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Welcome to August, where the Giants' schedule is a nightmare

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This with either be really impressive or really painful, unless it's somewhere in the middle.

Dunno, a unicorn-mask-at-Stonehenge picture seemed appropriate
Dunno, a unicorn-mask-at-Stonehenge picture seemed appropriate
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This is not a long post. There isn't a lot to say, really. The Giants' August schedule is a nightmare. You were probably aware. You might have been aware for some time. In case you weren't, though, well, here be dragons.

The Giants' August schedule
Aug 01 - @ Rangers
Aug 02 - @ Rangers
Aug 03 - @ Braves
Aug 04 - @ Braves
Aug 05 - @ Braves
Aug 06 - @ Cubs
Aug 07 - @ Cubs
Aug 08 - @ Cubs
Aug 09 - @ Cubs
Aug 10 - OFF
Aug 11 - vs. Astros
Aug 12 - vs. Astros
Aug 13 - vs. Nationals
Aug 14 - vs. Nationals
Aug 15 - vs. Nationals
Aug 16 - vs. Nationals
Aug 17 - @ Cardinals
Aug 18 - @ Cardinals
Aug 19 - @ Cardinals
Aug 20 - @ Pirates
Aug 21 - @ Pirates
Aug 22 - @ Pirates
Aug 23 - @ Pirates
Aug 24 - OFF
Aug 25 - vs. Cubs
Aug 26 - vs. Cubs
Aug 27 - vs. Cubs
Aug 28 - vs. Cardinals
Aug 29 - vs. Cardinals
Aug 30 - vs. Cardinals
Aug 31 - @ Dodgers

Did you catch that? That's ...

  • 17 games against teams that would make the postseason if the season ended today

  • 7 games against the Cubs, who are just a couple games behind the Giants in the wild card chase

  • 24 games total against teams over .500

  • A brutal 10-game road trip (in progress)

  • Two night games on a getaway day (thanks, Braves and Cardinals)

  • TWO OFF DAYS

Well, shucks. This is a dilly of a pickle. September gets easier, with the Giants traveling out of the Pacific time zone just once for a four-game series in Colorado, but still. This is a mess of a schedule.

Nothing to do about it. The Giants had seven off days in July, with 19 games against under-.500 teams, and they did what they needed to do, going 14-10.

Still. My word. Godspeed, Giants. This should be interesting.