SCOTTSDALE -- Madison Bumgarner didn't look at the lineup card Wednesday morning, but his eyes grew a bit wider when he looked at the other starters warming up a few hours later. Bumgarner, the day's starting pitcher, was pleased to see Bruce Bochy go with most of the projected starting lineup.
There was one exception, but that will change soon. Buster Posey will start Friday after being held out for nearly all of the first two weeks of action. Posey has been nursing a tweaked left ankle. He was supposed to play Wednesday after a day off but he hasn't had a chance to test his ankle on the bases yet.
"Could he have played today? Yeah," Bochy said. "We could've pushed him but we wanted to give him a couple days."
Posey has just two at-bats and two innings caught this spring, but Bochy said there isn't any concern. He should still get the necessary at-bats, and they'll likely come among other stars.
"No question I do (want to get the lineup together)," Bochy said. "It was close today. Before we leave we'll have them all out there (together)."
Bochy wouldn't say where Posey would hit in a full lineup, but he offered a different hint Wednesday. Joe Panik hit first and Brandon Belt was in the two-spot, and Bochy said it's "very possible" that the two hit in those spots against right-handed starters.
Steph Curry turns 30 years old on Wednesday, but with the Warriors playing the Lakers, his friends and family decided to hold the party for him on Monday night.
Most of Curry's Warriors teammates attended the bash. Things must have gone late into the night because the team cancelled the planned practice for 11am on Tuesday.
Special guests included E-40, Paramore and Lecrae. Curry himself took a turn on the mic and belted out a few bars.
Based on the videos from the party, it appears Curry may have gotten a small yacht for a present.
Don't feel bad that you weren't invited. There were enough videos posted on Instagram Stories by Steph, his wife Ayesha, his sister Sydel, his brother Seth and E-40, among others. Check out some of the best here:
Programming note: In the lead up to Stephen Curry's 30th birthday on March 14th, we will be unveiling the top plays of his historic career. Check back Wednesday for the No. 1.
Curry No. 2: Epic 35-foot game-winner in OT vs Thunder on Feb. 27, 2016
The Warriors are locked in an epic battle against an Oklahoma City team featuring Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook and it looks bad when Curry leaves in the third quarter after rolling his left ankle.
He not only returns but also conquers, scoring 46 points, including 12 3-pointers, punctuated by pulling up from 35 feet to sink the game-winner in OT. It is the biggest shot of the regular season.
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