As of tonight, both the Giants and the Rockies are 60-49. However, as a lifetime Giants fan it is really hard for me to say that they are making the postseason this year. I hope to god that I'm wrong, and I hope you guys can argue against me to make me feel better, but I just can't see them making it. Here's why:
Games such as tonight show how unclutch this team is. You cannot walk 3 batters in a row, you cannot make 5 errors, but most importantly, give up a two run lead at home playing against the freakin Cincinnati Reds. All I know is, the Rockies, Dodgers, Phillies, Cards, and Cubs (well maybe not the Cubs haha) will not give up a lead at home to an struggling team like Cincy. This is a series that you have to go in playing for a sweep (especially with the Dodgers coming into town next). Just an ugly game.
In addition, the Giants have 5 more road games than the Rockies, and you know how poorly the Giants play on the road. The four games in Coors field coming up could honestly be the season for the Giants if they don't play well, even though i know the Giants have a few left against them at home also. But yes, those 5 less home games that the Rockies have played is the largest thing that stands out in my mind. If the Giants don't go on a 10 out of 11 or 10 out of 12 tear at some point, the Rockies will end up with a better record than the Giants by the time the season is over. We are usually not accustomed to seeing the Giants going on hot streaks like that. I actually think that there is a better chance of the Dodgers completely collapsing than having the Giants reel off 10 out of 12 games before the season is done.
Sorry for the pessimism, but I just don't see playoffs this season which is unfortunate because I love the makeup of the team this season. Like I said, I hope I'm wrong because if we make the playoffs, we have the chance (with our pitching) to go pretty far. Nobody wants to face our pitching staff in the first round.