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Daily Archives: June 7, 2014

Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – June 7, 2014

Patrick Semansky, Associated Press

Patrick Semansky, Associated Press

The 10th inning of the A’s and Orioles game last night was so surreal that we all need to savor it for a few moments.

That and some unusual draft picks on today’s episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

Dee Gordon, Torii Hunter, Tanner Roark, Dallas Keuchel, Nathan EovaldiDaniel Descalso and Adam Dunn  all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball
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‘Rox, ‘Phils + ‘Halo’s Join The Party As Latest Teams To Complete MLB Runs Survivor 2014: 7 Teams Left

21st place

21st place.

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Well we finally had some furious action to complete this mission in the last few days of the week.

The Rockies scored 7 runs in a loss, but finally completed their 11 scenarios to finish 21st.

The Angels and Phillies both plated 8 runs on Friday night wins to complete their tasks.

By way of one game less, Philadelphia wins 22nd place, with the Halo’s taking 23rd.

Left are the Yankees (needing 8), Red Sox (need 10 or more runs), Astros, (10 or 10+), Atlanta (8), New York Mets (8), and the the Reds and D’Backs are in need of a 9 run game, which has proved to be the hardest total to put forth. Read the rest of this entry

What’s Up With Ian Desmond?

Awesome Nats Blog About Desmond by James O’Hara

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Perhaps it’s Ian Desmond’s fan-friendly attitude, or perhaps it’s because many secretly suspected the shortstop couldn’t keep up the gains he made in 2012 and 2013. Whatever it is there has been a surprising lack of attention being paid to the struggles the Nats starting shortstop is having at the plate in 2014. After a 2012 where Desmond batted .292/.335/.511 with a 128 wRC+ and a 2013 where he batted .280/.331/.453 with a 116 wRC+, it’s disappointing to see Desmond sitting around a .225/.295/.413 line with a 97 wRC+ through 241 plate appearances this year. The $7 million question though is what will Desmond produce at the plate through the end of the season?

The answer is a mixed bag. When you look in the right places there are some encouraging signs that Desmond will be able to pick it up over the coming months. Desmond has walked in 7.9%…

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Who Owned Baseball Yesterday (June.06) – Updated MLB Yearly ‘WOB’ Standings

Justin Edmonds / Getty Images

Justin Edmonds / Getty Images

Dee Gordon got on base 4 times with a pair of triples, a stolen base, two runs scored and three runs batted in, leading the Dodgers to a much needed 7-2 win in Colorado.

Torii Hunter went 3-4 with a homer and a pair of runs scored, stopping Detroit’s slide as they beat Boston 6-2.

Tanner Roark threw 8 innings of 3 hit, no walk shutout ball, striking out 11 Padres. The Nationals inched closer to first place with the 6-0 victory.

Dallas Keuchel tossed 6 innings of shutout ball in Minnesota. The bullpen nearly blew it but he got the decision for the Astros, 5-4.

They owned baseball on June 06, 2014.

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