Last year, the Los Angeles Dodgers won 106 games and made it to the National League Championship Series.
The San Francisco Giants, however, won 107 times and took the NL West crown against all odds.
They continually held off the Dodgers’ advances and were crowned division champions late in September.
This time, however, the Dodgers got their revenge.
“With the victory, #Dodgers eliminate the #SFGiants from the NL West crown. Next up, the #Padres,” Michael J. Duarte, who covers the team for NBC LA, tweeted.
With the victory, #Dodgers eliminate the #SFGiants from the NL West crown. Next up, the #Padres
— Michael J. Duarte (@michaeljduarte) September 7, 2022
As it turns out, the 2022 Giants aren’t nearly as good as their 2021 edition.
Not only they are 27.5 games behind the Dodgers, but they are not really in the playoff picture.
How the mighty has fallen.
The Giants Have Completely Collapsed In 2022
After everything the Giants achieved in 2021, they are currently a 65-69 team, under .500 again.
The Arizona Diamondbacks, who lost 110 games last season, are 65-70 in 2022 and just half a game behind San Francisco.
It’s very possible to see the Giants falling to fourth in the NL West.
The Dodgers, on the other hand, are marching towards the division title and look like the favorites to win the World Series.
In a couple of weeks, perhaps even less, we could be talking about how the Padres won’t be able to mathematically catch the Dodgers, resulting in a division title for the blues.
San Francisco will have to complete a flawless offseason to have a chance to make the playoffs next year.
You can already argue that they are the fourth-best team in the division, and that’s not really a compliment.
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