The San Francisco Giants look to be in trouble at the moment, having lost four of their last five games and sitting in fourth place in the NL West.
Their most recent loss?
A 3-1 defeat at the hands of the hated Dodgers and Yasiel Puig, who introduced himself to the Giants-Dogdger rivalry by smacking a homer run off of Madison Bumgarner in his first at-bat of the game, then knocking in the go-ahead run in the eighth inning.
This loss was symbolic of the Giants’ recent struggles: bullpen issues, not hitting with runners in scoring position, and losing a player to injury (Joaquin Arias left in the first inning after straining his left hamstring scoring from first base).
This team hardly looks like the team that won the World Series just a year ago. That team had lights-out pitching, timely hitting, and the will to win. The 2013 team looks nothing like that.
The Giants are 38-38, yet just 3.5 games back of the first place Diamondbacks, so they are obviously still in the hunt. However, if they keep playing like they have recently, they will not be playing baseball in October.
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