San Francisco Giants: A Month By Month Analysis of the 2017 Schedule
June Schedule Breakdown:
Significant Home-stand: June 9th-14th; three vs. Minnesota, two vs. Kanas City
The other home-stand is the Mets and Rockies. While they are bigger opponents in the scale of competitiveness, I love inter-league play. The home stand I have listed brings in a couple teams that aren’t expected to be contenders, but have some interesting and exciting players, especially players that Giants fans on the west coast don’t get to see very often.
Significant Road-trip: June 15th-22nd; four at Colorado, four at Atlanta
So the Giants have games consecutively from June 13th-28th. It starts with the two game series vs. KC and ends with three home games against the Rockies on the 28th. In the middle is travel to Colorado, Atlanta and back to San Francisco with out a day off in-between. Especially when going from the altitude of Denver, down to the humidity of Atlanta, that road-trip could be incredibly taxing on players. They do have a road-trip at the beginning of the month that is somewhat similar, but they get a day off to travel to Philadelphia, where they then travel to Milwaukee, and back to San Francisco with no day off.
Overall, the opponent strength isn’t as bad as May, but the travel isn’t so kind, but welcome to the “Dog Days of Summer!”