For the Giants, this season is not about fighting for a playoff spot. It's about doing the little things right and achieving future success.
Director Bruce Bochy wants his team to work better at Oracle Park.
Before the eight games on the family farm, the Giants were 10-18 at home. But against the Dodgers, Padres and Brewers, three quality clubs, the Giants have won five of eight games.
"I think you consider him a very good homestand," Bochy told reporters after the match. "We would have liked to finish today … and we could have, we had our chances, but we took two sets against two good teams, so good bounced from a difficult series."
The Giants lost two of three defeats against the Dodgers last weekend, but swept a two-game series with the Padres earlier this week. Then, this weekend, they had the chance to sweep the Brewers, leaders of the center of the NL, before losing 5-3 Sunday.
"So, better at home, that's what we were looking for," Bochy said. "Hopefully when we come back, it's the same thing, but now we have to face good teams here … I love the way we launch, keep the distance and create opportunities and that's it." What you need to do As you have had enough, as I said, there is a good chance that someone will come to your place. "
Jeff Samardzija started on Sunday against Milwaukee and was scored four points in five sets.
Despite the loss, Samardzija echoed Bochy's feeling that the team is on the right track.
"We are playing the ball right now," Samardzija told reporters. "I think we even showed it today.There have been a few situations that are close to my heart.If we get out of there with a zero, it's probably a slightly different game. and we had our opportunities. "[[[[RELATED: Trade between Bumgarner and Twins is "premature"]
The Giants travel to Los Angeles to begin a four-game series with rival Dodgers on Monday. After that, they travel to Arizona for a three-game series before returning home next week to face the Rockies.
"I like the way we play," Samardzija said. "We will learn a lot about ourselves here next week."