Daily Archives: May 9, 2014

Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – May 9, 2014

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Johnny Manziel is the latest hope for Cleveland fans. But 2 and a half decades ago, the arrival of Sandy Alomar helped create a new identity for the Indians that almost took the pressure off of every single Cleveland team afterwards.

Plus Royals manager Ned Yost might be out of a job soon.

Come on down to Cleveland town everyone on The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

Edwin Encarnacion, Dallas Kuechel, Anthony Rizzo, Ryan Vogelsong, Ian Kennedy, Nolan Arenado and Alexei Ramirez all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball.

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Angels Last Remaining Team To Be Bageled In 2014, But The Offense Is Struggling Of Late

DiPoto has constructed a team that has great power when healthy, and have the best player in baseball in Mike Trout, but this club has a tough time not striking out, and worse is that they also don't draw Walks.  Their last few year offensive acquisitions in Ibanez, Stewart, Freese, Cowgill and Iannetta

DiPoto has constructed a team that has great power when healthy, and have the best player in baseball in Mike Trout, but this club has a tough time not striking out, and worse is that they also don’t draw Walks. Their last few year offensive acquisitions in Ibanez, Stewart, Freese, Cowgill and Iannetta have fanned 123 times in just 371 total AB in 2014, while only walking 41 total combined times in the same time frame.  They have only attributed 11 HRs and 47 RBI for their efforts as well.  The Slash Line is .202/.292/.340 for those guys. Can the core guys of Trout, Pujols, Hamilton (when back), Kendrick and Aybar make up for the anemic production they are receiving?

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Last night the Rangers finally did what no one else has done in 2014 thus far, Shutout the Rockies 5 – 0.

While Nolan Arenado was able to extend his hitting streak to 28, the Rox failed to plate a runner.

This leaves the Los Angeles Angels as the only team left in the MLB to not have suffered zero runs in a game.

I am not giving the title to LA yet, as they have played 4 less game than the Rockies.  Technically calendar wise, the Halo’s pulled of the feat, but lets see if they can make it through the weekend in Canada without being Shutout.

I think Los Angeles has a great chance in the next 4 games to score at Skydome, so if I could place a wager on the thing I would. Read the rest of this entry

2014 MLB Team Runs Survivor Through Games Played May.08: 14 Teams Complete Including ALL The AL Central

High praise to the Cubs (won't happen much this year) for at least scoring 10+ runs in a game yesterday.  When this was accomplished to avoid a 4 game sweep to city rivals the White Sox, they had their 11th run variation from 0 - 10.  They were the 5th NL squad to complete the mission.  I thought it would take them much longer to score enough runs in game - to punch out the 8, 9 and 10 run game totals respectively.

High praise to the Cubs (won’t happen much this year) for at least scoring 10+ runs in a game yesterday. When this was accomplished to avoid a 4 game sweep to city rivals the White Sox, they had their 11th run variation from 0 – 10. They were the 5th NL squad to complete the mission. I thought it would take them much longer to score enough runs in a game – to punch out the 8, 9 and 10 run game totals respectively.

Hunter Stokes (Chief Writer): 

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This should turn out to be quite fun.  A lot of gambling establishments have this sort of deal, and it will be fun to see the results.

What Runs Survivor is, a MLB team scoring 0,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9, 10 or (10+) in different games throughout the course of the season.

Once a club has one of these run totals once, you cross it off and keep going until they complete the 11 different variations.  We are going to keep tracking this category – until all 30 MLB clubs are finished this season!

In the last 5 days of play since our last post, 5 more teams have completed this mission.  What I can’t wait for is who will be the last team to finish out. 

It doesn’t look good for San Diego who hasn’t even scored 8 runs or above so far this campaign. Read the rest of this entry

Who Owned Baseball Yesterday (May.08) – Updated MLB Yearly ‘WOB’ Standings

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Darren Calabrese/AP

Edwin Encarnacion homered for the third straight game including 2 last night, giving him 200 for his career. His 3-4 performance with 3 RBI sparked the Blue Jays 12-6 drubbing of the Phillies.

Dallas Keuchel ended the Tigers winning streak by pitching into the 8th inning. He finished with 7 2/3 innings and 2 earned runs and no walks, giving Houston a rare win, 6-2.

Anthony Rizzo got on base 4 times, homered, doubled, drove in a pair and helped the Cubs top the White Sox, 12-5.

Ryan Volgelsong threw 7 1/3 innings, giving up just 5 hits and 1 earned run. He did not get the decision but he set up the Giants extra innings victory in Los Angeles, 3-1.

They owned baseball on May.08, 2014.

To view the Yearly Leaders for Who Owned Baseball Standings, plus see who gained 1/2 WOB’s – Click the READ THE REST OF THIS ENTRY ICON OR SCROLL DOWN.

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