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INSIDE CHINA BASIN: Ray Woodson on Losses In Houston, Hunter Pence Rehab

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The Giants were swept in Houston and now they turn their attention to the Cubs at Wrigley. Joe and Ray discuss a rotation void of dependable starters with an offense that is producing a lot better these days, especially with the Brandons swinging hot bats. We also update you on Hunter Pence and his rehab assignment.

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INSIDE CHINA BASIN: Woodson On Belt/Crawford Caught Looking. Time For Mechanical Umps?

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The Brandons are upset with the umpires, so it’s time to talk about whether or not mechanical umpires are needed to call balls and strikes. Regular guest Ray Woodson joins us to talk about Thursday night’s 12-inning loss to the Colorado Rockies, which turned ugly in the final inning when Brandon Crawford and Bruce Bochy were ejected after a questionable called strike three. We hear what Crawford had to say about it and listen to what Brandon Belt said about umpire Doug Eddings after he was called out on strikes in the 9th inning of the loss to the Reds on Wednesday.

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INSIDE CHINA BASIN: Gearrin Talks About Trip, Groeschner On Injuries, Amy G On Clubhouse Vibe

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Monday at AT&T Park in San Francisco we chatted with Giants reliever Cory Gearrin about the recent 10-game road trip. We also hear from Giants manager Bruce Bochy, trainer Dave Groeschner and NBC Sports Bay Area reporter Amy Gutierrez.

Giants trainer Dave Groeschner talked about Madison Bumgarner’s rehab: “He’s made great progress the last 10 days or so, throwing just about every day and got off the mound today. …He did a great job keeping his arm strong and the rest of his body strong, his lower body, his core…He did a lot of shoulder exercises, we did a lot of different things, cuff weights on his arm, just to do anything we could to keep his strength in there…Everyone sees Bum’s competitiveness on the field and that’s pretty much what he  does with his rehab. He works really hard. He gets after it just like he does in the game and that helps us. We get a guy that’s that motivated, I really feel like that helps you come back bigger, stronger and quicker and he’s been working his butt off.”

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INSIDE CHINA BASIN: Ray Woodson On Giants Lost Week in Philly, Facebook Broadcast

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After winning 5-straight series, the Giants fell into an abyss in Philadelphia. Not only were they swept of four games at Citizens Bank Park, they were outscored 32-8 and their hitters struck out 55 times, the most for the Giants in a 4-game set since 1913.  Ray and Joe try to figure out what’s gone wrong with San Francisco and they discuss the pro and cons of Thursday’s Facebook broadcast.

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INSIDE CHINA BASIN: Former Phillies SS/Current Radio Analyst Kevin Stocker

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Former Phillies SS and current radio analyst Kevin Stocker is our guest to talk about the upcoming 4-game series between the Giants and Phillies. Stocker was a rookie on the 1993 Phils team that reached the World Series with a fun cast of characters.

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INSIDE CHINA BASIN: Ray Woodson On Giants 4 Series Win Streak, Red-Hot Hundley, Cueto Injury

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After winning 4-straight series, the Giants are a respectable 16-15 as they head out on a road trip to Atlanta, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. Ray and Joe discuss the injury list, which now includes Joe Panik and Johnny Cueto. Is Pablo Sandoval a viable reliever now? Plus, should Cody Bellinger have been benched by Dodgers manager Dave Roberts last weekend?

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INSIDE CHINA BASIN: Pablo On His Pitching, Austin Getting Used To Seagulls, Welcome Back Will

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Tuesday at AT&T Park in San Francisco after batting practice, we chatted with Pablo Sandoval about being the new Giants secret weapon out of the bullpen. Plus we hear from Austin Jackson, who is getting along with the seagulls in centerfield and we chat with returning LHP Will Smith, who is set to come back from Tommy John surgery on Wednesday.

The Panda talked about his relief appearance on Saturday against the Dodgers: “I didn’t even know I had that curveball…I was excited because I see all my teammates in the dugout watching and laughing, it loosened them a little bit…we get in the clubhouse having fun talking about it.”

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INSIDE CHINA BASIN: Ray Woodson On Friday Night Win Over The Dodgers

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Just another ho hum Giants/Dodgers game Friday night in San Francisco. Well, actually it was another back and forth thriller with the Giants coming away 6-4 winners in game 1 of the 4 game series. Joe Castellano and Ray Woodson  break down the game, discuss the outfield situation and talk about fan behavior.

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INSIDE CHINA BASIN: Closer Hunter Strickland, Pitching Coach Curt Young & Reporter Kerry Crowley

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Wednesday at AT&T Park in San Francisco, after he signed autographs for the kids, Giants closer Hunter Strickland joined The Sports Virus. Plus, we caught up with SF pitching coach Curt Young and beat reporter Kerry Crowley from the Bay Area News Group. We also hear from Giants manager Bruce Bochy.

The last time the Nationals visited San Francisco, a brawl broke out after Hunter Strickland drilled Bryce Harper with a pitch. The Sports Virus asked Strickland on Wednesday if he wished he faced Harper in this series: “I’ve gotta get them out no matter who I face…This is a new year. You learn from the past and you move forward.”

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INSIDE CHINA BASIN: Ray Woodson On Patrick Corbin’s 1-Hitter and Giants Offensive Woes

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Ray Woodson joined us after the Giants were 1-hit by Patrick Corbin of the Diamondbacks on Tuesday night in Phoenix. SF has lost four in a row and the offense is really struggling. On the positive side, Johnny Cueto was dominant in his return to the rotation with 7 scoreless IP, only 2 hits allowed and 11 strikeouts with 0 walks.

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Catch Ray each week on TheSportsVirus.com. Join us again on Friday when Angels television play-by-play announcer Victor Rojas is our guest.

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