San Francisco Giants: Changes the team should make to keep up its winning ways
Jul 21, 2015; San Diego, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants relief pitcher Josh Osich (61) pitches during the ninth inning against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports
Honorable mention: Bring back Josh Osich
Osich was a surprise call-up back in early July—the team had to waive the skipper’s son just to make room for him on the roster—but he more than exceeded expectations when called upon, firing 7.1 scoreless innings over nine appearances that featured a mid-90s fastball and upper-80s slider. His last outing against the Padres was his only stumble, as he allowed three unearned runs on three hits.
While he was sent down to make room for a returning Jeremy Affeldt last week, the Giants might need to go back on the swap if the veteran continues to struggle. In his first outing following his DL stint, Affeldt failed to record an out, giving up a hit and a walk before getting the hook. Of course, we’ve only seen two appearances from the big lefty this month, so let’s give him a few more chances before reaching for the pitchforks. He’s earned that right.
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