We've got 30 more to play, boys and girls. The Giants, 4.5 games behind, have 33 left to play. How we have played more despite having started the season with two games in Australia, a week before anyone else started play, seems a bit bizarre. But hey, we'll take the days off to rest our injured staff! We've got two days off in August alone, and then another three days off in September; most of our remaining games are against NL West teams with the exception of three against Washington (Sept 1-3) and four in Chicago (Sept 18-21). This is good, as we're 34-19 vs. teams in our division.
And what about our division? Well, the game that matters is Colorado @ San Francisco, 7.15p first pitch. Rockies throw Tyler Matzek (2-9, 5.38) vs. Jake Peavy (2-3, 3.58). Peavy has snuck in two wins since starting 0-3 as a Giant after coming over from Boston. But one of those wins came after giving up 10 hits to the Cubs over seven innings. With the Rockies having already swept the Giants at home (back in June), this may be a chance for us to pick up another half-game on our 4.5 game lead, while we sit idly. Colorado has won 7 of 11 vs. the Giants this year.
I suppose we could also concern ourselves with Milwaukee @ San Diego, 7.15 first pitch. Kyle Lohse (11-7, 6.49) vs. Eric Stults (6-13, 4.53). Playoff implications, at least for the Brewers (our potential opponent), so Go Padres!