Adrian Gonzalez Believes Dodgers Were Better Than The Giants

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The storied rivalry between the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Francisco Giants added another chapter last season after the two teams did something for the first time since 2004. After jockeying for position atop the NL West standings, the rivals were locked in a division race in the final month of the regular season.

The Dodgers took two of the three games played at AT&T Park from Sept. 12-14 to maintain their lead in the division and put themselves in position to repeat as NL West champions when the Giants arrived at Chavez Ravine on Sept. 22 for a three-game set.

Although the Dodgers would again win two of the three games, including a win over Giants World Series hero Madison Bumgarner, and clinch a consecutive NL West title. However, it was the Giants who ultimately got the final laugh by winning their third World Series in five years.

After winning his fourth career Gold Glove, Adrian Gonzalez said he believes the Dodgers were better than the Giants, but gave them credit for playing well in the postseason, via Bill Plunkett of the OC Register:

The Dodgers and Giants met 19 times last season with the Dodgers just edging them in head-to-head victories with 10. Through May 11, the Giants raced out to win seven of the first 10 meetings as the Dodgers again fell in another early hole.

However, from July 25 through the remainder of the season, the Dodgers lost just two games to the Giants and answered a 9-0 loss with a historic performance at AT&T Park. While they may have been the superior team in the regular season, the Dodgers would likely trade that for the postseason success their rival had.


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