With the latest injury news, there is definitely good reason for San Francisco Giants fans to be worried as the team falls further out of the NL West race.
It’s funny how things can quickly change in such a long season. Coming into this week there was a lot of optimism surrounding the San Francisco Giants.
They were just 2.5 games out of first place with an easy schedule ahead of them. Madison Bumgarner was back and healthy. It looked like they were primed for a big run of success.
And then you play the game.
The Giants dropped three-of-four to the lowly Miami Marlins, and to cap everything off they also lost Evan Longoria for a while.
Injuries are abundant in baseball right now. Players are stronger and faster than ever before, but with that comes health issues.
The San Francisco Giants have certainly sustained their fair share of injuries this year, but so has every other team — especially in the NL West.
But you start to get the feeling that this team is doomed. It seems like every time they are about to turn a corner, they either go on a losing streak or someone gets hurt.
Some of the optimism going forward for the Giants was that Longoria was eventually going to regress to the mean. Now he will have to heal up and try to find is footing again when he does come back. Who knows if will ever get to see the real Longoria in 2018.
For Giants fans who keep waiting for this team to get to full strength, this is a huge blow. If the entire roster were ever fully healthy at the same time, I think this team could legitimately contend for the NL West.
Unfortunately, it’s looking more-and-more like we may never get to see this team at its full strength in 2018.