Daily Archives: April 3, 2017

Who Owned Baseball April 3, 2017 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2017 #WOB Standings


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Clayton Kershaw struck out 8 Padres in 7 innings of 2 hit ball allowing one earned run and one unearned run, earning the 14-3 opening day decision for Los Angeles.

Yasmani Grandal clobbered a pair of homers to power the Dodgers in a 14-3 laugher over San Diego.

Dallas Keuchel kept the Mariners off the board over 7 shutout frames, giving up 2 hits and 2 walks and got the Astros a 3-0 win.

Khris Davis slammed 2 homers to lead Oakland past the Angels, 4-2.

They all owned baseball on April 3, 2017 

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Who Owned Baseball April 2, 2017 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2017 #WOB Standings


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Logan Morrison collected 3 hits, including a homer, driving in 3 to help the Rays top the Yankees, 7-3.

Randal Grichuk reached base 3 times, homered and smacked a walk off single to put the Cardinals past the champion Cubs, 4-3.

Chris Archer earned his first win of the year, holding the Yankees to 2 runs in 7 innings in Tampa’s 7-3 opening day triumph.

Carlos Martinez pitched into the 8th, striking out 10 in 7 1/3 innings. He did not get the decision, but set up the Cardinals 4-3 walk off win over the Cubs.

And earning two 1/2 WOBs in the same game, Madison Bumgarner was perfect against the Diamondbacks over 5 innings, struck out 11, walked none and allowed just 3 runs. As a hitter, he homered twice and walked. The Giants bullpen imploded however and Arizona took the game, 6-5.


They all owned baseball on April 2, 2017

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A Fun Way For Fans To Track Runs Scoring For Teams This Season: MLB Runs Scoring Survivor 2017

For years we ran this entire category until all clubs had finished the task, this year we are encouraging readers to copy and paste this chart below and follow for themselves.

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.  If you score exactly 10 it still works for 10 (or 10+)

Once a club has one of these run totals once, you cross it off and keep going until they complete the 11 different variations. 

As the runs come in on a daily basis, we will keep erasing the numbers beside the team until the last team wins.

When a club finishes the 11 different totals, please chart how many Games Played the team has at the time.  If another team ties them for Games Played, the highest run total in the Final runs total erased will act as the tiebreaker Read the rest of this entry

The Bond of Baseball

dad and me2.JPGMy annual post in taking a moment to remember the game is much bigger then what we watch during the season.

Opening Day, a day for happiness, a day that signifies that summer is on its way, a day that everyone is in first place, a day that every team still has a chance, a day of sadness for me. As much as I enjoy spending this day with my wife and friends hanging out at the ball park, it’s another opening day without my father. It’s now been over ten years since I lost my dad to cancer and not a day goes by that I don’t think about him, but this day is especially tough for me as we shared the bond of baseball together. As a matter of fact it’s so tough that I had to write this two weeks prior to opening day nine years ago.

See, Dad taught me the game and taught me well, he spent time playing catch with me, hitting grounders, pitching to me, playing backstop, playing strike out, you name it and we did it. He of course took me to my first Tigers’ game back in the early 80’s, which is what really got me hooked on the game. We’d spend many more opening days, Father’s Days, and summer days there together talking about the game. He was a catcher growing up, a position I never liked or truly became accustomed to, so he would share with me what the catcher was doing at that moment in the game. We’d take everything in while having probably some of the best conversations we had ever had, which could be about baseball but didn’t have to be.

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Washington Nationals Top 25 Prospects

Washington was one of two Major League clubs to send a highly touted prospect to the Chicago White Sox this offseason. The Nationals showed their faith in the current staff and future pitchers by trading away Lucas Giolito, Dane Dunning, and Reynaldo Lopez for defensive superstar Adam Eaton. Pitching certainly comes at a premium in the current system with only 6 pitchers making these rankings, but a number of them appear well suited for this organization’s layout. Erick Fedde sits behind only Victory Robles as a likely mid-rotation arm in the future. Behind him are Austin Voth and A.J. Cole who, though limited in potential, will work their way onto the 25-man roster for spot starts and relief appearances either in the summer or during September call-ups. Koda Gloves is one of the lower ranking pitches in the system, but an uncertain closer role in Washington makes him a clear name to emerge over the next couple of seasons.

The limited nature of pitchers in the rankings come as a result of the Giolito trade, but also remarkable depth in the field. Washington has prepared for the potential loss of Bryce Harper with seven outfielders making the Top 25, Victor Robles taking the top spot. The teenage phenom remains a ways off of the 25-man roster, but rapid development since signing out of the Dominican Republic has scouts salivating across the league. Youngsters Juan Soto and Carter Kieboom follow suit given areas of need, but the Nationals have a slew of potential stars awaiting in the ranks. What separates this system from many others is that potential stemming from the lower spots. Players like Kelvin Gutierrez,  Jose Marmolejos, Spencer Kieboom, and Telmito Agustin all have things that they need to improve, but all profile as potential everyday players given the right situation.

Washington Nationals Top 25 Prospects In 2017

Chris Archer’s Opening Day Performance Had a Different Feel Than Last Year

It’s impossible to draw conclusions from one game out of a 162-game season. Heck, we know that even a strong first month doesn’t necessarily mean the next five are going to be smooth. But what one game can do — especially on Opening Day — is set a tone that a team can start to get behind.

That’s what Chris Archer was successful in doing during the Tampa Bay Rays’ win over the New York Yankees. This was Archer’s third Opening Day start with Tampa Bay, but his first victory. When looking at parts of his pitching line from Sunday compared to the 2016 season opener, though, one may think last year’s performance was more dominant.

Last season against the Toronto Blue Jays, the right-hander allowed 3 runs (2 earned) on 5 hits, 3 walks and 12 strikeouts. This year, he allowed 2 runs on 7 hits, 1 walk and just 5 strikeouts. There was one really important difference, though.


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