SF Giants ace has brutal assessment for team's stretch of poor play

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The SF Giants have hopes for contending for a playoff spot, but they will need to turn it around to even get back into that conversation. Staff ace Logan Webb had a brutal assessment of the team's stretch of poor play, telling Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle that "It’s dogshit. It’s not good enough.”

SF Giants ace has brutal assessment for team's stretch of poor play

The Giants have a 17-23 overall record while sitting in fourth place in the NL West. Perhaps, it is a bit too early to be looking at the standings given that they are just one-fourth of the way through the season. There is plenty of time for them to turn it around.

With that being said, the Giants are not inspiring a lot of confidence with their play lately. They just completed a 3-7 road trip while facing off against the Boston Red Sox, Philadelphia Phillies, and the Colorado Rockies. They scratched one win against the Red Sox, got swept by the Phillies, and took two of three from the Rockies.

The front office spent aggressively this offseason, signing Jung Hoo Lee, Matt Chapman, Jordan Hicks, and Blake Snell. Plus, they swung a deal to add 2021 Cy Young winner Robbie Ray. After the offseason retooling, the Giants hoped that they had closed the gap between them and some of the prospective playoff contenders.

However, the team has struggled against good teams, tallying just seven wins in 23 games against teams with over a .500 record. Teams with playoff aspirations have to beat the good teams and the Giants just have not done that.

It is probably too early to draw sweeping conclusions about the team, but the Giants are just not clicking on all cylinders yet. At times, the starting rotation has looked like a strength. On the other hand, the lineup continues to struggle to score runs. At 3.70 runs per game, the Giants have the 4th-lowest mark in the NL. That is just not enough for a team that has spent as much as they have.

They are inconsistent. Unfortunately, inconsistent teams are usually stuck in the middle or well below that. You rarely see good teams be inconsistently good.

Logan Webb's assessment of the Giants was refreshingly blunt. He rebounded nicely on Friday night as he allowed just two earned runs in seven innings in the team's 4-2 loss to the Cincinnati Reds. For the Reds, they snapped an eight-game losing streak. Webb hit the nail on the head, but can they turn it around? They have not inspired a lot of confidence yet.