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Game 2 of 3 Diamondbacks vs SF Giants 9/26/12

The Giants shut out the Dbacks thanks to the beast Matt Cain. Matt Cain just locked up his starting role in the divisional series championship Game 1 with an outstanding performance today getting his 16th win going 7 innings allowing just 4 hits, 1 walk and 6 K’s. The Dbacks struggled at the plate tonight and could not really get the ball rolling as they go 1 for 10 with runners in scoring position and strand 9. The Giants gave them plenty of opportunity with 3 errors but the Dbacks just couldn’t string any hits together to get a run across. Wade Miley the rookie of the year candidate would go just 4 innings and give up 3 earned runs on 6 hits with 3 walks and 3 K’s and drop to 16-11 on the season.

Matt Cain Gets The Win

Matt Cain would not only beat the Dbacks with his arm but would also do it with his bat in the 3rd inning hit a single to centerfield that did not look like a pitchers swing. Angel Pagan would walk followed by a sac bunt by Marco Scutaro. Pablo Sandoval would hit a RBI single to score Matt Cain the only run that would be needed today to beat the Dbacks.

Buster Posey Collects RBI 100 On A Base Hit.

Buster Posey would hit a single in the next at bat to get his 100th RBI on the season and take a 2-0 lead in the game. In the 4th the Giants would get a triple out of Brandon Belt who went 3 for 4 on the night to lead the way for the Orange & Black. Marco Scutaro would get a RBI single to LF to score Brandon Belt and the Giants end the night beating the Dbacks by a score of 6-0. My game ball has to go to the lights out pitching of Matt Cain who got the win tonight with his arm and 2 for 2 performance in the batters box.

Notes: The Giants are expected to release a statement tomorrow that will end the season of Melky Cabrera as they decide to not bring him back this season in the playoffs after testing positive for performance enhancing drugs.

The Season Is Over For Melky Cabrera After The Giants Decision To NOT Add Him To The Playoff Roster

Preview: The series is even at one a piece and will be decided tomorrow night when the Dbacks send young gunner Patrick Corbin to the mound to Square off against Barry Zito.

Patrick Corbin VS Barry Zito

Author: Nick Crawford SR

Nick Crawford – Arizona Diamondbacks beat writer for BHP Baseball
Nick Crawford joined BHP Baseball in the 2012 baseball season as the websites beat writer for the Arizona Diamondbacks. I am a baseball and softball player that plays over 200 games a year traveling all over to play in tournaments on the weekends. I have coached baseball for over 10 years at various levels including my son’s team. My passion for this game we all love is unmatched. I am a huge Florida sports fan across the board Marlins Dolphins Heat are my favorite teams. I am also a huge Arizona Diamondbacks fan & since Nevada doesn’t have a pro team I follow the AAA Reno Aces, the Diamondbacks farm system. If you ever want to talk Diamondbacks, or Marlins you can find Nick on Twitter @DonkeyPuncher74.

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August 15th, 2012

Codey Harrison: San Francisco Giants outfielder Melky Cabrera has been suspended for violating Major League Baseball’s drug agreement between the Owners, and the Player Association after testing positive for testosterone. Melky Cabrera recently won the 2012 All-Star MVP after hitting a home run in the game. With the Giants, and Dodgers entering 8/15/2012 in a tie for first place in the National League West the Giants are dealt a huge blow as they will now be without one of their best hitters.

Cabrera was batting .346, with 11 home runs, and 60 RBI, and lead all National League hitters with 159 hits. After a breakout 2011 season with the Kansas City Royals, Cabrera was traded to the Giants in the offseason for LHP Jonathan Sanchez, who was recently dealt to the Colorado Rockies.

The most notable player to test positive for PED’s since Ryan Braun last October (Braun was not suspended due to improper handling of sample) Melky Cabrera again raises the question, Will Major League Baseball ever get past the Steroids/PED’s controversy?

Melky Cabrera released a statement saying “My positive test was the result of my use of a substance I should not have used,” Cabrera said in a statement released by the union. “I accept my suspension under the Joint Drug Program and I will try to move on with my life. I am deeply sorry for my mistake and I apologize to my teammates, to the San Francisco Giants organization and to the fans for letting them down.”

 

Today’s article was prepared by Codey Harrison, MiLB Prospects Analyst. We would like your feedback, so please feel free to comment on the article below, and share in discussion with our readers. You can also follow Codey on Twitter (@ProspectsMLB)

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Codey Harrison: In an effort to bring you the excitement of the minor leagues’ best players and how well they are performing on the field, we are introducing a monthly minor league players of the month feature. From the very well-known prospects, to the not so well-known: if they are raking at the plate, or dominating on the mound for an entire month, they have a chance of winning our monthly honor. Now it’s time to find out who we feel dominated the MiLB in the month of July:

MiLB PITCHER OF THE MONTH:  JULY 2012

Dan Straily – RHP Oakland Athletics: Straily was recently promoted to the Major Leagues (6 Innings, 1 run allowed in MLB Debut). But before that, Dan Straily was dominating Pacific Coast League Hitters. A 24th round pick of the 2009 draft out of Marshall University, Straily went from being considered just an organizational fill-out a minor league roster type player, to a legit starting pitcher prospect who projects as a number 2, or 3 starter at the big league level. Most scouts believe that Straily has 3 big league average, to above average pitches right now. His pitching arsenal includes a mid-90′s fastball, with an above average curveball that is complimented with a very solid change-up. Since his promotion to AAA Sacramento, Straily shutdown the Pacific Coast League, which is a notoriously hitters friendly league. In 6 July starts, Straily’s numbers were off the charts: pitching 40 innings, allowing only 6 runs on 19 hits; good for a 1.35 ERA. He also posted an outstanding strikeout to walk ratio, striking out 51 while only walking 9 batters. Those impressive numbers are the reason Dan Straily beat out so many quality prospects to win minor league pitcher of the month for July.

MiLB PLAYER OF THE MONTH:  JULY 2012

Gary Brown – Outfielder San Francisco Giants: Brown who was the Giants first round pick of the 2010 draft out of Cal State Fullerton got off to a horrendous start at the beginning of the 2012 season. Although of late, Brown has been white-hot at the plate. In July alone, Gary Brown had 18 extra base hits, along with 8 stolen bases, and a robust .355 batting average. Brown is easily the top prospect in the Giants farm system, and he was the number 34 prospect in our Top-50-Prospects. Brown who is currently in AA Richmond, is a 6’1″ speedy center fielder, who has shown a very good ability to hit for average and enough power for a center fielder. With current stars Melky Cabrera, and newly acquired Hunter Pence in the Giants outfield, Gary Brown could really solidify that group in future years. Brown will likely bat leadoff and play center field (ETA 2013), while Melky plays left and Hunter Pence in right field. Those impressive accolades helped make the July positional player of the month choice just a little bit easier.

Honorable Mentions: position Players –  Billy Hamilton Short Stop (Reds), Adam Eaton Outfielder (Diamondbacks), Joey Gallo First Baseman (Rangers), Javier Baez Short Stop (Cubs), Pitchers – Tyler Skaggs LHP (Diamondbacks), Gerrit Cole RHP (Pirates), Carlos Martinez RHP (Cardinals), Tyler Anderson LHP (Rockies).

Today’s article was prepared by Codey Harrison, MiLB Prospects Analyst. We would like your feedback, so please feel free to comment on the article below, and share in discussion with our readers. You can also follow Codey on Twitter (@ProspectsMLB)

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