San Francisco Giants Still Have Chance for Great June
By Jake Mastroianni
You wouldn’t know it by how they’ve played lately, but the San Francisco Giants have actually had a good month of June, and can make it even better.
I was quite shocked to look at the San Francisco Giants record in the month of June and see that they are 10-8. Despite being 3-6 in their last nine games, they are still on pace to have a great month.
They started the month on a five-game win streak. And they won seven-of-nine to start the month.
It looked like the Giants were on their way to having a huge month with seven games against the Marlins, but that hasn’t panned out.
Still, with 10 games left in the month of June, the Giants have an opportunity for a big month. Even if they just go 5-5 the rest of the way that will be a good month.
But, if they can get hot again and finish the month strong winning six or seven games, that would be huge.
If the Giants want to get back to .500 by the end of June, they have to go 6-4 the rest of the way.
That certainly seems do-able with five games against the Marlins and Padres left. And then they have three against the Colorado Rockies who are struggling.
They end the month with a couple of games against the Diamondbacks and a chance to directly make up some ground in the National League West.
The Giants need to win at least three of their next fives games. To be honest, they should win four of the next five.
And then they have to win the series at home against the Rockies. Then if they can split those final two games of the month against the Diamondbacks, I think we’ll go into July with a lot of momentum and be right in the NL West race.
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At best I see the Giants finishing the month 7-3, which would actually put them two games over .500. At the very least the Giants need to go 6-4 the rest of June.