Giants Clinch Postseason Berth


After being given only a 1.8% chance of making the playoffs at the start of the MLB season, the San Francisco Giants defied the odds, being the first team to punch their ticket to the 2021 postseason.

The Giants defeated the San Diego Padres 9-1 Monday night (9/19), extending their current win streak to eight games, and completing the earliest playoff clinch in franchise history. “Yeah, this win shows how good the Giants have been all this year” mentioned junior, Antonio Esteva.

Despite finishing two games below .500 in the previous 60 games, Covid-19 shortened season, manager Gabe Kapler has turned the team around. 

Questioned about this change in performance, senior Joey Fiorito claimed that “[he] didn’t have very high hopes for [his] favorite baseball team given last year’s performance, but they have certainly surprised [him]”.

Now holding the best record in the MLB, (97-53), the ‘G-men’ have relied on every aspect of their team throughout the season with a  combined effort from rookies, veterans and seemingly a bunch of nobodies.

With only a week left in the season, the Giants have shed their underdog title, and are now heavily favored to take home their fourth World Series title in under a decade.