How the sputtering San Francisco Giants offense can turn things around

By Matthew Connolly
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The San Francisco Giants, currently mired in a six-game losing streak—make it seven after Thursday night’s 12-inning affair—can’t get anything going at the plate. Before their Series opener versus Arizona, they had knocked home just 11 runs and managed a paltry three hits with runners in scoring position in their past six contents.

Now, their 3-8 start is by no means an indicator of where they’ll be at season’s end (h/t Grant Brisbee of McCovey Chronicles), but if they don’t turn things around in the month of April, they will have a lot of ground to make up in a fully loaded National League West. Outside of the Diamondbacks, it’s likely that all of the Giants’ division rivals will be vying for a postseason berth.

Speaking of the D-Backs, after watching the two teams play earlier this month, this series could represent the get-well card the ailing Giants desperately need. First, though, San Francisco will have to find remedies for its offensive woes.

Note: Stats updated through April 16