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Thursday, September 23, 2010

Giants Shut Out -- Tumble into Second Place

Posted By on Thu, Sep 23, 2010 at 7:35 AM

click to enlarge Giants baseball: torture!
  • Giants baseball: torture!
Yesterday we pondered how few runs the Giants could score and still make the postseason. Today, following yet another shutout defeat, we'll simply ponder when the team will score again.

San Francisco dropped back into second place following a truly disheartening, punchless, 2-0 loss. The last 10 games of the season promise to be the team's most agonizing year-ending stretch since 1998 -- hopefully things end better this time.

Fans, it's time to reassess: How many runs do you think the Giants will score in their final 10 contests? And how many must they win to make the postseason?

For the sake of continuity, we'll stick with our earlier prediction: Yesterday we guessed that the team would score 16 runs over the course of eight of its final 11 games, and 21 runs in the other three. Sadly, yesterday's shutout fits in with this feast-or-famine prediction.

Finally, it's hard to foresee the team making the playoffs without winning seven or eight games. Three are against surging Colorado, and the final three contests of the year are home games against first-place San Diego.

Please, Baseball Gods, let the agony extend to ensure that final series is everything it's cracked up to be.

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Joe Eskenazi

Joe Eskenazi

Joe Eskenazi was born in San Francisco, raised in the Bay Area, and attended U.C. Berkeley. He never left. "Your humble narrator" was a staff writer and columnist for SF Weekly from 2007 to 2015. He resides in the Excelsior with his wife, 4.3 miles from his birthplace and 5,474 from hers.


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