All the San Francisco Giants need do is play as well as the St. Louis Cardinals for the final six games of the season and a playoff spot is assured. Whether they are up to the challenge is to be seen. Signs in the last couple of months have been less than encouraging, as the Giants piled up (used advisedly) a 25-41 record after reaching the All Star break with the best record in baseball. They fell from an eight game lead in their division to hanging-by-fingernails playoff contenders in a three-way jostle with the New York Mets and the St. Louis club for one of two post-season wild card playoff spots.
In 2014 the Giants advanced to and won the World Series from a wild-card playoff berth, so it can be done, and is, as always a consummation dtbw.
On the one hand, it is an even-numbered year. On the other, 30 blown saves so far. THIRTY!!!!