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Who Owned Baseball – June 18, 2019 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVPs) + 2019

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Let’s see owned baseball on June 18, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Pete Alonso reached base 6 times, including a homer, driving in 3 and scoring 3, in the Mets 10-2 victory in Atlanta.

Homer Bailey pitched into the 8th, throwing 7 2/3 scoreless inning, striking out 6 as the Royals blanked the Mariners, 9-0.

Jacob deGrom took a shutout into the 9th, finishing with 8 1/3 innings, 2 runs, no walks and striking out 10 Braves as the Mets took the 10-2 final.

Whit Merrifield hit a 2 run homer and a 3 run homer and added another hit and a 6th RBI as the Royals pounded Seattle, 9-0.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Rafael Devers got 3 hits, including a homer, driving in 2, but the Red Sox dropped the 4-3 final to the Twins in a 17 inning marathon.

Cole Hamels threw 7 strong innings, allowing 1 run while striking out 8 White Sox hitters. He did not fare in the decision as the Cubs fell in the 9th, 3-1.

Kevin Newman singled, tripled and walked, driving in a run, but the Pirates were edged out by the Tigers, 5-4.

Marcus Stroman allowed 3 runs in 7 innings, striking out 3 Angels but took the hard luck 3-1 loss for Toronto.

For an explanation of how WOB works, click here.

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Who Owned Baseball – June 17, 2019 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVPs) + 2019

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Let’s see owned baseball on June 17, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Joey Lucchesi shut out the Brewers over 7 innings, allowing 3 hits and striking out 5 to earn the 2-0 decision for San Diego.

Brian McCann reached base 5 times, including a home run, scoring 2 and driving in 2 to help red hot Atlanta clobber the Mets, 12-3.

Masahiro Tanaka threw a complete game 2 hit shutout, striking out 10 and walking 1 as the Yankees blanked Tampa Bay, 3-0.

Mike Trout put on a show in Toronto, collecting 4 hits including a double and a homer, driving in 3, as the Angels cruised to a 10-5 final.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

José Berríos struck out 10 Red Sox in 8 strong innings, allowing 1 run, 5 hits and no walks. The Twins bats were shut down, however, in the 2-0 final.

Cavan Biggio homered twice and walked twice but his Blue Jays were doubled up by the Angels, 10-5.

Elieser Hernández held the Cardinals to 1 earned run and 1 unearned run over 6 innings, striking out 6 and walking none. He took the hard luck 5-0 loss for Miami.

Max Muncy got on base 3 times including a homer but the Dodgers fell short against San Francisco, 3-2.

For an explanation of how WOB works, click here.

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Previewing the Live Twitter Show: Locked On MLB – June 18, 2019

A82CDBFF-C77E-4445-B8C3-014B3F5288ACToday, June 18, 2019, at 7:30 PM EDT (4:30 PM PDT) I will be doing a live podcast via Twitter.

So visit @LOCKEDONMLB at that time with questions that I will answer, or at least try to.

Meanwhile Mike Trout is good, so is Masahiro Tanaka and I play parts of interviews with Locked On Reds host Jeff Carr and Tell Your Friends host Liam McEneaney.

This is the Locked On MLB Podcast hosted by me, Paul Francis Sullivan. Please call me Sully.

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An Avalanche in Colorado, A Collapse for Philadelphia and A Decision for Cleveland: Locked On MLB – June 17, 2019

17ADEC62-FCF3-465A-9071-DE376CD04CBDThe Rockies lost two games that defied belief. That could haunt them later. So might the Phillies collapse against rival Atlanta.

Meanwhile the Indians have crept back into the playoff picture, which could put the team in a cross road while deciding to go for it or rebuild.
This is the Locked On MLB Podcast hosted by me, Paul Francis Sullivan. Please call me Sully.

Listen to the Episode by clicking HERE

Who Owned Baseball – June 16, 2019 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVPs) + 2019

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Let’s see owned baseball on June 16, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Matt Adams hit a 3 run homer and a grand slam to lead the Nationals in a 15-5 pounding of the Diamondbacks.

Trevor Bauer threw a complete game 4 hit shutout, striking out 8 Tigers while walking none to earn the 8-0 decision for Cleveland.

Teoscar Hernández homered twice in the Blue Jays 12-0 blanking of Houston.

Hyun-Jin Ryu allowed 2 unearned runs over 7 innings, striking out 8 Cubs and walking none to set up the Dodgers 3-2 victory.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Ketel Marte homered, doubled, singled and walked, scoring 3 runs but the Diamondbacks were trashed by the Nationals, 15-5.

Shelby Miller stopped the bleeding with 3 innings of shutout relief, allowing 2 hits and 1 walk. But it was too little and too late as the Rangers were blown out by Cincinnati 11-3.

Jose Quintana kept the Cubs in the game during a Ryu start with 5 solid frames allowing 2 runs. He did not factor in the decision as the Dodgers won, 3-2.

Mike Trout reached base 3 times, including a homer, scoring 2 and driving in 2, but the Angels comeback fell a run short against Tampa Bay, 6-5.

For an explanation of how WOB works, click here.

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Who Owned Baseball – June 15, 2019 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVPs) + 2019

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Let’s see owned baseball on June 15, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Shane Bieber pitched into the 8th, finishing with 7 2/3 innings, 12 strikeouts, 2 runs and 1 walk to lead the Indians past Detroit, 4-2.

Yu Darvish struck out 10 Dodgers in 7 innings, allowing a single run and helped set up the Cubs 2-1 comeback win.

Ketel Marte homered twice in the Diamondbacks 10-3 thrashing of the Nationals.

Marcus Semien collected 3 hits, including a homer, driving in 2 and scoring 3 times as the A’s pounded the Mariners, 11-2.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Walker Buehler started the game with 5 hitless innings and would finish with 7 scoreless frames, allowing 2 hits and walking none. The Cubs would rally against the Dodgers bullpen to win 2-1.

Josh Donaldson singled, doubled and launched a go ahead 3 run homer but the Braves bullpen blew the lead and the 6-5 final to the Phillies.

Whit Merrifield went 4 for 5 with a homer and 2 runs scored but the Twins came from behind to beat his Royals, 5-4.

Tayler Scott stopped the bleeding by stranding his two inherited runners and tossing 2 shutout innings. But the damage was done as the Mariners were blown out by Oakland, 11-2.

For an explanation of how WOB works, click here.

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Who Owned Baseball – June 14, 2019 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVPs) + 2019

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Let’s see owned baseball on June 14, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Jake Bauers hit for the cycle, driving in 4 runs and scoring a pair, giving the Indians a much needed 13-4 victory over Detroit.

Kyle Gibson threw 8 innings of 2 hit shutout ball as the Twins blanked Kansas City, 2-0.

Hunter Renfroe homered 3 times, including one in the wild 6 run 9th inning and 1 in the 12th inning game winning rally as the Padres stunned the Rockies, 16-12.

Max Scherzer struck out 10 Diamondbacks over 7 innings, giving up 3 hits, 2 runs and 1 walk to earn the 7-3 decision.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Charlie Blackmon went 4 for 7, including a homer, but the Rockies had an epic collapse in the 16-12 final against San Diego.

Jacob deGrom threw 7 innings, striking out 8 and no walks in the suspended game against the Cardinals. The game resumed and the Mets bullpen dropped the game 5-4.

Brad Keller silenced the mighty Twins bats with 7 scoreless frames, allowing 3 hits and 3 walks. The Kansas City bullpen would allow 2 runs which was enough in the 2-0 loss.

Luke Voit got on base 4 times including a homer that briefly gave the Yankees the lead. The rest of the night was all White Sox, who won 10-2.

For an explanation of how WOB works, click here.

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Most Recent Cycle Hit For Each MLB Franchise (Updated For Jake Bauers, June 14, 2019)

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Raj Mehta, USA TODAY Sports

SECOND CYCLE IN AS MANY DAYS!

Shohei Ohtani did not have long to bask in the glory of being the most recent cycle hit. One day later, Jake Bauers broke out of a slump to record the first Cleveland cycle since Rajai Davis did the trick in 2016.

Here is the list, updated for today’s action!

THE MOST CYCLE HIT
FOR EACH FRANCHISE

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Jake Bauers
June 14, 2019 vs. Detroit

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Shohei Ohtani
June 13, 2019 vs. Tampa Bay

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Jorge Polanco
April 5, 2019 vs Philadelphia

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BOSTON RED SOX
October 8, 2018 vs. New York Yankees
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COLORADO ROCKIES
Charlie Blackmon
September 30, 2018 vs. Washington

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Christian Yelich
September 17, 2018 vs Cincinnati Reds

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CHICAGO WHITE SOX
September 9, 2017 vs. San Francisco Giants
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Evan Longoria
August 1, 2017 vs. Houston Astros
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LOS ANGELES DODGERS
Cody Bellinger
July 15, 2017
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TEXAS RANGERS
April 29, 2017 vs. Angels
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Washington Nationals
Trea Turner
April 25, 2017 vs. Colorado
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SAN DIEGO PADRES
April 10, 2017 vs. Colorado
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PITTSBURGH PIRATES
John Jaso
September 28, 2016 vs. Chicago Cubs

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June 15, 2016 vs. Cincinnati
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HOUSTON ASTROS
Brandon Barnes
July 19, 2013 vs. Seattle
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Aaron Hill
June 29, 2012 vs. Milwaukee
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April 27, 2012 vs. Colorado
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September 15, 2011 vs. Colorado

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BALTIMORE ORIOLES
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August 14, 2009 vs. Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

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NEW YORK YANKEES
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September 1, 2008 vs. Texas
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Mark Ellis
June 4, 2007 vs. Boston
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DETROIT TIGERS
Carlos Guillen
August 1, 2006 vs Tampa Bay.
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ST. LOUIS CARDINALS
Mark Grudzielanek
April 27, 2005 vs. Milwaukee Brewers
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David Bell
June 28, 2004 vs. Montreal
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TORONTO BLUE JAYS
Jeff Frye
August 17, 2001 vs. Texas
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CHICAGO CUBS
Mark Grace
May 9, 1993 vs San Diego

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KANSAS CITY ROYALS
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June 24, 1990 vs. Toronto

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CINCINNATI REDS
June 2, 1989 vs. San Diego Padres

BONUS –

Last Cycles Hit For Teams in Old Locations

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Vladimir Guerrero
September 14, 2003 vs. New York Mets

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WASHINGTON SENATORS
Jim King
May 26, 1964 vs. Boston

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NEW YORK GIANTS
Don Mueller
July 11, 1954 vs. Pittsburgh

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PHILADELPHIA ATHLETICS
Elmer Valo
August 2, 1950 vs. Chicago White Sox

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Gil Hodges
June 25, 1949 vs. Pittsburgh

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ST. LOUIS BROWNS
George McQuinn
July 19, 1941 vs. Boston Red Sox

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Bill Collins
October 6, 1910 vs. Philadelphia Phillies

If we get 3 cycles in as many days, it would be nice if a Marlin did it so they can finally get on this tally.

Who Owned Baseball – June 13, 2019 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVPs) + 2019

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Let’s see owned baseball on June 13, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Homer Bailey helped the Royals put on a show in Omaha with 6 shutout innings, striking out 6 Tigers and earning the 7-3 decision.

Charlie Blackmon collected 4 hits, including 2 homers, driving in 4, as the Rockies topped the Padres, 9-6.

Zack Greinke flirted with a no hitter, finishing with 7 1/3 scoreless innings, allowing 2 hits and no walks as the Diamondbacks blanked the Nationals, 5-0.

Shohei Ohtani hit the first cycle for the Angels since 2013, driving in 3 runs to top the Rays, 5-3.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Manny Machado homered twice and singled but the Padres could not catch the Rockies in the 9-6 Coors slug fest.

Dovydas Neverauskas slowed down the Braves bats with 2 scoreless and hitless innings in relief to give the Pirates a chance. They came up just short, 6-5.

Hunter Pence reached base 4 times, including 2 doubles, scoring a run and driving in another as the Rangers dropped a wild 7-6 game in Boston.

Hunter Wood gave the Rays a pair of scoreless innings of relief to give them a chance to comeback. The Angels would hold on in the 5-3 final.

For an explanation of how WOB works, click here.

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At the Angels Game Talking Nets, Reading Tweets and Chatting with Stuart Matthews: Locked On MLB – June 14, 2019

17A42A09-7646-434D-B7CB-16E124DC8223Sitting at a game in Anaheim, I talk about nets at the game, I read Tweets and watched the Angels and A’s game.

Later, Stuart Matthews of HalosHeaven.com stopped by to talk about the team.

This is the Locked On MLB Podcast hosted by me, Paul Francis Sullivan. Please call me Sully.

And remember to check out the other baseball podcasts on the Locked On Podcast Network, your team every day.

Click HERE to hear the episode

Most Recent Cycle Hit For Each MLB Franchise (Updated For Shohei Ohtani, June 13, 2019 )

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SHOHEI HIT THE LIGHTS OUT!

In a night where the lights literally went out in Tampa Bay, Shohei Ohtani provided the electricity with a Cycle, the first one by the Angels since his teammate Mike Trout did so in 2013.

Here is the list, updated for today’s action!

THE MOST CYCLE HIT
FOR EACH FRANCHISE

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LOS ANGELES ANGELS
Shohei Ohtani
June 13, 2019 vs. Tampa Bay

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MINNESOTA TWINS
Jorge Polanco
April 5, 2019 vs Philadelphia

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BOSTON RED SOX
October 8, 2018 vs. New York Yankees
(DIVISION SERIES)
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COLORADO ROCKIES
Charlie Blackmon
September 30, 2018 vs. Washington

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MILWAUKEE BREWERS
Christian Yelich
September 17, 2018 vs Cincinnati Reds

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CHICAGO WHITE SOX
September 9, 2017 vs. San Francisco Giants
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TAMPA PAY RAYS
Evan Longoria
August 1, 2017 vs. Houston Astros
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LOS ANGELES DODGERS
Cody Bellinger
July 15, 2017
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TEXAS RANGERS
April 29, 2017 vs. Angels
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Washington Nationals
Trea Turner
April 25, 2017 vs. Colorado
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SAN DIEGO PADRES
April 10, 2017 vs. Colorado
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PITTSBURGH PIRATES
John Jaso
September 28, 2016 vs. Chicago Cubs

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CLEVELAND INDIANS
Rajai Davis
July 2, 2016 vs. Toronto
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ATLANTA BRAVES
June 15, 2016 vs. Cincinnati
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HOUSTON ASTROS
Brandon Barnes
July 19, 2013 vs. Seattle
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Aaron Hill
June 29, 2012 vs. Milwaukee
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April 27, 2012 vs. Colorado
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September 15, 2011 vs. Colorado

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BALTIMORE ORIOLES
Felix Pie
August 14, 2009 vs. Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

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NEW YORK YANKEES
Melky Cabrera.
August 2, 2009 vs Chicago White Sox

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SEATTLE MARINERS
Adrian Beltre.
September 1, 2009 vs. Texas
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OAKLAND ATHLETICS
Mark Ellis
June 4, 2007 vs. Boston
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DETROIT TIGERS
Carlos Guillen
August 1, 2006 vs Tampa Bay.
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ST. LOUIS CARDINALS
Mark Grudzielanek
April 27, 2005 vs. Milwaukee Brewers
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PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES
David Bell
June 28, 2004 vs. Montreal
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TORONTO BLUE JAYS
Jeff Frye
August 17, 2001 vs. Texas
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CHICAGO CUBS
Mark Grace
May 9, 1993 vs San Diego

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KANSAS CITY ROYALS
George Brett
June 24, 1990 vs. Toronto

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CINCINNATI REDS
June 2, 1989 vs. San Diego Padres

BONUS –

Last Cycles Hit For Teams in Old Locations

MONTREAL EXPOS
Vladimir Guerrero
September 14, 2003 vs. New York Mets

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WASHINGTON SENATORS
Jim King
May 26, 1964 vs. Boston

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NEW YORK GIANTS
Don Mueller
July 11, 1954 vs. Pittsburgh

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PHILADELPHIA ATHLETICS
Elmer Valo
August 2, 1950 vs. Chicago White Sox

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BROOKLYN DODGERS
Gil Hodges
June 25, 1949 vs. Pittsburgh

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ST. LOUIS BROWNS
George McQuinn
July 19, 1941 vs. Boston Red Sox

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BOSTON DOVES
Bill Collins
October 6, 1910 vs. Philadelphia Phillies

Still no Marlins player has ever hit for the cycle.

Braves Have New Life and the Phillies Need To Counter: Locked On MLB – June 13, 2019

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The rise of Austin Riley and the signing of Dallas Keuchel have given the Braves a nice spark as they sit in first place alone. The Phillies need to make a trade to keep up.

Meanwhile the Twins can score at will, Justin Verlander dominates and the Red Sox won in the stupidest way possible: A Walk Off Walk.

This is the Locked On MLB Podcast hosted by me, Paul Francis Sullivan. Please call me Sully.

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Who Owned Baseball – June 12, 2019 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVPs) + 2019

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Let’s see owned baseball on June 12, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Brett Anderson pitched into the 7th, holding the Rays to 2 runs in 6 1/3 innings. He did not get the decision but the A’s slammed themselves to a 6-2 win.

Cole Hamels went into Coors Field and threw 7 shutout innings, striking out 9 Rockies as the Cubs rolled, 10-1.

Austin Riley collected 3 hits, including a game tying 9th inning homer, and scored the winning run in the 11th as Atlanta walked off against Pittsburgh, 8-7.

Daniel Vogelbach reached base 5 times, including a homer and 2 runs scored, in the Mariners wild 9-6 extra inning victory in Minnesota.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Zach Eflin threw 8 innings, allowing 2 runs while striking out 9. But the Phillies were blanked by Arizona, 2-0.

Trey Mancini homered and reached base 2 more times but the Orioles fell short against Toronto, 8-6.

Kevin Newman went 3 for 5 with 2 RBI and a stolen base in the Pirates extra inning 8-7 loss to Atlanta.

Justin Verlander struck out 15 Brewers in 7 innings, walking none and allowing just 4 hits and 3 runs. The Astros would drop the 6-3 final in extra innings.

For an explanation of how WOB works, click here.

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The Trade Deadline TV Show: Locked On MLB – June 12, 2019

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On a day that is way too hot in California, I breakdown a new way to set up the season. This includes opening the season with the All Star Game and creating TV show for the trade deadline.

This is the Locked On MLB Podcast hosted by me, Paul Francis Sullivan. Please call me Sully.

Click HERE to hear the episode

Who Owned Baseball – June 11, 2019 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVPs) + 2019

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Let’s see owned baseball on June 11, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Trevor Bauer pitched into the 8th, finishing with 7 2/3 innings, 1 run and striking out 6 Reds batters. He did not get the decision but set up Cleveland walking off to a 2-1 final.

Dakota Hudson threw 7 strong innings, giving up 1 run and striking out 6 as the Cardinals slugged the Marlins, 7-1.

Brian McCann homered twice in the rain shorted 7-5 Atlanta victory over the Pirates.

Gio Urshela singled, doubled and homered, driving in 4 runs in the Yankees 12-5 double header opening win over the Mets. He added an RBI n the 10-4 nightcap loss.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Luis Castillo threw 6 innings, striking out 6 Cleveland batters and giving up just 1 run. But Cleveland came back to double up Cincinnati, 2-1.

Edwin Encarnación reached base 3 times, including a homer, driving in 3, but the Twins came back against his Mariners, 6-5.

Mike Leake held Minnesota to 3 runs, 6 hits and no walks over 7 innings. Seattle’s bullpen would collapse and drop the 6-5 final.

Anthony Rendon hit a pair of homers and walked but the Nationals came up short against the White Sox, 7-5.

For an explanation of how WOB works, click here.

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Who Owned Baseball – June 10, 2019 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVPs) + 2019

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Let’s see owned baseball on June 10, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Eduardo Escobar went 4 for 5 with a pair of homers and 5 RBI in the 13-8 Diamondbacks slug fest win over Philadelphia.

Charlie Morton kept the A’s scoreless over 7 innings, striking out 7, earning the 6-2 decision for the Rays.

Danny Santana had a 4 hit performance to lead the Rangers past the Red Sox in a wild 4-3 extra inning game.

Michael Wacha threw 6 shutout innings, allowing 5 hits while striking out 4 Marlins in the Cardinals 4-1 victory.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Starling Marte homered twice and added another hit but the Pirates were pounded by the Braves, 13-7.

J. D. Martinez reached base 3 times in the Red Sox 4-3 defeat by the Rangers.

Hyun-Jin Ryu held the Angels to 1 run over 6 innings in the Dodgers 5-3 loss.

Chris Sale struck out 10 Rangers over 7 innings, allowing 3 hits and 1 unearned run. But the Red Sox bullpen lost the lead in the 9th and the 4-3 game in the 11th.

For an explanation of how WOB works, click here.

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Rangers Win a Wild One and Phillies Throw Home Run Derby: Locked On MLB – June 11, 2019

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The Rangers took a wild extra inning victory against the Red Sox to keep part of the AL Wild Card. Meanwhile the Phillies are facing real issues with their pitching staff that could haunt them.

This is the Locked On MLB Podcast hosted by me, Paul Francis Sullivan. Please call me Sully.

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An Unlikely Relevant Red Sox vs. Rangers Series: Locked On MLB – June 10, 2019

B7BA125E-6FC2-41E6-9CAC-8396B6EE6D60At the beginning of the season, the Red Sox and Rangers meeting in June did not look like a very important series. But now it has significance, especially for Texas who want to give their fans a summer.

Also, the Braves shore up their pitching staff with Dallas Keuchel in a move that other teams should have matched,

This is the Locked On MLB Podcast hosted by me, Paul Francis Sullivan. Please call me Sully.

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Who Owned Baseball – June 9, 2019 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVPs) + 2019

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Let’s see owned baseball on June 9, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Matt Joyce doubled twice, walked twice and drove in the go ahead run in the 12th inning for the Braves 7-6 victory in Miami.

Brandon Lowe homered twice and singled, scoring 3 and driving in 3 as the Rays won in Boston, 6-1.

Jake Odorizzi struck out 8 Tigers in 6 innings, allowing 1 run as the Twins took the 12-2 blowout.

Noah Syndergaard allowed 1 hit and struck out 7 Rockies over 7 shutout innings to earn the 6-1 decision for the Mets.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Madison Bumgarner gave up 1 run over 7 innings, striking out 5 Dodgers. But that one run was too many as the Giants were blanked, 1-0.

Asdrubal Cabrera singled, doubled and homered but the Rangers wild comeback against the A’s fell one run short, 9-8.

Austin Dean got 3 hits, including a homer, driving in 3, but the Marlins lost 7-6 in 12 innings to Atlanta.

Peter Fairbanks stopped the bleeding with 2 perfect innings of relief, striking out 3 Oakland batters in his Major League debut. The Rangers dropped the 9-8 slug fest.

For an explanation of how WOB works, click here.

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Who Owned Baseball – June 8, 2019 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVPs) + 2019

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Ben Margot – AP

Let’s see owned baseball on June 8, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

JaCoby Jones homered twice, adding another hit, driving in 5, to slug the Tigers past first place Minnesota, 9-3.

Nick Pivetta threw a complete came, allowing 1 run and walking no Reds to give the Phillies a 4-1 win.

Adrian Sampson led the Rangers in the first game of a doubleheader with a complete game 4 hits, 1 run victory, striking out 7 Oakland batters for the 3-1 final.

Corey Seager compiled 4 hits, driving in 4, as the Dodgers topped the Giants, 7-2.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Didi Gregorius went 2 for 4 with a homer and 2 RBI and 2 runs scored but the Yankees came up short in Cleveland, 8-4.

Brad Keller went 8 strong innings, giving up only 2 runs while striking out 4 White Sox batters. The Royals were shutout, however, 2-0.

Marcell Ozuna hit a 3 run homer in the first but the Cardinals offense sputtered out and the Cubs came back to win, 9-4.

Trevor Richards held the Braves to 2 hits and 1 run over 7 innings. But he took the hard luck loss as the Marlins were blanked, 1-0.

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Who Owned Baseball – June 7, 2019 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVPs) + 2019

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Let’s see owned baseball on June 7, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Ronald Acuña Jr. got 3 hits, including a homer, driving in 3, leading the Braves past Miami, 7-1.

Yonny Chirinos struck out 6 Red Sox in 8 scoreless frames to earn the 6-1 decision for Tampa Bay.

Cole Hamels threw 8 innings of 3 hit shutout ball, striking out 10 Cardinals to keep the Cubs tied for first with a 3-1 final.

Marcus Semien got 4 hits including a game tying single in the 7th and a go ahead 2 run homer in the 9th as the A’s took a dramatic 5-3 victory in Texas.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Delino DeShields got 3 hits and a walk but the Rangers lost 5-3 to the A’s.

Clayton Kershaw threw 7 strong innings, allowing 2 runs and struck out 4 Giants. But she took the hard luck 2-1 Dodgers loss.

Lance Lynn struck out 8 Oakland batters in 6 innings, allowing 2 runs. The Rangers bullpen blew the lead and the game, 5-3.

Joey Votto reached base 3 times, including a homer, but the Reds were doubled upped by the Phillies, 4-2.

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Who Owned Baseball – June 6, 2019 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVPs) + 2019

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AP Photo

Let’s see owned baseball on June 6, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Max Kepler homered 3 times and added another hit and walk, driving in 4 runs to help the Twins widen their Division Lead by topping Cleveland, 5-4.

J. A. Happ threw 7 innings, allowing 1 run and walking no Toronto batters in the Yankees 6-2 win.

Peter Lambert struck out 9 in his Major League debut, going 7 innings and 1 run to earn the 3-1 Rockies decision over the Cubs.

Mike Moustakas hit a pair of homers in the Brewers 5-1 victory over Miami.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Trevor Bauer gave the Indians 8 innings, striking out 7 batters. But Cleveland fell, 5-4.

Brian Dozier doubled and homered and drove in 2 in the Nationals 5-4 defeat by San Diego.

Alex Gordon went 3 for 5, homered and scored twice but the Red Sox came from behind to beat the Royals, 7-5.

Jose Quintana pitched into the 8th, going 7 1/3 innings, giving up 3 runs and no Colorado walks. He took the tough luck 3-1 Cubs loss.

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Watching Mike Trout Live in Anaheim: Locked On MLB – June 7, 2019

C621ADB8-E00A-4416-A315-56EC788CD42FI went to Anaheim and recorded an episode from the stands as I watched Mike Trout play live and in person for the first time in my life.

He did NOT disappoint.
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Craig Kimbrel is Employed and I was Wrong About Chris Sale: Locked On MLB – June 6, 2019

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Craig Kimbrel found a job! Good work for the Cubs and stupid non move for Atlanta.

Meanwhile, Wednesday was a totally bananas day of big league ball and I was wrong about Chris Sale.

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Who Owned Baseball – June 5, 2019 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVPs) + 2019

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AP Photo/Charlie Riedel

Let’s see owned baseball on June 5, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

David Bote doubled, homered and singled two times, driving in an eye popping 7 runs as the Cubs won a wild 9-8 game over the Rockies.

Randal Grichuk homered twice, scoring 3 runs, in the Blue Jays 11-7 comeback victory over the Yankees.

Chris Sale threw a complete game 3 hit masterpiece, striking out 12, walking none and throwing an immaculate inning along the way as the Red Sox blanked the Royals, 8-0.

Jason Vargas struck out 8 Giants in his 5 hits complete game shutout to earn the 7-0 decision for the Mets.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

David Dahl went 3 for 5 with a double and a triple, driving in 3, in the Rockies 9-8 loss to the Cubs.

Robbie Grossman doubled twice and singled twice, scoring twice and drove in a run but the A’s collapsed and allowed the Angels to walk off, 10-9.

Adrian Houser threw 3 innings out of the bullpen, with 1 hit, 1 walk and 1 unearned run, striking out 6 Marlins but the Brewers fell 8-3.

John Means allowed 1 run in 6 innings, striking out 5 Rangers but the Orioles dropped the 2-1 game in the 9th.

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Who Owned Baseball – June 4, 2019 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVPs) + 2019

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Tony Gutierrez / AP

Let’s see owned baseball on June 4, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Shane Bieber threw 7 strong frames, allowing 2 runs and 1 walk, striking out 7 Twins as the Indians took the 5-2 final.

Garrett Cooper reached base 5 times, homered, driving in 4 while scoring 2, leading the Marlins to an eye popping 16-0 blanking of the Brewers.

Hyun-Jin Ryu continued to shutout batters, tossing 7 scoreless frames, striking out 2 Arizona batters and earning the 9-0 decision for the Dodgers.

Pedro Severino homered 3 times, driving in 4, in the Orioles wild 12-11 slug fest victory over Texas.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Griffin Canning struck out 8 Oakland batters in 6 innings but was on the losing end of the 4-2 final for the Angels.

Aaron Hicks doubled, homered and walked, scoring 2 but the Yankees fell short in Toronto, 4-3.

Franmil Reyes homered twice in San Diego’s 9-6 loss to Philadelphia.

Noah Syndergaard pitched into the 7th, finishing with 3 runs in 6 2/3 innings. He did not fare in the decision as the Mets bullpen melted down in the 10th, losing to the Giants, 9-3.

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Dale Murphy, Liam McEneaney and Jeff Carr in the Grab Bag Episode: Locked On MLB – June 5, 2019

31C00515-16F8-4FFA-9E54-10A0F04C4EF0It is a GRAB BAG episode of Locked On MLB.

First, Braves’ legend Dale Murphy tells of his time living in Boston.

Comedian and host of the Tell Your Friends podcast Liam McEneaney shares a story about me being a jerk in New York.

And Jeff Carr, host of the Locked On Reds podcast, talks about the origin of his Cincinnati fandom.

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Draft Thoughts and Urgency in the NL East – Locked on MLB for June 4, 2019

40240844-E7E1-4A87-B6C0-C3EC48157D68 (1)The first day of the draft is in the books. As the 2009 Angels showed us, our first impression of a draft class might not always be the best.

With Dallas Keuchel and Craig Kimbrel no longer tethered to a pick, the teams of the NL East, especially the Braves, should pounce on them.

This is the Locked On MLB Podcast hosted by me, Paul Francis Sullivan. Please call me Sully.

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Who Owned Baseball – June 3, 2019 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVPs) + 2019

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Terrence Antonio James/Chicago Tribune

Let’s see owned baseball on June 3, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Javier Baez homered and doubled, driving in 3, to lead the Cubs to an 8-1 beating of the Angels.

Walker Buehler struck out 11 Diamondbacks in 8 innings, allowing 2 hits, no walks and a single run to earn the 3-1 decision for the Dodgers.

Josh Reddick went 2 for 4 with a triple, an RBI and a run scored to lead the Astros past Seattle, 4-2.

Framber Valdéz threw 4 shutout innings in relief, striking out 3 as the Astros doubled up the Mariners, 4-2.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Wade LeBlanc came into the game in the second and threw 8 innings, allowing 3 hits and 1 run. The Astros scored all the runs they needed in the first to beat Seattle, 4-2.

Robbie Ray pitched 7 innings, allowing 3 runs and striking out 9 Dodgers. But he would be saddled with the tough luck 3-1 Arizona decision.

J. T. Realmuto went 2 for 4 with a homer and 2 RBI but the Phillies were pounded by San Diego, 8-2.

Mallex Smith homered and walked in the Mariners 4-2 loss to the Astros.

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Who Owned Baseball – June 2, 2019 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVPs) + 2019

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Let’s see owned baseball on June 2, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Brandon Crawford hit a pair of homers as the Giants pounded Baltimore, 8-1.

Lucas Giolito pitched shutout ball into the 8th, finishing with 7 1/3 innings, 5 hits, no runs and struck out 9 Cleveland batters for the White Sox 2-0 victory.

Max Scherzer struck out 15 Reds in 8 innings, allowing 3 hits, 1 walk and 1 run to earn the 4-1 decision for Washington.

Myles Straw reached base 4 times, stole 3 bases and scored 3 runs in the Astros 6-4 extra innings win in Oakland.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Matt Chapman got 3 hits, including a game tying homer in the 8th but the Astros topped the A’s in the 12th, 6-4.

Cole Hamels held the Cardinals to 2 hits, 2 walks and a single unearned run over 7 innings. But he still ended up on the wrong end of a 2-1 Cubs loss.

Zach Plesac had the best outing of his young career, allowing 4 hits, 1 run and struck out 7. But the Indians were blanked by the White Sox, 2-0.

Hunter Renfroe homered twice in the Padres 9-3 defeat by the Marlins.

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