A sweep of the doubleheader in New York, and suddenly the Giants are in 2nd place, just 3.5 games behind Mr April and the rest of a Dodger team playing out of their minds. Once they cool down (and play some teams with winning records) that lead should evaporate pretty quickly.
Timmy was better, but still not himself. He might be out of “what the hell?” territory, but he’s far from his old self. Lopez has also looked less than encouraging, though that seems to be a case of missing his spots more than anything else.
Meanwhile, Bumgarner remains absolutely lights-out, and even with Timmy working out the yips him and Cain are already scaring the hell out of the other playoff contenders.
There’s still a long way to go between now and October, but you have to like their chances a whole lot more than you did one week ago.