In a season that is full of embarrassments and worsts, getting swept at home by a struggling New York Mets team is a new low for the 2017 San Francisco Giants.
It’s not just that they were swept by the Mets, but it’s how they were swept that makes it so embarrassing.
They were outscored 24-8 in the 3-game series. In Friday and Sunday’s games, the Giants never even had a chance.
Johnny Cueto was solid on Saturday giving up just 1 run in 7 innings, but then bullpen blew up and allowed 4 runs in 2 innings.
The offense was just dreadful scoring 4 runs or less in all three games. They hit .232 (23-99) in the series, which is even below their horrible season average of .241.
Combine those numbers with the fact the Mets had just gotten swept by the Los Angeles Dodgers and lost 8-of-10, and you can understand why this was such an ugly weekend for the home team.
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We wrote before the series how bad both teams were coming into the weekend, but you figured the San Francisco Giants might have an edge at home. You would have thought they would at least win one game.
But no; instead they were embarrassed by a team that was drowning.
It’s not like the Giants offense was going up against their studs. It was unfortunate that Cueto had to go up against Jacob DeGrom, but the other two pitchers they faced were nothing special.
That just goes to show have awful this offense is right now.
They are now just a game ahead of the Philadelphia Phillies from being the worst team in baseball. That would be the next biggest worsts of the season.
I still don’t understand how this team is playing so poorly with the guys they have. I understand there are obvious holes in the rotation and bullpen, but that lineup should be scoring more than they currently are.
I’m glad that the youth movement is in full effect, and I can’t wait to see what these young prospects do. But I also want to see this team playing good baseball again. What they did against the Mets this past weekend was just embarrassing.