Giants versus Dodgers preview
Postseason Baseball begins
The start of the postseason in the world of baseball almost feels like a month-long holiday as you watch truly great baseball from the best of the best. If you told me the Giants were gonna take the NL West Division I’d have said you’re crazy. These renaissance like seasons by batters like Buster Posey, Brandon Crawford and the captain himself Brandon Belt have provided the most unexpected turnaround after the Giants last postseason appearance in 2016.
The National League will run through Oracle Park. Who will meet the Giants to battle in the NLDS? The St. Louis Cardinals had a crazy ending to their season with winning a franchise high 17 games straight within the last month to help solidify their spot for the postseason. Their opponent? The team who lost their division of eight years to their arch rival. The Los Angeles Dodgers.
— SFGiants (@SFGiants) October 7, 2021
Stats on both sides
San Francisco has the 4th best OPS on the season at .769 as the Dodgers are 6th at .759. This shows both teams can get on base and really do some damage when their side is up to bat. How’s pitching? The Dodgers have the lowest ERA with 3.01 and the Giants are right behind them at number two with a 3.24 ERA. This shows that pitching will be elite on both sides! This series will be one of a kind as this is the first time the Giants and the Dodgers meet in the postseason.
— SFGiants (@SFGiants) October 8, 2021
Giants Fan reaction
Being a Giants fan I’m so happy that the Giants get their rightful place in the NL West. I couldn’t believe what we were shown by Logan Webb and Kevin Gausman pitching lights out before and after the All Star Break. The Bullpen holding steady along with injections of young blood through the rotation is a great sight to see. I had my doubts about first year skipper Gabe Kapler, but the expected Manager of the Year pulled off a solid execution throughout most of the season with a series record of 32-11-5.
I think the Giants are great in either matchup here. I’d prefer to see St. Louis because the Dodgers would be out of the playoffs and a new champion can be crowned in a proper 162 game season. Sadly I won’t get that wish as the Giants go against the Dodgers. My prediction is that the series will go five games and the final out or the walk-off will be used against the opposite side for years to come. Who will get this done? The San Francisco Giants in Five!