Sure, it’s still early in the season, and a trend now might not be in evidence a month from now, much less by the end of the year.
Caveat provided, here’s one interesting development over the first week-plus of Giants baseball: The veteran players are stealing the show. The past two games, that’s meant shortstop Brandon Crawford. He played offensive hero again Saturday, this time with a blast over the right-field wall and onto the walkway. That three-run shot in the sixth was the difference maker as San Francisco downed visiting Colorado 4-3.
“Craw wants every big at-bat, every big moment and for good reason,” Giants manager Gabe Kapler said. “Put plain and simply I believe in him in those big moments.”
“It’s not a surprise by any means,” said Alex Dickerson, who scored on the homer. “We know what he’s capable of.”
Dickerson — left in to bat against lefty Ben Bowden with the Giants thin on the bench Saturday — and pinch hitter Wilmer Flores walked to set up Crawford’s homer, which came on a 3-2 fastball from Bowden. Crawford’s two-run double in the seventh Friday provided the Giants the winning margin in their home opener.
Another prominent contributor Friday and Saturday: closer Jake McGee, who has appeared in six of the Giants’ eight games and hasn’t allowed a hit or a run while earning four saves. “He’s been great in the ninth, just outstanding,” Dickerson said, saying…