MLB podcast with Daniel Dullum: Dickerson inspiring Giants with a hot bat; Twins have not lost 3 straight this season; plus more

San Francisco Giants’ Alex Dickerson follow through on a two-run double against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the third inning of a baseball game Saturday, June 22, 2019, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

On the MLB podcast with Daniel Dullum:

1 A’s pitcher Frankie Montas gets 80-game suspension from MLB for PED policy violation

2 Report: Rays could start splitting seasons between Tampa Bay and Montreal

3 Giants’ OF Dickerson swinging hot bat after call up from Sacramento

4 Twins have still not lost three straight games this season; sign reliever Cody Allen to minor league deal

5 Nomar Mazara of Texas hits 505-foot dinger

6 Wilkin Castillo’s first major league hit in 10 years a game-winner for the Marlins

MLB podcast with Daniel is heard Sundays at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

MLB podcast with Matt Harrington: Was Montas success related to PED use?; Could MLB’s high number of HRs have something to do with substance abuse?

nytimes.com photo: Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred talked about the Tampa Bay Rays splitting time between playing in Tampa Bay and Montreal

On the MLB podcast with Matt:

#1 Oakland A’s pitcher Frankie Montas (9-2 ERA 2.70) has had an outstanding season, he had everything working for him and that was just the thing when he tested positive for performance enhancers. Was his great season lent to his use of PEDs?

#2 MLB has a high number of home runs this season so far, the last time you saw home runs majestically fall into the bleachers like this season was when former St Louis Cardinal Mark McGwire and former Chicago Cub Sammy Sosa were playing. Does this draw suspicions about how this has come about?

#3 MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred is considering moving a team to either Montreal or Portland. The topic of the Tampa Bay Rays who are drawing poorly and need a new stadium will be playing half there games in Montreal and in St Petersburg. Other cities vying for an MLB team are Portland, Charlotte, Nashville, and Las Vegas.

#4 A new Oakland A’s stadium hangs in the balance in downtown Oakland, the Oakland City Council have said they have lots of questions regarding financing the stadium and other environmental issues if by happenstance the city council thumbs down a new stadium for the A’s at Jack London Square the A’s also could be moving to another city on that list.

#5 San Francisco Giant Alex Dickerson who hit a grand slam against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field on Friday night fused a huge win for San Francisco 11-6. The Giants with the win snapped their four game losing streak.

Matt Harrington does the MLB podcasts each Saturday at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

San Jose Sharks Podcast with Len Shapiro: After getting blown out by the Stars–Sharks look to get back on track in Montreal on Tuesday

San Jose Sharks goaltender Martin Jones (31) makes a save on a shot by Dallas Stars center Mattias Janmark (13) during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Dallas, Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth)

On the SJ Sharks podcast with Len:

1 The Dallas Stars convincingly defeated the San Jose Sharks on a whopping 6-0 shutout.

2 The first period goals came from the Stars defenseman John Klingberg and forward Tyler Pitlick.

3 The Stars out shot the Sharks 17-5 in the first period.

4 In the second period, the Stars got goals from Stephen Jones and Tyler Seguin. The Stars also scored two goals more in the third period.

5 The Sharks’ next contest will be at the Bell Centre in Montreal against the Canadiens.

Len Shapiro does the SJ Sharks podcasts each Monday at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

SF Bulls Pick Up A Pair of Power Forwards in Perdicaro and Paquette

SAN FRANCISCO –

By Kahlil Najar

The San Francisco Bulls announced today they have agreed to terms with center Anthony Perdicaro and right wing Danick Paquette.

Perdicaro comes from the Quad City Mallards of the CHL where he tallied 43 points in 44 games. He’s a big guy standing 6-foot, 2-inches tall and weighing in at 190-pounds. “I’m excited to get out there and play for Pat and the Bulls fans,” said Perdicaro. “After talking to Pat this summer, the Bulls seemed like the right fit. I’m ready to go and win some games. I’ve never played in a big city, mostly small towns. But coming from New York and Florida, it won’t be too big of an adjustment.”

Paquette, 23, was a third-round draft pick, 64th overall, of the Atlanta Thrashers in 2008. last season he split the season between the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League and the ECHL-champion Reading Royals. The 6-foot, 210-pound Montreal, Quebec native has played in six AHL games between the Chicago Wolves and Hershey. Paquette had 55 points (28 goals, 27 assists) and 466 penalty minutes in 131 career ECHL games with the Gwinnett Gladiators, South Carolina Stingrays, Utah Grizzlies, Chicago Express and Reading.

“Anthony brings skill and a physical style to our lineup,” said SF Bulls President and Head Coach Pat Curcio. “Last year he was a top player in the CHL and we are confident he’ll be a top player in the ECHL. We are excited to have Danick, who has the potential to get to the next level and the NHL. He’s a skillful power forward, who will fit well on our team this season.”

Quakes lose Champions League opener

By Ivan S. Makarov

August 7, 2013

 
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Playing in their first game of the CONCACAF Champions League on the road in Montreal, San Jose Earthquakes fell 1-0 to their host Montreal Impact.

Despite the score, it wasn’t for the lack of scoring chances that the Quakes went down. They outshot the Impact 8-6 and had the ball more, but still came short in the most important category – goals.

Quakes best chance came early in the game when they were awarded penalty kick on the 10th minute, but were unable to realize it. Six minutes later, Montreal’s new player Hernan Bernardello delivered a cross from 40 yards out that was headed into the goal by Hassoun Camara for the only goal of the game.

San Jose’s Sam Garza had a great scoring chance in the second half, but his header went just inches wide.

“Obviously we leave the field a little disappointed,” said Quakes interim head coach Mike Watson. “I thought overall our performance was quality. The key moment in the game was the penalty save, which would have given us a lead and something we could have hung onto for the rest of the game. Even after the goal I thought we responded well and had a bunch of chances. So, I’m disappointed to come out of the game with nothing.”

San Jose has three Group 5 games remaining, including a pair against Guatemalan side CD Heredia and a home match against Montreal. Next up is another road trip, this time to Guatemala City on Wednesday, Aug. 28. The club hosts Montreal on Wednesday, Sept. 18 and CD Heredia on Wednesday, Oct. 23 to close out of group play. The winner advances to an eight-team knockout tournament to be contested next year.