Now that's how you make a statement, eh?

Without Buster Posey, the Giants shellacked the Dodgers on Monday night, cutting the gap in the National League West to two games. The last time the Giants were two games out? April 7.

That was the second day of their season.

The Giants have won 11 of their last 16 against the Dodgers at AT&T Park. The Dodgers have lost six of seven on their current road trip. Add it all up and you've got a serious opportunity for the Giants to wake up in a tie for first place on Thursday.