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Giants vs. Dodgers MLB Series Recap: San Francisco Gets To .500

So far, it's been a pretty inconsistent season for the San Francisco Giants, though we're only twelve games in, so that probably doesn't mean anything. Either way, they got closer to evening things up against the Los Angeles Dodgers, after dropping three-of-four away, they took two of a three game set at home in AT&T Park. Outside of being dominated in game one, the Giants looked largely like the better team in games one and two, with good pitching and hitting all throughout the lineup.

Giants Pitcher of the Series: Brian Wilson - When Wilson came in for the Cardinals series, he walked two and gave up two hits and blew the save. When Wilson came in for his first game against the Dodgers, he struck out the side. Swinging strikes that made people look silly. When he came in again, it was three up and three down. Wilson showed a lot of movement on his pitches, and that's a terrifying thing.

Giants Hitter of the Series: Mike Fontenot - This is the first and most likely (but hopefully not) last time he gets the best hitter award. Honestly, somebody on McCovey Chronicles mentioned how Fontenot hates looking at the back of his baseball card, and I felt bad for him. Fontenot hit a homerun to give the Giants the lead in game three, right after a Pablo Sandoval homerun. You can look at it now, Grant. You can look at it now.

Stat of the Series: Sitting with nine strikeouts and looking good throughout, Jonathan Sanchez was pitching from behind when the Dodgers led 3-2. That's right, 9 K's, and you're still looking at a point down. Such is the life of being a Giants pitcher. They would eventually win, but it was a moment in time where I stared at the stat and just ... huh? Also considered Fontenot here. Just because.

Upcoming Schedule: The Giants head out on a six-game road trip to first take on the Arizona Diamondbacks in a three-game set, and then face the Colorado Rockies in another set of three. 

Series Results:

Monday: Dodgers 6-1
WP: Clayton Kershaw (2-1)
LP: Madison Bumgarner (0-2)

Tuesday: Giants 5-4
WP: Jeremy Affeldt (1-0)
SV: Brian Wilson (2)
LP: Blake Hawksworth (1-1)

Wednesday: Giants 4-3
WP: Jonathan Sanchez (1-1)
SV: Brian Wilson (2)
LP: Ted Lilly (0-2)