The World Series champion San Francisco Giants have started the season 0-2.
Don’t panic everybody, it’s going to be alright.
Despite the fact that the Giants have started winless, they’ve just had a few miscues in the field. The pitching of Tim Lincecum and Jonathan Sanchez in their first two starts wasn’t astounding, but it wasn’t terrible. They had 12 hits against them combined, but also had 13 strikeouts. If they could’ve get some more help from their defense they might have been 2-0 right now, but they didn’t, and they aren’t.
Brandon Belt and Pat Burrell have shown some offensive life with their pair of home runs, but the rest of the team’s 11 hits have been singles. Hey, at least they’re putting the bat on the ball. If you have 5 errors in back-to-back games, you probably aren’t going to fare that well, especially with the low scoring games the Giants usually play. But that’s the nature of the beast with this team’s style of baseball, you’re going to lose a few close ones that come down to doing the little things right. It’s not as much bad baseball as it is bad luck.
Bruce Bochy summed it up well after the game:
That’s not what you thought would happen opening up here. We’re just shooting ourselves in the foot.
I don’t think anyone did. But when a championship team has to wait 9 days until they get to play at home, there might be some extra distractions around the locker room. Not to say they will start 0-6 because they’re distracted, because they won’t. I have total confidence that the Giants will get a win or two before they head to AT&T. And once the Giants get back home and the banner gets put up, and Buster’s Rookie of the Year ceremony is completed, and all of the gaudy yet undeniably awesome rings are passed out, it will be business time for the G-Men.