San Francisco Giants day off report: Giants turning things around winners of five of six; road test coming up St Louis and Chicago

May 18, 2017

MLB, San Francisco Giants

San Francisco Giants third baseman Eduardo Nunez (10) and San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Johnny Cueto (47) taking care of a fly ball during a MLB baseball game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park in San Francisco, California during Wednesday’s matinee. Valerie Shoaps/CSM (Cal Sport Media via AP Images)

By Jeremy Harness

Just as it looked like they would continue to go in the wrong direction, the Giants have found a way to pull things together.

A week ago today, the Giants lost their fourth straight game to the Cincinnati Reds, as they were struggling to find an answer for the team that they came back and beat in the 2012 Division Series en route to a World Series championship.

From that point, however, they would go on take three straight from the Reds to take the four-game series. If that was not enough, they kept things rolling and took two of three from the rival Los Angeles Dodgers.

They did, however, drop a 6-1 contest to the Dodgers Wednesday afternoon, to snap a five-game winning streak. Despite the setback, the Giants have won six of their past eight games. In the process, they have managed to pull themselves out of the cellar of the National League West.

They now face a tough challenge right in front of them, as they hit the road to face the St. Louis Cardinals for a three-game series that starts on Friday, and once they are done in St. Louis, a rematch of last year’s Division Series awaits them as they pay their first visit of the season to Wrigley Field to face the defending World Series champion Chicago Cubs.

The Giants will not only try to keep their winning ways going, but they will also look to put an end to some serious road misery. They are currently tied for the worst road record in the National League, which explains a great deal how they are in fourth place in the West at this point.

To be exact, San Francisco currently holds a 6-15 record away from the familiar confines of AT&T Park.

To help put his team’s road woes to an end, Matt Moore (2-4, 5.67 ERA) will take the hill in Friday night’s series opener against St. Louis’ Michael Wacha (2-1, 3.19 ERA)

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