Buster Posey had to think about it for a second, but yeah. Going back to high school, college and the pros, this is the first time he really has learned about life on a losing team.
“I would say so,” Posey said, “but at the same time, I would say the season is not over. I hesitate to even recognize a losing anything because there still is whatever we have, 65 or 70 games to go.”
The actual number is 68, and sure, anything can happen. However, after a 43-51 first half, the Giants might not get 68 games to keep this ship from running aground.
-Henry Schulman, San Francisco Chronicle
At this point last season, the A’s didn’t even have a winning record – and they still went on to win the division.
Now, Oakland is in first place and has its best record at this point of the season since 1990. The A’s 55 wins match the most ever by an Oakland team before the break.
Some might look at this as simply a continuation of last year’s second half, when the A’s dashed down the stretch, going 51-26.
-Susan Slusser, San Francisco Chronicle
This position group is remarkably thin, with little experience atop the depth chart. Gordon and Ausberry have 10 career receptions between them, and they’ll be expected to be take over for Myers in the passing game. Ausberry should get the first crack at a starting spot and the first chance to mimic Myers’ 2012 rise to prominence. Their role in the running game might be more crucial given the Raiders’ new power blocking scheme. Ausberry and Gordon both have size and strength, vital to opening holes for a rushing game vital to this season’s offensive success.
-Scott Bair, CSN Bay Area