Friday night's game will be broadcast live at 7 p.m. PDT on NBC Bay Area, with Barry Zito getting the start for the Giants. MLB.com notes that Zito is traditionally Mr. September, with a 25-14 career win-loss record in September games.
San Francisco has made up serious ground in the playoff race this week, with the first-place San Diego Padres losing their seventh straight on Wednesday. That leaves your Giants just two games back in the division, with a month of baseball yet to go.
With a sweep, the Giants could take the NL West lead. This is meaningful baseball in September, people.
Game two is Saturday at 7 p.m. PDT, and Game three is Sunday at 5 p.m. PDT.
Joe Kukura is a freelance writer whose weekend was made by the hilarious Aubrey Huff-Pat Burrell bro-slapping animated gif concocted over at Fire-Sabean.com.