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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)
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SCOTTSDALE, AZ – FEBRUARY 21: Brandon Crawford #35 of the San Francisco Giants poses during the Giants Photo Day on February 21, 2019 in Scottsdale, Arizona. (Photo by Jamie Schwaberow/Getty Images)

The Giants managed eight runs and collectively hit .219 in the series.

That’s not going to win you many games.

Granted, they were facing a Rays pitching staff that leads the majors with a 1.88 ERA, but that wasn’t much of a departure from how the team was hitting before Tampa Bay came to town.

On the year, the Giants are hitting .208/.264/.317 and averaging 2.5 runs per game.

Shortstop Brandon Crawford is the only qualified player hitting over .250 with a .294 average, but it’s been a punchless average as evidenced by his .686 OPS.

No one expected this year’s team to be an offensive juggernaut.

They can’t keep averaging 2.5 runs per game, though, or the franchise record of 100 losses set in 1985 is in serious jeopardy.

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