Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Its a six game season!
The San Francisco Giants will begin the final 6 game stretch of the season with a 1 game lead over the San Diego Padres. That one game advantage, plus the fact that the last 6 games are at home while the Padres last 6 games are on the road give the Giants a nice advantage coming down the homestretch.
It's great isn't it? The last 156 games have all led up to this point. Think of everything that has gone on this season. Todd Wellemeyer, Bengie Molina, The Posey controversy, Torres' appendectomy, the losing streak to the Padres to start the season, the great pitching run, the sputtering offense. All of it has been getting us ready for these last 6 games.
I would love it if the last 3 games of the season were merely exhibition games, but the only way for that to happen would be if the Giants swept the D-backs and the Padres got swept by the Cubs. An unlikely scenario. So most likely the season will be decided this weekend when the Padres roll into town for the final 3 games of the season.
The Giants-Padres saga has really been THE storyline this season. The Padres, the team nobody thought would even be good, have been battling the Giants for first place over the last few weeks. This after the Padres dominated the Giants to open the season and having leads of 735 and 6 games at two different times in the season. Hell, the Giants were 6 games back exactly one month ago on August 28.
So get your popcorn, your beer, head down to the yard, read your favorite blog, whatever you need to do to get ready for this 6 game stretch. We don't know what is going to happen, but it's going to be fun finding out!