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Who Owned Baseball September 3, 2015 (Daily AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2015 #WOB Standings

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DUSTIN BRADFORD/GETTY IMAGES

Carlos Gonzalez went 4 for 5 with a pair of homers, driving in 4 as the Rockies clobbered the reeling Giants, 11-3.

Chris Rusin threw a complete game in Coors Field, letting up 6 hits, 1 walk and 3 runs to seal the Rockies 11-3 win over the Giants.

Kendrys Morales collected 4 hits, including a double, scored 3 and drove in 4 more as the Royals offense lit up Detroit, 15-7.

Jeff Samardzija pitched into the 7th, allowing 5 hits and 4 runs over 6 1/3 innings, earning the 6-4 decision for the White Sox in Minnesota.

They all owned baseball on September 3, 2015

Earning 1/2 WOBs on losing efforts.

Corey Seager hit a double and a single, driving in 2 and scoring 2 in his big league debut. The Dodgers bullpen would fall apart and lose in San Diego, 10-7.

Nick Castellanos got on base 4 times, including a pair of doubles, scored a run and knocked in 3 in the Tigers wild 15-7 loss to Kansas City.

 

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – September 3, 2015

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Comedian, TV Host and Dodger superfan Trish Suhr joins the podcast again to talk ballparks and what how the walls of Dodger Stadium should be painted.

Plus I do my best to explain why stadiums don’t have uniform outfield wall distances.

Drink a big ole glass of Act Right on this episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

R. A. Dickey, Clayton Kershaw, Chris Davis, Ryan Zimmerman, Mike Leake, Evan Longoria and Anthony Rizzo all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball

 

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Who Owned Baseball September 12, 2015 (Daily AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2015 #WOB Standings

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Chris Young/The Canadian Press via AP

R. A. Dickey went the distance, allowing 4 hits, 1 run and no walks over 9 innings, striking out 6 Indians as Toronto won again, 5-1.

Clayton Kershaw needed 132 pitches, but his complete games, 6 hits 1 run, 1 walk and 15 strikeout performance earned him a 2-1 victory over the Giants and a clean sweep for the Dodgers.

Chris Davis smacked 3 hits including 2 homers. The second was a walk off shot in the 11th that gave Baltimore a much needed 7-6 win over the Rays.

Ryan Zimmerman homered twice and doubled, driving in 3 runs to help the Nationals top St. Louis, 4-3.

 

They all owned baseball on September 2, 2015

Earning 1/2 WOBs on losing efforts.

 

Mike Leake gave the Giants a solid effort with 7 innings and 2 earned runs, walking none along the way. But he earned the hard luck 2-1 loss to the Dodgers.

Evan Longoria hit a pair of homers in the Rays 7-6 extra inning loss in Baltimore.

Anthony Rizzo went 2 for 4 with a homer but the Cubs lost 7-4 to Cincinnati.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – September 2, 2015

CHRIS CARLSON/AP

CHRIS CARLSON/AP

 

The Giants season and Championship defense might be slipping away. Go support this team, Giants fans. It might look a lot different soon.

It is a leaving your heart in San Francisco episode  of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

Zack Greinke, Darin Ruf, Drew Smyly, J. P. Arencibia, Madison Bumgarner, Yan Gomes, Rick Porcello and Matt Kemp all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball
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Who Owned Baseball September 1, 2015 (Daily AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2015 #WOB Standings

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Stephen Dunn / Getty Images

 

Zack Greinke helped strengthen his Cy Young case by pitching a shutout into the 8th and finishing with 1 run over 7 1/3 innings and earning the critical 2-1 victory for the Dodgers over rival San Francisco.

Darin Ruf went 3 for 5 with a homer and 6 RBI to lead the Phillies past the Mets, 14-8.

Drew Smyly pitched 7 innings of shutout ball, allowing 4 hits, 1 walk and striking out 10 Orioles to earn the 11-2 decision for Tampa Bay.

J. P. Arencibia got 3 hits, including a 2 run homer, and drove in 6 as the Rays thrashed the Orioles, 11-2.

They all owned baseball on September 1, 2015

Earning 1/2 WOBs on losing efforts.

Madison Bumgarner pitched well, striking out 8, walking 1 and allowing just 2 runs in 7 innings. He would be the hard luck loser as the Giants fell to LA, 2-1.

Rick Porcello allowed 1 earned run, 1 walk and 5 hits over 8 innings, striking out 13 Yankees along the way. 2 unearned runs would be his undoing as the Red Sox lost, 3-1.

Matt Kemp reached base 4 times, including a double and a homer, driving in 4. His Padres fell short against Texas, 8-6.

Yan Gomes hit a pair of homers, including a game tying shot in the 9th inning. The Indians would lose 5-3 as the Blue Jays walked off in 10.

 

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – September 1, 2015

Chris Carlson, Associated Press

Chris Carlson, Associated Press

 

While I slept last night, the Giants lost a devastating 14 inning marathon to the Dodgers. Had they won, I would be proclaiming the NL West was theirs to lose.

Because they lost, a September 1 showdown between Bumgarner and Greinke could be the game of the year.

Wake up sleepy head, it is The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

Adrian Gonzale, David Ortiz, Bartolo Colon, Dallas Keuchel, Ryan Zimmerman, Mark Trumbo, Shelby Miller and David Price all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball
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Who Owned Baseball August 31, 2015 (Daily AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2015 #WOB Standings

 

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CHRIS CARLSON/AP

Adrian Gonzalez hit a game tying homer in the 6th inning and a walk off single in the 14th inning to cap off a critical 5-4 win for the Dodgers over the Giants.

David Ortiz reached base 3 times and put the Red Sox ahead for good with career homer number 495 as Boston hung on to top the Yankees, 4-3.

Bartolo Colon threw 8 shutout innings, giving up 4 hits and 1 walk while striking out 9 Phillies and got a hit and scored a run while earning the 3-1 decision for the Mets.

Dallas Keuchel went 7 strong innings, allowing 1 run on a solo homer and 6 hits and 1 walk while striking out 8 and was credited with Houston’s 8-3 victory over the Mariners.

They all owned baseball on August 31, 2015

Earning 1/2 WOBs on losing efforts.

 

Ryan Zimmerman clubbed a 3 run homer to give Washington the lead and finished the night with 3 hits, including a double, 2 runs scored and 4 RBI. The Cardinals would come back to win, 8-5.

Mark Trumbo hit a pair of homers, driving in 3, in Seattle’s 8-3 loss to Houston.

Shelby Miller saw his miserable luck continue. He pitched another solid game, allowing 1 run over 7 innings, walking no Miami batter but still got the loss as Atlanta fell 4-0.

David Price struck out 9 and walked 1 in 7 innings, holding the Indians to 3 runs. Normally that would be enough for a Toronto win, but not this night as they lost 4-2.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – August 31, 2015

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Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images

The Rangers somehow are now just 3 games off the pace of the Western Division lead. And don’t look now, but they may have the deepest rotation of any of the contenders.

It is a “Lone Star State” episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

Note, I recorded this BEFORE Jake Arrieta threw his no hitter.

Jake Arrieta, Derek Holland, Stephen Drew, Jayson Werth, Mike Trout and Marlon Byrd all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball
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Who Owned Baseball August 30, 2015 (Daily AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2015 #WOB Standings

(AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

(AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Jake Arrieta threw the first Cubs no hitter since 2008, allowing 1 walk and struck out 12 Dodgers and completed his 2-0 masterpiece.

Derek Holland threw a complete game 3 hit shutout, walking none and struck out 11 Orioles along the way as the Rangers triumphed, 6-0.

Stephen Drew reached base 6 times, launching a 2 run homer, drove in 4 and scored 3 times, helping the Yankees humiliate the Braves, 20-6.

Jayson Werth walked, doubled and homered, driving in 3 and scored the tying run for the Nationals who got a much needed 7-4 win against the Marlins.

 

They all owned baseball on August 30, 2015

Earning 1/2 WOBs on losing efforts.

Mike Trout collected 4 hits, including a double and a triple, but the free falling Angels lost again, 9-2.

Marlon Byrd drove in 4 runs with a pair doubles, a single and a triple. But he was stranded each time and the Giants fell short to the Cardinals, 7-5.

 

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The Most Recent No Hitter For Each Franchise (Updated for Jake Arrieta, August 30, 2015)

Charles LeClaire, USA TODAY Sports

Charles LeClaire, USA TODAY Sports

I think the Cubs have their Wild Card Game Starter!

No offense Jon Lester. But I have a feeling that Jake Arrieta is the right man for the job.

No hits, 1 walk, 1 error and 12 strikeouts? And the Dodgers get no hit AGAIN in the last 2 weeks.

Not a bad night for the man we can all call the Cubs ACE!

It is time to update my list!

Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – August 30, 2015

It is time for the SUNDAY REQUEST

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A thought provoking request, if for no other reason than it took me forever to figure out how to even make this evaluation!

It is a “Who is to blame here?” episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

Edwin Encarnacion, Luis Severino, Joey Votto, Lance Lynn, Brian Dozier, Garrett Richards, Jacob deGrom and Scooter Gennett all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball
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Who Owned Baseball August 29, 2015 (Daily AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2015 #WOB Standings

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TOM SZCZERBOWSKI/GETTY IMAGES

Edwin Encarnacion hit 3 homers, driving in 9 and scoring 4 times in the Blue Jays 15-1 trashing of Detroit.

Luis Severino threw 6 shutout innings and led the Yankees to a 3-1 victory in Atlanta.

Joey Votto went 3 for 5 including a 9th inning 2 run homer that gave the Reds the lead and powered them to a 12-9 win over Milwaukee.

Lance Lynn pitched into the 8th before leaving with an injury. He finished with 7 plus innings, no runs and 6 hits, earning the 6-0 decision for the Cardinals in San Francisco.

They all owned baseball on August 29, 2015

Earning 1/2 WOBs on losing efforts.

Brian Dozier doubled twice in the Twins 4-1 loss to Houston.

Garrett Richards struck out 9 in 7 innings, walking none and allowing 3 runs. The Angels bullpen would implode and lose the game to Cleveland, 8-3.

Scooter Gennett collected 4 hits, including a triple, scoring 3 and driving in 3. But the Brewers fell in the 9th and were beaten 12-9 by the Reds.

Jacob deGrom threw 6 innings, striking out 10, but the Mets lost to the Red Sox, 3-1.

 

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – August 29, 2015

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Joel Carben, the creator of @idealseat , joins the podcast to talk about his 30 stadium trek.

It is a find your best seat episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

Didi Gregorius, Cole Hamels, Kelby Tomlinson, Clayton Kershaw, Daniel Nava, Scott Kazmir, Jose Reyes and Matt Harvey all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball

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Who Owned Baseball August 28, 2015 (Daily AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2015 #WOB Standings

 

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JOHN BAZEMORE/AP

Didi Gregorius collected 4 hits, including a homer, and 6 RBI, leading the Yankees to a 15-4 thumping of Atlanta.

Cole Hamels pitched 8 dominating innings, allowing 2 hits, 1 run while striking out 10 Baltimore batters and earning the 4-1 decision for Texas.

Kelby Tomlinson was solid defensively , reached base 4 times and hit a walk off 9th inning RBI single over 5 infielders to give the Giants a 5-4 win over St. Louis.

Clayton Kershaw was his usual remarkable self with 8 innings, 3 hits, 1 run on a solo homer, 1 walk and 14 strikeouts, giving the Dodgers a 4-1 victory over the Cubs.

They all owned baseball on August 28, 2015

Earning 1/2 WOBs on losing efforts.

Daniel Nava collected 3 hits and scored in Tampa Bay’s 3-2 loss to the Royals.

Scott Kazmir was strong over 7 innings, allowing 3 hits, 3 runs, 1 run and 6 strikeouts. But he was saddled with the 3-0 Astros loss in Minnesota.

Jose Reyes went 2 for 4 with a homer, a stolen base and 2 RBI in Colorado’s 5-3 loss in Pitsburgh.

Matt Harvey pitched 6 innings of shutout ball, allowing 2 hits, 1 walk and 8 strikeouts. The bullpen would blow his lead and the Mets would fall to Boston 6-4 in 10 innings.

 

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – August 28, 2015

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Comedian, TV Host and baseball fanatic Trish Suhr joins the podcast to talk about bleeding Dodger, not taking out Kershaw and having a “Glass of Act Right.”

It makes sense. Trust me.

It is a Dodger Blue/Blue Grass episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

Mike Moustakas, Daniel Murphy, Matt Shoemaker, Zack Greinke, Randy Wolf, Eduardo Escobar, Aaron Altherr and Anthony DeSlafani all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball

 

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Who Owned Baseball August 27, 2015 (Daily AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2015 #WOB Standings

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Jamie Squire – Getty Images

 

Mike Moustakas went 3 for 4 with a double, a run scored and a pair of RBI to help the Royals beat Baltimore 5-3.

Daniel Murphy displayed some sparkling defense, reached base 4 times, including a 2 run double in the 13th inning that completed a wild 9-5  come from behind victory for the Mets in Philadelphia.

Matt Shoemaker threw 7 1/3 one hit shutout ball, earning the 2-0 decision for the Angels in Detroit.

Zack Greinke gave the Dodgers 7 innings with no runs, 4 hits and 9 strikeouts to win a 1-0 duel against the Reds.

They all owned baseball on August 26, 2015

Earning 1/2 WOBs on losing efforts.

 

Eduardo Escobar singled and homered in the Twins 5-4 loss in Tampa Bay.

Aaron Altherr hit a pair of doubles, drove in a run and scored another in the Phillies 9-5 extra inning loss to the Mets.

Randy Wolf gave the Tigers a solid emergency start with 1 run over 7 strong innings. However it was a tough luck 2-0 loss to the Angels.

Anthony DeSclafani went 7 innings and 1 walk but that was one run too many as the Reds fell to the Dodgers, 1-0.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – August 27, 2015

Photo: The Enquirer/Liz Dufour

Photo: The Enquirer/Liz Dufour

How can we end the Pete Rose scandal and allow baseball to cash in on that sweet Draft King Money? I think I found a way

Place your bets on this episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

Justin Verlander, Evan Gattis, Bartolo Colon, Justin Upton, Chris Sale, Shin Soo Choo, Patrick Corbin and Adonis Garcia all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball
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Who Owned Baseball August 26, 2015 (Daily AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2015 #WOB Standings

 

(Photo: Robin Buckson, Detroit News)

(Photo: Robin Buckson, Detroit News)

Justin Verlander went into the 9th with a chance at a third career no hitter. After a leadoff single, he finished with a complete game 1 hit shutout, walking 2 and striking out 9 Angels and earning the 5-0 victory in Detroit.

Evan Gattis homered twice in the Astros 6-2 win against the Yankees.

Bartolo Colon gave the Mets 7 shutout innings, striking out 8 and scattering 5 hits as the red hot Mets topped the Phillies 9-4.

Justin Upton hit a pair of homers, driving in 3 runs helping the Padres beat the Nationals, 6-5.

They all owned baseball on August 26, 2015

Earning 1/2 WOBs on losing efforts.

Chris Sale threw 7 shutout innings, allowing 5 hits and 7 strikeouts. He got a no decision as the White Sox fell to Boston, 3-0.

Shin-Soo Choo went 3 for 5 with a run scored and 2 RBI in the Rangers 12-4 loss to Toronto.

Patrick Corbin struck out 7 batters in 6 innings, allowing 1 run, 3 hits and 2 walks. He would not get a decision as the Diamondbacks bullpen fell to St. Louis, 3-1.

Adonis Garcia went 3 for 5 with a homer in Atlanta’s 6-3 loss to the Rockies.

 

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – August 26, 2015

 

Photo: Charles Wenzelberg. NY Post

Photo: Charles Wenzelberg. NY Post

Carlos Gomez played hard even when his team was winning 9-0. The Yankees didn’t like that. Stupidity broke out

It is an unwritten rules episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

Dallas Keuchel, Michael Brantley, Brad Hand, Starlin Castro, Miguel Cabrera and Jedd Gyorko  all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball
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Who Owned Baseball August 25, 2015 (Daily AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2015 #WOB Standings

AP Photo/Kathy Willens

AP Photo/Kathy Willens

Dallas Keuchel threw 7 shutout innings, striking out 9, walking none and scattering 3 hits as the Astros humiliated the Yankees 15-1.

Michael Brantley reached base 4 times with 2 homers, 4 RBI and a stolen base to help Cleveland top Milwaukee, 11-6.

Brad Hand pitched into the 9th, throwing 8 plus innings, allowing 2 runs to the red hot Pirates and winning the 5-2 game for the Marlins.

Starlin Castro took advantage of being back in the lineup with a single, double and homer and leading the Cubs to a 8-5 victory in San Francisco.

They all owned baseball on August 25, 2015

Earning 1/2 WOBs on losing efforts.

Miguel Cabrera went 3 for 5 with a double and 3 RBI but his Tigers comeback fell a run short against the Angels, 8-7.

Jedd Gyorko hit 2 homers in the Padres 8-3 loss to Washington.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – August 25, 2015

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When I played the videogame Hardball II in the 1990s, I realized how to format the playoffs

That plus the Yankees retiring numbers on this episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

Wilmer Flores, Rusney Castillo, Jon Lester, Nathan Eovaldi, Jose Abreu, Ryan Howard and Corey Kluber   all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball

 

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Who Owned Baseball August 24, 2015 (Daily AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2015 #WOB Standings

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DREW HALLOWELL/GETTY IMAGES

Wilmer Flores hit 2 of the Mets 8 homers, adding a double and 5 RBI in the wild 16-7 win in Philadelphia.

Rusney Castillo singled, doubled and homered, driving in all 5 of the Red Sox runs in a 5-4 victory over the White Sox.

Jon Lester took a shutout into the 9th. He finished with 8 2/3 innings, 6 hits and 1 run. While he did not get the win but the Cubs took the game 2-1 over Cleveland.

Nathan Eovaldi pitched 8 shutout innings, 4 hits and struck out 7. While he didn’t get the decision, he set up the Yankees 1-0 win over the Astros.

They all owned baseball on August 24, 2015

 

Earning 1/2 WOBs on losing efforts.

Ryan Howard went 2 for 5 including a 3 run homer but his Phillies lost to the Mets 16-7.

Jose Abreu homered and doubled in the White Sox 5-4 loss to Boston.

Corey Kluber pitched into the 8th, finishing with 11 strikeouts, 4 hits, 1 run and no walks. He got a no decision as the Cubs walked off against the Indians, 2-1.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – August 24, 2015

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Scott Halleran / Getty Images

Don Mattingly violated the main rule: DO NOT TAKE OUT CLAYTON KERSHAW!

Dodger fans… look away. The next week or so could get ugly.

It is a “The walls are crashing down” episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

Aaron Nola, Lance McCullers, Stephen Piscotty, Mike Moustakas, Clayton Kershaw, Kevin Gausman, Scooter Gennett and Mike Trout all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball
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Who Owned Baseball August 23, 2015 (Daily AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2015 #WOB Standings

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ALAN DIAZ/AP

Aaron Nola pitched 8 innings of 3 hit shutout ball, walking 2 and striking out 6 Marlins en route to the 2-0 Philadelphia victory.

Lance McCullers pitched 7 innings, allowing 2 runs, striking out 8 and walking no Dodger batter. He would get a no decision but the Astros would walk off 3-2 winners in 10.

Stephen Piscotty tripled and hit a pair of homers, driving in 5 runs in St. Louis’ 10-3 thumping of the Padres.

Mike Moustakas homered and doubled twice, the second one capping off a 9th inning rally that saw the Royals come from behind and beat Boston, 8-6.

They all owned baseball on August 23, 2015

 

Earning 1/2 WOBs on losing efforts.

Clayton Kershaw allowed 1 run and no walks over 8 innings of work, striking out 10 along the way. He was stupidly pulled from the game and predictably the Dodgers bullpen blew the lead in the 9th and the game in the 10th, 3-2 to Houston.

Kevin Gausman tossed 7 strong innings, giving up just 3 hits and 2 runs, striking out 8 and walking none. He did not factor into the decision as the Orioles fell to Minnesota, 4-3 in 12.

Scooter Gennett singled and homered, scoring twice, in Milwaukee’s 9-5 loss to Washington.

Mike Trout collected 3 hits, including a triple, scored a run and drove in another but the Angels fell to Toronto, 12-5.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – August 23, 2015

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Greg Fiume/Getty Images

It is Sunday and time for the Sunday Request.

 

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Eventually David Ortiz will have to say good bye. Chances are it will be awkward.

In other words, par for the course in Boston.

It is a “2 Sullys are Better than One” episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

Paul Goldschmidt, Josh Donaldson, Gerrit Cole, Carlos Rodon, Nick Swisher, Francisco Lindor, Sonny Gray and Mike Leake all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball
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Who Owned Baseball August 22, 2015 (Daily AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2015 #WOB Standings

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Paul Goldschmidt went 4 for 5 with 2 homers, a double and 4 RBI while leading the Diamondbacks in a 11-7 win over the Reds.

Josh Donaldson homered twice, singled and doubled while driving in 6 as Toronto blew out the Angels 15-3.

Gerrit Cole threw 7 strong innings, allowing 3 hits and 1 unearned run, striking out 8. He got a no decision but the Pirates walked off 3-2 winners against the Giants.

Carlos Rodon gave the White Sox 7 innings with 1 earned run and 8 strikeouts. He did not figure in the decision but Chicago topped Seattle 6-3 in 10 innings.

They all owned baseball on August 22, 2015

Nick Swisher homered twice, driving in 4, in the Braves 9-7 loss to the Cubs.

Francisco Lindor went 3 for 4 with a double and a homer but his Indians fell to the Yankees 6-2.

Mike Leake allowed one hit, a solo homer, a walk and 6 strikeouts over 6 innings. The Giants would lose in the 9th 3-2 in Pittsburgh.

Sonny Gray pitched 8 innings, allowing 5 hits and 3 runs. The A’s would blow the lead and lose 5-4 to Tampa Bay.

Earning 1/2 WOBs on losing efforts.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – August 22, 2015

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Talking Mike Fiers no hitter and why it is so important for the Dodgers to NOT lose today

It is a “Bleeding Too Much Dodger Blue” episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

Mike Fiers, Yoenis Cespedes, Andrew Cashner, Ben Revere, Justin Verlander, Miguel Cabrera and Nolan Arenado all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball
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Who Owned Baseball August 21, 2015 (Daily AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2015 #WOB Standings

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Mike Fiers threw the 11th no hitter in Houston Astros history, walking 3 Dodgers and striking out 10 while completing his 3-0 masterpiece.

Andrew Cashner threw 6 strong innings, allowing 1 unearned run, striking out 8 Cardinals and earning the 9-3 decision for the Padres.

Ben Revere went 4 for 5 with a double, 2 runs scored and an RBI, helping the Blue Jays inch closer to first place by beating the Angels, 9-2.

Yoenis Cespedes socked 2 doubles and 3 homers, including the game winner, driving in 7, leading the Mets past Colorado in a 14-9 Coors slugfest.

They all owned baseball on August 21, 2015

 

Earning 1/2 WOBs on losing efforts.

Justin Verlander pitched 7 innings, allowing 1 earned run, 1 unearned run, 1 walk and 8 strikeouts in the Tigers 2-0 loss to Texas.

Miguel Cabrera smacked 3 doubles but was stranded each time as Detroit fell 2-0 to the Rangers.

Nolan Arenado doubled twice and homered, driving in 4 runs in the Rockies 14-9 loss to the Mets.

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The Most Recent No Hitter For Each Franchise (Updated for Mike Fiers, August 21, 2015)

(AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)

(AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)

ASTRONOMICAL!

Mike Fiers pitched a masterpiece tonight. The Astros pitcher threw a no hitter and totally shut down the reeling Dodgers, retiring the last 21.

It is the kind of game that could be the inspiration for ONE first place team and the low point for another.

And while we are here, let’s salute Roy Oswalt, Peter Munro, Kirk Saarloos, Brad Lidge, Octavio Dotel andBilly Wagner . They were the Astros pitchers who combined for a no hitter back in 2003. It was fun for them to be listed here until tonight.

But this is Mike Fiers night!

It is time to update my list!

Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – August 21, 2015

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(Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images)

It may not seem like a great time to be a Phillies fan, but it is.

Why?

Because of the great unknown.

It is a “City of Brotherly Love” episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

Yohan Flande, Chris Archer, AJ Pollock, Eduardo Escobar, Alex Rodriguez, Collin McHugh and Jason Bourgeois all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball
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