5 takeaways from the SF Giants sweep against the Colorado Rockies
2. The SF Giants have a fantastic collection of role players on this team
This has been true for the past few years, but in this past series against Colorado, the role players like Mauricio Dubon, Thairo Estrada and Luis Gonzalez really stood up.
With bigger names like Longoria and Belt working their way back into the lineup, we can't expect Crawford and the other veterans to do all the work, so this past series really showed off how deep the Giants can be.
Tommy La Stella isn't far from a return either, and that may cost one of the Giants young role players their roster spot for the near future, but right now, it's good to know that these guys can perform when called upon.
3. With Evan Longoria returning, the SF Giants have close to their best lineup available
The Giants have yet to field a fully healthy lineup in 2022, but with Evan Longoria's return to the No. 3 spot in the starting lineup, they are closer than ever, with just Tommy La Stella to return.
While Evan isn't the player he once was, the way he hits lefties will make this a big inclusion for San Francisco, and will allow them to start fielding consistent lineups game after game.
With such a hot race in the NL West with all five teams being above .500, the Giants will need Longo's consistent bat and veteran presence if they want to stay in that race all year long.