SAN FRANCISCO – The Giants franchise has been around for 139 years and has hit the postseason 26 times. But they have never earned a spot in the National League playoffs with more than two weeks in the regular season.
They had a chance on Monday as a win over the San Diego Padres at Oracle Park would put San Francisco into the playoffs with 20 days and 18 games left. The Cincinnati Reds, who are third in the NL Wild Card standings, have a maximum of 93 wins this season. San Francisco started on Monday with a 93-50 record.
The Giants started on Monday with a winning streak of seven games and a lead of 2 1/2 games over the Los Angeles Dodgers for first place in the NL West.
Here are the dates on which the Giants franchise took each of its playoff spots.
2003 # 17 Sept. 150 of 162 Giants won against SD, 8-3; while LA lost to Arizona, 2-0
1933 * Sept. 19, 147 of 156 Giants lost at STL, 12-3; while PIT lost at PHI, 3-2
1936 * Sept. 24th 150 of 154 Giants won 2-1 in Boston (10 inns – game 1)
2014% & September 25th 159 of 162 Giants won against San Diego, 9-8
1913 * Sept. 27, 144 of 156 Giants lost 4-0 in Brooklyn; Philadelphia lost to BOS, 9-3
1924 * Sept. 27, 153 of 154 Giants won against PHI, 5: 1; while Brooklyn lost to BOS, 3-2
1989 # 27 Sept. 159 of 162 Giants lost 1-0 in LA; while SD lost to Cincinnati, 2-1 (13 inn.)
1921 * Sept. 29th 150 of 153 Pittsburgh was defeated in St. Louis in a brace (5-4 and 3-1).
1911 * Oct. 4, 145 of 154 Giants won 2-0 in Brooklyn
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