Giants reliever Sergio Romo certainly believes in the reigning World Series champions, despite a rocky start to the 2015 season of encouraging and bewildered fans alike.
On KNBR's Murph and Mac Morning Show, Romo cautioned fans not to fret too early about the Giants. Instead, he went to encourage the Giants' following on Thursday morning.
"We're not down on ourselves," Romo assured the co-hosts.
The Giants recently went on a seven-game losing streak, and going into Friday night they had only won a single game in July. Instead of search for an excuse, Romo says that sometimes, "that's just baseball."
In Romo's eyes, luck certainly hasn't been on the Giants' side so far this year.
"We're in a rut and the ball literally has not bounced our way."
Though Romo would not hand out excuses, Murph and Mac both spoke on the injury bug that has taken a huge chunk out of the Giants already. San Francisco has lost Hunter Pence, Matt Cain, Jake Peavy, Jean Machi, Gregor Blanco, Nori Aoki, Jeremy Affeldt, Tim Hudson, and Tim Lincecum at some point this season to the disabled list.
Again, no excuses, but instead a promise to the orange and black alliance.
"Once we get everybody going, I promise you, we'll be in the mix," Romo vowed to Giants fans.
While Romo has dealt with his own injuries, he hasn't been on the disabled list, but his stats have been a bit of a roller coaster, too. He is currently 0-4 with a career-high 4.97 ERA and has struck out 36 batters in 25.1 innings pitched. His 1.303 WHIP would also be a career-worst.
"In reality, I think I've actually thrown the ball well."
He may feel that his pitching doesn't reflect his numbers, yet Romo opened up a big reason why the numbers may be going downhill this season.
"Guys are going in there and it seems like they're ready to go. They're not afraid, they're not surprised."
Now the real question is: How can Romo put fear back in hitters' eyes that once had him have Miguel Cabrera stare at strike three to win the 2012 World Series?