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Giants Whimper Out of Town



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    The Giants' nightmare homestand finally came to a close Wednesday afternoon with another humiliating loss.  The latest setback was a 8-2 loss to complete a three game sweep at the hands of the Dodgers.

    Just how bad of a homestand was it?  The team lost five out of six games.  It marks the first time the Giants have lost five straight games at home since June 2008.  Not only did the Giants lose, but it's how they lost.  Bad base running mistakes.  Ice cold bats.  Hitting into double play after double play.  Starting pitching that wasn't as sharp as fans have come to expect.  All in all, just a poor showing.

    If leaving home is what the team needs to get out of this slump, it will have a perfect opportunity.  Next up is the longest road trip of the season.  It starts Thursday with a four game series in Colorado, followed by four games in Milwaukee, and three in Washington.  It's a defining time of the season for the Giants, as they now find themselves in fourth place in the N.L. West, five and a half games behind the Padres.

    Madison Bumgarner will make his second start of the season Thursday against the Rockies.