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Giants too savvy to be fazed by slump after All-Star break

Giants too savvy to be fazed by slump after All-Star break

NEW YORK The last time the Giants won a game, gasoline cost $2.24 a gallon, Donald Trump was merely the presumptive Republican nominee for president and the baseball world was eagerly anticipating Giancarlo Stanton's appearance in the home run derby.OK, so July 10 isn't really all that long ago, but first-place San Francisco lost its sixth straight game Friday night, a 3-2 verdict to the Yankees, and you can really feel the tension building in the Giants' locker room. The situation was made all the worse by Buster Posey having to leave the game after he fouled a ball off his top foot and suffered a contusion, which sounds terrible.TRADE RUMORS: Everyone wants Rays' pitching | Who the Willie Horton Jersey White Sox might dealI think, collectively, we've got guys that have been through some ups and downs, said Posey, who only walked with the slightest of limps after the game, because contusion is just a fancy word for bruise, and added that he would see how he felt Saturday before deciding whether he would play the middle contest of the three-game series. We had a rough stretch in April where we lost I can't remember how many it was in a row (five) and then bounced back. So tomorrow's an opportunity to start trending in the right direction.If you were looking for the Giants to panic, you would be in for a long wait. San Francisco's lead over the Dodgers in the National League West might be at four games, but a team with three World Series wins out of the past six knows itself well enough to remain confident through a rough patch.As might be expected, that starts with the future Hall of Fame manager setting the tone.If you dwell on the negatives, all that does is compound the damage, Bruce Bochy said. So, I want these guys to walk in tomorrow with their heads up, ready to go, just like I will. Sure, these aren't fun to go through. They're competitors. But you have to deal with it. You don't have a choice in this game. Every team goes through it, and we're going through it right now.When a team is in a slump like this, it means that the Al Kaline Jersey first three-error game of Gold Glove shortstop Brandon Crawford's career helps lead to the deciding run of the game, rather than being a quirky footnote. It means that you go 1-for-12 as a team with runners in scoring position, with the one hit being a game-tying double instead of a go-ahead homer for Mac Williamson because there just wasn't quite enough loft on it. It means Gregor Blanco's fingertips gliding just over home plate instead of scraping acro s, resulting in a double play in the third inning instead of a sacrifice fly.Blanco said that his decision to try to score on Angel Pagan's fly ball to right field was influenced by the Giants' struggles since the All-Star break, that he was trying to make something happen. It would be easy to paint that as a sign of trouble, but there is a line between pre sing and heady play, and Blanco was on the right side of it in a game against Yankees ace Masahiro Tanaka.Why not try there and see what happens? Blanco said. It was an aggre sive play. He made a perfect throw, so you've got to tip your hat to him, you know?MORE: Blue Jays'Ru sell Martin hurt after sauna incidentThat is how it goes when a team as good as San Francisco goes into the kind of funk that engulfs every team over the course of a six-month, 162-game season. Opponents make good plays, you don't get bounces and then Aroldis Chapman comes in and blows 104 mph fastballs by you in the ninth inning. Such is life. The timing also is not so bad, seeing flaws exposed with a week to go before the trade deadline.The Giants are well aware of allthis, and know that if they do their jobs the way they know they can and have for most of the year the slump will be a memory soon enough. There is a lot le s intrigue than there would be in a team having a meltdown, but for San Francisco, that's good.Everybody knows what's expected of each one of https://www.tigersedges.com/detroit-tigers/kirk-gibson-jersey us, said Madison Bumgarner, who allowed two runs over seven innings for a no-decision in what was, for him, an uneven outing. We're in a rough patch, for sure. So, we're facing some adversity, but nothing we haven't seen before. We've just got to come out and worry about tomorrow, tomorrow, and forget about these last few games, not get ahead of ourselves, not think in the past, just think about what's going on in the present. That's the only way you can do it.
NEW YORK The last time the Giants won a game, gasoline cost $2.24 a gallon, Donald Trump was merely the presumptive Republican nominee for president and the baseball world was eagerly anticipating Giancarlo Stanton's appearance in the home run derby.OK, so July 10 isn't really all that long ago, but first-place San Francisco lost its sixth straight game Friday night, a 3-2 verdict to the Yankees, and you can really feel the tension building in the Giants' locker room. The situation was made all the worse by Buster Posey having to leave the game after he fouled a ball off his top foot and suffered a contusion, which sounds terrible.TRADE RUMORS: Everyone wants Rays' pitching | Who the Willie Horton Jersey White Sox might dealI think, collectively, we've got guys that have been through some ups and downs, said Posey, who only walked with the slightest of limps after the game, because contusion is just a fancy word for bruise, and added that he would see how he felt Saturday before deciding whether he would play the middle contest of the three-game series. We had a rough stretch in April where we lost I can't remember how many it was in a row (five) and then bounced back. So tomorrow's an opportunity to start trending in the right direction.If you were looking for the Giants to panic, you would be in for a long wait. San Francisco's lead over the Dodgers in the National League West might be at four games, but a team with three World Series wins out of the past six knows itself well enough to remain confident through a rough patch.As might be expected, that starts with the future Hall of Fame manager setting the tone.If you dwell on the negatives, all that does is compound the damage, Bruce Bochy said. So, I want these guys to walk in tomorrow with their heads up, ready to go, just like I will. Sure, these aren't fun to go through. They're competitors. But you have to deal with it. You don't have a choice in this game. Every team goes through it, and we're going through it right now.When a team is in a slump like this, it means that the Al Kaline Jersey first three-error game of Gold Glove shortstop Brandon Crawford's career helps lead to the deciding run of the game, rather than being a quirky footnote. It means that you go 1-for-12 as a team with runners in scoring position, with the one hit being a game-tying double instead of a go-ahead homer for Mac Williamson because there just wasn't quite enough loft on it. It means Gregor Blanco's fingertips gliding just over home plate instead of scraping acro s, resulting in a double play in the third inning instead of a sacrifice fly.Blanco said that his decision to try to score on Angel Pagan's fly ball to right field was influenced by the Giants' struggles since the All-Star break, that he was trying to make something happen. It would be easy to paint that as a sign of trouble, but there is a line between pre sing and heady play, and Blanco was on the right side of it in a game against Yankees ace Masahiro Tanaka.Why not try there and see what happens? Blanco said. It was an aggre sive play. He made a perfect throw, so you've got to tip your hat to him, you know?MORE: Blue Jays'Ru sell Martin hurt after sauna incidentThat is how it goes when a team as good as San Francisco goes into the kind of funk that engulfs every team over the course of a six-month, 162-game season. Opponents make good plays, you don't get bounces and then Aroldis Chapman comes in and blows 104 mph fastballs by you in the ninth inning. Such is life. The timing also is not so bad, seeing flaws exposed with a week to go before the trade deadline.The Giants are well aware of allthis, and know that if they do their jobs the way they know they can and have for most of the year the slump will be a memory soon enough. There is a lot le s intrigue than there would be in a team having a meltdown, but for San Francisco, that's good.Everybody knows what's expected of each one of https://www.tigersedges.com/detroit-tigers/kirk-gibson-jersey us, said Madison Bumgarner, who allowed two runs over seven innings for a no-decision in what was, for him, an uneven outing. We're in a rough patch, for sure. So, we're facing some adversity, but nothing we haven't seen before. We've just got to come out and worry about tomorrow, tomorrow, and forget about these last few games, not get ahead of ourselves, not think in the past, just think about what's going on in the present. That's the only way you can do it.

NEW YORK The last time the Giants won a game, gasoline cost $2.24 a gallon, Donald Trump was merely the presumptive Republican nominee for president and the baseball world was eagerly anticipating Giancarlo Stanton’s appearance in the home run derby.OK, so July 10 isn’t really all that long ago, but first-place San Francisco lost its sixth straight game Friday night, a 3-2 verdict to the Yankees, and you can really feel the tension building in the Giants’ locker room. The situation was made all the worse by Buster Posey having to leave the game after he fouled a ball off his top foot and suffered a contusion, which sounds terrible.TRADE RUMORS: Everyone wants Rays’ pitching | Who the Willie Horton Jersey White Sox might dealI think, collectively, we’ve got guys that have been through some ups and downs, said Posey, who only walked with the slightest of limps after the game, because contusion is just a fancy word for bruise, and added that he would see how he felt Saturday before deciding whether he would play the middle contest of the three-game series. We had a rough stretch in April where we lost I can’t remember how many it was in a row (five) and then bounced back. So tomorrow’s an opportunity to start trending in the right direction.If you were looking for the Giants to panic, you would be in for a long wait. San Francisco’s lead over the Dodgers in the National League West might be at four games, but a team with three World Series wins out of the past six knows itself well enough to remain confident through a rough patch.As might be expected, that starts with the future Hall of Fame manager setting the tone.If you dwell on the negatives, all that does is compound the damage, Bruce Bochy said. So, I want these guys to walk in tomorrow with their heads up, ready to go, just like I will. Sure, these aren’t fun to go through. They’re competitors. But you have to deal with it. You don’t have a choice in this game. Every team goes through it, and we’re going through it right now.When a team is in a slump like this, it means that the Al Kaline Jersey first three-error game of Gold Glove shortstop Brandon Crawford’s career helps lead to the deciding run of the game, rather than being a quirky footnote. It means that you go 1-for-12 as a team with runners in scoring position, with the one hit being a game-tying double instead of a go-ahead homer for Mac Williamson because there just wasn’t quite enough loft on it. It means Gregor Blanco’s fingertips gliding just over home plate instead of scraping acro s, resulting in a double play in the third inning instead of a sacrifice fly.Blanco said that his decision to try to score on Angel Pagan’s fly ball to right field was influenced by the Giants’ struggles since the All-Star break, that he was trying to make something happen. It would be easy to paint that as a sign of trouble, but there is a line between pre sing and heady play, and Blanco was on the right side of it in a game against Yankees ace Masahiro Tanaka.Why not try there and see what happens? Blanco said. It was an aggre sive play. He made a perfect throw, so you’ve got to tip your hat to him, you know?MORE: Blue Jays’Ru sell Martin hurt after sauna incidentThat is how it goes when a team as good as San Francisco goes into the kind of funk that engulfs every team over the course of a six-month, 162-game season. Opponents make good plays, you don’t get bounces and then Aroldis Chapman comes in and blows 104 mph fastballs by you in the ninth inning. Such is life. The timing also is not so bad, seeing flaws exposed with a week to go before the trade deadline.The Giants are well aware of allthis, and know that if they do their jobs the way they know they can and have for most of the year the slump will be a memory soon enough. There is a lot le s intrigue than there would be in a team having a meltdown, but for San Francisco, that’s good.Everybody knows what’s expected of each one of https://www.tigersedges.com/detroit-tigers/kirk-gibson-jersey us, said Madison Bumgarner, who allowed two runs over seven innings for a no-decision in what was, for him, an uneven outing. We’re in a rough patch, for sure. So, we’re facing some adversity, but nothing we haven’t seen before. We’ve just got to come out and worry about tomorrow, tomorrow, and forget about these last few games, not get ahead of ourselves, not think in the past, just think about what’s going on in the present. That’s the only way you can do it.

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