How the sputtering San Francisco Giants offense can turn things around

By Matthew Connolly
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Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

Stop pressing

Easier said than done, but the Giants are losing way too many quality at-bats to mental battles when they step into the box.

It’s no secret that they’ve struggled to score runs, especially in key situations, but the hitters need to understand that one big connection won’t solve the the team’s offensive problems long-term. No one wants to know they’re 0-for-A LOT over X amount of games, but dwelling on individual performance only leads to pitcher counts and weak contact.

Mike Krukow discussed this very issue in an interview with KNBR (h/t CSN Bay Area), saying: “You got to relax and you got to let it happen. That’s how they’re going to get out of this. The more you try in baseball, the worse it gets. So oftentimes, you try to assume so much responsibility, and you over-grind.”

In other words, stop pressing!