Warriors need a win, semblance of health

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Warriors need a win, semblance of health

Lets take a look.Thats all. I just want to take a look at the Warriors withAndris Biedrins and Ronny Turiaf, which is what is supposed to happen startingSaturday against Phoenix. Off the top of my head, Im figuring to see someimprovement, though not a turnaround.But I want to see it. Hey, this injury thing is so playedright now the only thing anyones arguing about is whos making excuses forthem and whos not. Doesnt matteranymore. Theres no getting around the 7-21 start, and if theWarriors ever were to start winning some games theyre still not getting backinto anything. But first things first: The Warriors got to win a game.Theyve lost seven in a row, and Phoenix, Boston and the Lakers (onroad) are up next. Right now, theWarriors are tied with Philly for the third-worst record in the league behindNew Jersey and Minnesota.In other words, we pretty much know what kind of team theWarriors are without Biedrins and Turiaf, each of whom has played just fourgames this season.In January, the Warriors have 15 games, nine of which are athome. Eight of the games are against playoff teams from last year and seven arenot. In other words, its more than a fair schedule that month so we, at least,should begin getting a better read on the team.Then, once February comes youll have a better sense of whomto try to move along and at what cost. Yes, I think a trade and maybe moreare coming. Only way it shouldnt happen is if the Warriors rip off about 15 oftheir next 20, and I dont see that happening.Lingering from New Orleans OK, its now time for Anthony Randolph to begin buildingsome consistency. Simple as that. Hesgot to start blocking a few shots and rebounding in every game he comes into.That way, Nelson will have no choice but live with thatoutside set shot (not really a jumper, is it?) Randolph seldom makes. If youve ever wondered how getting stronger can make aguy a better player, look no further than Chris Pauls game-clincher Wednesdaynight over Stephen Curry.Curry hung in there the whole move but just wasnt strongenough to hold his position well enough to allow him to contest the shot. Paulwas able to get Curry off him just enough that the little fadeaway, by andlarge, was an open look.If youre a Warriors fan, you hope that in two or threeyears Curry will be strong enough to give up less room on the final piece ofcontact and actually get a hand up so that it actually bothers the shooter. The one thing I keep thinking this year is that if the Warriorshad a player on their roster better than Monta Ellis theyd be a lot better.Ellis could do some really damage as a No. 2 scorer.And I dont think the Warriors have that player on theirroster right now. Randolphis the only one who possibly could be. But thats certainly no guarantee, andby the time that happens, Ellis will be looking at free agency.

Giants DFA RHP Neil Ramirez, call up RHP Bryan Morris from Triple-A

Giants DFA RHP Neil Ramirez, call up RHP Bryan Morris from Triple-A

The Giants designated right-handed reliever Neil Ramirez Sunday and purchased the contract of right-handed reliever Bryan Morris from Triple-A in a corresponding move, the team announced.  

Ramirez appeared in nine games for the Giants this season. In 10.1 innings pitched, he went 0-0 with a 13.06 ERA. 

Morris has spent time with both the San Jose Giants and Sacramento River Cats this season. Between the two levels, Morris is 1-0 with 0.00 ERA in five games. 

The 30-year-old fractured his right foot in spring training during a live batting practice drill. Over five years in the majors, Morris is 18-12 with a 2.80 ERA. 

Giants lineup: Nunez leading off, playing shortstop vs Padres

Giants lineup: Nunez leading off, playing shortstop vs Padres

As Bruce Bochy continues to move around his order, Eduardo Nunez is up to the leadoff spot Sunday against the Padres.

San Diego Padres (10-16)

1. Manuel Margot (R) CF
2. Erick Aybar (S) SS
3. Wil Myers (R) 1B
4. Yangervis Solarte (S) 2B
5. Austin Hedges (R) C
6. Ryan Schimpf (L) 3B
7. Hunter Renfroe (R) RF
8. Jabari Blash (R) LF
9. Clayton Richard (L) P

San Francisco Giants (9-16)

1. Eduardo Nunez (R) SS
2. Brandon Belt (L) LF
3. Hunter Pence (R) RF
4. Buster Posey (R) C
5. Michael Morse (R) 1B
6. Christian Arroyo (R) 3B
7. Joe Panik (L) 2B
8. Gorkys Hernandez (R) CF
9. Ty Blach (R) P