Why fans should not overreact to the SF Giants getting swept by the Dodgers

Here are three overreactions to the Giants getting swept by the Dodgers.
San Francisco Giants v Los Angeles Dodgers
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It may be early in the season, but it is never too early to grossly overreact to a poor start. The SF Giants have gotten off to a poor start and were just swept by the Los Angeles Dodgers. Here is why fans should not overreact to this rough start.

Why fans should not overreact to the SF Giants getting swept by the Dodgers

Hopes were high coming into this season for the Giants. They had a new look and feel with several exciting new players on the team. They showed promise in their first series against the Padres in which they took two out of four games ... but then they got swept by the Dodgers. Naturally.

On the one hand, this result is not entirely surprising. The Dodgers are a juggernaut, which we all knew coming into the year. Still, there was a hope that somehow, just maybe, the Giants could come in early and put the Dodgers on notice.

That did not happen.

They played them tough, though. After a bullpen implosion in Game 1 of the series led to a fairly lopsided victory, the Giants played them tough in the other two games. If a few things had gone their way or they had just gotten a few more hits, they easily could have won one of those two games.

Of course, moral victories do not count for much in the big leagues. The Giants are going to have to step up their game if they are going to play up to their potential this season.

However, we would do well to remember that this team is still figuring out its identity. These new players are playing together under a new manager, so they are still trying to figure out how to play as a unit. That can take time, so some grace should be afforded them.

There are still bright spots. Jung-hoo Lee looks great. Jorge Soler can hit it a mile. Michael Conforto looks poised for a bounce back year. It is not as if the team is unwatchable.

There have been good signs in these first seven games, even if the record does not reflect it. The team is headed home, where they can look to get back on track on their home turf.