A Look at the Week Ahead for the San Francisco Giants
By Jake Mastroianni
After taking 2-of-3 from the Atlanta Braves, the San Francisco Giants are feeling good again and looking to close out the month strong.
San Francisco Giants fans have been riding a roller coaster of emotions lately. After winning 9-of-12, everyone was talking about how great the Giants are, and talking postseason again. And then they lost four in a row and talk of this being a disastrous season started again.
However, now that they’ve won two in a row we’re going back up on the roller coaster.
Even with going 11-5 in their last 16 games, the Giants have lost ground in the NL West and are now 11 games back. They’ve also dropped two more games back in the Wild Card from a week ago.
Still, at 22-30 the season is not lost. But this season will not be as smooth sailing as some Giants fans might have thought or hoped.
We have to take this season a game at a time, and we have to live or die on each win or loss.
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The San Francisco Giants end the month of May at home against the Washington Nationals. It won’t be an easy task as the Nationals are possibly the best team in the National League right now.
If the Giants can somehow get two wins against the Nationals that would be a huge boost going into June. But at the very least they have to win one game.
They get an off day on Thursday before heading to Philadelphia to play the Phillies. The Phillies have lost nine consecutive series and are one of the worst teams in the National League. The Giants can’t accept anything less than two wins in that series.
Quite frankly, if they want to get back in the postseason race, they need to sweep the Phillies.
There is a chance that Hunter Pence could come back for the weekend series against the Phillies. That would give the offense a huge boost.
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I’m hoping for a big week from the San Francisco Giants. I would love to see them go 5-2 this week and gain some momentum going into June.