Hello and happy Saturday.
I’m writing this prior to Friday night’s game between the San Francisco Giants and San Diego Padres, so the numbers I’m about to present are actually a little better or a little worse now, depending on what happened.
Per Fangraphs, the Giants have a 17.2% chance of making the postseason. Per Baseball-Reference, they have a 46.2% chance.
Those aren’t great odds relative to some teams, but they’re absolutely great odds relative to what they were when the season began a little over five weeks ago.
And that’s a lot of fun.
The Giants have been a boom or bust team for the last decade. Excluding last year’s bizarro season, the Giants have been in the postseason race in just four of the last 10 seasons, but they’ve won three titles along the way. Perhaps they’ll fade from the race this year as time passes, but let this serve as your reminder that it’s OK to just enjoy the Giants being competitive and filling fans with optimism.
Baseball is not entirely about the
friends we made along the way journey, but it is a little bit about that. A team competing is fun, even if they do eventually fall short.
So enjoy it. Or something.
Old, random MCC article for you to read
SF Giants Minor Lines 7/7/18: RAY BLACK IS COMING UP!!! (July 8, 2018 — Roger)
- Roger Munter on Drew Robinson’s return to baseball (There R Giants, subscription required)
- Grant Brisbee on the incomparable Willie Mays (The Athletic, subscription required)
- John Shea on the Giants launching a Willie Mays Scholars program to help kids go to college (SF Chronicle)
- Dalton Johnson on Willie Mays being the oldest living Hall of Famer (NBC Sports Bay Area)
What time do the Giants play today?
The Giants play the Padres today at 1:05 p.m.
Hope you all have a really great Saturday.