2017 San Francisco Giants

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2017 San Francisco Giants / Franchise: San Francisco Giants / BR Team Page[edit]

Record: 64-98, Finished 5th in NL Western Division (2017 NL)

Managed by Bruce Bochy

Coaches: Jose Alguacil, Steve Decker, Mark Gardner, Hensley Meulens, Phil Nevin, Dave Righetti, Andy Skeels and Ron Wotus

Ballpark: AT&T Park

Season Highlights[edit]

The 2017 San Francisco Giants began the season 6-13, the worst start for the team since 1983. Ace starter Madison Bumgarner, who had been the first pitcher ever to homer twice on opening day, April 2nd, was 0-3 at that point and had just gone on the disabled list on April 21st after injuring his shoulder while riding a dirt bike, portending further problems for the Giants. For his part, number 2 starter Jeff Samardzija was at 0-4, with a week of play left in April. Things did not really improve over the following weeks, as on May 16th, they were at 17-24 and still 8 1/2 games out of first place - after a five-game wining streak.

The Giants ended the first half at 34-56, 27 games out of first place. They were virtually eliminated from playoff contention at that point and had to begin thinking about rebuilding. Bumgarner came back after the All-Star break, but the pitcher who gave way to give him a spot on the roster was the #2 starter, Johnny Cueto, who went to the disabled list in his stead. On July 17th, the Giants hosted the Cleveland Indians for a make-up game and failed to sell out AT&T Park for the first time since 2010, ending a streak of 530 consecutive sellouts,the longest in National League history.

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Further reading[edit]

  • Jorge L. Ortiz: "After Madison Bumgarner's fall from grace, are the Giants done?", USA Today Sports, April 24, 2017. [1]
  • Jorge L. Ortiz: "For struggling San Francisco Giants, now-or-never time is approaching", USA Today Sports, May 17, 2017. [2]