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Who Owned Baseball July 2, 2015 (Daily AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2015 #WOB Standings

Jeff Chiu - AP

Jeff Chiu – AP

Scott Kazmir pitched 8 shutout 2 hit innings, walking no Seattle batter while striking out 7, earning a 4-0 decision for the A’s.

Alejandro De Aza singled, doubled and tripled, scoring 2 and driving in 4 as the Red Sox blew out Toronto, 12-6.

Jake Arrieta held the Mets to 5 hits, no walks and 1 run while striking out 7 over 8 innings and getting the 6-1 victory for the Cubs.

Neil Walker had a 4 hit day, including a double, while driving in 3 in the Pirates 8-4 win in Detroit.

They all owned baseball on July 2, 2015.

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Who Owned Baseball July 1, 2015 (Daily AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2015 #WOB Standings

(AP Photo/Steve Nesius)

(AP Photo/Steve Nesius)

Carlos Carrasco came within one strike of completing a no hitter before allowing an RBI single. He finished with 8 2/3 innings, 1 hit, 2 walks, 1 run and struck out 13 Tampa Bay batters and giving the Indians an 8-1 win.

Robinson Cano singled twice, doubled and homered, driving in 3 and led the Mariners to a 7-0 victory in San Diego.

Johnny Cueto pitched 8 solid innings, allowing 4 hits, 1 run, 1 walk and struck out 8 Minnesota batters, earning the 2-1 decision for the Reds.

Neil Walker got 4 hits, including 2 homers, driving in 3 and slugged the Pirates past the Tigers, 9-3.

They all owned baseball on July 1, 2015.

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Who Owned Baseball June 30, 2015 (Daily AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2015 #WOB Standings

Matt York - AP Photo

Matt York – AP Photo

Howie Kendrick got 4 hits, including a double and a go ahead 10th inning homer to lead the Dodgers to a 6-4 win in Arizona,

Mitch Moreland reached base 3 times including a pair of homers, driving in 4, as the Rangers topped Baltimore 8-6.

Jordan Zimmermann pitched 7 2/3 shutout innings, allowing 6 hits and no walks while striking out 6 Braves and earning the 6-1 decision for Washington.

Mike Montgomery took a no hitter into the 7th and finished with a complete game 1 hit shutout, his second complete game shutout in a row and in only 6 career games for Seattle, blanking the Padres 5-0.

They all owned baseball on June 30, 2015.

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Who Owned Baseball June 29, 2015 (Daily AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2015 #WOB Standings

(Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

(Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Billy Hamilton reached base 4 times, scored 3 runs and stole four bases, helping the Reds win a wild 11-7 game against Minnesota.

Mike Trout walked, stole a base, homered and made a pair of highlight catches that prevented the Yankees from scoring at least 2 runs and led the Angels to a 4-1 victory.

Cody Anderson retired the first 19 Tampa Baybatters he faced and finished with 8 innings, 2 hits, 1 run on a solo shot and no walks for his first big league decision, 7-1 for Cleveland.

Manny Parra‘s 2 innings of perfect relief in the Reds 11-7 was the National League pitching highlight of the night.

They all owned baseball on June 29, 2015.

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

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KEN GOLDFIELD/NY DAILY NEWS

Steven Matz had a mind boggling major league debut. Not only did he pitch into the 8th inning, finishing with 7 2/3, allowing 2 runs on a pair of solo homers (including a leadoff shot) but he went 3 for 3 with a double and 4 runs batted in to get the decision and be the offensive star in the Mets 7-2 double header clinching victory over the Reds.

Matt Duffy missed the cycle by a single, which he almost got on a video reviewed play that went against him. He finished with a double, triple and homer, helping San Francisco top Colorado 6-3.

Ubaldo Jimenez pitched 8 shutout 4 hit innings, walking none and striking out 7 as the Orioles blanked the Indians 4-0 and won both games of their double header.

James McCann got 2 hits including a 9th inning walk off homer leading the Tigers to a 5-4 come from behind win against the White Sox.

They all owned baseball on June 28, 2015.

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

(Darren Calabrese/The Canadian Press via AP)

(Darren Calabrese/The Canadian Press via AP)

Yovani Gallardo ran his scoreless streak to 23 innings as he took a shutout into the 9th. He finished with 8 1/3 innings, no runs, 3 hits and 2 walks while getting the 4-0 win for the Rangers in Toronto.

Torii Hunter doubled and hit a pair of homers to lead the Twins past the Brewers, 5-2.

Tom Koehler out dueled Kershaw with 7 innings of 6 hit and 2 run ball while walking none getting the Marlins 3-2 decision over the Dodgers.

Matt Duffy singled, doubled and homered, scoring 3 and driving in 2 as the Giants came from behind to top the Rockies 7-5.

They all owned baseball on June 27, 2015.

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Who Owned Baseball June 26, 2015 (Daily AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2015 #WOB Standings

ohn E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports

John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports

Edwin Encarnacion hit 2 homers, including a grand slam, and added another single, driving in 5 as the Blue Jays stampeded over the Rangers, 12-2.

Edinson Volquez pitched 7 innings, allowing 3 hits, 1 walk and 1 run, earning the 5-2 Royals win over Oakland.

Carlos Gonzalez went 5 for 5 with a double and a triple, scoring 3 and driving in another, helping the Rockies top the Giants, 8-6.

Noah Syndergaard pitched 8 strong innings, allowing 5 hits, 1 run and no walks, giving the Mets a much needed 2-1 win over the Reds.

They all owned baseball on June 26, 2015.

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Who Owned Baseball June 25, 2015 (Daily AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2015 #WOB Standings

Gene J. Puskar - AP

Gene J. Puskar – AP

Brandon Phillips singled, tripled, stole a base, made a circus throw to start a double play and hit the game winning homer in the 13th inning to lead Cincinnati to a 5-4 victory in Pittsburgh.

Jose Altuve hit a single and 2 doubles and stole a pair of bases, scoring 3 of the Astros runs in their 4-0 win over the Yankees.

Jacob deGrom gave the Mets a desperately needed win with 8 shutout innings, allowing 4 hits and no walks while striking out 7 Brewers in the 2-0 final.

Dallas Keuchel wiggled out of a 9th inning jam to complete a masterful 6 hit, 1 walk shutout, striking out 12 Yankees as the Astros won 4-0.

They all owned baseball on June 25, 2015.

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

 (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

(AP Photo/Chris O’Meara)

Marco Estrada, partially aided by some spectacular infield defense, pitched a perfect game until there was one out in the 8th when he allowed an infield hit. He finished 8 2/3 sparkling shutout innings, allowing 2 hits, no walks while striking out 10. He would get a no decision but the Blue Jays won in Tampa Bay, 1-0.

Brett Lawrie went 3 for 5 including a grand slam to lead the red hot A’s to an 8-2 blowout against Texas.

Jimmy Nelson allowed 2 hits, including a solo homer, and 1 walk over 8 innings, earning the 4-1 decision for Milwaukee over the Mets.

Yasmany Tomas collected 4 hits, drove in a run and scored the go ahead run in the Diamondbacks come from behind 9th inning rally to top the Rockies 8-7.

They all owned baseball on June 24, 2015.

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Who Owned Baseball June 23, 2015 (Daily AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2015 #WOB Standings

Erika Schultz / The Seattle Times

Erika Schultz / The Seattle Times

Mike Montgomery pitched a complete game 4 hit shutout, striking out 10 and walking no Royals batters as Seattle rolled, 7-0.

Carlos Correa singled, doubled, homered, scored 3 times, drove in 4 and provided sparkling defense, helping Houston crush the Angels, 13-3.

Jason Hammel pitched a shutout into the 8th inning, finishing with 7 2/3, allowing 2 hits and 2 walks. He got a no decision but the Cubs walked off against the Dodgers, 1-0.

Nolan Arenado homered twice, driving in 4, helping the Rockies top the Diamondacks 10-5.

They all owned baseball on June 23, 2015.

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Who Owned Baseball June 22, 2015 (Daily AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2015 #WOB Standings

Brad Penner - USA Today Sports

Brad Penner – USA Today Sports

Maikel Franco got  4 hits including 2 homers and drove in 5 runs to help the Phillies top the Yankees 11-8.

Albert Pujols homered twice and walked, driving in 3 runs as the Angels snuck past Houston 4-3.

Travis Wood came out of the bullpen to throw 3 1/3 shutout innings, allowing 1 hit and striking out 4, earning the 4-2 decision for the Cubs over Kershaw and the Dodgers.

Hector Santiago threw 6 solid innings with 2 hits, 1 walk and 1 run. The bullpen blew his lead but the Angels would go on to beat the Astros 4-3.

They all owned baseball on June 22, 2015.

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Who Owned Baseball June 21, 2015 (Daily AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2015 #WOB Standings

Anthony Gruppuso USA TODAY Sports

Anthony Gruppuso USA TODAY Sports

J. D. Martinez crushed 3 homers, driving in 6 runs as the Tigers rolled against the Yankees, 12-4.

Yasmani Grandal got 3 hits, including a pair of homers, to help the Dodgers avoid a sweep and crush the Giants 10-2.

Scott Kazmir pitched a shutout into the 8th, giving the A’s 7 1/3 innings allowing a single run in a tense 3-2 win against the Angels.

Jake Arrieta threw a complete game 4 hit shutout with no walks and 7 strikeouts, leading the Cubs past the Twins 8-0.

They all owned baseball on June 21, 2015.

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Who Owned Baseball June 20, 2015 (Daily AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2015 #WOB Standings

Rob Carr, Getty Images

Rob Carr, Getty Images

Max Scherzer came within one pitch of a perfect game, finishing with the second no hitter for the Nationals since moving from Montreal. He struckout 10 Pirates and walked none, hitting Tabata with 2 strikes and 2 out.

Randal Grichuk doubled and homered twice, driving in 4 as the Cardinals steam rolled the Phillies, 10-1.

Jesse Hahn pitched into the 8th, finishing with 7 2/3 innings, 1 run, 4 hits and 4 strikeouts getting the 4-1 decision over the Angels in Oakland.

Alex Rodriguez continued his magical weekend by driving in 5 runs, getting on base 3 times and homering in the Yankees 14-3 drubbing of the Tigers.

They all owned baseball on June 20, 2015.

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Who Owned Baseball June 19, 2015 (Daily AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2015 #WOB Standings

Mark J. Terrill - AP

Mark J. Terrill – AP

Buster Posey reached base 4 times, stole a base and hit a go ahead grand slam as the Giants slugged past the rival Dodgers 9-5.

Albert Pujols doubled and hit a go ahead grand slam as the Angels stunned the A’s with a wild 12-7 come from behind victory.

Joe Ross stopped the red hot Pirates with 7 1/3 innings, allowing 1 run and 1 walk while striking out 11, earning the 4-1 decision for Washington.

Phil Hughes pitched 8 innings allowing 2 hits, one being a solo homer, and won the 7-2 game for the Twins over the Cubs.

They all owned baseball on June 19, 2015.

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Who Owned Baseball June 18, 2015 (Daily AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2015 #WOB Standings

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Christian Petersen / Getty Images

C. J. Wilson threw 8 strong innings, allowing 1 run while striking out 9 and walking no Arizona batters for an Angels 7-1 win.

Zack Greinke pitched 7 shutout innings, striking out 8, 4 hits and no walks. He did not get the decision but the Dodgers got the 1-0 balk off win.

Preston Tucker doubled and homered, driving in 3 helping the Astros top Colorado 8-4.

Ryan Howard got 2 hits, including a 2 run homer that drove in all the Phillies runs, and made a diving stop in a 2-1 victory over Baltimore.

They all owned baseball on June 18, 2015.

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Who Owned Baseball June 17, 2015 (Daily AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2015 #WOB Standings

 

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Jason O. Watson/Getty Images

Billy Butler went 4 for 5 with a homer and 3 RBI in Oakland’s 16-2 thrashing of the Padres on Pride Night.

Todd Frazier homered twice including a walk off grand slam in the 13th inning, leading the Reds past Detroit 8-4.

Felix Hernandez out dueled Bumgarner with 8 shutout innings, allowing 4 hits and 2 walks as the Mariners snuck past San Francisco, 2-0.

Tsuyoshi Wada pitched 7 shutout innings, holding the Indians to 4 hits and 2 walks and earned the decision in the 17-0 Cubs blowout.

They all owned baseball on June 17, 2015.

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Who Owned Baseball June 16, 2015 (Daily AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2015 #WOB Standings

AP Photo/Elise Amendola

AP Photo/Elise Amendola

Brock Holt became the first Red Sox player since 1996 to hit for the cycle, doubling, smacking a single, homering to the opposite field and finally tripling into the triangle, scoring 2 and driving in 2 for the 9-4 victory over Atlanta.

Chi Chi Gonzalez pitched a shutout into the 9th inning before surrendering a game tying homer after 8 1/3 innings. His excellent outing would go as a no decision but the Rangers walked off against the Dodgers, 3-2.

Clint Robinson put Washington on the board with a homer and kept getting on. He would finish with 4 hits and a walk, adding a double and three runs scored in the 16-4 thrashing of Tampa Bay.

Matt Harvey threw 7 shutout innings, walking none and allowing 4 hits, getting the first place Mets another dramatic win against Toronto, 3-2.

They all owned baseball on June 16, 2015.

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Who Owned Baseball June 15, 2015 (Daily AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2015 #WOB Standings

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Peter Diana/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Francisco Liriano struck out 12 and walked just 1 White Sox batter over 8 innings of 2 hit shutout ball as the Pirates took a laugher, 11-0.

Paul Goldschmidt reached base 4 times including a single, a double and a homer, driving in 3 runs helping Arizona win a controversial 7-3 game over the Angels.

Anibal Sanchez threw a complete game 2 hit shutout, striking out 7 while walking no Reds batter for the 6-0 victory in Detroit.

George Springer went 3 for 4 with a pair of homers, leading the Astros past the Rockies 6-3.

They all owned baseball on June 15, 2015.

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Who Owned Baseball June 14, 2015 (Daily AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2015 #WOB Standings

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Mike McGinnis – Getty Images

Max Schezrer retired the first 18 Milwaukee batters he faced, finishing with a complete game 1 hit shutout, allowing just 1 walk while striking out a career high 16 batters to earn the 4-0 decision for Washington.

Sonny Gray pitched into the 8th inning, allowing just 5 hits, no walks and one unearned runs while striking out 9 Angels, winning the 8-1 game for the A’s.

Juan Lagares collected 3 hits including a double and a go ahead 3 run homer to give the Mets a dramatic come from behind 10-8 victory over Atlanta.

Russell Martin reached base 4 times, including a double, scored 3 runs and drove in 2 more helping the Blue Jays clobber the Red Sox 13-5.

They all owned baseball on June 14, 2015.

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Who Owned Baseball June 13, 2015 (Daily AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2015 #WOB Standings

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Maria Lorenzino / Sun Sentinel

Giancarlo Stanton reached base 3 times including a double off the wall and a homer, driving in all of the Marlins runs in their 4-1 win over the Rockies.

Mat Latos struck out 11 Rockies batters over 7 innings, allowing just 4 hits and 1 run and getting the 4-1 decision in Miami.

Manny Machado got 3 hits, including a homer, and drove in 4 runs, leading the surging Orioles past the Yankees, 9-4.

C. J. Wilson stifled Oakland with 7 shutout innings, allowing 2 hits and striking out 8, earning the razor thin 1-0 victory for the Angels.

They all owned baseball on June 13, 2015.

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Who Owned Baseball June 11, 2015 (Daily AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2015 #WOB Standings

(Michael Dwyer/AP Photo)

(Michael Dwyer/AP Photo)

Justin Smoak singled, homered and blasted a triple that broke the tie in the Blue Jays wild come from behind 13-10 triumph in Boston.

Todd Frazier doubled, homered and scored 3 runs including the go ahead run in the 10th to give the Reds a 5-4 win against the Cubs.

David Price threw a complete game shutout, allowing 7 hits, no walks and struck out 8 Cleveland batters to give Detroit a 4-0 victory.

Chase Anderson threw a no hitter into the 7th and finished with 7 shutout frames with 1 hit and walked just 1 Giants batter, getting the 1-0 decision for the Diamondbacks.

They all owned baseball on June 12, 2015.

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Who Owned Baseball June 11, 2015 (Daily AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2015 #WOB Standings

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Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images

Scott Kazmir allowed just 1 hit and 2 walks over 8 shutout innings as he dominated the Rangers to a 7-0 final in Oakland.

Mike Trout singled, doubled and homered, helping the Angels beat the Rays, 6-2.

David Phelps pitched 8 shutout innings, allowing just 4 hits and 1 walk and earned the 6-0 decision for the Marlins over Colorado.

Giancarlo Stanton singled and homered, driving in 4 runs and leading Miami to a 6-0 win against the Rockies.

They all owned baseball on June 11, 2015.

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Who Owned Baseball June 10, 2015 (Daily AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2015 #WOB Standings

Stephen Dunn - Getty Images

Stephen Dunn – Getty Images

Yasiel Puig reached base 5 times, with a pair of singles, a double, a walk and a 3 run homer and came around to score the game ending run as the Dodgers walked off against Arizona, 7-6.

Josh Donaldson went 2 for 4 with a homer and provided some highlight reel defense at third as the Blue Jays beat the Marlins again, 7-2.

Charlie Morton pitched shutout ball into the 8th, finishing with 7 1/3 innings, 3 hits, no runs and 6 strikeouts as the Pirates topped the Brewers, 2-0.

Edinson Volquez pitched 7 strong innings, allowing just 1 run and 6 hits and getting the 7-2 decision for the Royals over Minnesota.

They all owned baseball on June 10, 2015.

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Who Owned Baseball June 9, 2015 (Daily AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2015 #WOB Standings

 

Al Bello - Getty Images

Al Bello – Getty Images

Chris Heston threw the 17th no hitter in the history of the Giants franchise, blanking the Mets with 11 strikeouts, no walks and 3 batters hit for a 5-0 masterpiece.

Joey Votto homered three times and added a walk and another run scored to his 4 RBI as Cincinnati demolished Philadelphia, 11-2.

Masahiro Tanaka pitched 7 strong innings, walking none and allowing 5 hits and 1 run, getting the 6-1 decision for the Yankees over Washington.

Edwin Encarnacion hit a 2 run, walk off, come from behind homer in the bottom of the 9th to give the Blue Jays a 4-3 win over the Marlins.

They all owned baseball on June 9, 2015.

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Who Owned Baseball June 8, 2015 (Daily AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2015 #WOB Standings

AP Photo - Paul Beaty

AP Photo – Paul Beaty

Chris Sale pitched 8 dominant innings, allowing 5 hits, 1 run, 1 walk and striking out 14 Houston batters to give the White Sox a 3-1 victory.

Josh Donaldson singled and homered, driving in 3 runs and helping the red hot Blue Jays clobber the Marlins, 11-3.

Mike Bolsinger allowed just 3 hits and 2 walks over 7 innings, striking out 8 Diamondbacks in the process of earning the 9-3 decision for the Dodgers.

Zack Cozart singled, doubled and homered, driving in 2 and leading the Reds to a 6-4 win over Philadelphia.

They all owned baseball on June 8, 2015.

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Who Owned Baseball June 7, 2015 (Daily AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2015 #WOB Standings

Jerry Holt – Dml - Star Tribune Star Tribune

Jerry Holt – Dml – Star Tribune Star Tribune

Mike Pelfrey kept the Twins in the win column by throwing 8 shutout innings, striking out 7 Brewers and getting the 2-0 decision.

Jose Bautista homered twice, reached base 4 times and scored the winning run in a wild 9th inning rally as Toronto topped Houston, 7-6.

Johnny Cueto pitched 7 shutout innings, striking out 9 and allowed only 4 hits as the Reds beat San Diego 4-0.

Jay Bruce homered twice and drove in all 4 Reds run in a 4-0 victory over the Padres.

They all owned baseball on June 7, 2015.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – May 9, 2015

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Remembering the moments where both teams had a chance to clinch at the same time. Plus my brother witnesses another grand slam

It is a paying respect Episode 928 of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

Jered Weaver, Cole Hamels, Ian Kinsler, Bryce Harper, Alex Gordon, Jimmy Nelson, Ryan Braun and Roberto Hernandez all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball?

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MLB Player Futures Bets In 2015: Player Performance Props

What are your best Over/Under Bets for player performances in the upcoming campaign.  We delve deep into the numbers and have given you our selections.  Its time to throw down some cabbage!

What are your best Over/Under Bets for player performances in the upcoming campaign. We delve deep into the numbers and have given you our selections. Its time to throw down some cabbage!

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Fantasy Playes are dusting off their notes, and getting ready for the 2015 year.  If we did not accompany a guys total with a picture and quick blurb, it means we think the total is fair. Injuries may play a factor, as a guys age and surrounding teammates, or the Division he plays in.

Some guys have contracts to play for, or have shown up out of shape. 

Total by Cole Hamels (PHI)
Over 11½ Wins +100
Under 11½ Wins -130

Total by Adam Wainwright (STL)
Over 14½ Wins +100
Under 14½ Wins -130

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The 2nd Wild Card Team In The NL For 2015 Could Be Right Near .500

The National League is a very top heavy league with the Nats, Dodgers, Cardinals and Pirates having the best odds to qualify for the postseason in 2015.  With parity at an all time high in the Senior Circuit, we may a squad break the worst record ever to qualify for the playoffs as a Wild Card seed this campaign.

The National League is a very top heavy league with the Nats, Dodgers, Cardinals and Pirates having the best odds to qualify for the postseason in 2015. With parity at an all time high in the Senior Circuit, we may see a squad break the worst record ever to qualify for the playoffs as a Wild Card seed this campaign.  The AL is not as big with the dominant clubs, and as such will have many teams hover around 90 wins that make the postseason.  With the AL winning the Interleague matchup for 10 years consecutive, you also have to factor in a few more W’s per team.

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With all due respect to the rest of the Senior Circuit clubs, the Nationals and Dodgers are heads above the rest of the league.  I am also throwing in stalwart franchise St. Louis and Pittsburgh (94 wins and 88 wins in the last 2 years) as other teams that should lock down the NL Central and the other 1 to win the 1st Wild Card – to round out the top 4 seeds in the NL.

Then there are the rest of the clubs.

From the surface odds wise, the gambling pundits are saying the Padres and Giants would be next on the list for wins, followed by the Mets, Cubs and Marlins.

Just below those last 5 teams, you have the fight for competing coming from Milwaukee, Cincinnati, Atlanta, and finally the teams most thought to struggle this campaign are the Rockies, D’Backs and the Phillies.

I believe Washington is going to run away from the rest of the league – and near 100 victories. The Dodgers while not as talented as they have been the last few seasons, should not have a problem topping 90 wins again with their Starting Rotation being so strong.

The Pirates did lose Russell Martin and Edinson Volquez, but you have to think bringing A.J. Burnett back replaces Volquez, and the internal improvements from Gregory Polanco, and a return to power from Pedro Alvarez should be enough to compensate for that.

When it comes down to my final prognostication for the Division, I may just jot the Bucs down to win the Division.  Josh Harrison and Neil Walker at 3B and 2B, and if they receive anything from their Starting Catcher and Shortstop then look the hell out.

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2015 Regular Season Win Over/Unders In The MLB + Best Bets

What are your best Over/Under Bets for the upcoming 2015 MLB Season?  We have selected our top 10.

What are your best Over/Under Bets for the upcoming 2015 MLB Season? We have selected our top 10.

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Over/Unders for the year, based on odds given by http://www.bovada.com sports book

Arizona – 71.5 (over is -115) (under is -115)

I gotta go with the under.  San Diego, LA and SF are all much better, and even Colorado is tough on the road. Like them at just around 70 wins.  Is a rebuilding year, and they might fetch a heavy ransom if Mark Trumbo can have a bounce back 1st half.  2016 maybe the year the can contend again.

Atlanta – 73.5 (over is -115) (under is -115)

I like the over on this one big time.  This club lost a ton of offense, yet I like their run prevention more than ever.  Shelby Miller was a great acquisition, and they still have a nasty Bullpen.  I am not as bullish on the rest of the NL East as a lot of clubs are too.  Wouldn’t call this a best bet, however, like them to win 75 – 77 games. Read the rest of this entry