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There are a number of players who will be chasing prestigious Major League Baseball records over the next ten days, and one of those players might achieve something that hasn't been done in almost a half century.First, let's talk pitchers. On Saturday September 22nd Washington Nationals starter Geo Gonzalez (19-8) will go for his 20th win-- an achievement reached by only 11 pitchers over the previous five years. Three other pitchers also have an outside shot at 20 wins: the Mets' R.A. Dickey (18-6), the Angels' Jered Weaver (18-4), and Tampa Bay's David Price (18-5). With 196 strikeouts Gonzalez also looks like a lock to surpass 200 strikeouts.The potentially historic moment involves Detroit Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera, who could become the first player in 45 years to win the illusive Triple Crown-- leading either League in battting average, RBI, and home runs. Boston left fielder Carl Yastrzemski was the last player to win a Triple Crown, in 1967. Only 1...
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Tim Lincecum is in a good place these days. With the playoffs apparently around the corner, Lincecum is doing his best pitching of the year when it counts the most. He threw shutout ball for six-plus innings in the San Francisco Giants' 6-3 win over the Rockies on Tuesday, and his stats are looking more Lincecum-like with every start. He has had an ERA topping 5.00 all season...
MLB announced on Friday that players suspended for PED use will not be eligible for that season's individual batting, slugging or on-base percentage titles.
San Francisco's Pablo Sandoval, the NL's starting third baseman in the All-Star Game, had eight home runs at the break. He had none afterward. Until Wednesday, when he homered after 161 homerless at-bats. His first since July 8. More than two months ago. He remained the No. 3 hitter because manager Bruce Bochy was faithful with the Panda, knowing he homered 23 times last...
NEW YORK -- Melky Cabrera has been disqualified from the National League batting title at his own request, a person familiar with the discussions told The Associated Press. The person said Cabrera asked the players' association to convey his desire to the commissioner's office and that an agreement to make him ineligible was reached Friday. The person spoke on condition of...
San Francisco Giants outfielder Melky Cabrera has been ruled ineligible for the National League batting title -- at his own request.
Cabrera had continued to lead the NL with a .346 batting average despite being suspended 50 games for performance-enhancing drugs Aug. 15. Without Friday's action from Major League Baseball and the players' union, there's an excellent chance...
Buster Posey. In a landslide. If it wasn't a landslide, it should have been. Posey won the Willie Mac Award on Friday as the most inspirational member of the San Francisco Giants. It's mostly voted on by players, and Willie McCovey himself gets a vote. "Ladies and gentlemen, this is a big night for me," McCovey told the crowd before the Giants' 5-1 victory...
Major League Baseball isn't likely to prevent Melky Cabrera from winning the National League batting title, despite his 50-game suspension for a failed drug test. The San Francisco Giants outfielder is seven points ahead of Pittsburgh's Andrew McCutchen with a .346 average entering Wednesday. "We'll see how it all plays out," baseball Commissioner Bud Selig...
Pablo Sandoval hit a three-run homer and a solo shot, and the NL West-leading San Francisco Giants reduced their magic number to clinch the division to four by beating the Colorado Rockies 9-2 on Thursday.
Buster Posey also connected for the Giants to back another strong start by Barry Zito (13-8) as San Francisco completed a four-game sweep.
Zito won his fifth straight decision...
Matt Cain pitched eight solid innings to earn his career-best 15th win, Pablo Sandoval homered for his first time in two months and the San Francisco Giants moved another game closer to clinching the NL West title with a 7-1 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Wednesday night.
Sandoval's three-run shot in the first inning off Tyler Chatwood (4-5) was his ninth homer of the...
A person familiar with the discussions tells The Associated
Press that Melky Cabrera has been disqualified from the National
League batting title at his own request.
It's likely only a matter of days before the San Francisco Giants clinch their second NL West title in three seasons.
While that appears to be a foregone conclusion, Ryan Vogelsong's struggles are much harder to define.
The Giants hope to inch closer to the division title and see improvement from Vogelsong on Friday night in the opener of a three-game set against the visiting...
In support of Alex Smith’s lucky hat, Giants Manager Bruce Bochy wore a 49ers hat to his interviews today. And I think that’s just alright. Here is what Bochy had to say about it:
“Alex supported us, so I’m going to support him,” Bochy said, according to the San Jose Mercury News. “They’re a great club and I’m honored to wear it.”
This one’s for you, Bruce.