The SF Giants have had a rocky stretch as of late, not helped by the multiple injuries and covid breakout within the team, but after five losses, they were able to bounce back and take a split in a very entertaining home series against the St. Louis Cardinals.
5 takeaways from the SF Giants series against the St. Louis Cardinals
Following this series, the Giants record has fallen to 16-12, which sees them sit in fourth place in the NL West, but with a series coming up against the surprising Colorado Rockies, this next week of baseball could be very fun (or heartbreaking) for Giants fans.
But that's in the future. Right now we are going to look back at the weekend series that was and present five takeaways from the Giants 2-2 series split over the always tough to beat St. Louis Cardinals.
1. The SF Giants warmly welcome back Late Night LaMonte
One of the heroes that no one saw coming in 2021 was LaMonte Wade, who managed to put together a stellar season, highlighted by his incredibly clutch play which earned him the nickname 'Late Night LaMonte' among Giants fans.
Due to an injury, the fan favourite Wade started the season on the injured list, but after a few games down in AAA-Sacramento, he has made his way back to the bay, and in his first series, he once again proved how clutch he was with a game tying 2-run homer (even though this came in the afternoon, rather than late night).
After such a great 2021 campaign, everyone involved with the Giants expect him to be great again, and will likely see an expanded role in 2022, but for now, we are all happy to see him back and producing in a Giants uniform.