The start of the 2021 MLB Season has been underwhelming for a lot of teams who seemed to be poised to breakout. The Los Angeles Dodgers are one of these teams. The Dodgers started out with a 13-3 record but are now only 18-16 and have lost seven of their last ten. However, their arch-rivals in San Francisco seem to be doing just fine. The Giants are 20-13 and sitting in first place in the NL West. No one in the baseball world expected the Giants to be ahead of the defending champs at any point during the season. But can the Giants keep it up?
The Giants have one of the best pitching staffs in baseball so far in the young season. The team currently has the sixth-lowest era in the majors led by the excellent play of Kevin Gausman. And they are doing this without ace Johnny Cueto. With Cueto ready to return, the Giants’ pitching staff will just be even better.
San Francisco’s veterans from the 2010s continue to produce for the franchise. Brandon Belt and Brandon Crawford have been producing at the plate while former World Series MVP Buster Posey has been playing like he never left. Even veteran third baseman Evan Longoria is playing like his old self. It is certainly a veteran renaissance taking place in San Francisco.
Can They Keep It Up?
Can the Giants stay hot? I personally do not think so. They have one of the oldest rosters in the league and do not compare well against the likes of the Dodgers, Padres, or Mets. I just don’t think that the Giants have enough firepower to keep the streak going. Even though the Dodgers and Padres are both struggling, they have the star power to pick it up and they certainly will. You cannot stay the same for the Giants.