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San Francisco Giants Are Primed to Help Cubs Clinch NL Central

Jake Mastroianni
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - SEPTEMBER 01: Derek Holland #45 of the San Francisco Giants throws a pitch against the New York Mets during their MLB game at AT&T Park on September 1, 2018 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Robert Reiners/Getty Images)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - SEPTEMBER 01: Derek Holland #45 of the San Francisco Giants throws a pitch against the New York Mets during their MLB game at AT&T Park on September 1, 2018 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Robert Reiners/Getty Images)
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While the Chicago Cubs don’t need much help, the San Francisco Giants are primed and ready to help them clinch the National League Central.

With a three-game set beginning Friday night in Milwaukee, the San Francisco Giants have a chance to help the Cubs pretty much wrap up the division.

The Cubs go into the weekend with a four-and-a-half game lead over the Brewers in the division. Things got a little scary for the Southsiders as they lost two-of-three to the BrewCrew, but they’re still in good shape.

But a good showing by the Giants this will weekend could end all doubt in the Central, and I think the Giants are primed to do just that in Milwaukee.

It’s kind of hard to have any confidence in a team currently riding a five-game losing streak, but I like to play the odds in baseball, and the odds are in the favor of the Giants winning at least one game this weekend.

But outside of that, the Giants have Derek Holland, Chris Stratton, and Madison Bumgarner going in this series.

I feel really good about two of those guys, and Stratton has pitched better of late. If we win one of those first two games, then I think we definitely win the series with MadBum on Sunday.

There’s a good chance we could even sweep this series, but that will depend on the offense.

The Brewers will counter with Chase Anderson, Gio Gonzalez, and Zach Davies. Anderson is the only one with an ERA under four at 3.96. The Giants have worn out Gio in the past.

If our offense can’t get going this weekend, then I’m not sure when they will.

Either way, the San Francisco Giants are set up to have a big weekend and I would be disappointed with anything less than a series win.

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