The San Francisco Giants are out of hand at the moment, currently riding an eight-game winning streak that has shot them comfortably into first place in the National League West. Such a streak is remarkable by any standards, but the Giants have enjoyed this entire run almost entirely away from AT&T Park.
Yes, the Giants swept a seven-game road trip, picking up those victories at Arizona and at San Diego. Jeff Samardzija highlighted the most recent victory, pitching eight innings while striking out eight and allowing just three Padres to reach base. The 1913 Giants were the last team in franchise history to carry such a road streak and that team played 3,000 miles away in New York.
The Giants entered play on Friday three-and-a-half games ahead of the Dodgers for first place in the division and look to continue their torrid play in a weekend series against the Cubs, currently the best team in baseball.
Here's what else is happening around the National League West:
Adrian Gonzalez continues to limp for the Dodgers and it will spell the end of an impressive run for the durable first baseman.
Take a look back at the illustrious history of the Diamondbacks' walk-off walks.
He may be an All-Pro defensive back, but Richard Sherman might have unfulfilled potential, both on the baseball diamond and in a Rockies uniform.
It's still early, but the Padres are having trouble getting by one of their division rivals.
Cody Bellinger is making Dodger fans excited with his recent performance at Triple-A Tulsa.
Tim Lincecum is gone to the Halos, and most fans are fine with that, but one feat managed to elude him during his tenure by the bay.
Jean Segura is having a breakout year for the D-Backs, and it may be thanks to a significant adjustment.
Dick Enberg made a hillarious remark during the Padres live broadcast the other night that was practically made for Twitter.
Currently in the midst of a strong stretch of starting pitching, the Rockies may want to cut back their bullpen just a tad.