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Wednesday BP: Giants are eliminated

We may have known it was coming, but it’s still a bummer.

Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images

Good morning, baseball fans.

The San Francisco Giants are now eliminated from playoff contention. As we expected. Truthfully, it’s more “meaningful” baseball than most teams get this late into the season, so I guess that’s something.

For those checking the standings, it might not look like it’s over, but as Maria Guardado of clarifies, there is no scenario in which the Giants come out ahead of any of the teams they’ve been chasing.

It’s a bummer, but it’s absolutely not a surprise. The Giants did not play like they wanted postseason baseball down the stretch. They did not play like they could handle postseason baseball down the stretch. They just kind of flopped over and twitched a few times when they needed to be putting on the gas the most.

I’m not here to be all doom and gloom though. One of the lone bright spots of this season has been the emergence of John Brebbia’s sense of humor. In the absence of the dry humor of Brandon Belt, Brebbia has stepped up to fill those giant shoes.

Here is his retelling his attempted prank on Gabe Kapler during last night’s game:

What time do the Giants play today?

The Giants wrap up this series against the San Diego Padres tonight at 6:45 p.m. PT.