SAN FRANCISCO – The feud between the Giants and the Dodgers reached a new height when 24-year-old right-hander Logan Webb threw the first NLDS pitch at Oracle Park last Friday.
For all the dramatic recent races and division battles between the Giants and the Dodgers that have been going on for years, the two clubs have never met in the playoffs in modern times. MLB’s previous season formats prevented matchups before 1995, but despite the creation of the Wildcard Birth and eventually the Wildcard game, rivals somehow escaped each other in the mid-October series. ۔
The 2021 NLDS, which ends with all the games won at Oracle Park on Thursday, is considered an anomaly-and rightly so لیکن but what a good position both teams have for future success. Become the best five series new standard this year.
The Giants owned a family that brought three World Series Championship parades to Market Street in the first half of the 2010s, but the Dodgers regained control of the National League West with the 2013 division title and seven more division titles before that. Go ahead to win. Waving the trophy in 2020
When pitchers and catchers reported spring training in February, the Dodgers were finally expected to face serious competition for the NL West title, but it was Pedres, not the giants, who provided it. Had to A San Francisco club that was expected to win anywhere from 72 to 77 games, and predictors stunned the rest of the league with a franchise record of 107 wins.
On the final day of the regular season, the Giants officially overthrew the Dodgers government at the top of the division as they thwarted the 106-winning Los Angeles club with a stunning victory over the Pedres team that eventually fell short of the 500.
The Dodgers had to win a wild card game to set up this year’s historic NLDS, but it looked like rivals were on the verge of clashing all season. The October match that was supposed to take place has finally come to fruition and now fans of both franchises have every reason to believe that it could happen again soon. And maybe a lot happens.
Even with the giants moving to the top of the division incredibly fast, there is little question that the Dodgers are in a better position to maintain their success. He has a track record, has a lot of domestic pitching talent in circulation and a proven commitment to ownership to exceed the luxury tax threshold on an annual basis in his quest to buy the best roster money.
The Dodgers expect to win more than 100 games each year, but the Giants have achieved remarkable success under manager Gabby Kepler and a coaching staff who have helped veterans and newcomers maximize their potential. Yes, it is not unreasonable to think that giants can maintain their performance. Success for years to come
The balance of power in the division began to shift in November 2018, when the Giants kept Dodgers general manager Farhan Zaidi out of the fray to become the franchise’s top baseball executive. Many expected Zaidi to fully participate in the reconstruction, but the giants hanged their highest paid players and surrounded their home corps with complementary abilities.
Zaidi’s roster-building approach didn’t pay off immediately, but in Kepler’s first full season as team manager, the Giants became a liver. And while many of the team’s key players are ready to hit the free agency, their performance to unleash their talents has led to a deep commitment to the giants’ farm system as well as a long line of organization success. Prepared for the period.
Each of the Giants’ high-A and low-A has won minor league championships and while the franchise still lacks the chances to start pitching, many young position players such as Marco Luciano, Luis Matos and Heliot Ramos Ready to play potentially important roles. Over the next two to three seasons, all three players – acquired under former general manager Bobby Evans and many others who are scratching their level of ability – will be the giants for the Dangers’ remarkable development pipeline. Represent the answer, which has created the talents of elites like Walker Boehler, Julio Urias, Corey Sager. And more.
Under the guidance of Zaidi, Kepler and general manager Scott Harris, expectations have been rearranged in San Francisco. The Dodgers are no longer afraid that everyone else in the division will follow, but instead a team of giants considers themselves equal.
The inside impression is one thing, but as the Giants proved throughout the 2021 season, everyone outside has a reason to be optimistic about the future in San Francisco.
After a long, uninterrupted domination by the Dodgers, the giants are in danger again. A threat that could normalize the first playoff series of the modern era between rivals.