Daily Archives: May 20, 2014

Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – May 20, 2014


Photo by Matt West, Boston Herald

Photo by Matt West, Boston Herald

Stephen Drew comes back to the Red Sox and some teams just can’t hit.

That and more on today’s episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

Michael Brantley, Dallas Keuchel, Jason Heyward, Mike Leake, Khris Davis, Eric Hosmer and Stephen Strasburg all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball

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2014’s Top Home Run Hitters (MLB): HR Streaks (8 Active) + Multi HR Games

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim v Texas Rangers v Texas Rangers

For Games Played Through May.19, 2014

Top 5 HR Leaders AL

Jose Abreu, White Sox – 15

Nelson Cruz, Orioles – 12

Albert Pujols, Angels – 12

David Ortiz, Red Sox – 11

Victor Martinez, Tigers  – 11

Jose Bautista, Blue Jays – 11

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Interleague Game Scores So Far In 2014: AL Leads NL 43 – 38 After A 27 – 11 Run

AL vs NL

The AL is asserting itself in the annual Interleague Series once again.

Only 2 weeks, the NL held a 26 – 17 Overall Series advantage, but then the Yankees, Angels and A’s have led the charge in reeling off 27 of the next 38 contests.

This weeks series also feature the Yanks at Wrigley Field, the Twins at Petco Park, Pirates @ Camden Yards – before the Twins wraps up the Interleague 7 days stretch at AT & T Park in SF.

I will say the Yankees and O’s will go 4 – 2 versus the National League, and the Twins will go 2 – 4 versus the Padres and Giants.

The AL’s current record is a .531 Win percentage, and the MLB Reports is on record as predicting the AL will in 161 of the 290 games for a win PCTG of .555

These wins will affect the League records at the end of the year for teams above and  below .500 if the gap is significant. 

The Angels have put forth the best record in Interleague thus far – posting a 6 – 2 record, with Milwaukee faring better with WIN PCTG points ahead, but 1 win behind LAA at 5 – 1,  while the Dodgers/Royals are 4 – 1, and Giants/Marlins/A’s are all 3 – 0.

Baltimore is 2 – 0

The Phillies are mightily struggling against the Junior Circuit, with an IL worst clip of  1 – 8 in 2014 so far.  The Cubs aren’t much better for the campaign at 1 – 5.  Cincy is 1 – 4 – and the Twins hope to add a victory to their 0 – 3 IL start with 6 contests this week.

Of note, the AL East and NL  are  the best divisions in AL/NL matchups, both recording identical 18 – 11 Won Loss marks so far. 

Atlanta and St. Louis have yet to play the American League, and the Bronx Bombers are the clubhouse leaders in games with 12 (7 – 5), and have a series at Wrigley upcoming starting today. Read the rest of this entry

Who Owned Baseball Yesterday (May.19) – Updated MLB Yearly ‘WOB’ Standings

Chuck Crow - The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Chuck Crow – The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Michael Brantley got on base 4 times and launched a walk off, bottom of the 10th home run to give the Indians a 5-4 win over the Tigers.

Dallas Keuchel threw a shutout into the 9th before needing some help to finish the game. He ended up with 8 2/3 innings, 5 hits, 2 runs, 8 strikeouts and walked just one Angel, earning the 5-2 victory for the Astros.

Jason Heyward got on base 4 times, stole a pair and scored in two of the Braves rallies as they topped the Brewers 9-3.

Mike Leake pitched into the 7th inning, finishing with 6 2/3 innings of 1 run ball. He did not get the decision but helped set up the Reds’ extra inning 4-3 win over Washington.

They owned baseball on May.19, 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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