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Giants Manager Bruce Bochy Prepared for Dodgers Clinching

Manager getting his team ready

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The San Francisco Giants are coming into town and will most likely competing completely on pride, as they have fell out of play off contention by losing the last 12 out of their last 16 games.

The Giants will be coming off a 10-0 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals, so you know there is even more motivation, similar to the Yankees coming into the Ravine after getting swept by the Athletics.

You probably wish the Giants weren’t doing so poorly, so they could give their fans a show in this weekend’s matchup versus the Dodgers and renew a relatively boring chapter in the two franchise’s storied rivalry.

Instead, the Dodgers are competing for the best record in all of baseball, their magic number is four and have about a hundred other things to worry about (starting pitching, injuries, bullpen, playoff prep, etc) than the Giants.

Do the Giants have enough to prevent the Dodgers from clinching this weekend?

“I’m not even thinking about that,” Bochy said. “(It is) inevitable so there’s no point in thinking about it.” – Bruce Bochy, SF Chronicle

Bochy is trying to keep things in perspective and knowing that the Giants are just rolling out prospects right now, let’s just hope the Dodgers don’t fall asleep and forget that they have a post-season to get ready for.

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  1. Its unfortunate that the Dodgers have been a different team since the all star game. Our pitching staff has been horrible. Our hitting has been poor. Let’s not even talk about the bullpen. I fear that we are about to lose home field advantage to the Braves, whom are playing much better baseball than we have. I sincerely hope that this is simply due to the large division lead we have because my optimism of this team winning a world series let alone making one is very concerning. Whereas we were playing at a very high level the first half of the season, we are playing like crap now.

  2. With Friday’s loss to the Giants, and I knew they would play their best against Dodgers this weekend, even if Dodgers win the next 2 games they won’t clinch the Division on this brief home stand.

  3. Gonsolin threw a very good game last night, but our bats lacked pop. This worries me!!!! You cannot go into the post season with a limp offense. Lux is hitting about 160!!!! Belles is slumping a bit!!!!! Too bad we did not clinch in LA; now it will most likely be on the road!!!
    Go Blue!!

  4. I see the Dodgers out of the playoffs in the first round. No juice or life to this team. The Dodgers are built for the season ,not the playoffs and World Series. They’re lucky they play in an extremely weak National West and National League overall where 90% of the teams are awful.We have one ace pitcher in Buehler and the rest number 3 and 4 starters going into the playoffs. Our offense can be pitched to as seen by the Yankees, Braves and lowly Giants. Another disappointing end to the season coming.Sad!

    • I agree 100%. I still will enjoy the season, no matter what, but it is disheartening seeing this team not flourish as it can. The platooning and inconsistency with players playing, to get their muscle memory going, is a big problem. You can’t work out any adjustments by sitting on a bench. I don’t see a happy team. I really don’t. I see a nervous, worried team.

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