San Francisco Giants: Mid-May Mailbag and New Podcast
Daniel: Well Robby, it’s because the Rockies are really good, really deep, and score a lot of runs. They also haven’t “struggled”at any point this season. They score a lot of runs, and their pitching is good enough to allow less than they score. Also, our start to the season was so stinking bad, that going 7-3 in their last 10 doesn’t make much of a dent. Once you go 10 games under .500, it’s really hard to get back into a contending position. If the Giants can manage to do that though, it would be incredibly impressive. The Giants need to be this good for like, a 50 game stretch to really make a good dent. So 35-15 in their next 50. That’s how bad they were to start.
Jake: It has more to do with the Giants being bad than the Rockies being good. I’ve said all year that I’m a believer in the Rockies, so their good start isn’t much of a surprise to me. However, in my NL West rankings the other day it shows that Rockies have played worse than their record suggest, so there could be some regression there. But the Giants were just horrible to begin the season and dug themselves a deep hole.