The San Francisco Giants are 28-24 and only two games behind the Arizona Diamondbacks for 1st place in National League West. Maybe it’s not yet time to worry about this team, but, then again, maybe it is.
The defending World Champs have had to rely on their offense and walk-off wins rather than their bread-and-butter of the past few years – the starting pitching.
Giants starters currently rank 6th in the League with a 4.76 ERA. They’re in the middle of the league with hits (303 hits in 306.1 innings) and opponents’ batting average (.257). So, what is it exactly that’s leading to the San Francisco pitching woes?
Giants starters are third in the National League with 112 walks. Despite not having a devastating hit total, this number of walks is enough to drop San Francisco to 21st in the league in WHIP (walks and hits per innings pitched). They’ve also given up 43 home runs in 52 games so far this year, the most in the National League. In 2012, starters gave up just 104 home runs all s...