Buster Posey #28 of the San Francisco Giants congratulates Madison Bumgarner #40 after Bumgarner pitched a complete game defeating the Washington Nationals 6 to 1 at AT&T Park on August 14, 2012. (Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

10 Most Important Remaining Matchups For The Giants

Fresh off a crucial sweep of the archival Los Angeles Dodgers, San Francisco now has a 2.5-game lead in the NL West. All that stands between them and a playoff berth is their ability to capitalize on the remaining series ahead.