Fourth Place: San Francisco Giants: 15-24 (9 games back)
Perhaps the biggest surprise of the 2017 season has been the lack of production by the San Francisco Giants. At only 15 wins on the season, the Giants are only ahead of the San Diego Padres by one game. That’s really bad considering how the Giants were expected to contend for the NL Wild Card spots.
The Giants come into the week after a 4-3 week on the road against the New York Mets and at home against the Cincinnati Reds. This week the Giants open up a three-game home stand against the Dodgers in hopes of getting their season back on track.
Last week the Giants were led by Buster Posey’s big week as he hit 4 home runs in six games while hitting .429. The Dodgers are hoping Posey slows down as he’s a usual Dodger killer whenever they meet at AT&T Park.
The Giants placed a big part of their lineup on the DL when Hunter Pence suffered a hamstring injury.
The Giants are expected to throw Matt Cain, Ty Blach, and Johnny Cueto in their series against the Dodgers. Pitching has been hard to find for the Giants since they lost their Ace to a freakish ATV accident during the first month of the season. The Giants are going to need a little more production out of Johnny Cueto if they hope on turning their season around.