Hello and happy Monday.
The San Francisco Giants have played 40 games this season, which is essentially the quarterway mark of the season. Technically that would come halfway through tonight’s game, but I’m not exactly going to publish this article then, am I. So instead let’s take 40 as a clean break, since it also represents the end of a series.
Here are some things that the Giants and their players are on pace for after a quarter of a season:
- The Giants are on pace for 97.2 wins, their most since the 2003 season.
- The Giants are on pace to win the NL West — for the first time since 2012 — by 4.05 games.
- The Giants are on pace to finish 8.1 games ahead of the Los Angeles Dodgers.
- The Giants are on pace to finish with a run differential of +133.7.
- The Giants are on pace to finish with 214.7 home runs, after having 167 in their last full season.
- Brandon Crawford is on pace to hit 36.5 home runs and commit 0 errors.
- Buster Posey and Brandon Belt are on pace to hit 32.4 home runs each.
- Alex Wood, despite missing a few games due to injury, is on pace to win 20 games.
- The Brandons are on pace to drive in 85.05 runs apiece.
- Kevin Gausman is on pace to strike out 239 batters.
- Austin Slater is on pace to steal 24.3 bases.
- Tyler Rogers is on pace to appear in 93.2 games.
- Buster Posey in on pace for 7.3 fWAR, his most since 2014, despite playing just 105.3 games.
Old, random MCC article for you to read
Figuring Out the 25-Man Roster: A January Tradition (Jan. 30, 2012 — Grant Brisbee)
- Grant Brisbee takes an early look at some of the relievers the Giants could swing a trade for (The Athletic, subscription required)
- Jessica Kleinschmidt on how Albert Pujols’ contract with the Dodgers is not a threat to the Giants (NBC Sports Bay Area)
- John Shea on how the Giants have moved Camilo Doval to a smaller role in the bullpen (SF Chronicle)
- Mark W. Sanchez on how Mauricio Dubón has started wearing one of Brandon Crawford’s old gloves (KNBR)
- John Shea on how Buster Posey doesn’t qualify for the batting title, and that’s by design (SF Chronicle)
What time do the Giants play today?
The Giants play the Cincinnati Reds today at 3:40 p.m. PT.
Hope your Monday is really excellent.