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PHOENIX, AZ - APRIL 18: Andrew McCutchen #22 of the San Francisco Giants bats against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the MLB game at Chase Field on April 18, 2018 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
PHOENIX, AZ - APRIL 18: Andrew McCutchen #22 of the San Francisco Giants bats against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the MLB game at Chase Field on April 18, 2018 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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PHILADELPHIA, PA – MAY 10: Alen Hanson #19 of the San Francisco Giants celebrates after hitting a two-run home run in the second inning during a game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park on May 10, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Hunter Martin/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA – MAY 10: Alen Hanson #19 of the San Francisco Giants celebrates after hitting a two-run home run in the second inning during a game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park on May 10, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Hunter Martin/Getty Images)

In summation…

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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.

Next: Were the San Francisco Giants Exposed Against the Phillies?

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.

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