SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – Remember early June, when the San Francisco Giants had the best record in baseball? The team was steamrolling toward the playoffs and the talk of a Giants-A’s World Series was buzzing around the Bay Area. Times have changed, and more often than not, fans have been leaving AT&T park disappointed these days.
The Giants opened the season going 22-9 at home, but have since dropped a staggering 20 of the last 26, leaving them with a 28-29 home record after getting shut out by Vance Worley and the Pirates Monday night.
The good news is the team is just two games behind the 1st place Dodgers in the NL West, thanks to the second best road record in the National League at 29-20. Only the Dodgers – who have also struggled at home – are a better road team, with a 34-23 record. The good news, perhaps, is that the orange and black only play 24 of their remaining 55 games at home.
The Giants are currently tied with the Cardinals for the 2nd wild card playoff spot.