The Giants know what it takes to win. They’ve won two World Series championships in the past three years with many of the players currently on the roster. The players aren’t going to panic, nor will they get down on themselves. They have a solid clubhouse, a steady leader in Bruce Bochy, and the knowledge that they still have time to turn their season around. They’re used to dealing with adversity in a season and won’t let losing streaks or injuries beat them mentally.
- Dave Tobener, Yahoo! Sports
A.J. Griffin got Bartolo Colon before Colon could get Griffin
“No no-hitter,” Griffin told Colon as he entered the A’s dugout after the top of the fifth inning, when Griffin surrendered his first base hit of the day.
No no-hitter, indeed, what with the running joke is for Colon to approach that day’s starting pitcher to remind him — yes, even after the top of the first — that a no-hitter was lost in that inning. But Griffin still pulled off an impressive feat — his first career complete game, a two-hit shutout, as the A’s beat Cincinnati, 5-0, Wednesday afternoon at the O.co Coliseum.
- Paul Guttierez, CSN Bay Area
They could search for the monster free agent, and yes, a few will be available next summer. They could acquire a larger salary or two and easily fit it all financially. They could do a lot of things that they can’t and won’t do this summer. The Warriors might not do anything at all during Thursday’s draft — no anticipation, no drama, no pressure, no extra excitement.
For once, they don’t need much of that. This year, all they need is a plan, discipline and to keep building on what’s already there.
- Tim Kawikami, San Jose Mercury News