One word - Disappointment. To have come so far and then swept in Arizona? Forget the Giants series, the D-Backs series set the tone. Had the Rox won 2 of 3 in Phoenix, the Giants series I am sure would have gone another way. But those are the breaks. This year the inconsistencies just won out. Starting pitching which has been a mainstay, failed causing the bullpen to be used up which caused the offense to have to play behind. All recipes for failure. Worse part of it all was getting swept against the second worse team in the NL. Unconsciousable and just pathetic...I'm out!
Playing Down to the Competition
One simple statistic to sum of this year:
40-28 (teams with >.500 record) Giants are 29-36, Padres are 30-35
43-45 (teams with <.500 record) Giants are 59-32, Padres are 57-3
And we wonder why we aren't going to play in October!