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The Giants took it on the chin Tuesday night, losing 14-2 to the Nationals. But that didn’t stop catcher Buster Posey from adding to the spectacular numbers he’s posted since the All-Star break: .457/.531/.787 with seven doubles and eight home runs in 113 plate appearances. His wRC+ over that tim...
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Fast-forward to the eighth inning. Buster Posey is up. The bases are loaded, with one out. The Giants are down by one run. The game is essentially in Posey’s hands. The leverage index (LI) of the situation is 7.59, the second-highest it’s been for any Giants batter at any point this season. And Rafael Betancourt, who has held right-handed hitters to a .196 wOBA this season, is...
San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey has been the best player in all of baseball the past month showcasing his talents with the bat and arm since the All-Star break.
Posey is batting .449 in the second half with 44 hits, seven doubles, nine homers, 33 RBI's and walked 17 times. He is producing a .521 on-base percentage and incredible .796 slugging percentage...
SAN FRANCISCO -- In what might be the most significant drug-related suspension since Major League Baseball implemented its current program in 2005, San Francisco Giants left fielder Melky Cabrera was suspended for 50 games Wednesday for failing a drug test. The loss of Cabrera, who was leading the major leagues in hits with 159 and was named Most Valuable Player of the All-Star...
The 1958 San Francisco Giants, in their first year on the west coast, finished in third place, twelve games behind the defending World Champions (and eventual World Series losers) Milwaukee Braves. Their 80-74 record was the best the club had managed in four years. The race for the pennant wasn't always so one-sided, however.
In mid-July, the National League was wide-open. For...
The San Francisco Giants suffered a huge blow Wednesday when they learned that outfielder Melky Cabrera tested positive for testosterone a performance enhancing drugs in which he would be suspended for 50 games effective immediately.
Cabrera whose been having a career year was hitting .346 and leading the National League in runs and hits.
Since the positive test and ensuing suspension...
San Francisco Giants left fielder Melky Cabrera was suspended for 50 games without pay today by Major League Baseball for testing positive for testosterone, a banned performance enhancing drug in baseball's labor agreement. Cabrera is not appealing the ruling and issued an apology to his teammates, the Giants organization, and Giant fans saying, "I am deeply sorry for my...
MLB suspended Melky Cabrera for 50 games without pay for testing positive for Testosterone. Very disappointing news for the Yankee we named, the Melkman.
Andrew Baggarly of CSNBayArea.com hears that the test happened around the All-Star break and has been hung up in the appeals process since. The 50-game suspension will keep him sidelined for the rest of the regular season. It’s...
Tim Lincecum’s outing started in typically rough fashion today, as the Nationals tagged him for two runs in the first inning, and worked up his pitch count to 38. He was actually pretty sharp at times in today’s start, but by the end of the fourth inning, he was in the midst of his third go-round at the Nationals’ lineup and already up near 100 pitches. So that would do it...
I wonder if he still gets to keep the car. For San Francisco Giants outfielder Melky Cabrera, 2012 has been a career-year. Things changed on Wednesday, however, after Cabrera was suspended 50 games by Major League Baseball after failing a drug test. Cabrera tested positive for testosterone which will cause the All-Star to miss the remaining 45 games of the regular season...
Ben and Sam discuss how they came to know that Melky Cabrera was about to be suspended for a positive PED test before the news broke, and how they decided what to do about it.
Effectively Wild Episode 22: "Why BP Didn't Break the Melky Cabrera Suspension"
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Here's a quote from the Melky:"My positive test was the result of my use of a substance I should not have used ... I am deeply sorry for my mistake."Thanks for stating the obvious, you cheater. Anyone who watched him as a Yankee should have known something was a little fishy by his numbers this year.
Melky Cabrera is just the latest in what will eventually be a long line of steroid users in baseball. It has been, is now and always will be the ruination of baseball.
There are those in the sports community, fans and writers alike, who believe naively or in a deluded fashion that steroid use in baseball is mainly confined to the "steroid era." There are those who...
Hunter Pence hit a three-run homer during a five-run rally in the eighth inning that lifted the San Francisco Giants over the Colorado Rockies 9-6 on Sunday.
Buster Posey's sacrifice fly in the eighth tied it. Melky Cabrera, who had an RBI single in the comeback, drove in three runs.
Brandon Belt doubled twice and went 4 for 4 for the Giants.
Matt Belisle (3-4) took the loss...