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Daily Archives: June 10, 2014

Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – June 10, 2014

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John Biever/SI

With the Red Sox outfield playing at a historically bad level, a change needs to be made.

Should they consider Matt Kemp, who just a few years ago was considered to be one of if not the best player in baseball?

Is he worth taking an expensive risk?

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

Lonnie Chisenhall, Scott Van Slyke, Bud Norris, Charlie Morton, Starlin CastroMiguel Cabrera and David Price  all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball

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The Long Ball, HR Leaders, Multi HR Gms, Consecutive Streaks MLB 2014

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For Games Played Through June 9, 2014

Top 5 HR Leaders AL

Nelson Cruz, Orioles – 21

Edwin Encarnacion. Blue Jays – 20 (Homered June 9th)

Jose Abreu, White Sox – 18  (Homered June 9th)

Josh Donaldson, A’s  – 17

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Houston Latest Team To Complete MLB Runs Survivor 2014: 6 Teams Left

The Astros lost the last 15 games to end the 2013 campaign, and put forth an 111 game loss season, and it looked bleak for the franchise in 2014 just 5 weeks ago.  Since then, Springer has smashed 12 HRs, added almost an RBI a game, and has lit a fire under the teams offense.  Oh Yeah.  Jose Altuve is also in the top 5 for AL Batting, Chris Carter has hit HRs of late, and Dallas Keuchel and Collin McHugh are both pitching fantastic for the squad that is now 29 - 36.

The Astros lost the last 15 games to end the 2013 campaign, and put forth an 111 game loss season, and it looked bleak for the franchise in 2014 just 5 weeks ago. Since then, Springer has smashed 12 HRs, added almost an RBI a game, and has lit a fire under the teams offense. Oh Yeah. Jose Altuve is also in the top 5 for AL Batting, Chris Carter has hit HRs of late, and Dallas Keuchel and Collin McHugh are both pitching fantastic for the squad that is now 29 – 36.

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The Houston Astros are playing a great brand of ball over the last several weeks.  George Springer has ignited this offense to scoring more runs than have plated since the Killer B’s.

By virtue of them pasting the Twins with a 14 – 5 routing on Sunday, it nailed down their elusive 10 or 10+ Runs column for their 11th different run scenario.

No Longer is this team a laughing stock in the Majors.

The Astros have turned out a 10 – 5 record since May 24th, and are quietly inching towards the .500 mark,  Not bad for a club that lost 111 contests in 2013.

I even have to admit I love the move skipper Bo Porter did last night in bringing in Tony Sipp for a batter, then moving him to right field, enabling Jerome Williams to face the next batter, before bringing him back to the mound again.

Now that is thinking outside of the box.

The Astros have runs scored of 7, 8, 9 and 10 or 10+ in the last 2 weeks.  It looked like they were a shoe in to lose this entire competition back then.

Now there is only the Yankees (8 runs) and Red Sox (10 or 10+) left in the AL (who would have thought that with those perennial high octane offenses?),

The AL Central and West have all teams that have fulfilled their obligations on the MLB Runs Survivor.

The teams needing 1 more result in the NL are the Diamondbacks, Reds, Mets and Braves.  Arizona and Cincy need 9 runs in a game, and New York and Atlanta need games where 8 cross the plate. Read the rest of this entry

Who Owned Baseball Yesterday (June.09) – Updated MLB Yearly ‘WOB’ Standings

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Lonnie Chisenhall had a historic night at the plate. He went 5-5, missing the cycle by a triple, clubbing three homers and driving in 9 runs in the Indians’ 17-7 thrashing of Texas.

Scott Van Slyke got on base 5 times, homered twice and drove in 4 while scoring 3, helping the Dodgers top Cincinnati 6-2.

Bud Norris threw 8 shutout innings, allowing just 3 hits, earning the 4-0 Baltimore victory over Boston.

Charlie Morton went 7 innings, letting just one Cub run and walked none leading the Pirates to a 6-2 win.

They owned baseball on June 09, 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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