Going into today’s game at home with the Miami Marlins, the orange-and-black have dropped from 7-5 and second place in the NL West to a fourth-place record of 8-10. That span includes a four-game home sweep at the hands of the Arizona Diamondbacks, who are only now finding themselves at .500. Pretty dismal times.
The scores since we last checked the Giants’ pitching-vs-hitting stats:
April 17 – Lost to Dodgers due to hitting, 3-1
April 18 – Lost to D-Backs due to pitching, 9-7
April 19 – Lost to D-Backs due to hitting, 3-0
April 20 – Lost to D-Backs due to hitting, 2-1
April 21 – lost to D-Backs due to both hitting and pitching, 6-2
April 22 – Beat Miami Marlins with hitting and pitching 4-1, but Samardzija gave up eight hits, so the pitching call on my part could be argued to be wrong.
Here are the new ShaferStats.
GWP GWO GLP GLO RECORD
3.5 4.5 4 6 8-10
This means that so far offense has been a bigger contributor than pitching to the Giants’ performance. Which is what I suggested at the beginning of the season. Looking only at wins, the offense is responsible for 56.3% of the wins.
It’s obviously too early to draw any conclusions but so far this exercise has been fun for me. I hope you’re enjoying it as well.
Tonight is a relatively rare Saturday evening game which I hope is available on TV in my area.