Even though the San Francisco Giants have gone 7-3 in their last 10 games, they haven’t made up any ground in the National League West or the Wild Card.
On May 14 the San Francisco Giants were 9 games back in the National League West and 6.5 games back of a wild card spot.
One week later, the San Francisco Giants remain 9 games back in the NL West and are now 7 games back of a wild card spot.
I know it’s still way too early to be looking at standings, but it’s certainly frustrating to know that your team is finally playing good baseball but not making up any ground.
Still, if the San Francisco Giants play .700 baseball from here on out, I feel good about their chances of making the playoffs.
It’s also frustrating knowing that the Giants have beaten teams ahead of the them in the standings, but haven’t made any ground.
Now they have four games with the Chicago Cubs, three with the Atlanta Braves and three with the Washington Nationals to finish the month.
The goal remains the same for me, get as close to .500 as possible by the end of the month.
At 19-26, I’d like to see them go 6-4 to end the month and finish May with a record of 25-30. That means splitting the Cubs series and winning the series over the Braves and Nationals.
Basically, at this point you’re just trying to win as many series as possible.
This is why I was so frustrated at the beginning of the season when everyone was telling me its early. It can be so difficult to dig yourself out of an early hole.
We are now a quarter of the way through the season and the San Francisco Giants are still seven games back from a playoff spot. And they have six teams they need to jump over in the wild card.
I’m not saying it’s impossible, but they didn’t do themselves any favors with that slow start to the season.
We still have 117 games left to be played, and each one of them seems crucial for the San Francisco Giants right now.
On the bright side, they have been playing much better baseball lately, and they’ve done so without some of their best players.
You just hope that when/if they finally get healthy this year that its not too late. Hopefully the San Francisco Giants keep playing good baseball and eventually make up some ground in the standings.