Originally written on Baseball Hot Corner  |  Last updated 5/8/13
As baseball has been the one constant through all the years, as quoted by James Earl Jones in the movie “Field of Dreams,” the one constant through all the years for the San Francisco Giants has been their starting pitching.  From their first World Series victory in 2010 to their latest in 2012, the position players have vastly changed with the exception of one, Buster Posey, but the starting pitching and bullpen have remained for the most part intact.  This season, the bullpen has been stellar, racking up 13 SV’s with a 2.65 ERA, 96 K’s, 37 BB’s, 8.76 K/9, 1.23 WHIP, and a .233 BAA.  But the starting pitching…hasn’t quite lived up to the same billing.  Despite the Giants being 19-13 and in first-place in the NL West division, they’ve done so on the strength of their late-inning offense and bullpen; in 6 of their last 7 victories the Giants had to come-from-behind and score in the 8th inning or later.  Their starting pitching, which has been the protective shield of this team agains...
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