NL Wild Card Standings Update: SF Giants on outside looking in

Aug 24, 2023, 10:14 AM

CINCINNATI, OHIO - JULY 20: Casey Schmitt #6 of the San Francisco Giants tags out Elly De La Cruz #...

(Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)

(Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)

Next week’s three-game series between the San Francisco Giants and Cincinnati Reds just got a lot more interesting.

After losing two of three games against the National League Wild Card-leading Philadelphia Phillies, the Giants (66-61) have dropped out of a postseason spot as the surging Reds continue to climb the standings.

San Francisco will have a tall task of facing the World Series-favorite Atlanta Braves at Oracle Park this weekend before playing a crucial three-game set against Cincinnati.

All of San Francisco’s next four series are against teams in the mix for a postseason spot: Atlanta, Cincinnati, San Diego, and Chicago.

Here’s the breakdown of how many games the Giants have against teams around them in the NL Wild Card race:

  • 7 vs. San Diego (4 at home, 3 on road)
  • 3 vs. Cincinnati
  • 3 @ Chicago
  • 2 @ Arizona

What is the current state of the NL Wild Card standings?

As we move closer to September, it’s becoming clear that this race is coming down to three spots between six teams: Philadelphia, Chicago, Cincinnati, San Francisco, Arizona, and Miami.

San Diego can climb back into the race if they can string together a winning streak, but the disappointing Padres have yet to prove that they have what it takes to make a run at October baseball.

For the Giants, there is no shortage of important games on the horizon.

As long as San Francisco is mathematically alive in the NL Wild Card race, every one of the team’s remaining 35 games has immense importance, starting with this weekend’s series against the powerhouse Braves.

If the Giants fall flat and lose two of three or even get swept, it could have dire consequences in the always-changing state of the Wild Card race.

Upcoming San Francisco Giants Schedule

  • Friday, August 25th-Sunday, August 27th – vs. Atlanta Braves
  • Monday, August 28th-Wednesday, August 30th – vs. Cincinnati Reds
  • Thursday, August 31st-Sunday, September 3rd – @ San Diego Padres
  • Monday, September 4th-Wednesday, September 6th – @ Chicago Cubs
  • Friday, September 8th-Sunday, September 10th – @ Colorado Rockies

Thank you for reading Follow us on Twitter, and subscribe to our YouTube channel.


San Francisco Giants

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA - MAY 27: LaMonte Wade Jr. #31 of the San Francisco Giants slides into se...

Field Level Media

Sizzling Giants likely without LaMonte Wade Jr. against Phillies

The San Francisco Giants will likely be without LaMonte Wade Jr. when they take the field against the Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday.

12 hours ago

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA - MAY 27: Matt Chapman #26 of the San Francisco Giants celebrates with Th...

Field Level Media

Bottom of order helps Giants top Phillies

Mike Yastrzemski, Heliot Ramos and Brett Wisely — the bottom three batters in the order — combined for five hits and six RBIs on Monday afternoon and the San Francisco Giants took advantage of some shoddy defense on the part of the visiting Philadelphia Phillies for an 8-4 victory in the opener of a three-game […]

13 hours ago

OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 08: San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Blake Snell #7 throws against...

Field Level Media

Struggling pitchers set to clash when Phillies visit Giants

Blake Snell will look to secure his first win as a San Francisco Giants when the Philadelphia Phillies arrive at Oracle Park on Monday.

1 day ago

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 25: Mike Yastrzemski #5 and Matt Chapman #26 of the San Francisco Giants c...

Field Level Media

Giants use another late-game eruption to defeat Mets

The San Francisco Giants mounted another late comeback to defeat the New York Mets 7-2 on Saturday afternoon.

3 days ago

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 24: The San Francisco Giants celebrate their win during the ninth inning a...

Field Level Media

Bailey’s slam, Chapman’s slick fielding help Giants rally past Mets

Patrick Bailey's late grand slam and Matt Chapman's game-saving play helped the San Francisco Giants rally past the New York Mets on Friday.

4 days ago

PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA - MAY 22: Thairo Estrada #39 celebrates with Brett Wisely #0 of the San Fr...

Field Level Media

Brett Wisely caps comeback as Giants stun Pirates

Brett Wisely smacked a go-ahead RBI single in the top of the eighth to cap a five-run inning, lifting the San Francisco Giants to a wild 7-6 victory over the host Pittsburgh Pirates on Thursday afternoon.

5 days ago

NL Wild Card Standings Update: SF Giants on outside looking in