To say the San Francisco Giants are having a rough go of it at the moment would be a gross understatement. As winners of only two of their last 13 games and losers of four straight series, the Black and Orange are looking like a far cry from their championship selves of last year, and have gone from holders of a commanding lead in the NL West to looking up the standings at the Arizona Diamondbacks.
The D'backs have been one of the hottest teams in baseball since the All-Star break, winners of their last three in a row and 12 games over .500. The Giants on the other hand have been one of the coldest, even after making big moves at the trade deadline. The gap between the rest of the division has grown into a chasm with Colorado the closest competitor at 10.5 games out of first place. The Dodgers and Padres are even further away, 12 and 12.5 games back respectively.
As for the Wild Card the Giants trail the Braves by 5 games, meaning the G-Men will likely have to win the NL West if they want to make the playoffs as Atlanta doesn't seem to be slowing down any time soon.
NL West Standings
National League Wild Card Standings
|San Francisco||64||54||.542||5||Lost 1|
|St. Louis||63||55||.533||6||Won 1|
|New York||58||59||.495||10.5||Lost 2|
|Los Angeles||52||64||.448||16||Lost 4|
|San Diego||53||66||.445||16.5||Won 2|
(updated 8.12.2011 at 1:05 PM PDT)