After a slow start to the 2023 MLB season, the Giants are starting to find their groove.
Giants president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi joined KNBR 680’s “Tolbert & Copes” on Thursday, where he was asked if the Giants are starting to feel like a different team to him after an encouraging few weeks.
“It does. We had the conversation after one of those come-from-behind wins and I said ‘This is a playoff-team win,'” Zaidi said. “It does seem like we’ve gotten more and more of those and even (Wednesday) you look at our lineup. We’re facing a lefty and have [Mike Yastrzemski] hitting ninth, a guy who finished Top 10 in MVP voting a couple years ago and is a dangerous player and obviously got the big hit in that game.
“It is a tough lineup to get through, I think we’re a tough matchup for other teams right now. Which if you’re a playoff team you kind of want teams thinking this is going to be a grind facing these guys.”
Not only have the Giants been playing like a team capable of competing for a playoff spot, but Zaidi feels his squad could be capable of much more.
“Obviously big series coming up starting (Friday), it will be a litmus test for us and we’re feeling good about ourselves,” Zaidi added. “The Dodgers have had a great year so far, too, so it’ll be a huge series. Definitely, the team is giving off the vibes of a group that can do something special this year.”
After finishing the month of April 11-16, the Giants went 17-12 in May and currently are 8-4 in the month of June heading into Friday’s series-opener against the Dodgers.
If the Giants maintain this level of success throughout the summer, it certainly is possible that they could find themselves in a position to make a deep playoff run.
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Source: Yahoo Sports