With just nine games left in the 2017 season for the San Francisco Giants, they begin their final road trip on Friday against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
They will play three at Dodger Stadium over the weekend, and then three more in Arizona. Then they will finish the regular season at home against the San Diego Padres.
The Giants are 7-9 against the Dodgers this year, so they’ll need a sweep on the road to win the season series.
The Dodgers have a 4.5 game lead over the Washington Nationals for the best record in the National League. But they are only one game up on the Cleveland Indians for the best record in baseball.
It’s possible that they rest some starters over the weekend, but maybe not against the rival Giants. The Giants will miss two of the Dodgers top three starters over the weekend, but will face Clayton Kershaw in the finale.
Hopefully the Giants can win the first two games of this series and make that third one a little dramatic.
The Diamondbacks have the third best record in the National League right now. They have three games against the Miami Marlins before the Giants come to town.
The D-Backs also have a comfortable six game lead over the Colorado Rockies in the Wild Card, which they could wrap up over the weekend. That means they will most likely be resting their starters against the Giants.
The Giants are 6-10 against the Diamondbacks this year. They’ve lost five of their last six against Arizona. There is obviously no chance to win this season series, but maybe the Giants can pick up a few wins while they rest up for the playoffs.
Playing in the National League West hasn’t been easy this year. Their final road trip is proof of that as they’ll play two of the top three teams in the league.
The San Francisco Giants are a miserable 24-51 on the road this year. That’s the least road wins for any team in the league. Hopefully they can fix that on their final road trip of the year.