MLB Baseball News
You don’t often see professional athletes receiving lifetime bans from their respective sport, but that’s not the case with New York Mets’ pitcher Jenrry Mejia. In fact, the right-handed reliever is the very first player to be nailed with a lifetime ban from Major League Baseball due to the league’s current drug agreement with the players’ association. Meija was banned on February 12th after failing a performance-enhancing drug test for the third time in his career.
According to MLB, Mejia’s test showed that he had traces of an anabolic steroid named Boldenone in his system. The drug used to be used in horse racing and some athletes take it as way to increase their muscle mass. The 26-year-old was used as the squad’s closing pitcher in the 2014 season. He didn’t have the chance to continue that role last year since he was handed an 80-game suspension on April 11th for failing a drug test. Mejia tested positive for Stanozolol at the time, which is a drug often used by bodybuilders.
After 30 years the Kansas City Royals have finally won their second-ever World Series. The never-say-die American League club took the Major League Baseball crown by downing the New York Mets 7-2 in 12 innings at Citi Field on November 1. The win gave the Royals a 4-1 victory in the best-of-seven final series. Kansas set or tied several records during the 2015 playoffs including eight come-from-behind triumphs. The Royals came close to ending their drought last year, but were beaten in seven games by the San Francisco Giants in the Fall Classic.
The game was the second of the 2015 World Series to go into extra innings, which is a new MLB record as the opening contest was won 5-4 by Kansas in 14 innings. The 14-inning outing was the longest in World Series’ history. The fifth game was tied in the top of the 12th when Christian Colon, who was batting for the first time in the series, hit a run-scoring single. The Royals then went on to add four more runs with Alcides Escobar hitting a run.
Thirty-year-old right-fielder Paulo Orlando of the Kansas City Royals has made history this year by becoming the first Brazilian to play in a Major League Baseball World Series. It’s quite an achievement considering baseball isn’t a very popular sport in South America’s largest nation. In another oddity, his fellow countryman Cairo Santos also plays in the same city in another non-Brazilian sport as he’s a kicker with the NFL’s Kansas City Chiefs. Santos is the one and only Brazilian in the NFL and Orlando is the third Brazilian to make it to MLB.
Orlando made history in game one of the World Series against the New York Mets when he entered the game in the eighth inning. He then put his name in the history book again when he recorded a single in the 12th inning. Kansas went on to win the 14-inning affair by a score of 5-4. Santos met Orlando for the first time this summer and they’ve been following each other’s careers via social media outlets. There’s also another Brazilian friend in their circle as Paulo Nagamura plays for Sporting Kansas City of Major League Soccer.
The most home runs Daniel Murphy of the New York Mets has ever hit in one of his seven Major League Baseball seasons is 14. However, he’s launched six in six playoff games during the current 2015 postseason to set a new MLB record. The Mets recently beat the Cubs 8-3 in game four of the National League Championship Series (NLCS) to move on to the World Series. Murphy couldn’t explain his recent power surge, but wasn’t about to question it as he’s just happy to contribute as much as he can. His performances earned him the NLCS Most Valuable Player Award.
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