San Francisco Giants Lose Offensive Shootout with Rockies
By Christian Stultz
In the final game of a successful homestand for the San Francisco Giants, the hitters came out to swing it. Unfortunately the Giants came up just short in the offensive barrage.
Losses against divisional opponents are always a little tough to swallow. The factor that may make this a little easier for the Giants is the fact that they scored eight runs. The San Francisco Giants manufactured runs by putting together timely hits.
They BATTLED to stay in the game and it speaks to a change in the way this team is playing as opposed to last season.
While the Giants may still be struggling to find themselves from a pitching standpoint, offensively things are clicking. Five out of the ten games on this homestand the Giants were able to score 4 or more runs and posted a 7-3 record over that span.
With the game being all about the long ball and scoring runs, it appears that for now the Giants are getting with the times.
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The most important part of the Giants offensive successes recently has been their ability to get timely hits. Brandon Belt, Joe Panik, and Alen Hanson all proved to be the biggest factors of the day with their clutch hits with runners on base.
Once the pitchers start to pull themselves together, the Giants may have a pretty formidable team.The question as the Giants dive further into the season will be whether they can sustain their offensive ability.
As seen in the past, this team can be streaky often. The key will be Brandon Crawford and Gorkys Hernandez maintaining their hot seasons. With notable production coming from both guys that hasn’t been seen before, they are the cogs that will keep the Giants offense rolling past opponents.
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As a possible playoff spot hangs in the balance, the Giants move onto the road looking to gain some ground in the division against Arizona.