This year's San Francisco Giants season has been one of the strangest I can remember. They started off looking like the team to beat in the National League, and just as suddenly during June and July looked like the worst team in the NL. Somehow, some way, the Giants are currently only 3.5 games behind the rival Los Angeles Dodgers for the division lead.
It sounds like the Giants are close, but they are no closer to LA than they were back on August 7th. The Giants have failed capitalize recently, most notably the lost weekend in Kansas City. Lately though the Giants are playing better baseball, unfortunately so are the Dodgers.