With the Giants quickly slipping out of contention, a cloud of grief is rolling into the hills of San Francisco like the city's trademark fog. After four years of losing records and finishing towards the bottom of the anemic NL West, the Giants emerged as contenders this year when their pitching became, more often than not, good enough to compensate for their abysmal hitting. But with a 27-27 record since the All-Star Break, the Giants have descended back to relative mediocrity. They've maintained their great pitching, with a team ERA of 3.35 over the past 30 days. But they have hit only .235 in the same time period; even a rotation of "Spahn and Sain and two days of rain" (oops, wrong team) would struggle to amass wins with so little offensive support. With just three weeks left of th ...
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