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I don’t know what to say or think about the Giants suddenly finding themselves 3 games back with 6 to play. After last night’s astonishing comeback against Trevor Hoffman, the Giants find themselves surging into the realm of the miraculous.

Can they do it? Tonight’s game {(Brett Tomko (7-15, 4.48) vs. Adam Eaton (10-5, 4.18)} should answer that question. If last night has any bearing on the state of mind for both the Giants and the Padres, if momentum actually does exist day to day, if Bonds is cementing his legend, if the planets are aligned and the stars are crossed, well, then we’ll see the Giants jump out to an early 5-0 lead and cruise to a blowout win.

And then, my friends, all bets are off. The Giants could find themselves closer to first place (and the postseason) than the Cleveland Indians, winners of 17 of their last 21 games, and currently 28 games over .500 (92-64). The Giants are closer to making the playoffs than the Oakland A’s are (85-71, 5 games back of the Angels).

More importantly, should they make the playoffs, they would represent one of the most dangerous and pressure-filled opponents any team could face; a sub-.500 playoff team, the first in baseball history, against the NL-champion Cards, who were swept out of the World Series by the not-to-be-denied Red Sox last season. The Cards could hardly choose a worse opponent, a Giants team led by Barry Bonds playing with absolutley nothing to lose.


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