SF Giants Problem #3: Not enough offense
Coming into the season, we knew this Giants offense was going to be less-than-impressive.
They’ve been a tad bit better than we expected them to be. However, that simply isn’t enough to cover for the mammoth struggles on the other side of the ball.
For the last three years, the Giants have been at the bottom of the league when it comes to their attack. Things aren’t much better when it comes to this season too.
Even with the breakout seasons from Mike Yastrzemski and Donovan Solano, they rank 23rd in the league in hitting with a line of .246/.310/.398/.708. The Giants have hit only 24 home runs this season, with five triples, and 26 doubles. They’ve scored just 85 runs so far this season. That’s with the incredible play of Yaz and Donnie Barrels.
In a normal season, the run differential would be a stat we’d look at to gauge if a team is worthy of making the playoffs. But in a 60-game sprint, the run differential can be thrown out. If there was ever a year for a team with a negative run differential to make the postseason, it’d be this year.
Realistically, bad pitching, fielding, and subpar hitting would be reason enough to just end this list. After all, these are the three main things that have to be done well in order to compete and give yourself a chance to win the game.