It may not be much of a consolation prize, but the San Francisco Giants can get the last laugh in the regular season against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
After their 8-6 win on Monday night, the Giants and Dodgers are now even at seven head-to-head wins apiece this year.
There are only five more games left in the season series. Two more in San Francisco this week, and then three in Los Angeles next weekend.
The Dodgers are in the midst of a historically bad run. They’ve now lost 11 straight games, the longest such streak in franchise history since moving to L.A.
Even more than that, they’ve lost 16 of their last 17 games. Not even the Giants have been that bad at any point in 2017. The Giants did lose 16-of-19 earlier this year, but who cares, we’re ragging on the Dodgers.
The bad guys are still nine games up on the Arizona Diamondbacks in the NL West. And 16.5 games up on a wild card spot, so there is no chance of them not making the playoffs. Although, I know San Francisco Giants fans would love to see that epic collapse happen.
However, many viewed the Dodgers as the front-runner for the World Series just a few weeks ago, but now you have to questions this team after a brutal stretch like this.
Many thought they had a chance to win over 110 games and push the Seattle Mariners Modern-Day record of 116. That seems impossible now with 92 wins and 18 games to go.
But going back to the Giants-Dodgers matchups, the Giants at least have a chance to win the season series. Again, it’s not much, but in a season full of disappointment it would give fans something to hang their hat on.
This Giants team needs something to motivate them because they’ve played uninspiring baseball all year. If a chance to beat your rivals head-to-head in a season doesn’t get you going, I don’t know what will.