San Francisco Giants: Good, Bad and Ugly from the Month of April
The Good — Starter Innings, Strikeouts
To be honest, it’s really hard to find anything positive from a team standpoint in April. One of the best things I could find is that the San Francisco Giants had one of the least used bullpens in April.
They only threw 75 innings last month, which was the 10th fewest in the league. That means our starters have done a good job going deep in games.
In the long run this will keep our bullpen fresh down the stretch. However, that may not be a great thing as our bullpen had an ERA near five in April.
As a whole, the Giants pitching staff had an ERA of 4.45 in the month of April, which was 23rd in the league.
They were 12th in the league in strikeouts with 212 in 232.2 innings pitched. That’s certainly a positive statistic.
The entire staff was also 14th in the league in WHIP at 1.29 in the month of April.
These are some encouraging stats, and I certainly believe the pitching staff will improve in May and going forward.
They’re going to have to with the way the offense has been producing — or not producing.
One other positive from the month of April was that Giants catchers threw out seven would-be base stealers. That was sixth most in the league. Plus, the defense had a fielding percentage of .987, which was ninth best in the league — only 13 errors.
Again, I really had to stretch to find anything positive from April.