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San Francisco Giants: A Month By Month Analysis of the 2017 Schedule

Mar 25, 2016; Scottsdale, AZ, USA; Kansas City Royals second baseman Omar Infante (14) hits a double off of San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Johnny Cueto (47) during the fifth inning at Scottsdale Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 25, 2016; Scottsdale, AZ, USA; Kansas City Royals second baseman Omar Infante (14) hits a double off of San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Johnny Cueto (47) during the fifth inning at Scottsdale Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports
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Oct 2, 2016; San Francisco, CA, USA; The San Francisco Giants players celebrates after clinching the wild card against the Los Angeles Dodgers at AT&T Park. The Giants won 7-1. Mandatory Credit: Neville E. Guard-USA TODAY Sports

September/October Schedule Breakdown:

Significant Home-stand: September 11th-20th: three vs. Dodgers, three vs. Arizona, two vs. Colorado
This home-stand is the only significant home-stand in the month of September. It’s the only stretch that features more than one series, and the biggest one being the final home series, and penultimate series against the Dodgers. This one counts because on the next road-trip, it’s Arizona and the final series against the Dodgers for 2017. This series against the Dodgers is significant. It might not decide the division, the final one likely will, but could put them in a good position to kill off any late charges by any other NL West team. With both Arizona and Colorado expected to be better than 2016, the Giants may have a bit more intra-division competition.

Significant Road-trip: September 22nd-27th; three at Dodgers, three at Arizona

This is the final road-trip of the regular season, and with the division potentially on the line, the Giants will place a whole lot of importance on this trip. The Dodgers series is very significant, but the Diamondbacks just might be competitive this year. That could pose a problem. They can’t go in and sweep the Dodgers and then get swept in Arizona on a let-off, likely negating any ground gained in that series with the Dodgers. Suffice to say, this road-trip will be significant.

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