Manager Bruce Bochy likes to say that a productive offense "keeps the line moving" with contributions from players throughout the batting order. To say the Giants accomplished that would be an understatement. Leadoff hitter Nori Aoki is batting .429 (6-for-14), along with backup catcher Hector Sanchez (3-for-7), who hits at the bottom of the order.
McGehee's round-tripper, a two-run, ninth-inning job, padded San Francisco's lead in Wednesday's 5-2 triumph over Arizona. It also boosted McGehee's morale after he struck out with the bases loaded and one out in the first inning.
"The guys have been really good about being supportive and positive, helping me relax a little bit," said McGehee, who joined the Giants in an offseason trade. "... It puts you at ease when you really feel like the guys are pulling with you and they're not as down on you as you are on yourself."
Chris Haft is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Haft-Baked Ideas, and follow him on Twitter at @sfgiantsbeat. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.