Good morning, Giants fans! After getting torched by the Diamondbacks in two straight games, the San Francisco Giants' find themselves 3 games out of the final wild card spot and and with little chance to make the deficit up. Sure, it is still technically possible that the Giants could sneak in, but they are going to need a lot of help from the teams ahead of them AND start playing well again with a bunch of games against the Dodgers coming up.
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It what appears to be a sad end to a really stellar tenure with the Giants, Brandon Crawford hit the IL with a hamstring injury. With Crawford set to be a free agent after the season and the injuries continuing to pile up for him, it seems more and more likely that his time with San Francisco is coming to an end.
In lighter news, the Giants did call up three prospects to try and give the team one last boost in 2023. Marco Luciano and Tristan Beck are known quantities at this point to Giants fans, but it was nice to see Tyler Fitzgerald get an opportunity as he has hit for power in the minors and can steal some bases while playing a premium defensive position at shortstop.
There was also a really funny moment during the broadcast of Wednesday evening's game. Late in the game, Giants play-by-play announcer Duane Kuiper went to a break and forgot to cut his mic off before declaring that he had to pee. We have all been there and of the hot mic moments we have had in baseball, this one is very tame and hilarious.
From elsewhere in the league, the Rays are calling up Junior Caminero who is one of the top prospects in all of baseball. Ever since Tampa traded for Caminero from the Guardians before the 2022 season, he has been on a warpath in the minor leagues and should bolster a Rays lineup that is pretty dinged up at the moment.
We could also be in store for some true chaos in the NL wild card race if the San Diego Padres have anything to say about it. The Padres have won seven straight now and are just four games out of a playoff spot. Their odds remain slim at best but if they can keep this heater up, they could make things very interesting the last few days of the season.