San Francisco Giants: Brandon Crawford's Role in 2011

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San Francisco Giants: Brandon Crawford's Role in 2011

With one swing of the bat, Brandon Crawford went from being a random call-up from Single-A to the savior that gave the Giants their only win in a week. 

Crawford turned a 3-1 deficit into a 5-4 victory in a game against Milwaukee last Friday. His hit was particularly important for a Giants team that has struggled mightily with runners in scoring position in recent games.

Crawford's grand slam secured him a place in Giants history: he became just the third Giant to have his first career hit be a grand slam and just the second to hit one in his first ever game. The other one? Bobby Bonds.

But questions still linger: Who is Brandon Crawford, and what is his role on the Giants? The answers lie ahead.

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