After Losing 8 of their last 11 games, the San Francisco Giants have found themselves in a bit of a free fall in the NL West and NL Wildcard standings, though they still are managing to tread water at 13-15 for the year. As the Colorado Rockies continue to win ballgames and the Los Angeles Dodgers manufacture ways to remain at a .500 clip, the Giants are going to have to start stringing together series wins if they want to move up the leaderboard.
Colorado currently sits at 17-9 for the season, a full 5 games ahead of the Giants. Los Angeles is a game ahead of the G-Men at 15-15 on the year, while the Diamondbacks and Padres aren't far behind at 12-15 and 11-18 respectfully. Any of these teams in the NL West can shoot off with a big winning streak to vault up the standings, but the questions remain about everyone except the Rockies so far in the 2011 season.
As for the Wildcard, the Giants have slipped to 7th place, 5.5 games behind the Florida Marlins. The Braves, Nationals, Reds, and Pirates all sit in front of the Giants as of now, and are tied with the Brewers at 13-15 on the year.
NL West Standings
National League Wild Card Standings
|Los Angeles||15||15||.500||4.5||Won 1|
|San Francisco||13||15||.464||5.5||Lost 2|
|New York||12||16||.428||6.5||Won 1|
|San Diego||11||18||.379||8||Lost 1|
(updated 5.3.2011 at 1:23 PM PDT)