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Ray Woodson joins us to talk about game 1 of the Giants/Dodgers series. We analyze the Giants 9th inning comeback and decisions made by managers Bruce Bochy and Dave Roberts. Just when Brandon Belt is set to make his return, the Giants might be without Brandon Crawford, who is going through concussion protocol. Plus, a little follow up on Barry Bonds’ number retirement ceremony.
Joe Panik was also a topic of conversation. Joe Castellano said he looked like he was “perpetually seething” sitting on the bench. Ray stated the importance of his presence:
“…It’s been an injury-plagued season…You could just see he was grinding, he was chewing nails. He should be in there, that’s what he’s thinking. He’s an every day player and to have to sit against a lefty, especially in a marquee game like this against (Clayton) Kershaw, it’s got to hurt your pride…This is a guy they’re absolutely going to need to have and be right down the stretch if they have any hope of making the playoffs.”
Join us again Thursday when Tyler Kepner from the New York Times is our guest. Plus we will check on the Giants farm system with Melissa Lockard from The Athletic and hear from Augusta broadcaster Joe Laurendi.
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