Fansided
SF Giants News

San Francisco Giants: Three Biggest Takeaways from Series vs Rays

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 23: Will Smith #13 of the San Francisco Giants pitches against the New York Mets during their game at Citi Field on August 23, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 23: Will Smith #13 of the San Francisco Giants pitches against the New York Mets during their game at Citi Field on August 23, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
facebooktwitterreddit
1 of 4
SAN FRANCISCO, CA – APRIL 07: Bruce Bochy #15 of the San Francisco Giants argues with umpires Greg Gibson #53, Tripp Gibson #73 and Kerwin Danley #44 after a balk was called during the eighth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Oracle Park on April 7, 2019 in San Francisco, California. The Tampa Bay Rays defeated the San Francisco Giants 3-0. (Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA – APRIL 07: Bruce Bochy #15 of the San Francisco Giants argues with umpires Greg Gibson #53, Tripp Gibson #73 and Kerwin Danley #44 after a balk was called during the eighth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Oracle Park on April 7, 2019 in San Francisco, California. The Tampa Bay Rays defeated the San Francisco Giants 3-0. (Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)

The San Francisco Giants may have dropped two of three against the Rays, but there was still plenty to talk about after the first home series of the 2019 season.

The San Francisco Giants are off to a slow start, with a 3-7 record and three straight series losses to begin the 2019 season. That includes dropping two of three in interleague play against the Tampa Bay Rays over the weekend.

The early struggles shouldn’t come as a major shock to anyone.

This was always shaping up to be a rebuilding year on the heels of a 73-89 season last year, and a quiet offseason made it clear the Giants now have one eye squarely fixed on the future.

That said, there’s still enough talent on this roster to make some noise, especially if the defense and pitching can shoulder the load.

So as the season progresses, we’re going to put a bow on each series by highlighting the three biggest takeaways for the Giants.

Some will be positive and focus on reasons for optimism. Others will be negative and highlight problem areas and troubling trends.

Without further ado, let’s dive into the team’s 1-2 showing against the Rays.

facebooktwitterreddit