San Francisco Giants drop two games to Royals in less than 24 hours
By Daniel Sperry
The San Francisco Giants and Dodgers weren’t too far off from each-other the day Cody Bellinger was called up. Since then, the Giants have gone south, and the Dodgers have pulled into a tie for first in the NL West. Now the Giants have dropped four out of their last five thanks to two losses to the Royals in less than 24 hours.
Against Jason Vargas and Jason Hammel, the San Francisco Giants collected three runs and 15 hits. The Royals collected 15 runs on 31 hits. In a span of 24 hours, the Giants went from barely hanging on, to dead. They went 1-4 in a home-stand against the Royals and Twins, hardly beacons of high quality baseball this seasons.
The Giants now sit at 26-41 last in the west, needing to win 15 straight games to be near .500 at the halfway mark. It’s bad folks. Really bad. Time for the youth movement? Time for trades? Who knows. Something’s got to give though. They aren’t turning it around any-time soon.
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