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Borrowing the slogan of mediocrity from the 1984 campaign, the Giants are indeed hanging in there thanks to a shortened season, and the expanded playoffs. After going 3-3 this week, they sit just a half game out of the 8th seed in the National League, with only 24 games remaining. This week saw the Giants with an epic walk-off homerun against the Dodgers, a double-header sweep to the same team, a boycott of a game, winning two of three in Arizona, old guys catching fire, and….no trades. None at all. This is so 2020.
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Just as we counted the Giants out last week after having lost 5 in a row and 7 of 8, including those 3 gut-wrenching 9th inning blown leads, the Giants turn it around and hammer out 6 straight wins (and counting) to get themselves right back in the wild card hunt at 14-16. Chad, Eric, and Willie get together to discuss each game of the week, Joey Bart’s MLB debut (finally! boy can he rake!), Yaz’s MVP consideration (he leads MLB in offensive WAR!) and sadly, the end to the reunion with Hunter Pence as he was designated for assignment after posting a miserable .096 average (5-52). We’re going to miss The Reverend.
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Chad and Eric talk about the Giants’ second 8 game winning streak of the season, the incredible pitching they have been benefiting from, All-Star voting, Duffy’s injury, who’s hot, and Timmy’s great performance in his first start with the Angels. And, if you’re not a Warriors fan, don’t listen to the first part of the podcast as Chad laments on what could have been the completion to a historic season.
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Clearly we wanted nine or more, but the Giants had their longest winning streak in four years, winning eight in row. They hadn’t lost in more than a week, for God’s sake! That just can’t be sustained.
Through the last three wins in Cincinnati, the shutout sweep of the Dodgers and the first two torturous wins in Colorado, the Giants finally succumbed to normalization.
The streak brought some amazing stats, like almost 40 consecutive scoreless innings pitched, the longest homerun at Coors Field since 2004, and, well, no, Dinger didn’t impress us with anything, so nevermind.
The Giants have one more in Colorado tomorrow, but at least it’ll be a split before they leave for Milwaukee.
Oh, and by the way, the Giants have an absurd streak of 2 out RBI hits. But, it’s not even close to the record.
For those of you who were worried when they were 4-10, drink a few beers, sheesh.