Just a season ago, the San Francisco Giants surprised the baseball world by coming out of nowhere to win 107 games and capture their first NL West crown since 2012.
This year, the path to that mark will be much harder, as they’ve now lost six games in a row and have dropped to 10.5 games behind the Los Angeles Dodgers for first place.
They do, however, still have life in the Wild Card race, sitting just two games back of the Philadelphia Phillies for the final spot
But as they sit in third place in the West, it seems unlikely that the Giants will repeat last season’s success.
Bob Nightengale of USA Today tweeted that in order to win 107 games again, they’ll need to accomplish the improbable task of going 67-16 the rest of the way.
The #SFGiants lose their sixth consecutive game dropping to 40-39. To duplicate last year’s 107-victory season they will have to go 67-16.
— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) July 6, 2022
At 40-39, it looks highly unlikely that the Giants are going to win 107 games again this year.
They could still reach the postseason for a second straight year.
But after having lost six games in a row and now falling into a double-digit hole behind the Dodgers, winning the NL West just got that much harder.
Once again, it’s looking like the Dodgers are going to be the ones coming out on top.
Still, San Francisco has a decent shot at a Wild Card.
That is likely where they’ll end up focusing their energy.
A Wild Card is within reach.
A division title, not so much.
But this is still a good ballclub with plenty of depth on its roster that can turn it around and make a run at any point, whether that takes them to a Wild Card spot or a shocking division title.NEXT: Carlos Rodon Has Nearly Been Perfect So Far In 2022