This was a really tough second half to endure – an exhausting grind.

I’m really proud of the Giants despite the epic collapse of the second half because they gutted it out. I’m proud they kept their eyes on the prize and just enough distance between us and the rest to do what we expected and make the playoffs.

Of course, I dreamed of winning the division, especially after our first half of the season, but I expected us to at least claim a wildcard, and it turned out to be a tough slog just to pull that off.

Kudos to Bobby Evans and co., for pulling the trigger on the Matt Duffy trade, without which I am unsure we would have done it. And for picking up Nunez, too.

Well on to the Reader:

Steve Berman sighting! The Bay Area Sports Guy found some pretty sweet stats

“I saw this on CSN and thought it was a small sample worth noting:

— in four starts at Citi Field, Madison Bumgarner is 4-0 with an 0.62 ERA and 31 strikeouts in 29 innings.

— Noah Syndergaard against the Giants: three starts, 3.66 ERA, 1-2 record, 14 strikeouts in 19.2 innings.”

and has some nice quotes and other data here.

Here is Brisbee’s piece on clinching.

And AlPav has his wrap of the season with CSNBA footage galore of the celebrations.

I don’t have much more except to say this will be the last of the GBC Readers because now I know we will all be reading everything out there together – making this compendium of links obsolete.

 

Let’s Go Giants!

 

 

Win It ALL!

 

 

 

come on Baby!

 

 

 

 

yeah!