Last night, the Giants‘ Brandon Crawford became the first player since 1975 to collect 7 hits in one game, and also became just the fifth player since 1913 to have a 7-hit game. Crawford’s night went as followed: single, double, strikeout, single, single, single, triple, single. Crawford’s night was kind of like the floor when your mom goes to work. Lots of singles. For comparison’s sake, Crawford’s last seven hits previous to Monday night’s performance came over his last 41 plate appearances. It was a big win for the Giants, who have fallen off big time over the last month or so.
Since July 15, the Giants have the worst record in baseball (7-15). In the 90 games leading up to this awful stretch, San Francisco had the best record in the MLB at 57-33. Looking at their schedule, it’s not about to get any easier for them, as they still have two games remaining against the Miami Marlins, who hold a Wild Card spot, and then they have the first place Baltimore Orioles, the Pittsburgh Pirates and the New York Mets, who both have winning records, and the LA Dodgers, who hold the top Wild Card spot in the National League, before they get some comedic relief by finishing the month out against the Atlanta Braves and Arizona Diamondbacks, the two worst teams in the National League.