The 2010’s are unfolding in an easy to predict manner for the Giants.
2010, they had a magical season, took the division, made it to the NLCS, stunned the Phillies and won it all.
2011, injuries derailed hopes for a repeat.
2012, they passed the Dodgers, won dramatic game after dramatic game, stunned the defending champion Cardinals and swept the Tigers to win it all again.
2013, injuries and a disastrous middle of the season made it a lost year.
Now in 2014, they can’t be beaten. Even a game like tonight when they were down 4-1 and looking dead… losing in the 9th inning… Giants find a way to win. All the games that were ending badly last year are turning into walk off wins, like tonight with Pence’s tying double and Morse’s game ender.
The Giants have 41 wins. No other team in baseball has 40.
The Giants are ahead 10 games in the loss column against Los Angeles with 100 games left to play. Will the Dodgers play 11 games better than the Giants over these last 100 games? If not, then the Giants will win the Division.
And you know what happens during even number years for the Giants in the post season!
Meanwhile the nominal defending champion Red Sox are doing what the Giants did last year: Flounder in the middle months. The A’s lost but pay it no mind.
Time to update the Dodged Bullet/Teeth Grinder tally.
An explanation of what this is all about can be found HERE.
GIANTS DODGED BULLET – TEETH GRINDER Tally
Trailing in the bottom of the ninth, Pence doubled home the tying run and Morse delivered the walk off, making the Giants 5-4 winners over the Mets. DODGED BULLET
29 Dodged Bullets 16 Teeth Grinders
TOTAL: + 13
A’S DODGED BULLET – TEETH GRINDER Tally
23 Dodged Bullets 21 Teeth Grinders
RED SOX DODGED BULLET – TEETH GRINDER Tally
The Red Sox fell behind early, but tried a comeback. It fell short against Detroit in the 9th as a struggling Joe Nathan tempted fate but won out, 8-6. TEETH GRINDER
18 Dodged Bullets 25 Teeth Grinders
At what point do we declare the Red Sox no longer contenders?
They need to be at .500 by the 4th of July.