5 takeaways from the SF Giants weekend series against Washington
4. The SF Giants bullpen was the best in baseball in 2021 and this year's bullpen looks to be even better
The bullpen has been the strength of the Giants for a long time during their successful periods, and while it was great in 2021, it’s even better to start 2022.
The Giants pitching staff leads the majors in ERA, and with all the pieces back from 2021 with more experience, this is likely going to be the best bullpen in baseball.
Closer Camilo Doval had a shaky start to the year, but since then, the team has been fantastic no matter who takes the ball out of the ‘pen, and if it continues, it will become incredibly hard for teams to score on the Giants at all.
5. Despite all the good, this SF Giants team needs to get healthy, ASAP
Alex Cobb, Anthony DeSclafani, Mike Yazstremski (Covid) and Steven Duggar are all going to be away from this team for the near future due to injury, and with LaMonte Wade Jr. and Tommy LaStella not yet back from injury, this could become a big problem.
The Giants pride themselves on depth, as there are several players at AA and AAA ready to make their mark at the big league level, but with so much talent, the Giants don’t want to deal with all these injuries again.
In the short term, the Giants will be fine, but if they have any hopes of going deep into October, the team needs to find a way to get healthy and stay that way.