4-3 loss vs.ARI
Johnny Cueto (14-5) coughed blood after 4 nearly perfect innings and delivered his shortest outing (4.2 IP) of this season. That, combined with just enough Greinke and not enough timely hitting, led to a huge letdown and a drop to 2 games behind the blue goo (postponed in Col). We have now dropped 6 of his last 9 outings, which is especially painful after winning 16 of his first 18. Bad trend.
An even worse trend: the Giants are now 8-18 in the second half in games started by the big three; MadBum, Cueto and Samardzija. If that doesn't stop soon we have no chance.