It would take a monumental collapse for the San Francisco Giants to miss the postseason, though, by no stretch are they anchored into a position just yet.
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Currently sitting atop the National League Wild Card standings, the San Francisco Giants own a 5.5 game lead over the Milwaukee Brewers who currently sit on the outside looking in. The Pittsburgh Pirates however, who currently sit in the NL’s second Wild Card spot only trail the San Francisco Giants by one game in the standings.
Thanks to an 8-2 record over their past ten games, the Pirates have been on a terror and have quickly closed the gap between them and the San Francisco Giants. Assuming they can finish the season at least tied with the Giants, they’ll be the team hosting the Wild Card knockout game as they hold the tiebreaker.
While that might seem like a small detail, with just nine games left in the season, it’s one less game the Pittsburgh Pirates would have to make up in effort to be the host team come that Wild Card knockout game.
Both the San Francisco Giants and Pittsburgh Pirates still have the opportunity to win their own division, though it’s safe to say their spot in the postseason is all but locked up either way.
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