Originally posted on The Giants Cove  |  Last updated 8/23/12
The arms race to win the 2012 war between the Giants and Dodgers just went into fifth gear: please secure your food trays to their upright positions and see if you can climb into your overhead luggage compartment. As Bette Davis once said after watching Tommy Lasorda eat his weight in clam linguine, "It's going to be a bumpy night...".The San Francisco Giants were a half game back in second place when they went to Chavez Ravine for a three game set with the NL West leading Dodgers. LA had just won eight of their last eleven games and looked like they finally found momentum for a big six week push to take the Division title.And while the Giants weren't exactly reeling from Melky Cabrera's "use by" date expiring two months early, there were doubts, concerns and a clear need to find an outfield bat. Pronto. The unspoken hope was that the Giants could take one or two games and get out of Dodgertown relatively intact.Giant pitchers had a different idea (so did Giant hitters) as San Franc...
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