Brett Anderson (8-8, 3.43) vs. Andrew Cashner (5-13, 4.15).
7 1/2 games up with 27 games to play seems pretty good (it's the biggest division lead in the National League, and the second-biggest lead in the majors, only to KC). But +19 over .500, our season-high, still could sound a lot better if we could stretch it to +20 (and hopefully gain a game in the process). The Giants' playoff odds are down to 2.6%, but even stranger than that is that the Dodgers (whose playoff odds are 98.6%) have the best World Series winning percentage odds, across the majors (at 17.7%). Am I getting too excited here? Brett Anderson can either bring me back to reality, or show us how rosy the end of the season might be.