San Francisco Giants: 3 Players Who Need to Step Up

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Jul 11, 2014; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants congratulate each other after defeating the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-0 at AT&T Park. Mandatory Credit: Bob Stanton-USA TODAY Sports

The San Francisco Giants had an odd first half of the season. They experienced being the best team in baseball, and they also experienced a brutally tough downfall. We’ve seen the best of the Giants and how effective and dominating they can be, but we’ve also seen their weaknesses greatly exposed.

The Giants finished the first half of the season with a 52-43 record, and they are currently one game behind the Los Angeles Dodgers in the NL West. The Giants have a disappointing 28-25 record at home, but they have a pretty solid 24-18 road record.

There’s certainly room for improvement for the Giants in several areas. As a team, they need to get back to consistently producing in clutch situations, like they did earlier in the season. They could also get a little more stability and consistency from their bullpen, which they also experienced earlier in the season.

There are a few players though that need to step up to give the Giants the boost that they need in the second half of the season, especially offensively since that has one of their biggest struggles recently. Here are those three players, and we’ll start by discussing the third most important player.

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