San Francisco Giants Finally Winning, but Help Dodgers in the Process
By Jake Mastroianni
After a dreadful 11-game winning streak, the San Francisco Giants are finally winning again, but they are helping their rival in the process.
Going into this past weekend the San Francisco Giants were on an 11-game losing streak. They broke out of the slump by beating then NL West-leading Colorado twice.
As if this team couldn’t be any more frustrating, they go out and try to help the Dodgers win the division?
They did let the Rockies win a one-run game on Sunday to help stay on top in the NL West, but that was short-lived after they were clobbered by the Dodgers on Monday night.
If the Dodgers go on to win this division, the Giants will have no one to blame but themselves.
Was it really worth winning those two games? How great is your hatred for the Dodgers? Would you not have rather they lost those two games and keep the Dodgers out of first place?
That’s something you have to decide for yourself as a fan, but I can tell you that I would much rather lose those games if I knew the Dodgers would miss the playoffs.
I am tired of seeing them in the playoffs every year, even though it is glorious to watch them continually choke.
But it looks like they might be on their way to winning another division title, and the Giants could be the spark that help them get there.
They do have a couple of chances left to redeem themselves and help keep the Giants out of the playoffs.
The San Francisco Giants play the St. Louis Cardinals this weekend. The Cardinals are fighting with the Dodgers and Rockies for the second National League Wild Card spot.
It wouldn’t hurt my feelings if the Giants laid a couple of eggs in that series to help the Cards chances of beating out an NL West foe for a playoff spot.
And more importantly, the San Francisco Giants end the year at LA for three games with the Dodgers that could determine their playoff chances.
Right now Madison Bumgarner is scheduled to start the Wednesday before that series, but I would be floored if they don’t push him back to face the Dodgers on Friday.
I know the Giants are out of it, but these next couple of weeks could be a lot of fun to watch. They pretty much determine whether or not the Dodgers make the postseason, and let’s hope they start playing along as they should.