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Despite having NL MVP favorite Buster Posey, and two other All-Stars in Pablo Sandoval and Hunter Pence in their lineup, the Giants' lineup overall this year was not particularly full of power.
The Giants combined for just 103 home runs all season. Posey, Sandoval and Melky Cabrera combined for nearly half of the team's home runs. Posey, in fact, was the Giants' only hitter with over 15 home runs and 70 RBI, which shows the lack of offense that the rest of the lineup really had.
Sandoval, of course, spent some time on the disabled list with a wrist injury, while Cabrera got suspended in August for testing positive for performance enhancing drugs.
Angel Pagan was a solid leadoff hitter with a .288 average, 38 doubles and 29 stolen bases. Other than that, the Giants' other hitters did not have particularly good seasons. Brandon Belt has yet to develop significant power, while Brandon Crawford, Ryan Theriot and Gregor Blanco are all not the best hitters out there. Yet, they all found ways to contribute towards the Giants' postseason success when it really mattered.
That in essence is how the Giants were able to score enough runs to win throughout the postseason. The pitching was dominant for the most part like it has been for years, but with Posey leading the way, the Giants were able to score enough runs to win three consecutive games against the Reds in the NLDS, and then three consecutive wins against the Cardinals in the NLCS to get to the World Series.
In the World Series, it was Sandoval who put the team on his back and set the tone for the entire series by crushing three home runs in Game 1. Not to be forgotten, second baseman Marco Scutaro played a huge role by batting .500 in the NLCS and keeping up his hitting in the World Series. The trade that brought him to the Giants was one of the best trades in recent years for the Giants.
Like the Giants, the Mets' lineup in recent years has not contained a particularly large amount of power. David Wright and Scott Hairston both got to at least 20 home runs each, while Ike Davis hit 32 himself. The rest of the Mets' lineup did not contribute that much power, though. Regardless, by seeing how well the Giants just did in the postseason, it shows that any team can still win without scoring so many runs and hitting a lot of home runs.
Offensively, all a winning team needs to do is get hits and drive in runs when there are runners on base. Home runs are always nice, but as long as a team makes the most of each situation, they will usually be in good shape to win. With that in mind, if the Mets are more patient at the plate, get on base more and drive in more runs, they will very likely win more games.