Finding a Silver Lining

After last night’s 8th inning collapse, the Giants are now 40-49. Let’s do a little math.  If the Giants were to win the division this year, I’m going to say they’d need 87 wins. With the way the West is playing out, you’d have to think these teams will continue to beat up on each other in the second half. So 87 wins really isn’t an absurd number for a division winner, and winning the division is really the only chance the Giants have at making the playoffs. To get to 87 wins and a realistic chance at making the postseason, the Giants would need to win 47 of their final 73 games. This is a team that’s 17-34 since May 13, and owns a 15-30 record on the road. I’m not saying it’s impossible, and the Giants have certainly made fools of us all before, but when you’ve lost five of six at home to the Marlins and Mets, the odds aren’t really in your favor anymore.

If the season is a wash, which all signs are pointing to, then we have to look at it for what it is – a complete disappointment. There’s no sugar-coating how far this team has fallen, and I guarantee nobody feels sorry for us. I really hope the Giants send a message to a few certain guys that every spot on the team needs to be earned. No more free passes. I also hope the second half gives us a chance to see guys like Hembree, Kieschnick, and Brown. Honestly, if the fan base and the organization can’t find a silver lining in all of this, it’s going to be a miserable second half.


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