The San Francisco Giants are Getting Hot in the Nick of Time
By Jake Mastroianni
The San Francisco Giants have won four of their last five game, and it couldn’t have come at a better time as they begin a rough stretch of baseball.
I wrote an article over a week ago talking about how the next 10 games could be crucial to the 2017 season.
That was when the San Francisco Giants were beginning a 10-game stretch with seven games against the Cincinnati Reds and three against the injury-riddled New York Mets.
At the time I said the San Francisco Giants needed to win seven of those games. They started that stretch by losing five games in a row.
However, they won four of the last five making them 4-6 during that stretch. That’s certainly not ideal, but hope is not completely lost.
The goal is still to get as close to .500 as possible by the end of May. At 15-24, that seems pretty impossible at this point.
Especially if you consider who they are playing to end the month. They have three games starting today with the Los Angeles Dodgers, then three with the St. Louis Cardinals, four with the Chicago Cubs, three with the Atlanta Braves and three with the Washington Nationals.
Only the Braves, and surprisingly the Cubs at 18-19, have a losing record among that group.
That is why it’s so important that the San Francisco Giants are playing good baseball right now. They’ll need to be playing their best baseball of the year to get through that stretch.
In all honesty, I’ll be glad if the San Francisco Giants go 8-8 in that stretch. But that’s not going to help us get back in the race for they playoffs. Ten wins would make me ecstatic.
I didn’t get to watch much of the game on Sunday as I was spending time with my mom as you all should, but the 3-1 game on Saturday was as complete of a game as I’ve seen the Giants play all year.
Hopefully that means this team has finally woken up and gotten back to playing Giants baseball.
I hope it’s not too little, too late for this team. They are way too talented to be as bad as they’ve been.
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If they’re going to have any chance of making the playoffs, they have to continue playing like they did over the weekend. If this is the turning point we’ve all been waiting for, it may have come just in the nick of time.