Hthey had elapsed five years since Brandon Belt last celebrated a playoff qualification, so the Giants ‘first baseman acknowledged he lacked practice when champagne began to be sprayed in the Los Angeles’ clubhouse. San Francisco Giants.
“I had forgotten how much it burns in your eyes, but it burns very well”, said a beaming Belt. “We love”.
The Giants became the first team to earn a playoff berth on Monday in this season of the Big leagues, after hitting four home runs and defeat the San Diego Padres 9-1. It was the eighth win in a row, his best streak of the season.
After finishing 29-31 in the 2020 pandemic shortened season, the Giants have bounced back in the second year from manager Gabe Kapler. They have the best record in the majors (94-50), with 18 games to play, nine of them against the Padres, who are trying to get a National League wild card.
The Giants clinched a postseason berth for the first time since 2016. It is also the earliest they secure a ticket to the playoffs.
This ranking is unexpected for a franchise that won the World Series in 2010, 2012 and 2014.
“Maybe it took half a season for people to start noticing us, but now we understand that we are being targeted,” Longoria said. “Everything will be more difficult from now on.”