Friday, October 8, 2021

Newsletter Excerpt, October 8, 2021 -- "Giants/Dodgers Preview"

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"The Giants, who have been playing baseball since Reconstruction, set a franchise record with 107 wins. They needed every single one of them to end the Dodgers’ eight-year streak of winning the NL West. The difference? The Giants went 10-9 against the Dodgers. The Dodgers actually outscored them 80-78. The Giants won both extra-inning contests. The teams split six one-run games. If you dig into third-order records, the Dodgers pull away a bit, but really, there’s not much separating these two teams."