The plan: another NL West crown.
After the Giants failed to play spoiler Sunday in a 14-0 blowout loss to the Dodgers, and the Rockies beat the Nationals 12-0, Los Angeles and Colorado will square off in one more game for the NL West title on Monday.
These aren't elimination games - the losers will end up as the NL wild cards - but there will still be some pressure, since the division winners head straight to the Division Series.
Tonight's game will be the last challenge for the Giants in 2018. Marquez is set to start Monday's playoff game.
Rich Hill (11-5) pitched two-hit ball for seven innings to keep the playoff-bound Dodgers on a roll. That said, Marquez has yet to face the new look lineup for Los Angeles, who made moves to acquire several names before the trade deadline, including Manny Machado and Brian Dozier.
Colorado was ahead 9-0 at home against Washington in the eighth on two home runs by Nolan Arenado. He gave up three runs on seven hits in six innings, struck out six and walked one.
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"Everyone did it different", Roberts said.
Joe Panik, who began the season with consecutive game-winning home runs against the Dodgers, believes the Giants still have some fight in them.
He also hit two-run shot in the third. He completed a 5-0 September and won for the sixth time in seven outings beginning August 24.
Hill's curveball has been clicking in recent weeks since he tweaked his delivery with a grip adjustment. ". He understood how important this game was".
Both Colorado and Los Angeles absolutely put on a show offensive against their respective opponents on Sunday. Andrew Suarez will make the start for the Giants in the season finale, and he will be opposed by Walker Buehler of the Dodgers.
San Francisco went a majors-worst 5-21 in September but improved on its last-place 2017 finish of 64-98 by nine wins. After scoring runs in bunches against the Nationals, Colorado will look to continue that hot hitting and shake off the woes from their previous trip to Los Angeles, which saw Colorado get outscored 16-6 in the losing sweep. There were pins and signs reading "GR8FUL".
As first pitch approaches, something to consider in the game. And some happened at AT&T Park, where tonight's game will be played. He did the same with his batting helmet before stepping in to lead off the bottom of the first.