YOUNG PITCHING, GOOD BULLPEN, DOMINANCE AT HOME KEEPING SF IN CONTENTION

Ben looks back on the past month-and-a-half of Giants baseball. He delves into the unexpected development of Andy Suarez and Dereck Rodriguez, the team’s suddenly well-above-average bullpen, and its adequate offense. Although some key hitters have been disappointing, others have stepped up and they remain in decent shape overall. The Cory Gearrin/Austin Jackson trade is […]

SLUMPING LINEUP, QUESTIONABLE STRATEGIES LEADING TO LOSSES

The San Francisco Giants, whose pitching staff is devoid of Madison Bumgarner, Jeff Samardzija, Mark Melancon, and Will Smith, have pitched surprisingly well this season. But their good pitching has been wasted on an offense has scored by far the fewest runs per game in all of baseball. Their troubles have been compounded by implementations […]