Who would have thought, as the MLB season started, that the San Francisco Giants would lead the league in errors after six weeks? Up ’till now, defense has not been the Giants weakness, but after last nights debacle in Los Angeles, it would appear they’re riddled with weak spots on the field.
“These things shouldn’t be happening,” Giant skipper Bruce Bochy said. But it gets worse. Giants leadoff hitter Angel Pagan was 0 for 5 and didn’t hit a ball out of the infield. As of late, San Francisco has had to grind some victories out, relying on their first class pitching staff but suspect bullpen.
In the coming days Giant pitchers have to face the likes of hot hitting Matt Kemp who went 3-3 last night and Andre Ethier who leads the league in RBI’s. With Vogelsong and Lincecum on the mound, SF will always have a chance to pull out a victory if their defense holds together.
Tonight, the Dodgers Clayton Kershaw takes the mound holding a 6-1 record and a 1.27 ERA in 11 career starts verses the Giants. But the reigning NL Cy Yound Award winner was roughed up by Colorado in his last start so there’s always hope. The Giants just need to score some runs.