San Francisco Giants Morning Commute – 4/21


Here’s what you need to know from around the web this morning relating to the San Francisco Giants.

We had a chance to witness yesterday what will be the ultimate good of the video replay challenge system in MLB. A run was saved after a successful tag and botched call at the plate. That run make the difference in yesterday’s game and that is what having replay in MLB is all about.
Replay helps Giants beat Padres 4-3, Henry Schulman, SF Chronicle
In defense of expanded replay, Jayson Stark, ESPN

Bruce Bochy was concerned about his former MVP, Buster Posey, and even took to film and screen grabs to see what had changed to cause is 1 for 24 slump. The verdict? Nothing.

"“Nothing has changed,” said Bochy, looking at snapshots of Posey’s load, hand position and weight shift over the years. “It’s amazing. Since 2010, he’s almost identical. Usually guys will change or tweak something.”– Posey redeems Giants to avoid sweep in San Diego, Andrew Baggarly, CSN Bay Area"

I know Giants fans don’t want to hear this but Los Angeles Dodgers, Clayton Kershaw, is getting close to returning. He threw a simulated Sunday, according to Anthony Witrado of ESPN, and while there is no set date yet, be prepared to see him on the mound soon enough.

"Kershaw threw a normal warm-up as he would before a regular start, then threw about 50 pitches to hitters, topping out at around 90 mph. He threw all his pitches.“It was full effort for me,” Kershaw said. “For a 10 a.m. sim game, that’s probably all I got.”Kershaw throws simulated game, Anthony Witrado, ESPN"

I know this there are Giants fans who won’t agree with me here, but I actually like Kershaw as a player, and a person. He’s not the average Dodger bum, and I’m glad he’s almost healthy again. I just wish I never had to see him pitch against the Giants ever again.

The San Jose Sharks #BeatLA last night, 7-2. I was there and it was awesome. You know what else is awesome? Bay Area love and support between our teams.

Yesterday was 4/20. Tim Lincecum pitched yesterday, and got the win. If I need to explain the correlation between any of that to you, see Exhibit 1, Exhibit 2, and Exhibit 3. Actually, 1 & 2 should do the trick. Exhibit 3 is just there to encourage you to watch this classic and awesome movie. I digress. Alex Pavlovic FTW yesterday.

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