Melky Cabrera’s suspension was a huge blow to everyone in the San Francisco Giants organization. With one press release, the Giants lost a huge bat and presence in the lineup.
Still, one player does not make or break a team and when a player is lost, others must step up. Even with the loss of Cabrera, the Giants hit their biggest NL West lead of the season last night.
Last night, San Francisco extended their division lead on the Los Angeles Dodgers to 3.5 games. This is largely attributed to several players getting hot and coming through in clutch situations.
These are some of the main guys who have helped the San Francisco Giants stay at the top of their division without Melky Cabrera.