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After sweeping and then getting swept, the Giants sit 3-4 on this road trip. The starters (and pitching in general) need to stay consistent this series if they have any chance of returning home with an evened-up road trip, let alone a winning one.
Unfortunately, they’ll be doing it with the two biggest question marks in the rotation.
Needless to say, the pitching wasn’t the only problem. Saturday’s game might be a bit of a challenge, but after scoring 24 runs in three games against the Braves, it was totally shocking to see them completely lose their offensive momentum against the Phillies.
Not only that, but booting the ball six times in the Philadelphia series did them no favors.
Nearing the middle of May, there is no excuse for this kind of baseball. Arms and minds are fresh, and the Giants need to go out there and clean it up.
With the way the Giants have played lately, and considering the Pirates just barely beat the White Sox, it’s easy to see this series going either way.
I don’t know if I see a sweep right now with the way this momentum is going for either team, but it certainly isn’t out of the question.