Early on in the season the San Francisco Giants were starting to look like the best the National League had to offer. They were on pace to once again win it all on an even-numbered year, after previously winning in 2010 and 2012. But now they are half a game out of the final wild card spot with a little over a month left in the season. Next up on the SF Giants schedule is a three-game series with the NL Central leading Milwaukee Brewers. San Francisco Giants tickets are averaging $47.67 for the series on the secondary market, which is 18 percent below their season average at AT&T Park.
8/29 MIL Wily Peralta vs. SF Ryan Vogelsong | Avg. Price: $27 | Get-in Price: $5
The Giants pitching rotation has long been their strength, but this season there are few standouts on their staff. Ryan Vogelsong has been one of their best pitchers, and he has just a 1.1 WAR in 26 starts. It’s no surprise that the game he is starting has the lowest average price of the series at $27, and a get-in price of $5.
8/30 MIL Mike Fiers vs. SF Jake Peavy | Avg. Price: $41 | Get-in Price: $14
The second start of the series for the Giants goes to Jake Peavy, who the team acquired from the Boston Red Sox. Peavy struggled for most of the year, but has been pretty solid for the Giants, posting a 3.18 ERA and 3.21 FIP in six starts so far. His turnaround can be attributed to walking less batters and allowing way less home runs than he did while he was in Boston. The average price for Giants vs Brewers tickets is $41 and the get-in price is $14.
8/31 MIL Kyle Lohse vs. SF Madison Bumgarner | Avg. Price: $70.65 | Get-in Price: $35
The final game of the series is the most expensive with a $70.65 average price and a $35 get-in. Madison Bumgarner gets the start for the Giants, and he has been the team’s top pitcher by a mile. He has a 3.5 WAR in a team-leading 185 innings pitched. He also leads the team with a 2.86 FIP, while posting a 5.05 K/BB ratio. His 15 wins are also the most on the team, and five more than the next closest pitcher on the staff. With the injury to Matt Cain and the ineffectiveness of Tim Lincecum, if it wasn’t for Bumgarner, the Giants probably wouldn’t even be in the playoff picture at this point.