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San Francisco Giants
San Diego Padres
SAN DIEGO -- Ryan Vogelsong's Sunday afternoon began with a taxing duel: Padres leadoff man Everth Cabrera worked the Giants pitcher for 13 pitches, all of them fastballs. Cabrera struck out, but neither Vogelsong nor San Francisco recovered. The Padres scored three runs in the first inning and barreled onward to a 7-1 victory that dropped the Giants into second place in the National League West, a half game behind the Dodgers. Eyeing a three-game sweep. Giants fans filled several sections of Petco Park, where San Francisco had scored 18 runs to claim the series' first two games. The Padres did the heavy hitting, though, knocking out Vogelsong (10-7) in the fourth inning and scoring three runs in the fifth against reliever Jose Mijares. Clayton Richard (10-12) allowed only five hits and an unearned run in eight innings. Cameron Maybin had four of San Diego's 16 hits, and Will Venable hit his eighth home run. Maybin was batting only .211 when he faced Vogels...
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For those of you who haven't heard the latest disturbing details on how Melky Cabrera tried to cover up his testosterone use, the New York Daily News dropped a massive bombshell with this article.
"In a bizarre attempt to avoid a 50-game drug suspension, San Francisco Giants star Melky Cabrera created a fictitious website and a nonexistent product designed to prove...
In a true “wow” moment it looks as if San Francisco Giants star Melky Cabrera has lost his mind.
According to reports, Cabrera put together a fake website that featured a fake product to create the illusion that he inadvertently ingested a banned substance that triggered his positive test result under MLB’s substance abuse program.
Coming on the heels that San Francisco Giants outfielder and 2012 MLB All-Star Game MVP Melky Cabrera tested positive for a banned substance that led to a 50 game suspension, we have now learned much more troubling details in the case of the game’s latest major drug violation.
File this under bizarre, even for a professional athlete.
According to the Daily News, Cabrera...
Major League Baseball has banned Melky Cabrera associate Juan Nunez from all team clubhouses.
MLB executive vice president Rob Manfred notified teams of the action Tuesday in a memorandum to club presidents, chief executive officers and general managers.
Nunez, a consultant for Cabrera's agents, took responsibility for fabricating a website that the San Francisco Giants All...
San Francisco Giants outfielder Melky Cabrera, who was suspended 50 games last week, allegedly created a fictitious website and product to convince Major League Baseball he unwittingly took a banned substance. However, MLB officials quickly were onto the rouse during the investigation of his positive test for a banned testosterone, the New York Daily News reported Sunday. The plot...
What is a “conundrum”? Well, according to the dictionary, a conundrum is ”a confusing and difficult problem or question”. Well, the recent suspension of Melky Cabrera has put me in a “conundrum”.
Who is Melky Cabrera you may ask ? Well, Melky Cabrera is a baseball player. He is a San Francisco Giant and was the 2012 All-Star Game MVP. And, in case you have not heard lately...
Since Melky Cabrera was suspended for elevated levels of testosterone, and even prior as part of Ryan Braun having come up positive for the same, discussions have swirled about the process by which players are tested. Recently, Victor Conte, the former head of BALCO has been just one.
Today the league and union for the players struck back issuing a joint statement on how testing...
NEW YORK -- Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig has banned Melky Cabrera associate Juan Nunez from all team clubhouses. MLB executive vice president Rob Manfred notified teams of the action Tuesday in a memorandum to club presidents, chief executive officers and general managers. Nunez, a consultant for Cabrera's agents at ACES Inc., took responsibility for fabricating a website...
Everyone in baseball seems to agree that the San Francisco Giants dodged a big bullet when suspended hitting star Melky Cabrera's agents turned down the Giant's overtures for a mid-season contract extension last July. CBSSports.com reported the Giants were poking around the 3 year $27 million range.With the mega-offensive season Cabrera was putting up, I couldn't imagine...
On Around the Diamond 25, Tony, Adam and Scott will tackle the big stories in baseball from this past week and there were plenty to go around including:
The Rocket lifting off again?
“The Hailin’ Venezuelan and The Prince of Detroit”
“Spoiled Melk”, a Cabrera that disappointed this week was Giants slugger Melky Cabrera.
Another Red Sock down, Carl Crawford opts for Tommy...
Somehow WEPN's Michael Kay was able to swing ESPN baseball analyst Rick Sutcliffe as a guest yesterday...Rick has a plan for punishing San Francisco cheater Melky Cabrera getting caught with...
Full story at Bob's Blitz ~ http://www.bobsblitz.com
Baseball and its players' union say urine samples in drug tests may be subject to additional analysis even if the ratio of testosterone to epitestosterone is under the level that typically is considered a positive.
The joint statement Monday came five days after San Francisco outfielder Melky Cabrera, the All-Star game MVP, was suspended for 50 days for testosterone.
Finally the Padres get to a guy in the rotation that knows how to actually pitch. Instead of throwing batting practice to Giant's hitters, Clayton Richard shut down their bats in route to a Padres victory yesterday. Just a small victory as it did end our losing streak, but it also gives us momentum going into the Pirates series. The Pirates just finished up a 19 inning game against...