Game 160 Preview: Giants Take On Dodgers in Regular Season’s Final Series with Postseason Berth On the Line

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GreekGiant

Tonight’s Game: Dodgers (91-68) Vs Giants (84-75) at Willie Mays Field, 7:15 pm
Rich Hill (12-5, 2.05) vs Madison Bumgarner (14-9, 2.79)

The Starting Lineups

Dodgers
1. Kendrick LF
2. Turner 3B
3. Seager SS
4. Puig RF
5. Ruiz C
6. Segedin 1B
7. Hernández CF
8. Culberson 2B
9. Hill P

Giants
1. Hernandez CF
2. Belt 1B
3. Posey C
4. Pence RF
5. Pagan LF
6. Crawford SS
7. Tomlinson 2B
8. Beckham 3B
9. Bumgarner SP

This is what we live for baseball fans. The last three games of the season will decide if the Giants get to play postseason baseball. Just 15 more wins and that second half slide will be nothing but a trivia question. Gordon Beckham makes his Giants debut tonight at third base while Gorkys Hernandez leads off and plays center field.

The Plot Thickens

The Giants are playing for quite a few marbles while the Dodgers will be playing spoilers since they clinched their divison. This series is going to produce one of two results: The Dodgers will either rub our faces in our own doo doo by keeping us from the postseason or we can gain some momentum, a postseason berth, and a psychological edge over our bitter rivals to the south with a series win or better still, a sweep.

The suspense is killing me!

There are numerous story lines tonight. Madbum is on the hill. Enough said! Speaking of hills, Rich Hill is pitching for the Dodgers and the Giants need to find a way to solve his curveball… Adrian Gonzalez is out with a case of Madbumitis.

Something tells me this is going to be an interesting night.

Some Questions:

  1. What is the next chapter in the Madbum/Puig macho competition?
  2. Will the Dodgers retaliate by beaning Madbum?
  3. How will Gordon Beckham fare in his debut?
  4.  How will the Joe Panik benching affect team unity and spirits? (Is Joey Baseball suddenly a platoon player?)
  5. Did you know that Tallulah Bankhead (Google her) was a huge Giants and Willie Mays fan? Her famous quote: “There are only two geniuses in this world: Willie Mays and William Shakesepeare.”