San Francisco Giants April Review: It Was Bad, Really Bad
Negatives of April:
Pretty much everything is a negative at this point. The Giants starting rotation is 23rd in baseball in ERA, and their bullpen went from 11th to 21st in a matter of four games! Not only that, the San Francisco Giants are second to last in baseball in runs scored. Only the Royals dismal offense is worse. They only have 85 runs through 25 games, an average of 3.4 per game. Again, their wRC+ is currently a 74, which means their producing runs at a level 26% than league average. They can’t score, despite keeping opponents pretty close on average. Not good.
Another Major Negative is the lack of extra base hits for the Giants. The Giants again, have the second to last slugging percentage in baseball, a .346. It might be fine if this team was hitting a ton of doubles, and not as many homers. But there has literally been nothing but singles. According to fangraphs, they have the lowest percentage of “hard contact” in baseball, at 25.9% of their contact considered hard.
Throw in all the injuries, including Madison Bumgarner‘s moment of stupidity in Colorado, the Giants have just had absolutely no luck.
It’s little things like this that just aren’t going to cut it. With 7/15 losses as one run losses, the offense needs to simply step up.