There were some high expectations on the San Francisco Giants coming off of two World Series titles in the last three years. However, the team has struggled out of the gate this season was swept this past weekend.
San Francisco has lost five straight games and will be sending Matt Cain to the mound on Monday night. The Giants haven’t won a single game all season long when Cain has started, and it is a very troubling trend that has developed.
Cain is 0-2 with a 6.59 ERA in five starts this year. He looked great on Opening Day, but has given up 22 runs over his last four starts in 22.2 innings. He is not pitching anything like he has throughout his career. I’m sure that this won’t continue, but who knows how much longer it will last?
It hasn’t helped that fellow starter Ryan Vogelsong is 1-2 with a 6.23 ERA. The rest of the team is pitching great outside of those two and the offense is doing a good job of scoring runs.
The Giants won’t be this bad all year, and they are just two games out of first place in the National League West going into Monday’s play. San Francisco will likely find a way to make the playoffs when all is said and done behind their offense and the pitching of Madison Bumgarner.
There should be some genuine worry about the Giants until they can get back on track and start a long winning streak, however.