Did I say cooling down? I meant, cooling up, as in….. ah, whatever. The Giants continued their journey during this strange season, taking the first two games in St. Louis, after yesterday’s 5-3 win. Coming into the series, the Cardinals were surging to the best record in the league, and the Giants had fallen behind the Padres and the Dodgers. After two nice wins, the Giants have leap-frogged back over the Padres into second place, and the Cards have a taste of a possible first-round opponent might look like.
The Dodgers, by the way, have won 17 of their last twenty, and still have five games in the loss column over the Giants. While the Giants have won on each of the three days the Dodgers have lost during this stretch, they’ve given back seven full games in the standings. Five games in the loss column is a decent amount at the end of July. There’s still time, but you need a nice stretch to get back in it. Let’s hope this Cardinal series jump starts the team.