SF Giants Problem #4: Tough schedule ahead
It really just isn’t getting better for the Giants.
If all the previous things combined don’t sink them, then their remaining schedule will.
In a season where every game means 2.7 times more than a game in a 162-game regular season, each game has much more importance.
Yet, the Giants are playing in the toughest division in the National League and a tough out of division docket as well. They have three games remaining against the Dodgers, six against the Rockies, five against the A’s, and then seven against the Padres.
All of these teams have made their presence known this season. Most of these teams will be in the postseason when all is said and done. On top of this, games against the Angels and Diamondbacks who have sneaky good lineups and will be fighting for postseason positioning as well won’t be a walk in the park.
The only obviously winnable games on the schedule seem to be against the Mariners. But even then, the Giants inconsistencies make it impossible to guarantee any wins.
The battle for the NL West title is going to be a dogfight, with the Giants not being a part of it. But there is one thing they can do, play spoilers. That will be the Giants’ role with the tough schedule ahead.