The San Francisco Giants have had a tough time this month. The Los Angeles Dodgers caught them for first place in the National League West on Sunday, due in large part to the fact that the Giants were swept this weekend by the Cincinnati Reds.
That sweep was the second at AT&T Park for a Giants’ opponent this month, with a three-game sweep coming at the beginning of the month at the hands of the Colorado Rockies.
This one, however, made a little bit of unfortunate history, at least from the home team’s perspective. The Reds were the first team ever to sweep a four-game series at AT&T Park.
— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) June 29, 2014
Not surprisingly, the great Vin Scully was able to shed additional light on how long it has been since the Giants have been swept at home in a four game set. As passed along by John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle:
The Dodgers have now surpassed the Giants in overall run differential and have allowed fewer runs. Looking now to the overall quality of both rosters and their respective chances, it is hard not to side with the Dodgers and their powerhouse of a starting rotation. Then again, it can be hard to bet against the Giants, even with this recent stretch and rare losing feat this past weekend. Either way, it is shaping up to be an entertaining race atop the NL West.
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