Originally written on Baseball Hot Corner  |  Last updated 7/3/13
It’s fair to say that the San Francisco Giants may not be playing like the 2012 World Series Champions that they are.  Currently with a win-loss record of 39-44, good for 5th in the horrible NL West division, the Giants find themselves at a point in the season where it’s gut check time.  Do you rise above and finish strong, or do you continue down a path that leads to a flame out?  Over the past few weeks, they have been reeling in the standings due to their poor pitching and struggling offense.  The once dominating starting rotation has been relegated to mediocrity, as they currently rank 19th in ERA at 4.09, 25th in Quality Starts with 37, 17th in WHIP at 1.31, and 15th in Batting Average Against (BAA) at .253.  Their offense has hit for average, ranking 6th in baseball at .268, but they aren’t scoring any runs.   They rank 16th in Runs with 334, 13th in On Base Percentage (OBP) at .321, and 17th in Slugging at .395.  All this equals up to a recipe for disaster.  They do have one ...
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