Bob Melvin sounds off following sixth-straight loss by SF Giants

Jun 5, 2024, 8:01 AM

PHOENIX, ARIZONA - JUNE 03: Manager Bob Melvin #6 of the San Francisco Giants watches from the dugo...

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A tumultuous start to the season appeared to be in the rearview for the San Francisco Giants thanks to a strong May, but the past week of baseball has brought some once-alleviated concerns back to the forefront.

San Francisco was six games under the .500 mark on May 10th (17-23) but rallied over the next few weeks, posting a 12-4 record to pull itself a season-best two games above the .500 mark.

Since beating the Philadelphia Phillies 1-0 on May 28th, the Giants have fallen back into a tailspin, losing six-straight games as the pitching staff has struggled to a 6.02 team ERA during that span, including Tuesday’s 8-5 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Following San Francisco’s latest loss, manager Bob Melvin shared his displeasure with reporters on the scene as frustration builds and losses continue to file into the ‘L’ column.

“That was a terrible game by us, especially the early portion of the game,” Melvin told reporters in Phoenix following San Francisco’s latest loss.

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“When you’re going through losing streaks, at least you fight,” Melvin continued.

“For the most part, we have. That was an awful game. We made it interesting at the end but didn’t play well. We made [Kyle Harrison] get multiple [extra] outs, had [Arizona’s] starter on the ropes every inning, and couldn’t cash in. That’s a bad game and a bad stretch by us.”

The Giants will hope to avoid a season-long seven-game losing streak when they take the field on Wednesday against the D-Backs as hard-throwing right-hander Jordan Hicks will take the mound against lefty Jordan Montgomery.

Things won’t get any easier for San Francisco following Wednesday’s series finale against Arizona, as the Giants will head to Texas for a three-game set against the reigning World Series champion Texas Rangers that will begin on Friday night in Arlington.

Upcoming schedule for the San Francisco Giants

  • Monday, June 3rd-Wednesday, June 5th – @ Arizona Diamondbacks
  • Friday, June 7th-Sunday, June 9th – @ Texas Rangers
  • Monday, June 10th-Wednesday, June 12th – vs. Houston Astros
  • Friday, June 14-Sunday, June 16th – vs. Los Angeles Angels
  • Monday, June 17th-Wednesday, June 19th – @ Chicago Cubs

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