The San Francisco Giants have had plentiful success over the last 20 years, notably with its three World Series titles in the 2010s. But none of those teams can match a streak of solid starting pitching the club is currently on.
According to the San Francisco Chronicle’s Susan Slusser, the Giants’ starting staff has completed nine consecutive starts that lasted at least five innings and yielded three runs or fewer. That feat hasn’t been accomplished since 2002, when San Francisco completed 12 such starts.
The latest gem came from starting pitcher Anthony DeSclafani. He pitched six innings with no earned runs allowed in the Giants’ 4-0 win over the Rockies on Sunday. He’s had two solid starts thus far as he attempts to resurrect his career by the San Francisco Bay.
Here’s a little video evidence of DeSclafani’s big day, courtesy of the Giants’ official Twitter account. Note the eight strikeouts. He was more than solid on the mound during this particular start.
Will the streak hit 12 games, as it did in 2002? Not sure, but the 1937 squad is actually next up; per Slusser, if SP Aaron Sanchez can keep the run alive on Monday against the Reds, the Giants would tie the second-best mark, set back in that grand old year, 1937.
That would go a long way toward securing another win. San Francisco has gotten off to a somewhat unexpectedly solid start, as its record sits at 6-3 after it’s win on Sunday.