It’s time for some of the players on the Giants to hit or get off the pot.
Season .249/.304/.381 .685 OPS
August .353/.405/.588 .994 OPS
Season .246/.335/.391 .726 OPS
August .222/.276/.370 .646 OPS
Season .231/.317/.346 .663 OPS
August .208/.296/.208 .505 OPS
These three guys are the key to the team’s chances. Only Huff is showing any signs of breaking out of his season-long misery. Torres clearly should be benched, his season is completely lost at this point. In fact, he’s playing his way into the broadcast booth. If Beltran gets his wrist healed up, both Ross and Torres should see the bench virtually full-time.
There’s no reason not to use Belt and/or DeRosa. They couldn’t be worse than Ross and Torres right now, (no one could, really) and you might just catch lightning in a bottle.
It’s time for Bochy to throw in his lot with Scheirholz, Beltran, DeRosa and Belt, and have the three hitless wonders backing up, pinch-hitting (ouch), and pinch-running.
Of course, this depends on Beltran getting healthy, and for him to start raking as well. Right now, Huff and Sandoval are the only hitters, and we’re not gonna see anything significant from
catcher, or short. Keppinger failed miserably in that last game against the Pirates, but he’s been pretty good so far.