After a disappointing home series loss to the Chicago Cubs, the SF Giants travelled to St. Louis needing a big series win over the Cardinals, as they will face a tough stretch of games upcoming against the Dodgers, Padres and Blue Jays.
Three takeaways from the SF Giants series sweep over the St. Louis Cardinals
Thanks to some late game heroics on Wednesday, the team were able to secure a sweep, giving the Giants seven wins in their past nine games, and now, they're full of momentum as they clash with the heated rival Dodgers starting on Friday.
While that's plenty to look forward too, let's take a look back on three very successful days with three takeaways from the Giants exciting three game sweep over the St. Louis Cardinals.
3. The SF Giants could have landed yet another young star
The SF Giants have relied heavily on their two rising stars in Patrick Bailey and Casey Schmitt this year, with both of them giving the team a jolt of energy when it was needed most, and now, they may have yet another promising star on their hands.
Due to an unfortunate injury to Mitch Haniger, the red-hot Luis Matos was promoted to the big leagues on Wednesday, going 1-3 in his debut, and after what we've seen at Triple-A recently, he can become a key cog for this lineup.
This is now a Giants team that's full of energy on both sides of the ball, and with youthful enthusiasm, they could get very hot going forward, but either way, the future is certainly looking bright in San Francisco, with some of their most promising prospects still yet to come.
2. This SF Giants team certainly has the clutch gene
After some clutch moments in recent times, the Giants continue to come up big in the most important moments, but none were more important than Mike Yastrzemski's 2-run home run to tie the game on Wednesday, down to the team's final strike.
In game one of the series, the team came from behind late to secure a 4-3 victory, and they are proving that no moment is too big, and when the playoffs roll around, this is the type of thing that will help a unit.
Ultimately, we'd all love to see the offense have more consistency so the team aren't battling late in games, but it's not easy to win at the major league level, and these Giants have proven they can win a game in many different ways, with this series being the ultimate example of that.
1. The SF Giants bullpen continues to dominate
The SF Giants bullpen has been near perfect once again lately, and beyond a four-inning, one run save in his major league debut from Keaton Winn, they once again didn't surrender a run throughout this three-game series.
As always, both Tyler Rogers and Camilo Doval were dominant in their own way, with Rogers throwing 3.2 innings for 3 hits and 0 runs, while Doval throws 2.2 innings for 2 hits and 0 runs, and if this continues, this will be a very dangerous team as the season gets rolling.
With the emergence of Winn and some solid names in Taylor Rogers, Luke Jackson and Ryan Walker, this team could become one of the best bullpens in baseball, and if the starting rotation can keep up, the potential for this overall group is unlimited.