Giants Rebound, A’s Stumble

The San Francisco Giants (50-41) opened up a five game homestand with a 5-2 win against cross-town rivals, the Oakland Athletics (57-34) Wednesday night, rebounding from their two losses in Oakland Monday and Tuesday. Matt Cain (2-7, 4.18 ERA) gave the struggling Giants the quality start they were looking for and earned his first win since May 15th, snapping his more »

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Angel Hernandez Altercation in Battle of The Bay Tuesday Highlights Need For Umpire Discipline

One of the stories in Tuesday night’s game in Oakland was the inconsistency of Angel Hernandez’s strike zone, which was also mixed in with a questionable balk call that led to the ejection of Jean Machi. For years, major league umpires have had the mindset that they can get away with anything, because they’re the authority figure on the field.  Over more »

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Golden State Warriors 2014 Summer League Preview

The Warriors Summer League team, while consisting of only one first round draft pick (Nemanja Nedovic), does sport a few big-name college studs hoping to impress NBA GM’s in their first game of the summer on Friday. Aaron Craft, the closest thing to a household name on the Dubs roster, was the starting point guard for Ohio State the past more »

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Mark Watson Says Chris Wondolowski Looks ‘Really Sharp’ After Returning to San Jose Earthquakes

The San Jose Earthquakes could have their top two players back on the field for Friday night’s game against D.C. United. “100 percent,” said head coach Mark Watson about the chances of Chris Wondolowski playing on Friday at Buck Shaw Stadium in Santa Clara. “I think it would be tough to keep Wondo off the field.” After the team’s training more »

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Gray Dominates, A’s Sweep Giants in Part 1 of Battle of the Bay

The Oakland A’s continued their dominance over the San Francisco Giants at the O.co Coliseum with a 6-1 win Tuesday evening to sweep the two-game Oakland portion of the four-game series. Behind a solid pitching performance from Sonny Gray, the A’s pushed their record at home against the Giants to 11-2 since 2010. On paper, the game looked like a more »

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‘The Rise Guys’ Mark Kreidler and Whitey Gleason Return

The “Rise Guys” are back—well at least two-thirds of them. Mark Kreidler and Whitey Gleason are set to begin hosting an afternoon show on ESPN 1320 AM in Sacramento starting on July 28. The show will be on the air from 2pm to 6pm. Brian Lopez, the program director at ESPN 1320 is certainly excited to have the veterans in more »

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