The San Franciso Giants have the best record in the MLB through the first couple of months of the season. Surprisingly enough, the Giants also have another hard-to-believe statistic, as they lead the MLB in walk-off losses with seven on the year.
— Stathead (@Stathead) June 9, 2021
To put this into perspective, the Giants have 23 losses on the year. So a third of their losses have been via walk-off variety, which is unfathomable in its own right.
The Giants have shocked everybody as they have stayed ahead of both the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Diego Padres for much of the season. However, after an 11th inning walk-off to the Texas Rangers– thanks in part to a Brock Holt game-winning single– they stay on top of another category.
Still, the Giants have been a tough opponent, and the National League West as a whole has the three top records in the entire National League. The Giants shouldn't worry too much, and the new extra-inning rule with a free runner on second base could be part of the reason for some of their losses.
Then again, losing games in the clutch could come back to hurt them in the long run. The Giants will shake this off and aim to keep their strong season rolling.