San Francisco Giants vs. Los Angeles Dodgers: Mapping a potential, albeit improbable, path to winning the NL West
May 21, 2015; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Madison Bumgarner (40) is cheered by the Giants fans after hitting a solo home run during the third inning off of Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw (not pictured) at AT&T Park. Mandatory Credit: Bob Stanton-USA TODAY Sports
One-game playoff: Giants vs. Dodgers
With a better head-to-head record, the Giants would open a one-game set in a park where the Dodgers are 1-9 on the year. Neither would have an ace available to start—Kershaw and Madison Bumgarner are slated to close out the regular season—unless L.A. decides to throw out Greinke on three days rest, a definite possibility this deep into a collapse. The Giants would likely turn to No. 3 starter Mike Leake before giving way to (who else?) Bumgarner out of the bullpen to put the finishing touches on an unprecedented comeback.
Of, course, the Giants could just sweep the Dodgers in four and be done with it.
A man fan can dream, right?
NL West: Giants win