Hi everyone, I haven’t forgotten about the blog, nor have I forgotten about the shitshow that was the first half of the season (no matter how hard I try).
Pretty much everything that could go wrong has gone wrong. Injuries, slumps, regressions and bad luck have stacked up to put the Giants on the wrong side of .500 in one of the worst World Series hangover years in recent memory.
But, there’s reason for hope. Despite anything and everything going wrong, they’re still very much in this. The NL West as a whole has been underwhelming, to say the least, and the Giants are due to make a run.
They have all the tools to do so. The pitching staff is the same one that dominated the last few years, and with Posey steady in the middle of the order they’re just a couple of hot streaks away from being right back in the picture.
Of course, these are all speculations. While guys may be “due” for better numbers, there’s nothing that says they have to. The pitching staff has extended itself into November two of the last three years and opposing teams are always bringing their best against the World Series champs.
Still, you can’t help but feel optimistic for the second half of the season. At least we know it won’t get a whole lot worse than what we’ve been watching these last few weeks.