career high eight runs in 32/3 innings as the Giants jerseys lost 9 3 to the Colorado Rockies jerseys on Friday night.
Rockies jerseys third baseman cheap Nolan Arenado jersey is completing a season that ranks him among the all time great Giant killers. MVP award. Then Arenado followed up with a two run double to give him 24 RBIs against the Giants jerseys the most by an opponent in a single season since the Rockies jerseys’ Preston Wilson in 2003.
And how’s this for a combination? Arenado is the first player since Stan Musial (in 1954) to hit at least 10 homers and drive in at least 24 runs against the Giants jerseys in one season.
One more: Duffy and cheap Brandon Crawford jersey share the Giants jerseys lead with seven home runs at AT Park; Arenado has hit six homers in just seven games here.
Arenado’s little brother, Jonah, is a third baseman in the lower levels of the Giants jerseys system. But his path to the major leagues appears to be blocked. The Giants jerseys found themselves a pretty good third baseman this season, too. Snow, Bengie Molina and Shawon Dunston and Willie McCovey, of course and thanked his family, coaches, teammates and “all the coaches who taught me how to play the game the right way. They taught me if you put in the time and preparation, good things will come.
“I’ll cheap jerseys turn it around and give the credit to the veterans,” Duffy said after the game. “They made my transition to this team so much easier. When you’re so welcoming to the new guys, it helps you relax, have fun and play the game you grew up playing. And for me, I grew up playing it hard, working hard and playing with passion.”
Despite never playing a game at Triple A, Duffy made such an impact as a late season call up last season that manager Bruce Bochy was determined to break camp with him on the roster. Duffy continued to make the most of every opportunity, and took over as the everyday third baseman when the Giants jerseys designated Casey McGehee for assignment in May.
Duffy entered Friday night hitting .298/.337/.433 with 12 home runs and 76 RBIs the most by a Giants jerseys rookie since Chili Davis in 1982. And stunning as it might be, his streak of 115 consecutive games played (76 starts) already ranks as the third longest among active major leaguers, behind Baltimore’s cheap Manny Machado jersey (159) and the Angels jerseys’ cheap Kole Calhoun jersey (150).
Duffy’s 89 hits since the All Star break are the most among all National League players. Rookie of the Year award.
It is unlikely that Duffy will win that honor, given the season cheap Kris Bryant jersey is having with the Chicago Cubs jerseys. But Duffy should appear on most if not all ballots.
Duffy becomes the sixth player on the current roster to win the Willie Mac Award an indication that the Giants jerseys tend to keep the players they value most. Posey, cheap Matt Cain jersey, Ryan Vogelsong, cheap Hunter Pence jersey and cheap Madison Bumgarner jersey are other recipients.
The previous third baseman, cheap Pablo Sandoval jersey, accomplished many things as a Giant. A Willie Mac Award was not among them.
“That’s how well respected (Duffy) is by his teammates,” Bochy said. “How he plays the game on every pitch, every play, how he runs the bases and he’s played what, 100 games in a row? He’s got all their respect, and he should be proud of that.”