In embarrassing fashion, the San Francisco Giants were run out of town by the Philadelphia Phillies as they were swept in a four-game series.
This comes after the Giants went into Atlanta and handed them the same type of beat down.
So you have to wonder, who are the real Giants?
I wrote earlier this week about this very thing. There are time throughout a baseball season where a team will go through hot and cold streaks, but you don’t expect them to this extreme.
After scoring 24 runs in a three-game series against the Braves, they managed to score just eight in four games against the Phillies.
With the way this offense was built, I think we’re going to see inconsistency in the offense. Of course, it doesn’t help that a lot of guys are injured in the lineup now too. But I’m tired of using injuries as an excuse, everyone has them.
The thing that scares me the most is the pitching staff. After giving up just nine runs to the Braves, who have one the better offenses in the league, they gave up 32 runs to the Phillies.
I’ll be completely honest, I expected the Braves to do to the Giants pitching staff exactly what the Phillies did.
So you now you have to wonder, was the Braves series just a fluke for the pitching staff? Or can we expect more of what we saw against the Phillies?
I think the answer is that they will be somewhere in between. I don’t think the Giants starters are near as good as they were against the Braves, but I definitely don’t think they’re as bad as they were against the Phillies.
But that’s why I’m under the belief that this is a .500 team as it stands. We’re going to go through stretches where the pitching and offense are both clicking, and we’re also going to see times when our offense just can’t keep up.
This all good change when our two best pitchers are back in the lineup, but for now, this is the roller coaster we’re on.
At least their cliffs in the roller coaster this year. Last year it seemed like we were on one big, constant drop.