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Steve Bitker From KCBS Says October Run “Could Happen”

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We chatted with  Steve Bitker from KCBS in San Francisco on Saturday.     

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Bitker talked to The Sports Virus about the Giants chances of reaching the post season.

… “(Bruce) Bochy says they’re going to have to pitch and they’re going to have to hit to get into the post season. Well, maybe not. Maybe they don’t have to. Maybe a 3-5 record in their final 8 games will get them in. The way the Cardinals are playing and the way the Mets are injury riddled it could happen.”

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SF Chronicle’s John Shea On “Wrong Time” For Crawford, Cueto Injuries & Vin Scully

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We talk about the Giants struggles against the Padres, dealing with injuries to Brandon Crawford and Johnny Cueto and the end of the great career of Dodgers announcer Vin Scully with SF Chronicle Columnist John Shea.

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 Shea talked to The Sports Virus about the injuries to Brandon Crawford and Johnny Cueto against the Dodgers:

… “It’s just the wrong time for this to happen… It’s just not great for moral, not an emotional boost when you lose two key figures like that. But, on the positive side, neither is supposed to miss much time.”

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Bono Talks Week 2 Loss And Says Possible Future QB Controversy Is “Not Good For Anybody”

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Welcome to the SAN FRANCISCO 49ers EXTRA podcast on TheSportsVirus.com!

Every Tuesday we chat with Former 49ers QB Steve Bono. Today we discuss the Niners 46-27 loss at Carolina and evaluate the quarterback play of Blaine Gabbert.

Bono spent 14 seasons in the NFL. He had a 5-1 record in his 6 Niners starts and finished his career 28-14 overall.

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The Sports Virus  asked Bono if a QB change could be in the works if Blaine Gabbert doesn’t play better soon:

 “…I’m sure that will have to happen at some point if they don’t win and (Gabbert) is not consistent… For the most part Blaine is going to the right guy. Is it on the money every time, no…(A QB controversy) is not good for anybody. Especially the team. Who’s going to play? I want this guy to play, I want that guy to play.”

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SF Chronicle’s John Shea Says Bochy Is Hoping Law Or Strickland Stick As Closer

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After two more blown saves on the recent homestand against San Diego and St. Louis, it’s time for more Giants closer talk with  SF Chronicle Columnist John Shea.

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 Shea examined the current closer situation with The Sports Virus:

… “I wish (Bruce) Bochy would have trusted Joe Nathan a little bit more a little bit earlier. Now he’s just kinda throwing darts against a wall and hope Derek Law sticks or (Hunter) Strickland comes back and sticks.”

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Come back THURSDAY when we analyze the Dodgers series and look ahead to the series in San Diego over the weekend with John Shea.

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Ty Blach: “Trying To Enjoy The Process,” Ray Woodson: “These Are Human Beings, Not Robots”

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We chatted with  Giants rookie LHP Ty Blach and KNBR’s Ray Woodson before the series opener with the Cardinals at AT&T Park in San Francisco.   

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 The Sports Virus asked Blach about his first experience in the Major Leagues:

…”It’s great being able to be a part of a playoff run here, to see what these guys are all about and see if we can get a post-season push going. It’s been a lot of fun being around these guys and just trying to enjoy the process.”

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 Woodson talked to The Sports Virus about the Giants mindset during an awful second half:

…”When you start having 3, 4, 5 really, really bad losses like they’ve had in the last couple of weeks human nature says it’s got to wear on you a little bit. When that starts happening it can be mentally damaging. These are human beings, not robots.”

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Matt Moore: “It’s A Fight For Us,” Andrew Baggarly: Buster Posey “Should Win The Gold Glove”

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We talk about the Giants/Cardinals series with SF LHP Matt Moore who gets the start on Friday and Bay Area News Group reporter Andrew Baggarly. 

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Moore tells The Sports Virus about his daily attitude  coming to the park with a team in the playoff race:

… “When you wake up in the morning it’s a little bit easier to crawl right out of bed. We have something real going on over here and it’s definitely a fight for us.”

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Baggarly  tells The Sports Virus about a silver lining to the Giants recent struggles:

… “Buster Posey is having probably his finest defensive season. He should win the Gold Glove. His throwing has been unbelievable, his receiving has been unbelievable. So, he’s not taking this homer-less slump into the field with him.  That’s what Bruce Bochy has said, he likes the focus that he sees and he likes the work habits. If anything guys are working too hard. That’s why in a night game to open the series against the Cardinals they don’t show up until 5:00 for the 7:00 game. I think Bruce Bochy said look I’m going to lock the batting cage and we’re just going to strap it on and stop thinking so much. Just go out and be your talented selves and perform.”

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Bono On Week 1 Win, Kaepernick “A Distraction,” Gabbert “Has Good Rapport With Tight Ends”

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Welcome to the SAN FRANCISCO 49ers EXTRA podcast on TheSportsVirus.com!

Every Tuesday we chat with Former 49ers QB Steve Bono. Today we discuss the Niners 28-0, Monday Night Football, Week 1 win over the Los Angeles Rams and the Colin Kaepernick protest.

Bono spent 14 seasons in the NFL. He had a 5-1 record in his 6 Niners starts and finished his career 28-14 overall.

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Bono talked to The Sports Virus about Colin Kaepernick’s protest:

 “…I wouldn’t want that focus on me. You’re part of a team. I’m fine with him speaking out about it, but how do you consciously feel good about kneeling if front of all of those service men and women? That would bother me quite a bit…It’s become about Colin and not the team. You don’t want to be a guy standing by himself isolating yourself from the team. It’s not healthy for the team. You don’t want to be a distraction…I’m surprised that he’s still here. It’s been a distraction – just everything that went on last year with all the injuries that nobody really seemed to know about (and) given the issues with Trent (Baalke) last year…There’s a battle for power within the organization.”

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Carl Steward From Mercury News: Giants “Don’t Have A Lock Down Closer On Their Roster”

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We talk about the Giants post season chances heading into their final 20 games with  Bay Area News Group Columnist Carl Steward. 

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 The Sports Virus asked Steward about who is best suited to close games for the Giants:

… “Really they don’t have a lock down closer on their roster. (Derek) Law is a rookie, he obviously has closer material to work with, but he’ll be coming off an injury.  I don’t see Bruce (Bochy) putting him in that role. Bruce is the kind of guy who is going to ride a hot hand. You’ve got (Hunter) Strickland getting the save (on Sunday). I think you could see him in there until he stumbles.”

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Comcast SportsNet’s Ahmed Fareed: Giants “Need Guys Who Can Strike People Out Late”

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Are the Giants good enough to make the post season? We try to answer that question with Ahmed Fareed from Comcast SportsNet Bay Area.

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 The Sports Virus also talked to Fareed  about the closer situation:

… “They need those guys that can strike people out late. Pitching to contact is great because the Giants defense is so good, but when you get late in games like (Joe) Nathan did a couple of days ago where they needed the strikeout right there, they needed the Hunter Strickland 100 mph strikeout if they could get it and they just didn’t. I wonder if some of the guys who have proven they can get the swing and the miss will get some of those late opportunities.”

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SF Chronicle’s John Shea:”The Frustration Angle Is Hitting Everybody On This Team”

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We talk about the Giants offensive frustration with our regular guest SF Chronicle Columnist John Shea in part 2 of our conversation.

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 Shea tells The Sports Virus about anger on field:

… “They’re not handling it well because they’re not bouncing back from being in a hole. They’re not digging themselves out…(Eduardo) Nunez just rockets a ball to third base for the third out. So, he throws down his helmet. He kicks his helmet…(Buster) Posey threw a bat about 30 yards late in the game Sunday. He grounded sharply to shortstop, right at the guy and he just fired it towards the Giants dugout. The frustration angle is hitting everybody on this team.”

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Come back FRIDAY for another special guest as the Giants road trip continues

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