As the first half of the season comes to a close, the San Francisco Giants could not be doing much worse. The Giants are racked with injury up and down the lineup, and rocky starts by a usually solid rotation have put extraordinary pressure on an already struggling offense.
The Giants have dropped nine of their last 10 and—to add insult to injury—were no-hit this week by Cincinnati’s Homer Bailey.
As the trade deadline and the midseason mark approach, the Giants will need to shake things up in order to have a fighting chance in the National League West. Only four games out of first place due to the weakness of the division, the Giants’ season is far from finished.
Here’s what to look for through the dog days of summer.