San Francisco Giants Bats Go Quiet Again in Loss to D’Backs
It was another night of disappointment with the bats for the San Francisco Giants as they fell 3-1 to the Arizona Diamondbacks. There were plenty of opportunities, but they all fell to waste.
The San Francisco Giants came into the night with their heads held high after last night’s late inning win over the D’backs, but that fun was short lived. The hero of last night’s game, Brandon Belt who hit a towering 2-run homer of closer Brad Boxberger, came up with two men on base only to pop out to end the game. It has been a rough last couple of games for the Giants as the star-powered lineup that was put together in the offseason has disappeared.
There were more opportunities for the team to take advantage and get themselves a series win over the division leading D’backs, but the chances weren’t capitalized. The Giants are putting runners on base and that’s a great sign. But, the real problem has been once the runners get on base they can’t seem to score runs.
After losing 3 out of 4 games to the San Diego Padres where the bats went silent against an average pitching rotation, there was more of the same against the D’backs. The Diamondbacks unlike, the Padres have one of the best young rotations in the majors, and the struggles were expected going up against Patrick Corbin, Robbie Ray, and Zack Grienke.
Corbin stifled the Giants and almost held the team hitless if it weren’t for a Brandon Belt check-swing grounder to third that went for a hit. Ray pitched very effectively against the Giants last night but Brandon Belt saved the Giants soul. Greinke brought his all-star caliber pitching to the Giants, and Belt was the only source for the Giants.
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That has been the problem with this Giants team, it’s always one guy in a series and not a collective group. Whether it be Joe Panik‘s opening series against the Dodgers or Belt’s performance against the D’backs, the Giants ultimately need to come around as a complete team. If they don’t figure out soon, this team will surely find itself in the same position as it was last year, another finish at the bottom of the division.