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Monthly Archives: April 2019

Shaky Bullpens and Rays of Hope – @LockedOnMLB for April 22, 2019

1649D400-B316-4DBE-B742-3DFB6C109E1FAll around baseball, bullpens had a shaky weekend. Maybe one team SHOULD take a chance with Craig Kimbrel.

Meanwhile, let’s all agree to focus on what is POSITIVE about the Tampa Bay Rays. We all know about the stadium and the attendance. It is easy to be negative.

But the team, despite this weekend’s sweep by Boston, is one of the bright spots of the game right now.

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Who Owned Baseball – April 21, 2019 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVPs) + 2019

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Let’s see owned baseball on April 21, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Cody Bellinger got 3 hits, including the 2 out go ahead homer in the 9th, and stole a home run with a leaping catch to help the Dodgers win in Milwaukee, 6-5.

James Paxton blanked the Royals over 6 shutout innings, fanning 12 and walking only 1. The bullpen blew his lead but the Yankees walked off 7-6 winners in 10.

Justin Smoak got 4 hits, including a homer, driving in 2, to help the Blue Jays hang on against the A’s, 5-4.

Stephen Strasburg struck out 11 Marlins in 8 innings of 2 hit ball to earn the 5-0 decision for the Nationals.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Pete Alonso reached base 3 times, including a homer, but the Mets lost in St. Louis, 6-4.

Alex Gordon got a pair of hits including a dramatic 8th inning game tying home run. The Royals would lose the 7-6 game to the Yankees in 10.

Reynaldo Lopez pitched 6 innings, allowing 2 earned runs and striking out 8 and walking no Tigers. But the White Sox dropped the 4-3 game.

Robbie Ray allowed 1 run over 6 strong innings but did not get the decision as the Cubs walked off against the Diamondbacks, 2-1.

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Who Owned Baseball – April 20, 2019 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVPs) + 2019

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Jeff Hanisch – USA Today Sports

Let’s see owned baseball on April 19, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Miles Mikolas threw 8 solid innings, allowing 4 hits and 2 runs and added his own RBI hit as the Cardinals clobbered the Mets, 10-2.

Eddie Rosario went 3 for 5 with 2 homers in the Twins 6-5 double header opening victory over Baltimore. In the nightcap, he singled and doubled to help the Twins sweep the two games with a 16-7 slug fest.

Masahiro Tanaka struck out 7 Royals in 7 innings, scattering 4 hits and a single run as the Yankees won easily, 9-2.

Christian Yelich homered twice and walked to help the Brewers blank the Dodgers, 5-0.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Trevor Bauer pitched into the 7th, striking out 10 Braves in 6 1/3 innings and holding them to 3 hits and 2 runs. The Indians bullpen had a meltdown in the 9th, however, to hand Atlanta the 8-7 final.

Charlie Blackmon went 4 for 5 with a homer and 4 RBI but his Rockies fell to Philadelphia, 8-5.

Hyun-Jin Ryu struck out 9 Brewers in 5 2/3 innings, allowing 2 runs. He would take the hard luck 5-0 Dodger decision.

Dwight Smith Jr. reached base 3 times with a homer in the Orioles 6-5 opener loss to the Twins.

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Who Owned Baseball – April 19, 2019 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVPs) + 2019

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Let’s see owned baseball on April 18, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Pete Alonso reached base 3 times, homered and scored a pair of runs as the Mets took a share of first place by holding on in St. Louis, 5-4.

Mookie Betts doubled and hit a go ahead homer to give the Red Sox a much needed 6-4 victory over Tampa Bay.

Kyle Hendricks struck out 11 Diamondbacks over 7 shutout innings as the Cubs rolled, 5-1.

Marcus Stroman kept the A’s to 1 run over 8 strong innings to earn the 5-1 decision for the Blue Jays.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Kyle Dowdy stopped the Astros offense with 3 2/3 shutout innings, striking out 3 along the way. It was too little too late as the Rangers lost, 7-2.

Joey Gallo singled and homered but the Rangers were out slugged by the Astros, 7-2.

Bryce Harper collected 5 hits and drove in the go ahead run in the 12th. But the Phillies bullpen lost the game to the Rockies in the bottom of the 12th, 4-3.

Matt Strahm allowed 2 hits and 1 run over 8 innings, striking out 5 Reds. He did not fare in the decision as San Diego fell 3-2 in 11.

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Who Owned Baseball – April 18, 2019 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVPs) + 2019

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Let’s see owned baseball on April 18, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Homer Bailey held the Yankees to 3 hits and 1 run over 6 innings to help the Royals win, 6-1.

Patrick Corbin pitched into the 8th, finishing with 7 2/3 innings, allowing 2 hits and 1 run while striking out 9 San Francisco batters to earn the 4-2 decision for the Nationals.

Ryon Healy homered twice and walked, driving in 5 in Seattle’s wild 11-10 victory in Anaheim.

Ryan McMahon went 3 for 4 with 2 homers and 5 RBI as the Rockies beat the Phillies, 6-2.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Zach Eflin held the Rockies scoreless through 5 before allowing 2 earned runs and 1 unearned run in the 6th. He would take the hard luck 6-2 defeat for the Phillies.

Ryne Harper stopped the bleeding with 3 1/3 shutout innings out of the pen, holding the Blue Jays to 1 hit and no walks. It was too little too late as the Twins fell, 7-4.

Evan Longoria singled and doubled, scoring a run and driving in another but the Giants came up short 4-2 to Washington.

Tommy Pham collected 4 hits, including a homer and stole a base in the Rays 6-5 extra inning loss to Baltimore.

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Fanbase Devotion in Unusual Places – @LockedOnMLB for April 19, 2019

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What MLB fan base shows the most devotion? This is not which has the biggest fan base or the largest attendance. Which fan base shows the most love and devotion?

Would you consider the fans of Miami, Tampa Bay or San Diego in this discussion? You should.

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Fake Toughness, Adam Jones Doing Well and Chris Sale Being Very Bad – @lockedonmlb Podcast for April 18, 2019

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I am not a fan of bean ball wars. Give me a celebration any day. So the bat toss controversy from Wednesday was silly.

Plus Adam Jones could be a big trade chip and the Red Sox problems do not seem simple.

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Who Owned Baseball – April 17, 2019 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVPs) + 2019

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Let’s see owned baseball on April 17, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Jake Arrieta pitched into the 9th and finished with 8 innings, allowing 2 runs while striking out 3 Mets to earn the 3-2 decision for Philadelphia.

Javier Baez went 2 for 4, homered and drove in 2 to help the Cubs blank the Marlins, 6-0.

Carlos Carrasco tossed 7 shutout innings, giving up 3 hits while striking out 12 Mariners for the 1-0 Cleveland win.

Brandon Lowe doubled and homered, driving in 3 runs and scoring 2 as the Rays beat the Orioles, 8-1.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Tim Anderson homered with style and drove in 2 but the White Sox dropped the contentious 4-3 game to Kansas City.

Steven Duggar went 2 for 5 with a homer in the Giants 9-6 defeat by Washington.

Kevin Gausman struck out 10 Diamondbacks in 7 innings, allowing 3 hits, 1 walk and 2 runs but the Braves came up short, 2-1.

Spencer Turnbull allowed 2 hits and 1 unearned run in 6 strong innings. He did not get the decision as Detroit fell to Pittsburgh, 3-2.

 

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Who Owned Baseball – April 16, 2019 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVPs) + 2019

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Let’s see owned baseball on April 16, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Jon Gray struck out 5 Padres in 7 innings, allowing 3 hits and 1 run to earn the 8-2 win for Colorado.

Scott Kingery hit a back breaking first inning grand slam and added a double and single in the Phillies 14-3 trashing of the Mets.

Mike Minor threw a complete game 3 hit shutout, striking out 7, as the Rangers blanked the Angels 5-0.

Yoán Moncada homered twice in the White Sox 5-1 victory over the Royals.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Ronald Acuña Jr. reached base 4 times, including a homer, but the Braves dropped a wild 9-6 game to Arizona.

Matthew Boyd struck out 7 Pirates in 7 innings, allowing 3 runs and walking just 1. He did not get the decision as the Tigers dropped the 5-3 game in 10 innings.

Tom Murphy doubled twice and singled, driving in a run, but the Mariners continued to cool down in the 4-2 loss to Cleveland.

Matt Wisler stopped the bleeding with 2 solid shutout innings from the bullpen, striking out 3 Rockies. But the rest of the San Diego pitching staff was off in the 8-2 defeat.

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Depleted Pitching Staffs Need Reinforcements – @lockedonmlb Podcast for April 17, 2019

FE95F26B-7934-45E3-AA50-4CF180609DB6Most contending teams have massive holes in their pitching staffs. The embargo of signing Craig Kimbrel and Dallas Keuchel needs to end soon.

Plus Chris Sale’s abilities have been stolen and Joey Votto is leading off, where he belongs.

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Who Owned Baseball – April 15, 2019 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVPs) + 2019

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Let’s see owned baseball on April 15, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Trevor Bauer pitched into the 7th, striking out 8 Mariners in 6 2/3 innings, earning the 6-4 decision for Cleveland.

Joey Gallo had 3 hits, including a homer, driving in a pair to lead the Rangers past the Angels in a wild 12-7 game.

Clayton Kershaw shook off Puig’s early homer to throw 7 innings, walking no Cincinnati batter while striking out 6, setting up the Dodgers 4-3 walk off victory.

Christian Yelich homered 3 times, driving in 7 and added a walk as the Brewers out slugged the Cardinals, 10-7.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Edwin Encarnacion went 2 for 4 with a homer but the Mariners lost again, this time to Cleveland, 6-4.

Paul Goldschmidt reached base 4 times, including a homer, but the Cardinals came up short against Milwaukee, 10-7.

Adam Morgan threw a pair of key shutout innings in relief for the Phillies, but the Mets would win 7-6 in the 11th.

Martin Perez allowed 1 run over 6 solid innings but did not fare in the decision as the Twins fell to Toronto, 5-3.

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Why the Rays Start Feels More Real Than The Mariners Start – @LOCKEDONMLB for April 15, 2019

Locked-On-MLB-Podcast-BGThe Mariners got off to a great start. But they could not even last until mid April before the Astros essentially caught up with them. Meanwhile, the Rays have been one of the best teams in baseball over the last 162 games, making their start seem more real.

Plus it is Patriots Day. What other cities should have a special annual game? And the new Marlins uniforms are horrific.

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Who Owned Baseball – April 14, 2019 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVPs) + 2019

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Let’s see owned baseball on April 13, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Elvis Andrus reached base 4 times, homered, drove in 2 runs and stole home in the Rangers 8-7 come from behind win against Oakland.

Josh Bell went 2 for 3 with a walk and 2 RBI and 2 runs scored as the Pirates edged the Nationals, 4-3.

German Marquez took a no hitter into the 8th and finished with a complete game 1 hit shutout, striking out 9 Giants in the Rockies 4-0 victory.

David Price blanked the Orioles over 7 innings, scattering 3 hits and striking out 7, to give the Red Sox a 4-0 win.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Manuel Margot led off the game with a homer and added another hit, but the Padres were out slugged by the Diamondbacks, 8-4.

Billy McKinney collected 3 hits, including a homer, but the Blue Jays were doubled up by the Rays, 8-4.

Thomas Pannone came out of the bullpen to throw 3 perfect innings including an immaculate 3 strikeout 9 pitch frame, in the Blue Jays 8-4 loss to Tampa Bay.

Jose Urena held the Phillies to 1 run over 7 strong innings. He would not factor into the decision as the Marlins dropped the 3-1 final in 14 innings.

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Who Owned Baseball – April 13, 2019 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVPs) + 2019

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Michael Dwyer / AP

Let’s see owned baseball on April 13, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Madison Bumgarner rescued the exhausted San Francisco bullpen the day after an 18 inning marathon by going 7 strong innings, allowing 6 hits, no walks and striking out 7 Rockies to get the 5-2 decision.

Chris Davis ended a nightmarish 0-54 slump with 3 hits, including a double, driving in 3 to lead the Orioles past the flopping Red Sox, 9-5.

Austin Dean went 4 for 4 with a homers, 3 runs scored and 5 RBI as the Marlins won against Philadelphia, 10-3.

Justin Verlander struck out 11 Mariners while walking none over 6 innings, giving up a solo homer and one other hit to give the red hot Astros a 3-1 final.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Chris Archer struck out 9 Nationals in 7 innings, allowing 4 hits and 1 run but saw the Pirates bullpen surrender the lead and the game, 3-2.

Javier Baez hit 3 doubles, driving in 2 runs, but the Cubs came up short against the Angels, 6-5.

Blake Snell threw 6 innings of 1 hit, 1 walk shutout ball, striking out 9 Blue Jays. He did not get the decision as Tampa Bay’s bullpen dropped the 3-1 game.

Christian Vazquez doubled and homered, driving in 4, but the Red Sox fell to lowly Baltimore, 9-5.

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Who Owned Baseball – April 12, 2019 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVPs) + 2019

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Stacey Wescott/Chicago Tribune

Let’s see owned baseball on April 12, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Willson Contreras hit a pair of homers and added another hit to lead the Cubs past the Angels, 5-1.

Cole Hamels threw 8 strong innings, allowing 4 hits, 1 run and no walks while striking out 5 Angels to earn the 5-1 decision for the Cubs.

Brad Keller struck out 10 Cleveland batters in 6 2/3 innings, allowing a single run as Kansas City rolled to an 8-1 final.

Austin Meadows reached base 4 times, including a pair of homers, as the red hot Rays out slugged the Blue Jays, 11-7.

 

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Elvis Andrus homered, singled and stole a base but the Rangers came up short against the A’s. 8-6.

Patrick Corbin went 7 innings, allowing 1 run on 4 hits while striking out 11 Pirates. The Nationals bullpen would blow the lead in the 8th and the 6-3 game in the 10th.

Sam Gaviglio came out of the bullpen in the 4th and gave the Blue Jays 3 innings where he kept the damage to a minimum, allowing 2 hits and 1 run. The Rays would homer off of the other relievers and pull away for the 11-7 win.

Anthony Rendon homered twice in the Nationals 6-3 loss to Pittsburgh.

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Big Wins and Listener Questions – @lockedonmlb for April 12, 2019

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The Red Sox, Mariners and Padres all had dramatic wins. In fact the Padres can think about their magic numbers. Then listener tweets are answered including questions about Chris Davis, Chris Sale and the Twins.

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Who Owned Baseball – April 11, 2019 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVPs) + 2019

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Gail Burton / Associated Press

Let’s see owned baseball on April 11, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Shane Bieber became the latest Cleveland pitcher to dominate a game, throwing 7 shutout innings, striking out 6, to blank the Tigers, 4-0.

Khris Davis homered twice for the second straight game to slug the A’s past Baltimore, 8-5.

Jose Martinez went 4 for 5 with a double while scoring 3 to help the Cardinals beat the Dodgers, 11-7.

Jose Quintana struck out 11 Pirates over 7 shutout innings to give the Cubs a much needed 2-0 victory.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Ronald Acuña Jr. homered and added two other hits but the Braves came up short against the Mets, 6-3.

Freddy Galvis collected 4 hits, including a homer, but Toronto’s bullpen melted down and allowed the Red Sox to walk off 7-6 winners.

Jon Gray pitched into the 7th, allowing just 1 run over 6 1/3 innings, striking out 6 Giants but the Rockies were blanked, 1-0.

Jorge Lopez kept the Mariners scoreless through 5 and finished with 6 innings, 3 hits and 2 runs. He would not factor into the decision as the Royals fell in 10, 7-6.

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Looking At the Surprising Tigers with Jared Wyllys – New Episode of @lockedonmlb

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Jared Wyllys, writer for The Sporting News and Forbes Sports, joins the podcast to look at the unexpected fast start of the Detroit Tigers.

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Who Owned Baseball – April 10, 2019 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVPs) + 2019

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Let’s see owned baseball on April 10, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Khris Davis went 3 for 5 with 2 homers and 4 RBI to help the A’s clobber the Orioles, 10-3.

Tyler Glasnow fanned 11 White Sox over 6 innings of 2 hit shutout ball as Tampa Bay rolled, 9-1.

Jordan Lyles threw 6 strong innings, allowing 3 hits and 1 run while striking out 10 Cubs and earning the 5-2 decision for Pittsburgh.

Anthony Rendon singled and cleared the bases with a 3 run double in the Nationals 15-1 laugher over the Phillies.

 

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Terrance Gore singled, doubled and tripled, scoring a run, driving in one and stealing two bases. The Royals would come up just short against red hot Seattle, 6-5.

Ian Kennedy threw 2 shutout innings out of the bullpen, striking out a pair of Mariners. He held the score but the back end of the Royals could not as they dropped the 6-5 game.

Trevor Richards held the Reds to a single hit over 6 shutout innings, striking out 7 along the way. He would get a no decision as the Marlins bullpen blew the 2-1 final.

Neil Walker homered and reached base via a walk in the Marlins 2-1 loss to the Reds.

 
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Sean Doolittle’s Pursuit of Jack Chesbro – New Episode of @lockedonmlb

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A wild, narrative flipping game between the Nationals and Phillies ended with Sean Doolittle getting another relief victory. If he keeps piling those wins up over the course of the year, he can both put his name in the record books AND expose the silliness of the win statistic.

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Who Owned Baseball – April 9, 2019 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVPs) + 2019

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Let’s see owned baseball on April 8, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Luis Castillo blanked the Marlins over 7 innings, giving up just 2 hits, as the Reds took the game in a 14-0 laugher.

Gerrit Cole prevented any big inning from the Yankees, holding their bats to 4 hits and 3 runs, and gave the chance for the Astros to come back and win, 6-3.

Mitch Garver went 4 for 5 with a pair of homers off of deGrom to lead the Twins to a shocking 14-8 drubbing of the Mets.

Victor Robles capped a 3 hit game with a 2 out, 2 strike 9th inning home run to tie the game and propel the Nationals to a 10-6 come from behind victory in Philadelphia.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Robbie Erlin threw 3 innings of no hit relief, striking out 4 Giants. It was too little and too late as the Padres fell, 7-2.

Yasmani Grandal went 3 for 4 with 2 homers but the Brewers dropped the 11-8 slugfest to the Angels.

Mike Minor was strong over 7 innings, allowing just 2 runs and striking out 5 Diamondbacks. The Rangers bullpen blew the 5-4 game in the bottom of the ninth.

Yoán Moncada homered and added another hit, driving in a pair, in the White Sox 10-5 loss to Tampa Bay.
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Talking Rangers with Morgan Price of @LockedOnRangers Podcast’ by Locked On MLB

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Morgan Price, co host of the Locked On Rangers podcast, joins the show today to discuss the young exciting lineup, the old uncertain rotation and her expectations for the 2019 season.

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Who Owned Baseball – April 8, 2019 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVPs) + 2019

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Earning Full WOBs:

Edwin Encarnación hit 2 homers in the same inning helping the red hot Seattle Mariners overcome an initial 4-2 hole into a 13-5 thrashing of the Royals.

Rhys Hoskins put the Phillies ahead for good with a solo homer and then added another to top the Nationals, 4-3.

Miles Mikolas held the mighty Dodger offense to 3 runs over 6 innings and gave the Cardinals a chance to come from behind and take the 4-3 final.

Blake Snell struck out 11 White Sox while walking none over 6 innings to earn the 5-1 decision for the Rays.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

 
Jhoulys Chacín pitched into the 7th, finishing with 3 hits and 3 runs over 6 1/3 innings, walking 3 Angels. The Brewers bats would let him down in the hard luck 5-2 loss.

Aaron Judge reached base 4 times, including an opposite field homer, but the Yankees came up short against Houston, 4-3.

Mike Moustakas singled and homered, scoring both Brewers runs in their 5-2 defeat by the Angels.

Masahiro Tanaka gave up just 3 hits, 2 walks and 1 run over 6 solid innings, striking out 3 Houston batters. The usually reliable Yankee bullpen lost the 4-3 final.
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Recapping the Weekend and Rethinking West Coast Start Times – @lockedonmlb April 8, 2019

Locked-On-MLB-Podcast-BGWhat did we learn this weekend? We learned the Red Sox bad start continued and so did the hot start of the Mariners. Plus the A’s lost in the dumbest way possible.

Meanwhile, fans on the East Coast can barely see the game’s best player play. If it is because of the start time of the games in California, then the solution seems straight forward to give people in New York more exposure to Mike Trout.

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Who Owned Baseball – April 7, 2019 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVPs) + 2019

 

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Let’s see owned baseball on April 7, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Cody Bellinger  reached base 4 times with a double and a homer, scoring 4 runs in the Dodgers 12-6 victory in Colorado.

Zach Eflin struck out 5 Twins in 7 innings, allowing 1 run and earning the 2-1 decision for the Phillies.

Tyson Ross threw 7 strong innings, striking out 8 Royals while giving up 5 hits and 1 run to win the 3-1 final for Detroit.

Gary Sanchez homered three times, driving in 6, in the Yankees 15-3 blow out of the Orioles.

 

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

José Berríos allowed 2 hits and struck out 7 Phillies over 6 solid innings. But he took the tough luck decision as Minnesota fell, 2-1.

Derek Dietrich homered twice in the 7-5 brawl filled Cincinnati loss to Pittsburgh.

Robbie Grossman went 3 for 5 with a homer, driving in 3, but the A’s dropped a 9-8 heart breaker in Houston.

Merrill Kelly struck out 9 Red Sox in 8 innings allowing 4 hits and 1 run. But the Diamondbacks were blanked, 1–0.

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Who Owned Baseball – April 6, 2019 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVPs) + 2019

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Let’s see owned baseball on April 6, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Cole Hamels gave the Cubs a much needed quality start, shaking off early bumps to go 6 innings, allowing 2 runs and walking none. The Brewers would rally late but could not overtake Chicago, 14-8.

Jason Heyward reached base 5 times, including a pair of homers, and stole 2 bases to help the Cubs take a 14-8 slug fest in Milwaukee.

Aaron Judge homered twice, driving in 3, to help the Yankees come from behind to top Baltimore, 6-4.

Tyler Skaggs pitched into the 7th, finishing with 6 1/3 innings, 5 hits, 1 run and 1 walk while striking out 5 Rangers, earning the 5-1 decision for the Angels.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Tim Anderson went 3 for 4 with a homer but the White Sox were clobbered by the Mariners, 9-2.

Patrick Corbin struck out 9 Mets in 6 innings, walking 1. He did not fare in the decision as the Washington bullpen blew the lead and the game, 6-5.

Jorge Lopez threw 6 innings with 1 earned run and 1 unearned run, striking out 3 Tigers. Kansas City’s bullpen lost the 7-4 final.

Anthony Rendon got on base 3 times, including a homer, in the Nats wild 6-5 loss to the Mets.

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Who Owned Baseball – April 5, 2019 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVPs) + 2019

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Photo: Gene J. Puskar – AP

Let’s see owned baseball on April 5, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Shane Bieber struck out 9 Blue Jays over 6 innings, allowing 2 hits. He would not get the decision but he helped set up Cleveland’s 3-2 walk off win.

Max Muncy walked, singled, tripled and homered, driving in 3, in the Dodgers 10-6 slugfest with Colorado.

Joe Musgrove threw 7 innings of 3 hit shutout ball, striking out 8 Reds and walking just 1 as the Pirates blanked Cincinnati, 2-0.

Mike Trout hit a go ahead homer and added another solo shot to give the Angels a 3-1 victory.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Sonny Gray took a shutout into the 7th and finished with 3 hits and 1 run with 7 strikeouts while walking no Pirate batters. That run was 1 too many as the Reds were shutout 2-0.

Lance Lynn threw 7 strong innings, striking out 5 Angels and giving up just 5 hits. Unfortunately for Lynn, one of those hits was a Trout homer, giving him the hard luck 3-1 decision for the Rangers.

Jorge Polanco hit for the cycle and finished the game with 5 hits. The Twins could not stop Philadelphia in the 10-4 final.

Trevor Story homered twice, driving in 3 runs, in Colorado’s 10-6 loss to the Dodgers.

 

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Most Recent Cycle Hit For Each MLB Franchise (Updated For Jorge Polanco, April 5, 2019)

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Bill Streicher, USA TODAY Sports

A CYCLE IN A LOSING CAUSE!

You can’t blame Jorge Polanco for the Twins loss. He smacked a cycle and collected 5 hits. The fact that his homer was the only run he scored and the only run he knocked in may have explained how he had such a highlight in a 10-4 blowout the other way.

Either way, Minnesota has their first cycle since Michael Cuddyer’s in 2009 and we got the first one of the year.

Here is the list, updated for today’s action!

THE MOST CYCLE HIT
FOR EACH FRANCHISE

 

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MINNESOTA TWINS
Jorge Polanco
April 5, 2019 vs Philadelphia

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BOSTON RED SOX
October 8, 2018 vs. New York Yankees
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COLORADO ROCKIES
Charlie Blackmon
September 30, 2018 vs. Washington

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MILWAUKEE BREWERS
Christian Yelich
September 17, 2018 vs Cincinnati Reds

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CHICAGO WHITE SOX
September 9, 2017 vs. San Francisco Giants
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TAMPA PAY RAYS
Evan Longoria
August 1, 2017 vs. Houston Astros
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LOS ANGELES DODGERS
Cody Bellinger
July 15, 2017
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TEXAS RANGERS
April 29, 2017 vs. Angels
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Washington Nationals
Trea Turner
April 25, 2017 vs. Colorado
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SAN DIEGO PADRES
April 10, 2017 vs. Colorado
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PITTSBURGH PIRATES
John Jaso
September 28, 2016 vs. Chicago Cubs

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CLEVELAND INDIANS
Rajai Davis
July 2, 2016 vs. Toronto
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ATLANTA BRAVES
June 15, 2016 vs. Cincinnati
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HOUSTON ASTROS
Brandon Barnes
July 19, 2013 vs. Seattle
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LOS ANGELES ANGELS OF ANAHEIM
Mike Trout
May 21, 2013 vs. Seattle
downloadARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS
Aaron Hill
June 29, 2012 vs. Milwaukee
NEW YORK METS
April 27, 2012 vs. Colorado
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SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS
September 15, 2011 vs. Colorado

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BALTIMORE ORIOLES
Felix Pie
August 14, 2009 vs. Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

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NEW YORK YANKEES
Melky Cabrera.
August 2, 2009 vs Chicago White Sox

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SEATTLE MARINERS
Adrian Beltre.
September 1, 2009 vs. Texas
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OAKLAND ATHLETICS
Mark Ellis
June 4, 2007 vs. Boston
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DETROIT TIGERS
Carlos Guillen
August 1, 2006 vs Tampa Bay.
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ST. LOUIS CARDINALS
Mark Grudzielanek
April 27, 2005 vs. Milwaukee Brewers
Phillies
PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES
David Bell
June 28, 2004 vs. Montreal
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TORONTO BLUE JAYS
Jeff Frye
August 17, 2001 vs. Texas
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CHICAGO CUBS
Mark Grace
May 9, 1993 vs San Diego

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KANSAS CITY ROYALS
George Brett
June 24, 1990 vs. Toronto

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CINCINNATI REDS
June 2, 1989 vs. San Diego Padres

BONUS –

Last Cycles Hit For Teams in Old Locations

MONTREAL EXPOS
Vladimir Guerrero
September 14, 2003 vs. New York Mets

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WASHINGTON SENATORS
Jim King
May 26, 1964 vs. Boston

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NEW YORK GIANTS
Don Mueller
July 11, 1954 vs. Pittsburgh

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PHILADELPHIA ATHLETICS
Elmer Valo
August 2, 1950 vs. Chicago White Sox

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BROOKLYN DODGERS
Gil Hodges
June 25, 1949 vs. Pittsburgh

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ST. LOUIS BROWNS
George McQuinn
July 19, 1941 vs. Boston Red Sox

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BOSTON DOVES
Bill Collins
October 6, 1910 vs. Philadelphia Phillies

Maybe the Marlins could finally hit for the cycle in the post season.

My Love of No Hitters, Even Combined Ones – @LockedOnMLB – April 5, 2019

Locked-On-MLB-Podcast-BGNo other sport can match the excitement over each moment that a no hitter can create. A game in early April got me so excited that I sat in my car parked in the driveway listening to two teams I do not care about, just for the possibility of a no hitter.

This is the LockedOn MLB Podcast with your host Paul Francis Sullivan. Please call him Sully.
https://player.megaphone.fm/LKN9391225914?
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This is the LockedOn MLB Podcast with your host Paul Francis Sullivan. Please call him Sully.

Who Owned Baseball – April 4, 2019 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVPs) + 2019

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Tony Dejak/Associated Press

Let’s see owned baseball on April 4, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Trevor Bauer threw 7 innings of no hit ball, striking out 8 along the way. The Cleveland bullpen would blow the no hitter and the shutout, but not the lead which ended as a 4-1 final.

Nick Markakis went 5 for 5, with 3 doubles and 5 RBI, as the Braves beat the Cubs, 9-4.

Stephen Piscotty reached base 5 times, including a 3 run game tying homer and a 2 run double, to lead the A’s past the struggling defending champion Red Sox, 7-3.

Stephen Strasburg pitched into the 7th, throwing 6 2/3 shutout 3 hit innings while striking out 9 as the Nationals blanked the Mets, 4-0.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Tucker Barnhart singled and doubled but the Reds were blanked by the Pirates, 2-0.

Tyler Mahle gave the Reds 6 shutout innings, giving up 5 hits and striking out 5 Pirates. But he did not factor in the decision as Cincinnati dropped the 2-0 final.

Aaron Sanchez allowed just 5 hits, 2 walks and 2 runs over 6 strong innings, striking out 5 Indians. But he took the hard luck 4-1 loss for the Blue Jays.

Mike Trout singled, homered, walked and threw a runner out at home. The Angels, however, were clobbered by the Rangers, 11-4.

 

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