San Francisco Giants fans are panicking. The team has lost ten of their last 15 games and have given up their NL West lead to the red-hot Arizona Diamondbacks. Might as well count them out as postseason contenders, right?
Newsflash: They’re only two games out of first place.
While they have not resembled the defending World Champion team that they are so far this month, there are several reasons why Giants fans don’t need to worry.
At this time last year, they were 2.5 games behind the Padres, and Tim Lincecum was on his way to putting up a 7.83 ERA and going 0–5 on the month.
Lincecum and the rest of the pitching staff (with a few minor exceptions) have given the team no reason to worry. They have put up good numbers so far this month, despite the losing streak. The offense looks terrible, but that's all about to change.
These are the five reasons why nobody should count San Francisco out as a repeat threat any time soon.