Dodgers: NL West week in review May 15 through May 21

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May 21, 2017; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Yasmani Grandal (9) and relief pitcher Kenley Jansen (74) celebrate the victory against the Miami Marlins at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports
May 21, 2017; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Yasmani Grandal (9) and relief pitcher Kenley Jansen (74) celebrate the victory against the Miami Marlins at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports /
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May 21, 2017; St. Louis, MO, USA; San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy (15) look on during the fourth inning against the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports /

San Francisco Giants (19-26) 9.0

The Giants actually had the best week of their season. Despite a 4-2 record and series victories over the Dodgers and St. Louis Cardinals, they did not gain any ground on the Rockies nor move up in the standings.

The Giants are 7-3 in their last ten games, but still, find themselves seven games below .500. The team had really yet to play good baseball, and this last ten game stretch is their first sign of good baseball all season. Led by Eduardo Nunez who hit .375, with a pair of home runs and 7 RBI, the Giants were able to take another series against the Dodgers. The Giants lead the season series against the Dodgers but still have ways to go if they want to continue to play through October.

Rookie pitcher Ty Blach has been a pleasant surprise for Bochy this season and had his best start of the season against the Dodgers by tossing seven innings and only allowing one run on five hits. The team is still trying to gather their arms after losing their ace Bumgarner with a shoulder injury.

The Giants are heading to Chicago to play against the Cubs for a four-game series before returning home for a weekend series against the Atlanta Braves. San Francisco is currently seven games back for the second Wild Card slot and owns a pretty bad -44 run differential. Even with their good week they still were only able to score 23 runs.

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