A sweep would have put the Giants in 3rd place. It didn't happen.
If you look at your own hand, there are billions and billions of atoms, protons, and quarks just in the tiniest sliver of fingernail on your thumb. Much has been made of the vastness of outer space, but the incomprehensible volume of inner space can also make you spontaneously twitch.
So in this physical spectrum, caught between two realities where the act of counting becomes an act of futility, how can we make such a big fuss between "fourth place" and "first place"? They're only three places apart! Can you even imagine the number of atoms it takes for you to gaze upon one star? Much more than three. So we all need to shut up, and see what we can get for Matt Cain.