SF Giants Swept in Los Angeles

6/27/13 in MLB   |   AJ_88   |   166 respect

In the finale of a three-game series in Dodger Stadium, the San Francisco Giants were trying desperately to avoid being swept in LA for the first time since 2009 by sending Tim Lincecum to the mound to oppose Clayton Kershaw.

San Francisco has been unable to put anything together of late; even when they have flashbacks to their dominant pitching staff of the last three years, they find time to squeeze defensive miscues and/or inability to get timely hits into the equation which then translates into a loss and then another one, and then one more. 

Blog Photo - SF Giants Swept in Los AngelesMadison Bumgarner and Lincecum took the mound two out of three games and if this were a few years back, the Giants would feel a little more comfortable - but times have changed. 

The defending champions take the field every day/night not knowing what they will get out of the roster. Bruce Bochy does not even know what to do because of the lot of injuries in specific positions that leaves the manager scrambling for answers. 

The bullpen, one of the Giants former strong suits, is leaky. Their rotation is patchy. Their offense, which was the only thing holding them afloat in the division, is beginning to tank without their leadoff hitter Angel Pagan, out with a torn hamstring for the next three months. 

Plug-in players from Triple-A every other night will likely not get the job done when it matters most. Whether the Giants explore the market for a trade prior to the July non-waiver deadline or not, something's got to give. Sitting at 38-40 in 4th place in the NL West, the Giants can ill afford to continue this style of play. 
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