San Francisco Giants Drop Series vs. Diamondbacks: 5 Takeaways
The San Francisco Giants dropped the final game of their season opening series by the score of 9-3.
The first few games of the season haven’t gone according to plan for the San Francisco Giants. The bullpen blew a lead, they won, then they blew a good lead again and compounded their issues with bad defense. Tonight was more of the same.
Thanks to an Aaron Hill home-run, the Giants moved out to a two nothing lead in the fourth inning. Then that disappeared on two Jeff Samardzija cutters that missed their spots. Welcome to Arizona in April. Make a mistake up? Say goodbye and expect the scoreboard to change.
The Giants then got BACK out to a 3-2 lead in the sixth with a Buster Posey RBI double. Again, the Giants failed to get a shutdown inning, and gave up four runs, making the score 6-3. The Diamond backs never looked back.
Five Takeaways from the First Series
It feels like it’s way too early to take much away from this series, but here is something to look at:
There is likely a big left field issue.
are 0-17 with 10k’s in four games. Their defense isn’t terrible, but their bats have been so bad that Aaron Hill is playing in left field. He didn’t look there tonight, making bad reads on balls as you would expect for someone making his second appearance ever in the outfield after 10 career seasons in Major League Baseball. How are they going to fix it? Who knows. Hopefully for them, one of the two starts playing better before they have to pull the trigger (on a trade, sickos).
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The San Francisco Giants take on the San Diego Padres next, at 1:15pt tomorrow. Catch the game on NBC Sports Bay Area