They're hitting .240 as a team, placing them 27th out of the 30 MLB clubs. They've been shutout twice in the last five games, by the likes of the Pittsburgh Pirates and Washington Nationals. Their leading hitter just broke his hand. Their closer's ERA is 6.97. As a team, they've already committed 19 errors in 27 games.
With a start like this, the defending world-champion San Francisco Giants surely find themselves in a terrible hole in the N.L. West as they begin the second month of the season.
Wait a minute.
With the way this club has been playing, that seems like a miracle. Yet it is where the Giants find themselves, still very much alive and well in their quest to repeat as world champions.
Why are they slumping? There are several reasons. Will they be alright? Absolutely...