Giants Finish Season With .500 Record For First Time In Franchise History
Here’s something that you don’t see every October: the San Francisco Giants with a .500 record.
The Giants ended its 2022 season on a high-note Wednesday as they defeated their National League West counterpart San Diego Padres by a final of 8-1 at PETCO Park. By winning the season finale, San Francisco secured its 81st win of the season to finish the year with a perfectly split record of 81-81.
For the first time in their 140-year franchise history, San Francisco ended a season with a .500 record.
The Giants won 8-1. They went 81-81, becoming the first team in franchise history to finish exactly .500. They are the eighth team in MLB history to win 100 games one year and fail to have a winning record the next. It's officially the offseason, and it needs to be a big one.
— Alex Pavlovic (@PavlovicNBCS) October 5, 2022
After missing the postseason for the fifth time over the past six seasons, it’s time for Giants President of Baseball Operations Farhan Zaidi to swing big this offseason.
San Francisco has to make a swing-for-the-fences type of splash this winter if they want to get back into the thick of the National League pennant race. There will be plenty of big free-agent names available on the market, and the Giants will hope to add a notable star to their lineup for the 2023 season.
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