Dieter Kurtenbach: No one said it would be easy for the SF Giants... but does it have to be this hard?

Dieter Kurtenbach, Mercury News on

Published in Baseball


That's all that separates the Giants and the Dodgers in the National League West with 15 games to play.

That sound you hear is millions of Giants fans gulping at the same time.

These are going to be an excruciating final two weeks, isn't it?

Yes, the Giants were winners of nine straight games as of first pitch Wednesday. Now, they're losers of back-to-back games, dropping two games to a Padres team that's desperate and exceptionally talented.

There's absolutely no reason to panic about the Giants. San Francisco is 95-52. They're not infallible. Baseball teams lose games. San Francisco didn't do anything to disqualify themselves from anything over the last two days.


But to feel a bit of frustration? That's fair if you're a fan.

And that has more to do with the Dodgers than it does with the Giants.

Yes, it's a good thing that the Dodgers are keeping the heat on the Giants. Iron sharpens iron.

But this much heat?


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