Bonds not receiving much help
The Giants' pitching staff better start striking out some opponents or it's going to be a long, long season.
Any team that has Kirk Rueter in its rotation is probably never going to win a strikeout title but even Rueter is down this year. Last year he whiffed 2.51 men per nine. This year it's dropped to 1.74 as he does his best Nate Cornejo imitation. More troublesome has been the drop in Jason Schmidt's total. Last year he struck out over a man per inning. So far this year he's been at about two-thirds of that total. He did fan six in five innings last night, though.
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