San Francisco Giants: A Month By Month Analysis of the 2017 Schedule
July Schedule Breakdown:
Significant Home-Stand: July 14th-26th; three at San Diego (HA!), three vs. Cleveland, four vs. San Diego, three vs. Pittsburgh
After the All-Star break, the Giants have a 13 game home-stand…that’s if you consider at San Diego a home series. We all know the invasion down there is nuts, and it’s a virtual home-series every time. Anyways, even if you don’t count it, that’s thirteen games within the state of California which is really, really nice. In fact, the Giants don’t leave the state of California from July 7th to August 11th. That’s really nice, especially when you look at recent months when the July Schedule has been borderline torturous. The all-star break is also thrown in the middle of that massive stretch of games without leaving California, which should help out the rest and relief.
Significant Road-Trips: June 30th-July 6th; three at Pittsburgh, three at Detroit
The Pittsburgh series technically starts June 30th, but runs through the beginning of July. That one and the Detroit series will be relatively competitive opponents in the nasty heat and humidity combination of the midwest summers. Both Pittsburgh and Detroit are brutal in the summer, especially for a team that’s used to dry heat and temperatures under 80 for like 90% of the year. As we mentioned earlier, the Giants don’t leave the state of California for the rest of the month. Yes the Dodgers are significant, but it’s a mini three game roadtrip in the middle of their California tour this July.
Overall, July brings a little bit tougher opponents than June, but the fact that they don’t leave California from July 7th into August kinda helps smooth that out.