The Los Angeles Dodgers and the San Francisco Giants have one of the fiercest and most passionate rivalries in baseball.
In fact, these two squads hate each other since the Dodgers were in Brooklyn and the Giants were in New York, too.
With time, both franchises migrated to the West Coast, but the rivalry didn’t change.
Today, both teams are considered contenders, but are living different realities: the Giants were an incredible team last year, but in 2022, they don’t look as strong, with a 48-44 record and many questions surrounding the quality of the roster.
The Dodgers, on the other hand, have an ongoing five-game winning streak and lead the NL West by 10.5 games with their 61-30 record.
Los Angeles won last night against the Giants, coming back from a deficit.
History Says The Dodgers Love To Come Back Against The Giants
As it turns out, that has happened a lot throughout history.
“Since the Modern Era began in 1900, the Dodgers have 514 comeback wins against the Giants. That’s their most against any single opponent,” ESPN Stats & Info tweeted.
Since the Modern Era began in 1900, the Dodgers have 514 comeback wins against the Giants.
That's their most against any single opponent. pic.twitter.com/A4XrId0r8M
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) July 22, 2022
The Dodgers were up 5-0 when a five-run rally by San Francisco tied things up in the top of the seventh inning.
In the top of the eighth, San Francisco would cross the plate once to put the game at 6-5 in their favor.
However, Los Angeles wouldn’t give up that easily, scoring four more runs in the bottom of that frame to put the game at 9-6.
The scoreboard wouldn’t move again.
The Giants, therefore, threw yet another game against a direct opponent, and are looking shaky in their quest for the playoffs in 2022.
The Dodgers, in turn, are close to leapfrogging the New York Yankees for the best record in baseball.