The Giants climbed back over .500 with their fourth straight win, holding on for a 7-6 victory over the Pirates. Before we pop the champagne, let’s keep in mind how tough it is for this team to get a win.
Simply put, this team cannot string together shutout innings over any stretch. There is no pitcher not plagued by unbelievable inconsistency right now, and the end result is an almost endless parade of leadoff walks, hits, two-out rallies, and home runs by essentially anybody who can swing a bat. Even when they win, they are giving up an astounding number of baserunners.
Something’s gotta happen. Without Benitez, this is the same horrible bullpen they had last season, and with Lowry still trying to find his groove, Schmidt struggling, Williams demoted and Reuter on fire, this team is in desperate need of some good luck and some good pitching. Frankly, I don’t see a light at the end of the tunnel.
Sabean better hope somebody from the minors starts blowing people away, because there’s no help outside the organization.