Good morning, Bay Area. Here’s what’s happening before you head out the door this Thursday morning:
Add it all together, and Zito is 11-0 with a 2.93 ERA in his past 16 starts — of which, again, the Giants have won every single game.
I doubt anyone would ever honestly proclaim Zito has been worth $126 million over seven years to the Giants, but under the current circumstances, I believe the complaining from the Bay Area should cease and desist.
– Matt Snyder, CBS Sports
The Warriors are in the playoffs. Only a sourpuss would diminish that achievement.
But the Warriors are not going to win the 2013 NBA championship. Only a fool would believe that pipe dream.
Thus, for the next few weeks, followers of the team must confront a double-edged sword of giddiness and clearheaded reality. They should be glad to know that Bob Myers, the team’s general manager, is waking up at 3 a.m. thinking about 2015 and 2016 as much as about 2013.
– Mark Purdy, San Jose Mercury News
If Dorsey succeeds at nose tackle, he will get a chance to back up Justin Smith at “Under tackle,” the tackle who lines up in the weak side B gap, the position Dorsey played at LSU. Dorsey also will get a chance to back up Smith at defensive tackle in the 49ers’ Nickel and Dime defense, which they use roughly 70 percent of the time.
– Greg Cohn, Yahoo! Sports
The Sharks clawed their way to a victory against the division-leading Ducks and breathed a huge sigh of relief. At a time when they needed it most, the Sharks’ savior arrived: A seven game homestand. The Sharks returned to HP Pavilion and became another team altogether. The Sharks jumped four spots in the standings to fifth, one spot behind the Kings.
– Kenneth Laws, The Hockey Writers