Road trip to Miller, Coors will largely determine Giants’ trade deadline strategy

MILWAUKEE — The San Francisco Giants have won seven of their last nine, moved to 5.5 games back in the National League Wildcard race and entered the All-Star break playing their best baseball of the season.

Now comes the hard part.

As the second half begins on Friday, the Giants will play 14 games over the next 13 days including seven on a six-day road trip that features stops at Miller Park and Coors Field.

Even if he’s completely recovered from an elbow contusion suffered on Saturday against the Cardinals, ace Madison Bumgarner will pitch just once in the two hitter-friendly parks the Giants are visiting over the next week.

The 2019 Giants do have a better road winning percentage (.488) than home winning percentage (.435), but they finished a combined 1-11 on the road against the Brewers and Rockies last season.

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Coors Field has been a particularly brutal destination for San Francisco as the Giants have won just three of their past 22 games in Denver.

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Source:: The Mercury News – Sports


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