San Francisco Giants

Giants’ post All-Star break skid contrasts sharply to last year

The San Francisco Giants’ Ramiro Pena, right, reacts after striking out as Cincinnati Reds catcher Tucker Barnhart looks on during the ninth inning of a baseball game, Monday, July 25, 2016 in San Francisco. The Reds won 7-5, handing the Giants their eighth loss in their first nine games following the All-Star break.
The San Francisco Giants’ Ramiro Pena, right, reacts after striking out as Cincinnati Reds catcher Tucker Barnhart looks on during the ninth inning of a baseball game, Monday, July 25, 2016 in San Francisco. The Reds won 7-5, handing the Giants their eighth loss in their first nine games following the All-Star break. The Associated Press

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.

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:

Statistic

2016 Giants

2015 Giants

Record

1-8

8-1

Home

0-1

3-0

Road

1-7

5-1

Runs for

28

49

Runs against

47

25

Home runs

10

10

Batting avg.

.237

.289

Opp. batting avg.

.261

.241

Left on base

66

70

Runners in scoring position

10-78 (.128)

26-90 (.289)

ERA

5.57

2.39

Walks

27

20

Strikeouts

68

66

Home runs allowed

19

6

Compiled by Jeff Caraska

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