By the time the San Francisco Giants take the field in Colorado Friday night, there will be nine regular season games left.
I'm not sure there is anything regular about them. In these remaining games, the Giants will face the Colorado Rockies who are very much in the hunt AND the division leading San Diego Padres.
Through today (9/23), the Rockies are 3.0 games out of first place, and dropping three in a row to Los Angeles and Arizona.
The Giants and Rockies clash for three games over the weekend. If you are starting to see a trend here, you nailed it.
When you consider the importance of the final three games against the Padres next weekend, do not under appreciate what is about to happen in Colorado.
A sweep by the Rockies this weekend will leave the Giants all but out of the playoffs for certain.
San Francisco must win this series if they want to keep San Diego in their cross-hairs for next weekend.
In order for that to happen, there are five things the Giants must do....