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DUBS OT: Bounce Back Win Over The Pistons, Durant Shows Versatility

 

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Basketball Podcast

Hosted By

Joe Castellano

Ray Woodson

Updated weekly on TheSportsVirus.com 

Kevin Durant only took 6 shots, but showed his overall game as the Warriors bounced back from a blowout loss to Dallas on Saturday with a win on Sunday over Detroit.

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INSIDE CHINA BASIN: Panik Focusing On “Contact”-Meulens: Core “Expected To Produce”

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Injuries derailed the Giants 2018 season. 2B Joe Panik was one of the walking wounded last year, but now he’s healthy and has been tearing up the Cactus League hitting over .400. Bench Coach Hensley Meulens is optimistic about this season, especially because Buster Posey should be back to his All Star form.

Unlike many hitters in the Major Leagues, Panik is not concerned with launch angle :

“Everybody wants to hit home runs, but the moment I start thinking about that, that’s when I go bad. I’ve been really trying to focus on contact point. If I hit the ball in the right contact point that’s when the ball will go. Don’t think about lifting the ball because that’s when bad things will happen.”

Meulens talked about Posey coming off hip surgery:

“Hitting wise it restrained him (last season) from being at his best, powerful and driving balls. Catching as well he wasn’t feeling like himself…I’m hoping he can get back to where he was the year before (hit .320 with .400 on base percentage).”

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Join us again next week when we hear from Giants 3rd Base Coach Ron Wotus.

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DUBS OT: Jerebko Gets To Play- Helps Beat Minnesota, Curry Goes Nuts In 3rd Qtr

 

Welcome to the DUBS OT 

Basketball Podcast

Hosted By

Joe Castellano

Ray Woodson

Updated weekly on TheSportsVirus.com 

The Warriors finished their road trip 3-1 with wins in Houston, Oklahoma City and Minnesota. Steph Curry scored 36 points in the Tuesday win against the Timberwolves. Jonas Jerebko chipped in with 18 points in 18 minutes off the bench.

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When we’re not golfing at TPC Harding Park for a great prize, we’re podcasting about the Warriors each week throughout the entire season! 

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DUBS OT: Warriors Win In Houston Without Durant, Cousins Has Big Night

 

Welcome to the DUBS OT 

Basketball Podcast

Hosted By

Joe Castellano

Ray Woodson

Updated weekly on TheSportsVirus.com 

The Warriors beat the Rockets for the first time this season and they did it on the road without Kevin Durant. Ray and Joe talk about better defense, rebounding and a solid performance by DeMarcus Cousins.

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When we’re not golfing at TPC Harding Park for a great prize, we’re podcasting about the Warriors each week throughout the entire season! 

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INSIDE CHINA BASIN: Giants Pitchers Stratton And Melancon Look To Make An Impact

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The Giants pitching staff looks good so far in spring training. Two members of the staff who are hoping to be more consistent this season join us today. Chris Stratton is vying for a spot in the rotation or as a long man in the bullpen. Mark Melancon is finally healthy and wants to retain his spot as the closer.

Stratton reflected on 2018:

“I had some really good games and some really bad games. Boch (Bruce Bochy) wants to know what he’s getting every day and that’s what I want every day is I need to know what I’m going to go out there and be capable of. I need to work on being a little bit more consistent and being better.”

Melancon wants to return to his role as the 9th inning guy:

“I’m going into it thinking I’m the closer. I think that’s the best fit for me. If I could be in that role I think it would set up the bullpen really well. Will (Smith) did a great job and he’s very capable of doing it, likewise Tony Watson and some other guys. That’s the good thing and I think it’s a real staple on our club right now is the bullpen. I think we have a lot of really good arms. Whatever happens it’s going to shake out well.”

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Join us again next week when we hear from Giants Bench Coach Hensley Meulens and 2B Joe Panik.

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DUBS OT: Blown Out By Celts, Conflict Of Interest? Kerr Calls For “Anger,” KD Wants “Joy”

 

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Hosted By

Joe Castellano

Ray Woodson

Updated weekly on TheSportsVirus.com 

The Warriors 33-point loss to the Celtics on Tuesday night was a bad look on several fronts. Ray and Joe talk about what went wrong and the post-game comments from Steve Kerr, Kevin Durant and DeMarcus Cousins.

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When we’re not golfing at TPC Harding Park for a great prize, we’re podcasting about the Warriors each week throughout the entire season! 

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INSIDE CHINA BASIN: Brandon Crawford and Evan Longoria Optimistic About 2019

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The Gold Glove left side of the Giants infield is back healthy and ready for a productive season. After injuries derailed SS Brandon Crawford and 3B  Evan Longoria in 2018, they are poised to produce at previous career levels both at the plate and in the field.

Crawford told TheSportsVirus that a knee issue hindered his swing in the second half of last season and he had other problems:

“The biggest thing was swinging at good pitches…When you’re going through a little bit of a dry spell you start getting a little more anxious and you’re swinging at pitches that you that you don’t necessarily want to be swinging at and getting yourself out because of it.”

Longoria has developed a strategy for hitting at Oracle Park:

“You’ve just got to take your base hits here. It is a tough ballpark to leave the yard and it’s just an overall more difficult ballpark to hit in with the weather. I think it’s more about trying to grind through at bats here and hit line drives. It took me probably three quarters of the year to get into that mind set…I’m positive that I’ll be more comfortable stepping into the box in game one this year than I was last year and I think that will translate into some better production.”

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Join us again next week when we hear from pitchers Chris Stratton and Mark Melancon.

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DUBS OT: Warriors End Trip With Win In Philly, Could Bogut Be Headed Back to Oakland?

 

Welcome to the DUBS OT 

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Hosted By

Joe Castellano

Ray Woodson

Updated weekly on TheSportsVirus.com 

The Warriors finished up their road trip with a win against NBA Finals contender Philadelphia. We discuss Andre Iguodala’s comment about Steph Curry being the second best point guard in NBA history and look at the possibility of center Andrew Bogut returning to Golden State.

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INSIDE CHINA BASIN: Buster Posey On 2018 “I Wasn’t Able To Swing The Way I Always Had”

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Giants catcher Buster Posey and outfielder Mac Williamson join us for our first Inside China Basin podcast of 2019. Both players are trying to get back to normalcy. Posey underwent hip surgery and is getting back to 100%, while Williamson feels great after dealing with concussion symptoms for much of the 2018 season.

Posey explained to TheSportsVirus about his swing not having as much power in 2018:

“I think mechanically I wasn’t able to swing the way that I always had and I’m sure that had something to do with it overall, but I was kind of having to tweak things to change my mechanics which I hadn’t had to do in the past.”

Williamson thought back on the circumstances that caused his concussion last season:

“I’ve thought back on that night countless times, but I wouldn’t change it. I was going after a ball, trying to catch a ball in foul territory that was a meaningful out in our game…What are you going to do, let it drop? Pack my bags to Triple-A? It’s an unfortunate series of events…I just need to be more athletic and not trip (over the bullpen mound).”

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Join us again next week when we hear from the left side of the Giants infield, Brandon Crawford and Evan Longoria.

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DUBS OT: Back From The Break With a Thrilling Win Over Kings, Curry Scores 36

 

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Hosted By

Joe Castellano

Ray Woodson

Updated weekly on TheSportsVirus.com 

The Warriors came out of the All Star break and faced a formidable Kings team gunning for a playoff berth. Steph Curry hit 10 three-point shots and scored 38 points to lead Golden State to the victory, its 17th in the last 19 games. Ray and Joe discuss the win and Draymond Green’s technical foul, which almost proved to be costly.

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