The Giants have reinvented the June swoon, waiting until well into July to enter into their worst tailspin of the season.
Since the All-Star break, the Giants have struggled. An eight-game trip through San Diego, Boston and New York produced just one win, a 12-inning victory over the Yankees. A return home produced a loss to the Cincinnati Reds on Monday in the opener of a three-game series at AT&T Park.
The slump is in contrast to how the Giants began their post All-Star break a year ago, when they won eight of nine.
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What’s working in the Giants’ favor this season is they brought a 58-41 record into Tuesday’s home game against Cincinnati. They improved to 54-44 after their first nine games of the second half a season ago.
Comparing the data:
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