The Earthquakes’ magic at Stanford Stadium continues.
In an spellbinding finish before a delirious sellout crowd of 50,028, Shea Salinas and Alan Gordon scored in second-half stoppage time to deliver a 3-2 victory over the stunned Los Angeles Galaxy on Saturday night.
This one had to be seen to be believed.
– Matt Schwab, San Jose Mercury News
Would the Warriors have to give up so much in the theoretical deal that it basically turns them into exactly the same kind of creaky, capped-out situation–a lot of mediocrities around Dwight–that Howard is yearning to bolt?
The Warriors would almost certainly willing to do it and see how far Dwight, Curry, Klay Thompson and a few others could carry them.
They’d launch themselves into the luxury tax, they’d break up a lot of the spirit of 2013, they’d depend on Mark Jackson’s personal strength and chemistry.
And it’ll all be on the shoulders of the NBA’s most famous serial non-committer.
It’s probably worth a shot. But it’s a long shot. And it also could backfire immensely even if they get him.
– Tim Kawikami, San Jose Mercury News
Matt Cain and Buster Posey did what they could, but they are only two men, and they need help.
None was forthcoming at Coors Field on Saturday, and the flaccid Giants lost 2-1 on Nolan Arenado’s two-out single in the ninth off Jeremy Affeldt.
Cain allowed three hits over eight innings and Posey hit an RBI double, and it wasn’t enough.
The Giants have scored four runs in the past 27 innings and forged their first six-game losing streak since 2010. During the streak they have led in two of 54 innings.
– Henry Schulman, San Francisco Chronicle