To say the San Francisco 49ers’ passing game in recent seasons has been disappointing is an understatement. Due to injuries, failed projects, and underachieving rookies, the 49ers have failed to build a consistent passing game.
Madison Bumgarner is a man of few words and many accomplishments.
He’s calm, collected, and determined on and off the field. At just 25 years old, the ace of the San Francisco Giants’ pitching staff has one of the most impressive résumés in baseball.
For the Golden State Warriors, last week marked another week on top of the NBA standings and the power rankings. This week, they still own the best record in the NBA at 56-13, they have an NBA-best 33-2 home record, they’ve gone 9-1 in their last 10 games, and they went 4-0 in their games last week.
After 10 days of rest due to neck stiffness, Tim Lincecum finally returned to the mound on Saturday, after the neck stiffness lingered much longer than expected. Bruce Bochy and the San Francisco Giants were eager to get Lincecum back on the mound.
Injuries are a normal part of the NBA and something that every NBA team has to deal with. The Golden State Warriors were just recently affected by an injury to a player that isn’t even on their own roster though.
The Oklahoma City Thunder announced on Friday that Kevin Durant, reigning NBA MVP and superstar, could possibly be shut down for the season. He has been “removed from basketball activities,” and Thunder general manager Sam Presti said that Durant is not “making the progress” that the team had expected.
So how does an injury to a player on another team affect the Warriors?
Gregor Blanco is always ready to step in for the San Francisco Giants. In the past few years, Blanco has entered the regular season as the fourth outfielder. In past offseasons, the Giants have either found another outfielder that is more of an offensive threat, which makes them a stronger candidate for a starting role and moves Blanco to the fourth outfielder role, or the Giants have found someone to platoon with Blanco.