The San Francisco Giants have been out on the road for their last two series, attempting to make some moves in the standings. Well, they went 4-2 against their divisional foes the Arizona Diamondbacks and Colorado Rockies, and currently reside 3 games back of Colorado in the NL West. As for the Rockies, they've taken their 13-5 record to Florida to face the Marlins, though the Rocks have a 7-1 record away from home so far this season.
Matt Kemp hit a walk off homer yesterday to bring the Los Angeles Dodgers to .500 for the season at 10-10, while the Diamondbacks just took 2 out of three from the Cincinnati Reds in the Queen City to move to 8-9, 4.5 games behind the Rockies. The San Diego Padres haven't exactly had the same start that they did last year as they've gone from first at this point last season to worst in the division this season at 8-11. They began a four game set with the Philadelphia Phillies yesterday, losing 3-0.
As for the wild card, the G-Men currently sit 1.5 games behind the Marlins for first place. The Reds and the Cubs are nipping at the Giants heels at 2 and 2.5 games behind respectfully, with the Brewers, Dodgers, and Nationals bunched up behind them. There's obviously lots of time left in the season for the Giants to get to where they want to go, and if they keep taking 2 out of 3 games a series that definitely will help. Hopefully San Francisco can keep it up as they host the Braves at AT&T this weekend.
NL West Standings
National League Wild Card Standings
|San Francisco||10||8||.555||1.5||Lost 1|
|Los Angeles||10||10||.500||2.5||Won 2|
|San Diego||8||11||.421||4||Lost 1|
|New York||6||13||.315||6||Won 1|
(updated 4.22.2011 at 11:21 AM PDT)