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

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Let’s see owned baseball on July 14, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

José Altuve went 3 for 5 with a grand slam and 3 runs scored to help the Astros pound the Rangers, 12-4.

A. J. Pollock hit a 3 run homer in the first innings, added 2 more hits, including scoring a run in the 12 inning game winning rally to help the Dodgers survive in Boston, 7-4.

Mike Soroka held the Padres scoreless over 7 innings, collected 9 strikeouts en route to a 4-1 Atlanta victory.

Ryan Yarbrough came into the game in the third inning and took the combined perfect game into the 9th. He would surrender 2 hits and a run over 6 1/3 innings and earn the 4-1 decision for Tampa Bay over the Orioles.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Xander Bogaerts reached base 4 times including a homer, in the Red Sox 12 inning 7-4 loss to the Dodgers.

Reynaldo López allowed 1 unearned run over 6 innings, striking out 7 Oakland batters. The White Sox would commit a critical error in the 9th which led to the 3-2 walk off defeat.

Cal Quantrill blanked the Braves in his 6 innings of work, allowing 3 hits and 1 walk. He would not fare in the decision as the Padres fell, 4-1.

Christian Yelich homered and singled but the Brewers dropped the 8-3 game to San Francisco.

For an explanation of how WOB works, click here.

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An Angelic No Hitter and Other Thoughts: Locked On MLB – July 14, 2019

9B7C5CF8-42AB-4911-8463-B4919AE394CCBaseball can create a mundane day at the park into a transcendent experience. How else can one describe the magical night in Anaheim on Friday?

Meanwhile the A’s improve themselves and baseball starts another eventful week.

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

To listen to the podcast, click HERE

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

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Let’s see owned baseball on July 13, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Michael Brosseau went 3 for 5 with 2 homers to help the Rays take the second game of a double header from Baltimore, 12-4. He also walked in the opening 2-1 loss.

Phillip Ervin matched a Reds record with 6 hits, including a double and a triple, throwing in a stolen base and 3 RBI for good measure in the 17-9 slug fest victory in Colorado.

Brad Keller allowed 1 run and no walks over 8 innings to earn the 4-1 decision for Kansas City over Detroit.

Noah Syndergaard struck out 9 Marlins in 7 innings, allowing 2 runs to give the Mets a 4-2 win.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Brendan McKay struck out 7 Orioles in 5 shutout innings in the Rays 2-1 double header opener loss.

Daniel Murphy reached base 5 times, including a homer, scoring twice but the Rockies dropped the wild 17-9 game to the Reds.

Aaron Nola gave up 1 run over 6 strong innings, striking out 9 Nationals and walking none. The Phillies bullpen would implode in the 9th and give up the 4-3 final.

Danny Santana doubled, homered and stole a base but the Rangers fell to the Astros, 7-6 in 11 innings.

For an explanation of how WOB works, click here.

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The Most Recent No Hitter For Each Franchise (Updated for the Angels Combined No Hitter, July 12, 2019)

 

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Fox Sports West

A COMBINED NO HITTER CREDITED TO THE LATE TYLER SKAGGS

It is impossible to NOT be moved by the entire night’s tribute to Tyler Skaggs. The opening ceremony was touching. Mike Trout’s homer in the first seemed perfect.

But that was child’s play to the game on the mound.

It was fitting that it was a combined no hitter. No one pitcher could take the full credit tonight. Taylor Cole threw the first two innings. Felix Peña threw the final 7. But Skaggs was there for all 9.

Now to update the list.

THE MOST RECENT NO HITTERS
FOR EACH FRANCHISE
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LOS ANGELES ANGELS OF ANAHEIM
Taylor Cole and Felix Peña – May 2, 2012.
13-0 over Seattle.
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OAKLAND A’S
Mike Fiers – May 8, 2019
3-0 over Boston.
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SEATTLE MARINERS
James Paxton May 8, 2018.
5-0 over Blue Jays
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LOS ANGELES DODGERS
4-0 over San Diego.
 
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MIAMI MARLINS
Edinson Volquez– June 3, 2017.
3-0 over Arizona.
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CHICAGO CUBS
Jake Arrieta – April 21, 2016.
16-0 over Cincinnati Reds.
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Washington Nationals
Max Scherzer – October 3, 2015
2-0 over New York Mets

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HOUSTON ASTROS
Mike Fiers – August 21, 2015.
3-0 over Los Angeles Dodgers.

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PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES
Cole Hamels – July 25, 2015
5-0 over Chicago Cubs.
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San Francisco Giants
Chris Heston – June 9, 2015
5-0 over New York Mets
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CINCINNATI REDS
Homer Bailey – July 2, 2013.
3-0 over San Francisco.
NEW YORK METS
Johan Santana – June 1, 2012
8-0 over St. Louis
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CHICAGO WHITE SOX
Phillip Humber – April 21, 2012
4-0 over Seattle. (Perfect Game.)
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DETROIT TIGERS
Justin Verlander – May 7, 2011.
9-0 over Toronto.
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MINNESOTA TWINS
Francisco Liriano – May 3, 2011
1-0 over Chicago White Sox
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TAMPA PAY RAYS
Matt Garza – July 26th, 2010
5-0 over Detroit.
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Edwin Jackson – June 25, 2010
1-0 over Tampa Bay
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COLORADO ROCKIES
Ubaldo Jimenez – April 17, 2010
4-0 over Atlanta.
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BOSTON RED SOX
Jon Lester – May 19, 2008.
7-0 over Kansas City.

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ST. LOUIS CARDINALS
Bud Smith – September 3, 2001
4-0 over San Diego.

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NEW YORK YANKEES
David Cone – July 18, 1999.
6-0 over Montreal. (Perfect Game.)

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PITTSBURGH PIRATES
Francisco Cordova and Ricardo Rincon – July 12, 1997.
3-0 over Houston. (10 innings.)

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TEXAS RANGERS
Kenny Rogers – July 28, 1994.
4-0 over California. (Perfect Game.)

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ATLANTA BRAVES
Kent Mercker – April 8, 1994.
6-0 over Los Angeles.

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KANSAS CITY ROYALS
Bret Saberhagen – August 26, 1991
7-0 over Chicago White Sox.

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BALTIMORE ORIOLES
Bob Milacki, Mike Flanagan, Mark Williamson andGregg Olson – July 13, 1991.
2-0 over Oakland.

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TORONTO BLUE JAYS
Dave Stieb – September 2, 1990.
3-0 over Cleveland.

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MILWAUKEE BREWERS
Juan Nieves – April 15, 1987.
7-0 over Baltimore.

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CLEVELAND INDIANS
Len Barker – May 15, 1981.
3-0 over Toronto. (Perfect Game.)

BONUS –

Last No Hitters For Teams in Old Locations

MONTREAL EXPOS
Dennis Martinez – July 28, 1991.
2-0 over Los Angeles. (Perfect Game.)

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MILWAUKEE BRAVES

Warren Spahn – April 28, 1961
1-0 over San Francisco.

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BROOKLYN DODGERS
Sal Maglie – September 25, 1956
5-0 over Philadelphia

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ST. LOUIS BROWNS
Bobo Holloman – May 6, 1953
6-0 over Philadelphia

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BOSTON BRAVES

Vern Bickford – August 11, 1950
7-0 over Brooklyn

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PHILADELPHIA ATHLETICS
Bill McCahan – September 3, 1947
3-0 over Washington

WASHINGTON SENATORS
Bobby Burke – August 8, 1931
5-0 over Boston.

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NEW YORK GIANTS
Carl Hubbell – May 8, 1929
11-0 over Pittsburgh.

Let’s go Padres. It doesn’t have to be as emotional as tonight’s Angels game. Just throw a no hitter!

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

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Let’s see owned baseball on July 12, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

 

Josh Donaldson hit a pair of homers, driving in 4, to slug the Braves past San Diego, 5-3.

Dallas Keuchel struck out 9 over 7 strong innings allowing 1 run and 6 hits as the Braves topped the Padres, 5-3.

Felix Peña threw the final 7 innings of the Angels 13-0 combined no hitter of the Seattle Mariners, striking out 6 during the emotional evening.

Mike Trout paid tribute to his late friend Tyler Skaggs by reaching base 5 times, homering and doubling in the first inning alone, driving in 6 as the Angels pulled off a dramatic 13-0 no hitter against the Mariners.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Yordan Álvarez homered twice, singled and walked, scoring 3 times, but the Astros watched the Rangers walk off 9-8 winners.

Gerrit Cole struck out 13 Rangers in 6 innings, but the Astros bullpen imploded in their 9-8 walk off loss.

Sonny Gray held the Rockies to 1 run and 5 hits over 7 Coors Field innings. But the Reds bullpen blew his lead and the game, 3-2.

Keston Hiura wemt 3 for 4 with a homer, a walk and 2 RBI but the Brewers dropped the 10-7 game to San Francisco.

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Midseason Awards, In Memoriam Corrections and Remembering Jim Bouton: Locked on MLB – July 12, 2019

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The All Star break is behind us and I give my award picks for the midway point. Plus in regards to the In Memoriam video, a few listeners pointed out some omissions that I regret.

And Jim Bouton has died but his legacy lives on.

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

To listen to the episode, click HERE

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

 

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Let’s see owned baseball on July 11, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Lance Lynn struck out 11 Astros over 7 shutout innings, allowing 6 hits to earn the 6-0 decision for the Rangers.

Rougned Odor doubled twice and walked, driving in 2 as the Rangers blanked the Astros, 6-0.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Cy Sneed came out of the bullpen and threw 5 innings, giving up 1 run and struck out 7 but it was too late as the Astros were blanked by the Rangers, 5-0.

George Springer singled and doubled but the Astros were shutout by the Rangers, 5-0.

For an explanation of how WOB works, click here.

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Talking Brewers with Ben Larson: Locked On MLB – July 11, 2019

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Ben Larson, host of the Locked On Brewers podcast, joins the show to talk about Milwaukee’s up and down season and what they need to do to clinch a mediocre NL Central division.

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

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All Star Game Thoughts: Locked On MLB – July 10, 2019

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The All Star Game is over and I have thoughts about it. I have thoughts about the game, the hats, the amount of pitches thrown and when it should be played.

Oh I have thoughts,

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

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Who Owned the All Star Game – July 9, 2019 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVPs) + 2019

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Let’s see owned the All Star Game on July 9, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Shane Bieber struck out all three National League batters he faced in the 5th and did his part to help the American League win, 4-3.

Joey Gallo homered to give the American League much needed breathing room as they would hang on to top the National League, 4-3.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Charlie Blackmon homered in the 6th to put the National League on the board but they would come up short to the American League, 4-3.

Jacob deGrom needed only 7 pitched to retire all three American League batters he faced in the National League’s 4-3 All Star Game loss.

For an explanation of how WOB works, click here.

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Who Owned The Home Run Derby – July 7, 2019 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVPs) + 2019

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With no games and only the Home Run Derby today, there is no way to award a full slate of WOBS.

But I will award Pete Alonso a full WOB for winning the Derby and Vladimir Guerrero Jr. for hitting the most over all homers and finishing second.

 

For an explanation of how WOB works, click here.

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In Memoriam 2019 Video plus the previous entries

In Memoriam 2019For the sixth consecutive All Star Game, Sully Baseball has produced an In Memoriam video. In the past year, we lost legends like Frank Robinson, Willie McCovey and Mel Stottlemyre as well as lesser known figures like Betty Carveth and Neale Henderson.

They all contributed to the game of baseball in their own way that will live beyond their years.

Here is the new video.

The previous videos include the 2018 edition…

The 2017 edition…

The 2016 edition…

The 2015 edition…

And the original version from 2014

Opportunity for the Pirates and the In Memoriam Video: Locked On MLB – July 8, 2019

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It is the All Star Break and the Pittsburgh Pirates find themselves just 2 1/2 games out of a Division Title. They should go for it cautiously.

Meanwhile the Nationals wear Expos gear and I discuss my video project, the In Memoriam video.

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

To listen to the episode click HERE

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

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AP Photo

Let’s see owned baseball on July 7, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Greg Allen homered, tripled and added a pair of singles, to help the Indians clobber Cincinnati, 11-1.

Jay Bruce went 3 for 4 with 2 homers to slug the Phillies past the Mets, 8-3.

Trevor Bauer threw 7 strong innings, allowing 1 run and striking out 9 to lead Cleveland past Cincinnati, 11-1.

Patrick Corbin threw 7 shutout innings, striking out 11 Royals en route to a 5-2 Washington victory.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Jesus Aguilar went 3 for 4 with 2 homers but the Pirates edged the Brewers, 6-5.

Jack Flaherty took a no hitter into the 7th. A solo homer would break up the no no and would be his undoing as St. Louis was blanked by the Giants, 1-0.

Jakob Junis threw 7 strong innings, allowing 5 hits and 2 runs while striking out 6 Nationals. The Kansas City bullpen would blow the 5-2 game.

Omar Narvaez homered twice and singled twice, driving in 4, but the Mariners came up short against Oakland, 7-4.

For an explanation of how WOB works, click here.

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

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Let’s see owned baseball on July 6, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Shane Bieber threw 8 innings, allowing 4 hits and 2 runs while fanning 8 Reds to give the Indians a 7-2 victory.

Kevin Newman went 4 for 5 with a homer and 3 RBI to help the Pirates clobber the Brewers, 12-2.

Roberto Perez collected 4 hits, including a home run, driving in 2 as the Indians topped the Reds, 7-2.

Max Scherzer struck out 11 in 7 shutout innings, allowing 4 hits and even stole a base as the Nationals blanked the Royals, 6-0.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Jeimer Candelario homered twice, driving in 3, but the Tigers multiple comeback bids against Boston came up short in the 10-6 final.

Kenta Maeda pitched into the 8th, finishing with 7 2/3 innings, 4 hits and 3 runs, striking out 6 Padres. He would take the hard luck 3-1 decision for the Dodgers.

Yasiel Puig went 3 for 4 with a homer in the Reds 7-2 loss to the Indians.

CC Sabathia struck out 5 Rays in 7 solid innings. He would not factor into the decision as the Yankees dropped the 4-3 game in the 9th.

For an explanation of how WOB works, click here.

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

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Let’s see owned baseball on July 5, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Dylan Bundy pitched into the 7th, allowing 1 run in 6 2/3 innings, striking out 6 Blue Jays as the Orioles got a rare win, 4-1.

Zack Greinke struck out 9 Rockies over 7 shutout innings to earn the 8-0 decision for Arizona.

Aaron Judge homered twice, including a go ahead shot in the 11th, to give the Yankees a dramatic 8-4 victory in Tampa Bay.

Christian Walker got 3 hits, 2 of them home runs, driving in 5 to help the Diamondbacks blank the Rockies, 8-0.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Michael Brantley went 4 for 4 with a homers and 3 RBI but the Astros came up short against the Angels, 5-4.

Jacob deGrom allowed just 3 hits over 7 innings, striking out 10 Phillies along the way. The Mets bullpen once again imploded in the 9th, ending in a 7-2 final.

Yusei Kikuchi threw 7 solid innings, allowing 2 earned runs and 1 unearned run while fanning 5 Oakland batters. The Mariners would lose the 5-2 game.

Ryan Zimmerman singled twice and doubled in the Nationals 7-4 loss in 11 innings to Kansas City.

For an explanation of how WOB works, click here.

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Hats, Chaos and Pete Rose: Locked On MLB – July 5, 2019

rosieThe day after a National Holiday is disorienting.

I loved some of the Fourth of July hats. Meanwhile the NL Central is separated from top to bottom by 2 games in the loss column and a listener wants to know if Pete Rose should be in the Hall of Fame.

The real question is does Pete WANT to be?

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

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

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Let’s see owned baseball on July 4, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Luis Castillo took a no hitter into the 7th and finished with 7 2/3 scoreless one hit innings, striking out 9 Brewers for the 1-0 final.

Lance Lynn worked out of jam after jam, holding the Angels to 2 runs over 7 innings to earn the 9-3 decision for the Rangers.

Marcus Semien reached base 3 times, including 2 homers, driving in 5 runs as the red hot A’s won again, 7-2, over Minnesota,

Dansby Swanson hit a double and two homers, driving in 5, to help the Braves double up the Phillies, 12-6.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Starlin Castro collected 3 hits, including a double, in the Marlins 5-2 loss to Washington.

Yonny Chirinos threw 7 solid innings, striking out 5 Yankees and giving up 3 runs. The wild 8-4 game was a bullpen affair lost by the Rays.

Danny Jansen homered twice and added another hit, driving in 5, but the Blue Jays bullpen dropped the 8-7 game to the Red Sox.

Brandon Woodruff allowed an early run and shut the Reds out for the rest of his 6 innings of work. That run was one too many as the Brewers were blanked, 1-0.

For an explanation of how WOB works, click here.

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

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Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

Let’s see owned baseball on July 3, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Cody Bellinger launched 2 homers including a walk off shot in the 10th inning to give the Dodgers another dramatic victory, 5-4 over Arizona.

Mike Clevinger threw 6 shutout innings, striking out 9 Royals to earn the 4-0 decision for the Indians.

Sonny Gray struck out 12 over 8 scoreless innings as the Reds blanked the Brewers, 3-0.

Yoán Moncada homered in the first and hit a game tying homer in the 10th, setting up the White Sox double header sweep walk off 9-6 victory over the Tigers. He had singled and scored in the 7-5 opening win.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Victor Caratini hit a solo homer and a 2 run shot but the Cubs saw the Pirates walk off as 6-5 winners.

Nicholas Castellanos collected 4 hits, including a homer, driving in 3 in the Tigers 9-6 extra innings loss to the White Sox.

Jhoulys Chacín struck out 8 Reds in 6 innings, walking none and allowing 2 runs. He took the hard luck 3-0 decision for Milwaukee.

Mike Leake pitched shutout ball into the 8th, finishing with 7 2/3 scoreless frames, striking out 7 Cardinals. Seattle’s bullpen would meltdown in the 9th and drop the 5-2 final.

For an explanation of how WOB works, click here.

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Reviewing the London Series with Mark Blakemore: Locked On MLB – July 4, 2019

7B9A0D42-73CB-4656-8443-5C75463D2AD8There is no better way to celebrate the 4th of July than calling England. Mark Blakemore, a native of the UK and a Yankee fan since childhood, was at the London Series between his team and the Red Sox. He joins the show to talk about the experience at the game.

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

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

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Let’s see owned baseball on July 2, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Rafael Devers went 4 for 5 with 2 homers and 6 RBI to give the travel weary Red Sox a much needed 10-6 victory.

Evan Longoria homered twice, singled and doubled as the Giants rolled to a 10-4 beating of the Padres.

Charlie Morton struck out 12 Orioles in 7 innings, giving up a single run as the Rays won, 6-3.

Aaron Nola threw 8 scoreless innings, allowing 4 hits and recording 8 strikeouts as the Phillies blanked the Braves, 2-0.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Jason Castro hit a pair of homers and added another hit but the Twins were stopped by Oakland, 8-6.

Dallas Keuchel held the Phillies to 2 runs over 7 solid innings. The Braves bats were shutout in the 2-0 final.

José Martínez slammed 2 home runs but the Cardinals were edged by the Mariners, 5-4.

James Paxton worked out of jam after jam over 6 innings, allowing just 1 run to the Mets. The Yankees bullpen would blow his lead and ultimately the 4-2 game.

For an explanation of how WOB works, click here.

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Talking Padres with Neal Hughlett: Locked On MLB – July 3, 2019

DB814602-E9BC-4CBA-9D15-F3DC0F364DC1Neal Hughlett is a die hard Padres fan living in Boston. We talked about his fandom and the state of his team in today’s episode.

Follow Neal on Twitter by going to @NMH13

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

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Who Owned Baseball – July 1, 2019 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVPs) + 2019

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Let’s see owned baseball on July 1, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Josh Bell homered 3 times, added another hit, and drove in 7 to help the Pirates bomb the Cubs, 18-5.

Freddy Galvis compiled 10 total bases by homering twice and doubling to help the Blue Jays cruise to an 11-4 final over the Royals.

Clayton Richard threw 6 innings, allowing 3 runs and struck out 4 Royals en route to an easy 11-4 win for the Blue Jays.

Jeff Samardzija gave the Giants 8 innings, allowing 2 runs and striking out 6 Padres to get the 13-2 victory.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Thomas Eshelman held the Rays to 2 runs over 5 innings. He would not get the decision as the Orioles bullpen lost the 6-3 game.

Tyler Mahle struck out 8 Brewers in 6 innings, allowing just 3 hits and 2 walks. The Reds would drop the 8-6 final.

Renato Núñez singled and doubled, scoring a run, but the Orioles were doubled up by the Rays, 6-3

Eugenio Suárez went 3 for 4, including 2 homers, in the Reds 8-6 loss to Milwaukee.

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July Baseball and the Mets Mess: Locked On MLB – July 1, 2019

1853FD32-C312-43DB-8AD8-BA96EC09BA36The calendar page has turned to July and teams need to figure out whether this is their year or not. The Mets follies have gotten more absurd and MLB can learn from the NBA to creating transaction fan interest.

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 30, 2019 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVPs) + 2019

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Let’s see owned baseball on June 30, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Shane Bieber threw 8 shutout innings, recording 11 strikeouts as the Indians blanked the Orioles, 2-0.

Matt Chapman missed the cycle by a single, driving in 6 runs as the A’s clobbered the Angels, 12-3.

Kevin Pillar went 4 for 5 with a homer and 5 RBI to help the Giants top the Diamondbacks, 10-4.

Max Scherzer struck out 14 Tigers in 8 innings, walking none and allowing 1 run earning the 2-1 decision for the Nationals.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Ronald Acuña Jr. collected 3 hits, including a homer, stole a base and scored 3 times. The Braves bullpen would blow the lead and the game to the Mets, 8-5.

Shohei Ohtani homered twice in the Angels 12-3 loss to the A’s.

Chad Sobotka struck out 3 Mets in 2 innings of 1 hit shutout ball out of the pen. The Braves bullpen could not save his lead as they fell 8-5.

Jordan Zimmermann held the Nationals to 1 run in 6 innings. The Tigers bullpen dropped the 2-1 final.

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Who Owned Baseball – June 29, 2019 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVPs) + 2019

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Let’s see owned baseball on June 29, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Brett Anderson pitched shutout ball into the 8th, finishing with 7 1/3 innings, 2 hits and 2 walks as Oakland blanked the Angels, 4-0.

Nelson Cruz homered twice, added 2 more hits, driving in 5, as the Twins pounded the White Sox, 10-3.

Manny Machado hit a pair of home runs, knocking in 5, as the Padres topped St. Louis 12-2.

Brandon Woodruff threw 7 2/3 innings, allowing 1 run and striking out 6 Pirates to earn the 3-1 decision for Milwaukee.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Luis Castillo was solid over 7 innings, allowing 1 run and striking out 6 Cubs. But the Reds bats were dead and were shutout, 6-0.

Michael Chavis made the most of HIS London trip, homering twice, walking and driving in 6 runs. The Red Sox dropped the bizarre 17-13 slug fest to the Yankees.

Anthony Rendon collected 3 hits, including a homer, but the Nationals fell to the Tigers, 7-5.

Adrian Sampson struck out 7 Rays in 6 innings, allowing 3 runs. The Rangers lost the 5-2 final.

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Who Owned Baseball – June 28, 2019 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVPs) + 2019

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Let’s see owned baseball on June 28, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Nolan Arenado went 4 for 5 with a homer and 2 RBI to help the Rockies finally slug one past the Dodgers, 13-9.

Lance Lynn struck out 10 in 8 scoreless innings, allowing 3 hits and 1 walk as the Rangers blanked the Rays, 5-0.

Matt Olson reached base 4 times, including a pair of homers, driving in 5, powering the A’s past the Angels, 7-2.

Aníbal Sánchez held the Tigers to 1 run over 6 innings, striking out 8, to give the Nationals a 3-1 victory.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Danny Duffy pitched into the 7th, striking out 8 Blue Jays in 6 2/3 innings, but was saddled with the 6-2 Kansas City loss.

Max Muncy homered, singled and walked, driving in 5 runs but the Dodgers dropped the 13-9 slug fest to Colorado.

Miguel Sanó hit a pair of homers and added a walk in the Twins 6-4 loss to the White Sox.

Michael Wacha held the Padres to 2 runs an 6 hits over 7 innings but took the hard luck 3-1 decision for the Cardinals.

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Mets and Astros Slump, London is Calling and Answering Tweets: Locked On MLB – June 28, 2019

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The Mets are losing in a horrific fashion and the Astros are in a surprise slump.

The Red Sox and Yankees are off to London, some Tweeters have issues with my All Star picks and I compare Madison Bumgarner to Doug Drabek.

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 26, 2019 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVPs) + 2019

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Let’s see owned baseball on June 26, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Jose Abreu got 3 hits including a dramatic 2 run, come from behind home run in the 9th inning to help the White Sox stun the Red Sox, 8-7.

Patrick Corbin struck out 9 Marlins in 7 innings, allowing a single run and the Nationals held on to win, 7-5.

Corey Dickerson reached base 5 times, driving in 3 and scoring 3, as the Pirates thrashed the Astros, 14-2.

Mike Minor threw a complete game, striking out 7 Tigers in 9 innings, allowing 1 run to earn the 4-1 decision for the Rangers.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Matthew Boyd went 7 innings, striking out 11 Rangers, but took the 4-1 loss for Detroit.

Lourdes Gurriel Jr. homered twice and added another hit, driving in 4, but the Yankees would ultimately walk off against Toronto, 8-7.

Dominic Smith got on base a total of 4 times, homered and stole a base but the Mets collapsed again and dropped the 5-4 game in Philadelphia.

Jason Vargas struck out 10 Phillies and allowed 3 hits in 6 1/3 innings. The Mets bullpen blew the lead and the game, 5-4.

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All Star Ballots and Minnesota’s Pursuit of Bumgarner – Locked on MLB for June 27, 2019

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I share my All Star Ballot and demonstrate how the second half is discounted.

Plus the Twins should go all in on Madison Bumgarner and I respond to a bad review.

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