As the San Francisco Giants have been getting better over the last week and a half, it’s starting to change the outlook of most when it comes to this team.
The dismal start to the San Francisco Giants season really wasn’t good for most fans. A lot of playoff hopes got shot in the foot. Well, they’re back folks! The Giants have won seven (unless they come back in the next four innings) of their last ten games, and are quickly getting back into the thick of things. The closer they get to .500, the more they gain back their contender status.
So with that shift, we finally put together another podcast, which will be posted below. We also fielded some reader questions. Both Jake Mastroianni, co-expert and editor here at Around the Foghorn, and I gave our answers to each question. If you want your questions to be answered, stay tuned to our tweets and make sure to get your questions in when we do them.
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Daniel: A lot of it has been the starting pitching. During the streak, the Giants had Quality starts in each of their wins. That’s huge. The ability to keep your team in the game, as a starter is important. Johnny Cueto broke that streak of quality starts in the series finale against the Dodgers, which is no coincidence that they lost. Outside of their starting pitching being good, a lot of the games they’ve won, they’ve had more than one or two hits with runners in scoring position, especially in the big wins. They went 4-14 w/RISP in the mother’s day win, and 4-6 w/RISP in the big win against the Dodgers. But that’s only a couple games. If they keep getting quality starts from their roation, the winning ways will continue.
Jake: Timely hitting. After the first couple of weeks when the offense was good, the Giants didn’t have many opportunities to score. But when they did have chances to score, they weren’t coming through with the big hit. That hasn’t been the case lately as it seems like someone is getting the big hit every night. That’s what winning teams do, and that’s what the Giants are doing right now.