Jun 19, 2013; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Diego Padres catcher Yasmani Grandal (12) gets into an altercation with San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Madison Bumgarner (40) during the second inning at AT

Bay Area Buzz 6/20: Giants Agitated and Victorious, San Jose's Hail Mary, Warriors Prep for Draft


SF Giants Agitated and Victorious 

A day after San Diego first baseman Jesus Guzman hit a home run then acted as though he won Game 7 of the World Series, Madison Bumgarner had a present for him, a second-inning fastball behind his back.

Benches emptied, Bumgarner and Guzman barked, and then it was over … until Guzman broke a 1-1 tie in the seventh inning with another home run.

Around here, though, Guzman homers do not end things. They start things, namely Giants comeback wins. On Wednesday, they scored three in the bottom of the inning and beat the Padres 4-2.

- Henry Schulman, San Francisco Chronicle

San Jose’s Hail Mary to Steal the Oakland A’s 

No matter what San Jose wants; no matter how much our so-called “press” thinks this day-after-toilet-gate lawsuit against baseball has merit and will really advance the story, the fact of the matter is that nothing has been advanced, at least in the practical sense. Except that a whole bunch of lawyers will be billing and that their accountants will be busy.

It’s “OAKLAND” s A’s and will be for the long, foreseeable future.

- Rich Lieberman

Warriors Preparing for Draft as if Team Has Picks 

Warriors general manager Bob Myers has been busy taking flights across the country and overseas, meeting with players and agents and talking to other NBA executives ahead of next week’s draft.

While that’s not out of the ordinary for most teams, the Warriors are operating under a different set of circumstances. They have no picks because of prior trades and are already squeezed for salary cap space.

Of course, that could all change with one move by Myers.

- Associated Press

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