What a month...on August 31, the Padres were in the midst of what would be a ten-game losing streak, and the Giants remained four games back. They had just finished a disastrous month -- relatively speaking -- in which they were 13-15 and averaged 4.93 runs allowed per game.September was quite a turn-around, to say the least. The Giants went 18-8, and averaged 1.92 runs allowed per game. They are now three games ahead of the Padres in the National League West, and will clinch the division title if they win tomorrow.Just how much better was the Giants' pitching in September?The above graph shows the runs allowed per game in August and September. August is represented by the red line, and September is represented by the blue line. Quite an improvement, I'd say. (Note: Giants played two...

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