Giants being first NL team to 40 wins good omen for 2021 originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea
It has been almost seven years since the Giants' last World Series title. But with Saturday night's extra-innings win over the Washington Nationals, San Francisco accomplished something it hasn't since that 2014 campaign, and it bodes well for this season's Giants squad.
The Giants' record improved to 40-24 on Saturday, and the team now is two games ahead of the Los Angeles Dodgers in the NL West.
That 2014 Giants team finished 88-74, and after beating the Pittsburgh Pirates in the Wild Card Game, went on to eventually take down the Kansas City Royals in a thrilling seven-game World Series.
In 1989, the Giants went 92-70 and advanced to the World Series before losing to the crosstown Athletics in the infamous series that was disrupted by an earthquake.
It's premature to make any World Series predictions about this Giants team just yet, but featuring the best record in the NL with nearly 40 percent of the schedule complete is promising to say the least.
The high-powered offenses of the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Diego Padres will put pressure on the Giants to keep this pace up as the summer wears on.