By Chandler Guadagnin
With three games left in the regular season, the Giants take on the Dodgers in possibly the most crucial series of the year. The Giants currently sit one game behind the New York Mets for the top Wild Card spot and one game clear of the St. Louis Cardinals for the second Wild Card slot with a magic number of two. Any number of Giants wins and/or Cardinals losses amounting to two will punch the Giants ticket to the Wild Card Game.
In game one of this final trio of games, San Francisco will send Madison Bumgarner to the mound to face off against the Dodgers’ Rich Hill. Game two will feature Clayton Kershaw and a pitcher yet to be named. The final game of the year will matchup Dodger hurler Kenta Maeda with a not yet specified Giants pitcher.
The New York Mets will conclude their season on the road against the Philadelphia Phillies. St. Louis finishes their season at home against the Pittsburgh Pirates.