The San Francisco Giants are off to a sluggish start going 2-5 in the first week and 3-4 in their second week. Though the first week was rough, the San Francisco Giants came home and won one of the two series in the second week. The first series was against Arizona and the Giants were able to win the series, 2-1, as Matt Moore was sensational in eight innings of work before turning the ball over to Mark Melancon in another save opportunity for the new Giant. Matt Cain was also effective, something Giants fans should be happy about, giving up one run in five innings of work and striking out 6.
Unfortunately, offense continues to be stagnant and inconsistent. Through the 14 games, the San Francisco Giants have scored four or more runs in their five wins this season. They are 0-6 when scoring three runs or less. It’s been two weeks and the Giants have hurt from injuries to Buster Posey and Jarrett Parker, while losing Brandon Crawford to an unfortunate family emergency. Regardless, the San Francisco Giants need to try to limit their opponents to three runs or less in the upcoming week, while giving Madison Bumgarner more offense so that he can get his first win of the season.
A few positives to point out, however, is Chris Marrero hit his first big league home run and seems to be getting somewhat comfortable with each at bat, our starting pitchers have done a very good job in keeping opponents in check, Mark Melancon has been strong since his first outing, and there are four players who have a .300 + batting average: Hunter Pence, Eduardo Nunez, Brandon Crawford, and Joe Panik.
Despite the struggles and a record of 5-9 through the first 14 games, the San Francisco Giants remain four games out of first, something that can be erased in just one upcoming series.
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