An Upcoming Look at One Of The Most Important Series This Year

Joshua StefaniContributor IAugust 6, 2009

SAN FRANCISCO - MAY 31:  Brian Wilson #38 of the San Francisco pitches against the St. Louis Cardinals at AT&T Park on May 31, 2009 in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

   Ah, the dodger-giants rivalry. It's been going on even before any of us were born. Yet, the history is rich and so far, we are dragged into it. 

  This upcoming series is more important than ever in our history. As i previously written, in my other article this series can determine our playoffs hopes. It's either make it, or brake it. If we catch the dodgers and eventually take the NL West lead, this would be a huge  collapse in dodger history. Anyways, Here is my prediction.

In the previous game in this thrilling rivalry, Casey Blake, mocked one of Brian Wilsons most sacred traditions. Now that they have the chance to go face-to-face again, I am expecting Wilson to drill him. That can possible lead to a brawl. Of course I just want to see the dodgers get slapped around. Who doesn't?

The Giants are expected to start of the series with Jonathan Sanchez. If he still has his stuff and is consistent, we can win this game easily, but that's hoping that our bats are working. Jason Schmidt, (yeah remember that bum?) Will be counter-parting for the dodgers. Lately he's been struggling with a 2-2 record, and a 5.60 ERA.

The next game is to be pitched by Joe Martinez. In his previous outting, at Houston, Martinez almost looked like a veteran. Quickly calming down when he was being rocked around. His stuff was unbelievable. The Dodgers are due to have Randy Wolf who is 5-6 with a 3.47 ERA. If the Giants to get to him early, we can win this game.

In the last game that is crucial, we go to Tim "The Freak" Lincecum. Nothing else needs to be said here. The Giants just need to give him run support, He will leave Manny Ramirez and the rest of those bums guessing like a fool. 

In the end, the Giants are poised to win this series. Once again, it all comes down to our bats. The pitching has been rock solid. Our batting, is a different story. The Giants need to carry the momentum they have from the Houston series all the way into this rivalry.