Coming into this season, many expected the Giants to make another strong playoff push while contending for the NL West crown. The reality has been anything but that, with the Giants sitting at 23-35 and tied with the Padres for last place in the division.
The Giants have consistently struggled at the plate and on the mound batting a team average of just .231 and with a team average 4.21 ERA. As the team continues to struggle. their hopes for a playoff run seem increasingly unlikely with little hope for improvement barring a major shakeup.
SF Giants Broadcaster Mike Krukow told Murph&Mac Monday that losing games due to the same recurring problems is hurting the team mentally.
“The one thing that guts out a team is losing the same way,” Krukow said. “It just becomes groundhog day. Everyday you get there and there’s no hitting or you’re losing from the bullpen breaking down…you tend to start doubting yourself. That’s where they are at right now, This is not a rebuild year, this is not a year where you expect to lose. You’ve got their guys in their [prime], you’ve spent a lot of money and this is absolutely blowing minds in the Giants’ clubhouse right now because they can’t figure out how to get on track. They are losing with established people [so] this is as low as this clubhouse has been in a long time.”
Listen to the full interview below. To listen to Krukow’s comments on the team’s rough start skip to the 4:20 mark.