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

 

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BILL KOSTROUN/AP

Mark Teixeira homered twice, driving in 4 runs and helped the Yankees stop the Mets winning streak, 6-1 in the Bronx.

Dallas Keuchel gave the Astros 9 shutout innings, allowing just 2 hits and 2 walks. The Astros bats were silent and the game went into extra innings. The Astros would hold on after a wild 10th and 11th inning game them a 5-4 win in Oakland.

Anthony Rizzo reached base 4 times, doubled, hit a game tying 2 run homer and scored a pair, including the go ahead run in the 11th as the Cubs topped the Reds, 7-3.

Aaron Harang held Atlanta hitless into the 5th and pitched 8 shutout innings, surrendering just 2 hits and 1 walk. He would not get a decision but the Phillies walked off 1-0 winners over the Braves.

 

They all owned baseball on April 24, 2015.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – April 24, 2015

 

Comcast SportsNet

Comcast SportsNet

Celebrating and being flamboyant is bad for the integrity of the game.

Brushback pitches and brawls are good old fashioned hard nosed baseball.

Let’s just say I have some issues with that “traditional logic.”

Changing the ways we thing on episode 913 of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast..

Daniel Murphy, David Phelps, Jacoby Ellsbury, Masahiro Tanaka, Howie Kendrick, Max Scherzer, Manny Machado and Chris Sale all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball?

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

JIM MCISAAC/GETTY IMAGES

JIM MCISAAC/GETTY IMAGES

Daniel Murphy got the Mets on the board early with a 3 run double and added an insurance run with an RBI single in the 7th to extend their winning streak to 10 with a 6-3 final over Atlanta.

David Phelps gave the Marlins a much needed with with 7 shutout innings, allowing just 3 hits and 2 walks and got the 9-1 decision in Philadelphia.

Jacoby Ellsbury hustled to force a double, reached base two other times, stole a base and scored both Yankee runs to win a tight 2-1 victory in Detroit.

Masahiro Tanaka gave the Yankees another good outing, pitching into the 7th, keeping the mighty Tiger bats to only 3 hits and 1 run over 6 1/3 innings. He did not get the decision but the Yankees prevailed, 2-1.

 

They all owned baseball on April 23, 2015.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – April 23, 2015

ESPN.com

ESPN.com

Chris Rock gave a hilarious if depressing rant about the lack of interest of African Americans on baseball. And along the way made some interesting observations about nostalgia.

I can’t speak for being African American. But I can say that baseball needs to build on a solid foundation to open its appeal and maybe not be so afraid to have fun.

I recounted and it is episode 912 of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast..

Johnny Cueto, Sonny Gray, Kolten Wong, Devon Travis, Jimmy Nelson, Roberto Hernandez, A.J. Pierzynski and Dustin Pedroia  all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball?
Here is Chris Rock’s Rant from HBO Sports.

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

 

MORRY GASH/AP

MORRY GASH/AP

Johnny Cueto threw 8 dominant innings, allowing just 5 hits and 2 walks and 1 run. He got the 2-1 decision for the Reds in Milwaukee.

Sonny Gray stopped an Angels lineup that the night before bombarded Oakland. He went 7 innings, giving up 2 hits while striking out 7 as the A’s rolled 9-2.

Kolten Wong singled, doubled and homered, driving in 3 and provided some highlight reel defense, helping the Cardinals take a wild 7-5 game in Washington.

Devon Travis hit a 2 run homer to give the Blue Jays the lead for good and added a second hit in a 4-2 win over Baltimore.

 

They all owned baseball on April 22, 2015.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – April 22, 2015

Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Are the Mets a team sprinting a marathon or are they for real?

And why does Joey Votto remind me of Brad Pitt in Troy?

It is a pace yourself episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast..

Zack Cozart, Edwin Encarnacion, Jonathon Niese, Hector Santiago, Elian Herrera, Jose Abreu, Chris Archer and Chase Anderson  all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball?

 

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

Photo: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Photo: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Zack Cozart went 3-5 with a pair of homers, a stolen base and 3 RBI and 3 runs scored in the wild 16-10 slugfest Reds victory in Milwaukee.

Edwin Encarnacion homered twice in the tense 13-6 Blue Jays win over Baltimore.

Jonathon Niese pitched into the 7th, allowing 1 run on a solo homer and just 3 other hits, helping the Mets to their 9th straight win in a 7-1 blow out of the Braves.

Hector Santiago pitched 6 strong innings, allowing 3 hits and striking out 8, earning the 14-1 decision for the Angels over their division rival A’s.

They all owned baseball on April 21, 2015.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – April 21, 2015

Photo: David Kohl, Associated Press

Photo: David Kohl, Associated Press

Bryan Price goes on a wild profanity filled tirade. But while he apologized for the tone, he still doesn’t understand the main underlying problem with his rant.

Meanwhile I am nervous for Marlins manager Mike Redmond’s job security and I remember the opening of Field of Dreams.

If you build Episode 907 of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast. they will come.

Alfredo Simon, Luis Valbuena, Matt Kemp, Anthony DeSclafani, Andrew McCutchen, A. J. Burnett, Robinson Cano and Trevor Bauer all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball?

 

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

Elaine Thompson - AP

Elaine Thompson – AP

Luis Valbuena hit a pair of homers, driving in 3, including a go ahead shot in the 8th leading the Astros to a 7-5 win in Seattle.

Matt Kemp led a torrid San Diego attack with 3 hits, including a double, 3 runs scored and 4 RBI in a 14-3 laugher in Colorado.

Alfredo Simon pitched into the 8th inning, striking out 7, walking none and allowing a single run, winning a 2-1 pitchers duel over the Yankees in Detroit.

Anthony DeSclafani pitched 8 shutout innings, allowing 2 hits and 1 walk, striking out 5, earning the 6-1 decision for the Reds over Milwaukee.

They all owned baseball on April 20, 2015.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – April 20, 2015

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Part 2 of my conversation with Eireann Dolan, writer, humorist and girlfriend of A’s pitcher Sean Doolittle. We talk about what happens after a game and their experience at the All Star Game.

Plus there is an explanation for the photo above.

It is the behind the scenes look at baseball Episode 906 of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

Nelson Cruz, Stephen Strasburg, Scott Van Sluke, Shane Greene, Scott Kazmir, Mike Leake, Steven Souza Jr. and Giancarlo Stanton all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball?

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

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Stephen Strasburg pitched into the 8th, allowing just 5 hits and 1 run while striking out 7 Phillies in 7 1/3 innings. He warned the 4-1 decision for Washington.

Scott Van Slyke led the red hot Dodgers to a 7-0 drubbing of the Rockies with a pair of doubles and a homer, driving in 3 and scoring a pair.

Shane Greene gave the Tigers another solid start, going 7 innings, allowing just 1 run and improving his record to 3-0 in a 9-1 blowout of the White Sox.

Nelson Cruz got three hits, including a pair of homers and a walk off single, driving in 5 runs as the Mariners erased a 10-5 hole and walked off 11-10 winners over Texas.

They all owned baseball on April 19, 2015.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – April 19, 2015

It is Sunday and time for The Sunday Request.

Oh man… a Red Sox title or a Good Star Wars movie? That is a debate that brings back memories of both 1983 and 199.
The Force is With Me on Episode 908 of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

Odubel Herrera, Chris Heston, Josh Donaldson, Felix Hernandez, David Ortiz, C. J. Wilson and Zack Cozart all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball?

 

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

CHRIS O'MEARA/AP

CHRIS O’MEARA/AP

Alex Rodriguez homered twice and drove in 4, including the game winning run with an RBI 8th inning single as he led the Yankees to a 5-4 win in Tampa Bay.

Wil Myers stole the spotlight in Chicago with a 3-4 performance including a controversial 3 run shot that ultimately gave the Padres a 5-4 decision against the Cubs,.

David Price pitched 8 strong innings, letting up just 4 hits and 1 walk. He did not get the decision but his great performance set up Detroit’s walk off 9th inning rally to beat the White Sox, 2-1.

Josh Collmenter not only threw a complete game 4 hit 1 walk shut out against the Giants, but he helped lead the Diamondbacks offense with a 3-5 day, complete with a run scored and driven in.

They all owned baseball on April 17, 2015.

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SULLY BASEBALL DAILY PODCAST – APRIL 17, 2015

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Writer and humorist Eireann Dolan joins the podcast today.

She talks about life with her All Star boyfriend, Sean Doolittle of the Oakland A’s, buying back tickets for LBGT Pride Night in Oakland and the constant fear of finding out about a trade via Twitter.

It is the behind the scenes look at baseball Episode 906 of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

John Lackey, Lucas Duda, Chris Archer, Kurt Suzuki, Lorenzo Cain and Giancarlo Stanton all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball?

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Follow the brilliant comedy writer Chris Regan by clicking HERE.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – April 16, 2015

AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez

AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez

The Giants offense is bad. We knew that going into the season. We are seeing it now. Why wait to fix it?

The Giants could call someone up from AAA, shift Posey to the infield or give Carlos Quentin a shot.

Or… bring back Barry Bonds

It is in case of emergency break glass Episode 905 of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

Alfredo Simon, Devon Travis, Adeiny Hechavarria, Travis Wood, Edinson Volquez, Odubel Herrera, Francisco Liriano and Steven Souza  all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball?

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

Jared Wickerham - Getty Images

Jared Wickerham – Getty Images

Alfredo Simon helped continue the dominant start by Detroit with 8 innings of 2 hit shutout ball, walking none and getting the 1-0 decision in Pittsburgh.

Devon Travis went 3-4 with a double and a homer, driving in a pair as the Blue Jays rolled over Tampa Bay, 12-7.

Travis Wood threw 7 shutout innings, striking out 7 Reds and allowing just 3 hits and 2 walks, earning the 5-0 win for the Cubs.

Adeiny Hechavarria went 3-3 with a homers and a sacrifice fly, driving in 3 and scoring 2 for the Marlins 6-2 victory in Atlanta.

They all owned baseball on April 15, 2015.

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

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KEVIN C. COX/GETTY IMAGES

Giancarlo Stanton reached base 5 times, doubled, scored twice and drove in 4 as the Marlins cruised to an 8-2 final in Atlanta.

Anthony DeSclafani threw 7 shutout innings, letting up only 2 hits and 2 walks while getting the 3-2 win for the Reds over the Cubs.

Steven Souza, Jr. went 3-5 with a homer and scored the go ahead run in 8th as Tampa Bay topped Toronto, 3-2.

Shane Greene pitched 8 shutout innings, allowing just 3 hits and walking none, earning the 2-0 decision for Detroit in Pittsburgh.

They all owned baseball on April 14, 2015.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – April 14, 2015

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From Bailey–Brayton Field on the campus of Washington State University, I watch the Cougars play Gonzaga. I wonder why college baseball hasn’t caught on. Plus I wonder about a “What if?” concerning WSU alum John Olerud.

It is a school spirit Episode 903 of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

Mookie Betts, Jorge Soler, Jake Odrizzi, Jacob deGrom, Chris Heston, Brandon Phillips and Nelson Cruz all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball?

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – April 12, 2015

Howard Simmons - New York Daily News

Howard Simmons – New York Daily News

Is it too early for teams to be panicking? Or are some teams showing their glaring weaknesses early and should be addressed?

In some cases, teams shouldn’t panic.

In others, they should solve a problem before they ferment.

Meanwhile it is The Sunday Request.

I love it.

If you have YOUR list of how you rank teams, send them to me via Twitter by clicking HERE.

It is Episode 901 of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

Jimmy Nelson, Ian Kinsler, Starlin Castro, Joe Kelly, Johnny Cueto, Nolan Arenado, Sonny Gray and Kole Calhoun all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball?

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – April 11, 2015

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900 straight days with an original podcast every single day. Not a bad showing.

Today’s episode was recorded on the campus of The University of Idaho, a state that is not exactly a major league baseball hot bed.Neither is Iowa and it will never become a big baseball state if insane blackout rules continue to take effect.

Do you know what piece of video entertainment baseball is competing with? ALL of it. Best not make it harder to get eyeballs.

It is a 90% of the way to 1,000 episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

Xander Bogaerts, Joey Votto, Tommy Milone, Brandon Morrow, Anthony Rizzo, Kevin Kiermaier, Chasen Shreve and Tim Lincecum all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball?

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

DAVID KOHL/AP

DAVID KOHL/AP

Joey Votto homered twice, walked and stole a base in the Reds 8th inning game winning rally to top St. Louis, 5-4.

Brandon Morrow pitched 7 shutout innings, allowing just 4 hits and struck out 7. He did not get the decision but his Padres topped the Giants, 1-0.

Xander Bogaerts got 4 hits, all in extra innings, stole a base, scored the eventual winning run and started the game ending double play that game the Red Sox a dramatic and exhausting 6-5 19 inning victory over the Yankees..

Tommy Milone pitched shutout ball into the 8th, finishing with 7 2/3, 2 hits and 7 strikeouts while allowing no runs helping the Twins to their first win of the year, 6-0 over the White Sox.

 

They all owned baseball on April 10, 2015.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – April 10, 2015

Photo: Patric Schneider, AP

Photo: Patric Schneider, AP

A no hitter was nearly thrown, Matt Harvey returned and gum became a controversy.

Man I love the regular season.

That insanity and more on this episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast

Matt Harvey, Xander Bogaerts, Edinson Volquez, David Wright, Pedro Alvarez, Odrisamer Despaigne and John Ryan Murphy  all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball?

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

ALEX BRANDON/AP

ALEX BRANDON/AP

Matt Harvey dominated the Nationals, striking out 9 and walking 1 and allowing just 4 hits in 6 shutout innings, earning the 6-3 decision for the Mets.

David Wright collected a pair of hits including a back breaking 2 run single and added a run to help the Mets take the game 6-3 and the series in Washington.

Edinson Volquez pitched 8 strong innings, allowing 4 hits, 1 walk and 1 run and beat the White Sox 4-1 and helped the defending AL Champion Royals complete the 3 game sweep.

Xander Bogaerts reached base 4 times including a bases clearing 3 run triple that broke open the game early and helped the Red Sox cruise to a 6-2 win in Philadelphia.

They all owned baseball on April 9, 2015.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – April 9, 2015

Pedro Portal -  EL Nuevo Herald

Pedro Portal – EL Nuevo Herald

Still at Washington State, I wonder if the Marlins will regret dropping 3 games to the Braves to start the year if they finish the season in a tight race. Plus the match up of Harvey and Strasburg make me hopeful for a dynamic NL East for years to come.

It is looking at the East from the West episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

Adrian Gonzalez, Jose Iglesias, Scott Kasmir, Jake Arrieta, Jacob deGrom, Adam Lind, Scott Feldman and Avisail Garcia  all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball?

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – April 8, 2015

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Still at Washington State… I expand my knowledge with the stat “Game Score” and I urge the Giants to do something about their lineup right NOW!

It is a teaching old dogs new tricks episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

CJ Wilson, Steve Pearce, Tyson Ross and Freddie Freeman, Buster Posey, James Paxton, Kevin Kiermaier and Zack Grienke all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball?

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – April 7, 2015

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From the campus of Washington State University… I resist listening to games while taking classes, I talk about opening day and wonder why Tanaka hasn’t gone under the knife yet.

It is a back to school episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

Jimmy Rollins, Johnny Cueto, Sonny Gray, Hanley Ramirez, Max Scherzer, Corey Kluber, Mike Trout and Matt Kemp all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball?

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Who Owned Baseball April 6, 2015 (Daily AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2015 #WOB Standings

Carlos Avila Gonzalez / San Francisco Chronicle

Carlos Avila Gonzalez / San Francisco Chronicle

In an opening day filled with terrific pitching performances, Sonny Gray shone brightest, taking a no hitter into the 8th inning and finishing with 8 innings of shutout ball allowing 1 hit, 1 walk, 1 hit batsman while striking out 3 as the A’s rolled over Texas 8-0.

Hanley Ramirez reached base 3 times including a grand slam and a solo shot, driving in 5 and helping the Red Sox cruise to an 8-0 win in Philadelphia.

Johnny Cueto pitched 7 shutout innings, allowing 4 hits, 1 walk and striking out 10. The bullpen would blow his lead but the Reds would beat the Pirates 5-2.

Jimmy Rollins reached base 3 times, stole a base and hit a go ahead 3 run homer in the 8th inning to give the Dodgers a come from behind 6-3 win in their opener against the Padres.

They all owned baseball on April 5, 2015.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – April 6, 2015

MLB on ESPN

MLB on ESPN

REGULAR SEASON BASEBALL HAS STARTED.

My son feels pity for the Cubs. I have more pity for people who needed to pee in Wrigley Field.

Meanwhile the Padres pull off a blockbuster in time for Easter.

It is a Get The Season Started episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast

Adam Wainwright, Jason Heyward and David Ross all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball?

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – April 4, 2015

Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports

Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports

The Angels reaction to the Josh Hamilton decision was deplorable. They don’t deserve Mike Trout.

Ervin Santana’s reaction to his positive test made me roll my eyes.

That and positive news from Montreal in this episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – April 3, 2015

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JimmyPardo.com/media

Comedian and pioneering podcaster Jimmy Pardo, host of the appropriately named podcast Never Not Funny, is today’s guest.

We talk about the 2015 White Sox, remember bits of 2005 and remain cautiously optimistic.

Plus he admits that he was actually not in the White Sox clubhouse in 2012.

It is a South Side episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

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