As you may have heard, the Giants notched their 100th win of the season Friday night, maintaining a one-game lead over the division-rival Dodgers (winners of last year’s World Series) in the race for MLB’s top record. It marked quite a milestone for the Giants, who hadn’t reached the century mark in wins since 2003, when they hit 100 right on the button.
Not only are the Giants headed back to October for the first time in five years, but they’re making a mockery of Vegas, defying oddsmakers at every turn. How low were expectations heading into 2021? That depends on what sportsbook you place bets with, though virtually all had San Francisco winning 73-76 games, making them a playoff afterthought and a longshot to even reach .500.