Back on August 3, the Giants had the third-best record in the National League at 61-49 (.555), but have since lost 32 of 49 games to stay home for yet another October, save for Sunday’s series finale on the first day of the month.
The Dodgers helped accelerate the process by winning three of four games against the Giants last weekend at Dodger Stadium. That evened the season series between these two longtime rivals, with the Dodgers and Giants winning five games apiece against one another.
The Dodgers need two wins this weekend to secure 100 wins for a third straight season and fourth consecutive full season.
Max Muncy has 25 home runs in 78 career games against the Giants, and this season has four home runs and 12 RBI in only six games against San Francisco.
The Giants will start three rookie pitchers during the weekend series.
Logan Webb will no longer start on Sunday, something the Giants were considering as he tried to chase Blake Snell down in the Cy Young race. It's a look at the future this weekend:— Alex Pavlovic (@PavlovicNBCS) September 28, 2023
Dodgers vs. Giants schedule
Friday, 7:15 p.m.
Lance Lynn vs. Keaton Winn
Saturday, 6:05 p.m.
Clayton Kershaw vs. Tristan Beck
Sunday, 12:05 p.m.
Bobby Miller vs. Kyle Harrison (L)