SF Giants see a fall in MLB's latest power rankings

SF Giants, Patrick Bailey, Joc Pederson, J.D. Davis
SF Giants, Patrick Bailey, Joc Pederson, J.D. Davis / Dustin Satloff/GettyImages

The SF Giants have cooled off significantly over the past week, as they hit the road to battle both the Toronto Blue Jays and New York Mets, but unfortunately, they couldn't continue the momentum they had built over the previous two to three weeks.

SF Giants see a fall in MLB's latest power rankings

In six games on the road trip, the team saw a 2-4 record, as they were outscored 21-17, meaning they were competitive in each game except the last, now falling to 3.5 games behind the Arizona Diamondbacks in the National League West.

They had been on such a nice run lately that a slide was expected at some point. Last week, they faced off against a tough Toronto Blue Jays team and an underperforming New York Mets. The Blue Jays proved to be a challenging matchup, whereas it felt like the Giants had an opportunity to steal the series from New York.

That has, unsurprisingly, led to a fall in their place in MLB's latest power ranking, as they are now sitting in the No. 8 spot, falling two places from last week, still behind both the Diamondbacks and Los Angeles Dodgers.

Given the pre-season expectations for this Giants team, to be in the top-10 consistently is a major accomplishment, but after a poor performance on the road over the past week, they now face the challenge of bouncing back as they battle the Seattle Mariners and Colorado Rockies at home.

They currently have a 46-39 overall record, which is tied with the Milwaukee Brewers and the Cincinnati Reds for the third and final Wild Card spot. The Giants dropped Monday night's game against the Seattle Mariners. With five games remaining before the All-Star break, they have an outside shot at finishing the first half with 50 wins, which feels like it would be a nice accomplishment.

With the offense, led by their young core still rolling, this is a team that appears ready to compete, and if they continue to find themselves in the top-10 of the power rankings, they will no doubt be right in position for a playoff run down the stretch in 2023.