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St. Francis Giants and a miracle to sneak into postseason

The California team is playing, in an atypical course, one of the last tickets to the elimination phase of Major League Baseball (MLB, for its acronym in English).

Peninsula 360 Press.

The 2020 Major League Baseball season is different from what is commonly known to Major League Baseball fans.

In a compressed year, where only 60 games were played per franchise, the regular season is coming to an end, but not before delivering 16 slots to the direct elimination phase, the same to which the hopes of some teams like the San Francisco Giants are clinging to.

To analyze the franchise's situation, it is necessary to understand that the NL West is perhaps the most competitive division in the league.

With the Los Angeles Dodgers unstoppable and the San Diego Padres close behind in the race, the Golden Gate team is in third place in the division with a 26-27 record, so "miracle" can be considered an accurate definition of their needs.

Within the National League, San Francisco is in tenth place and with a chance to compete for seventh place. Above them, and considering their aspirations, are teams like Philadelphia, Cincinnati and Milwaukee.

The Giants also can't play for the tiebreaker, since they lost the series against the Milwaukee Brewers, so with seven games left on their schedule, they are forced to move up two spots to advance to the postseason.

In addition, the team from "the Bay" has two four-game series left against the Colorado Rockies, which began yesterday's loss, and against the San Diego Padres, a team that fights for first place in the National League.

Considering the performance of the three teams throughout the season, it would make sense for San Francisco to finish these eight games with a 4-4 record, which would leave them at 30-30 overall, with the advantage that not all of their competitors have the same amount of games left to play.

For example, Cincinnati and Milwaukee will split the results of the series they face, where the logic would be 3-0 in favor of the Reds, a result that would open the way for the eighth place for the Giants, who will have to face the last games with an atypical emotion in MLB.

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