By: Dawson Wright
PHOTO VIA: SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS
Dropping 3 out of 4 games to the Padres does not feel good for anyone. Especially for a struggling Giants offense.
Considering the fact that the two big moves the Giants made over the off season were for offense, it is concerning that they are struggling the most at the plate. This season the Giants are 27th in runs scored, with only 45 total runs for the entire season. That is 6 runs ahead of the Royals, the worst team in baseball.
Andrew McCutchen has had his moments, but him and Evan Longoria have not been consistent. I didn't expect Longoria to have a fast start to the season, considering he is switching for AL to NL, spending his entire career in the AL. However, I was expecting some sort of life at the plate rather than a home run here and there.
So if the Giants cannot rely on their offense for now, they will have to rely on their pitching. Cueto has been on the DL due to his ankle, but him and Samardzjia will return soon. But until then, if the Giants want to win any games, the rest of their rotation has to be better than awful.
Ty Blach only seems to have a good start when he faces the Dodgers, Tyler Beede is going to be called down after giving up 5 runs to the Padres in 3 and 2/3 innings, Derek Holland has had some decent starts but it seems he will need more offensive support to get a win, and Suarez just had his first start where he did...okay.
It looks like the only way the Giants will win any games coming up will be if they are able to plate up some runs, otherwise I smell a losing streak. Good thing the season is long.