Originally written on BaySportsNet  |  Last updated 11/18/14
These are not your World Champion San Francisco Giants. The last few days have been much more reminiscent of the mid 1990’s Giants, replete with inconsistent pitching and shaky defense. It is frequently said that to win any given game a team needs two of the three staples of any game, pitching, hitting and defense. While the Giants’ offense managed seven runs and eleven hits, the rest of the team was much less positive. The Padres scored the winning run on an error by Marco Scutaro in the bottom of the 12th inning, but the issues for the Black and Orange began much earlier in the game. On the offensive side of the ball the Giants took a three run lead in the second when Brandon Crawford launched his fifth home run of the year just inside the foul pole. They added two more in the third with a pair of RBI doubles from Pablo Sandoval and Buster Posey. The game started off well enough with Barry Zito blazing through the first three innings allowing just two hits in the process. However,...
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