The San Francisco Giants had a less than a stellar 10 game road trip, but are back in the comfy confides of AT&T Park to host the Colorado Rockies and Arizona Diamondbacks for a 6 game homestand. The Giants have some work to do in both the NL West and NL Wild Card races, but are close to getting back to the top in both sets of standings.
The Giants sit 4 games behind the Rockies at 15-16 on the year , but could move that to 1 if they sweep Colorado at home. The Dodgers and Diamondbacks aren't far behind as only half a game separates them and the Giants, but once again, a few wins under their belt and the Giants should be able to take care of business. The Padres round out the backend of the division at 12-19.
As for the Wild Card, they sit 4.5 games behind the Florida Marlins, with the Braves, Reds, and Pirates ahead of the G-Men in the standings. All of these teams are liable to go on a hot streak at any moment, and could overtake the Marlins if they slip up only a little.
NL West Standings
National League Wild Card Standings
|San Francisco||15||16||.483||4.5||Lost 1|
|Los Angeles||15||17||.468||5||Lost 2|
|New York||13||18||.419||6.5||Won 1|
|San Diego||12||19||.387||7.5||Lost 1|
(updated 5.6.2011 at 4:40 PM PDT)