San Francisco Giants: 3 reasons fans shouldn’t lose hope on a playoff bid

By Matthew Connolly
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Aug 23, 2015; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; San Francisco Giants third baseman Matt Duffy (5) is greeted at home plate by shortstop Brandon Crawford (right) after Duffy scored a run against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the fifth inning at PNC Park. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

The Giants, having lost five out of seven on their recent road trip, are still on the outside looking in when it comes to the 2015 postseason. Some fans have been quick to lose the faith, and it’s hard to fault them given the statistics being floated around.

To wit:

Their backs are up against a wall, without a doubt, but there are still a few good reasons to believe in this squad.

Next: On to reason No. 1