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The Giants are not hitting the ball well. No one knows this better than Giants manager Bruce Bochy, who has watched as his team have now lost 10 consecutive games, a mark that was last reached in 1996. It’s an extremely low point for a manager who has led the Giants to three World Series titles in a five-year span.
Before tonight’s 4-1 loss to the Atlanta Braves, Bochy said he held a meeting to try and energize a team that has struggled mightily on offense. During the losing streak, the Giants have been outscored by a 48-25 margin.
“You can’t get any worse with what’s been going on offensively,” Bochy said before talking about what players have to use as inspiration during the extended losing streak.
“You play for each other,” Bochy said. “You play for fans, ownership, that’s our responsibility. People come out here and they want to see a good ballgame and that’s what you want. We’re out of it now, but still, we have a job to do.”
Bochy acknowledged the frustrations of fielding a team that has pitched extremely well while being offensively inept.
“I think if you look at the last two-three months, I mean, we’ve been as good as most clubs on the pitching side. We’re just challenged offensively.”