thanks to this year’s all-but-certain ROY buster posey, the giants remained in first place in the NL West by a half-game.
it’s going to be an exciting next couple of weeks while these teams battle it out for the NL West crown.
NOTE: i didn’t even include the dodgers in my screenshot because they have been out of it for a while now, with no chance of success this season. they were mathematically eliminated from the playoffs yesterday with this giants win over the cubs. they will be lucky to finish at .500 considering all the stuff going on for them with lackluster pitching and hitting, a squabbling owner and his wife, joe torre ditching the team and wanting to be back in NYC, a forgettable stadium at chavez ravine, jonathan broxton’s terrible 2nd-half stats, ridiculous performance-to-payroll ratio, among other things.
NOTE 2: the giants won the season series from the dodgers this year, at 10-8.