San Francisco Giants April Review: It Was Bad, Really Bad
Looking Towards May
We created a “strength of schedule” method thing that is probably entirely wrong. It was based on last year’s results, but still just might hold true. The higher the score, the stronger the schedule that month. We hate to break it to you, but the April schedule was our second easiest month on the schedule.
And guess what month got our highest ranking? Yes, you guessed it, May. Our number for April was 69, and May got a whopping 106. Why? Well, here’s why:
- @ Dodgers, May 1-3
- @ Reds, May 4-7
- @ Mets, May 8-10
- vs. Reds, May 11-14
- vs. Dodgers, May 15-17
- @ Cardinals, May 19-21
- @ Cubs, May 22-25
- vs. Braves, May 26-28
- vs. Nationals, May 29-31
Oh, fun. They get the Dodgers twice, the Cubs on the road, and the Nationals in May, with a total of two whole off-days. Great! Look, if the Giants come out of this month with a .500 record, or better, they’ll be in good shape.
Next: Giants Drop Series to Padres
The Giants are in quite the rough patch, and have a tough month ahead. This is going to be the month to see what they’re made of. If they crumble, they’re done. If they fight through it, and come out with a record over .500, then you know they’re going to be in good shape.