This isn't a post saying you should still be nervous. This isn't a post saying the Giants have the division locked up. It's just something I put together because I've never been good with magic numbers. That is, when I hear the magic number is eight, I don't get excited. It's a number without context. I'm not good at the maths.
|If the Giants finish the season like this ...||The Dodgers would need to do this to force a tie ...|
|8-7||It's over, suckers|
I'd prefer the Giants to go 15-0 and catch the Nationals and Reds for home-field advantage, myself. But it's helpful for me to see what an eight-game lead means with 15 games to go. It turns out to be something of a good situation for the particular baseball team I follow. Well, I'll be.