As the 2010 Season dwindles down to a handful of games, two National Leagues teams are bracing for an epic showdown that will likely decide the winner of the National League West Division. The loser in all likelihood will miss the post season altogether.
The San Francisco Giants and the San Diego Padres are neck and neck in the NL West standings. It's time to put up, or shut up for these two clubs.
Starting pitching has been a huge factor in the success of the Giants and Padres. Offense and each team's ability to put runs on the board eventually decides the winner.
The bullpen on any team is often a group of unsung heroes that will, in my opinion, be the deciding element in the formula of success.
Much has been made of the San Diego's relief staff, and rightfully so. The Padre's bullpen is arguably the best in the National League. The statistics for the Padres' relievers speak for themselves, topping the charts in too many categories to name.
In the coming slides we will discuss just how the Giants' bullpen matches up with San Diego's own unit.