The San Diego Padres and San Francisco Giants play the first game of a three-game set that is sure to be an epic battle between two NL West teams.

Both are locked in a battle for the top spot in the division, there’s already trash talk going on, and both want a series win in a big way. The winner of this series will definitely be in the driver’s seat.

There will be several things to watch for during this series and several keys for each team to come out on top, but here are 10 things to watch for over the next three days.

Some may even surprise you. Are you ready?

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