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Friday BP, 5/10/19

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Los Angeles Dodgers v San Francisco Giants Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images

I like to insert a little bit of perspective every once in a while, and there’s no better way to do so than by revisiting recent history of just how bad the Giants have been. Two years ago today, this happened:

On May 10, 2015, the Giants were trailing when the ninth inning began, but they won the game anyway.

On May 10, 2017, the Giants were trailing when the ninth inning began, but they won the game anyway.

Between these two dates, the Giants lost every game they trailed when the ninth inning began. That’s a streak that stretched 141 games. If the Giants were down by nine runs, they lost. If they were down by nine runs, they lost. If they loaded the bases, even with nobody out, they lost. Other teams won. The Giants lost.

My goodness.

“Between these two dates, the Giants lost every game they trailed when the ninth inning began.”

That’s almost unfathomable now. This season alone, by my count, the Giants have four games where they were trailing going into the ninth inning and came back to win. Two were walk-offs at home, and two came in the Cincinnati series. Two were extra-inning games, including the epic 18-inning battle with the Rockies.

So, you know, there’s been some progress!