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Monthly Archives: May 2019

Dave Martinez’s Employment Status and Twitter Questions – Locked On MLB Podcast, May 24, 2019

DDB6AE64-092B-4107-904D-158D3F15B8F3Dave Martinez is still the manager of the Nationals. That is odd. The Mets winning streak might not be the best thing to happen to the team. The Twins are powering their way to the top of the AL Central.

Also I answered Twitter questions.

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Who Owned Baseball – May 23, 2019 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVPs) + 2019

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Earning Full WOBs:

Josh Bell reached base 4 times, including a homer, scoring 3 times and driving in 2 as the Pirates powered past Colorado, 14-6.

C. J. Cron singled twice, doubled twice and homered in the 16-5 Twins laugher over the Angels.

Lucas Giolito threw a complete game 4 hit shutout of the Houston Astros, earning the 4-0 decision for the White Sox.

Steven Matz struck out 7 Nationals in 6 innings, allowing a single run. He did not get the decision but helped set up the Mets sweep concluding 6-4 victory.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Matthew Boyd threw 6 shutout innings, allowing 5 hits. The Tigers bullpen melted down in the 9th and Miami won again, 5-2.

Renato Núñez got a pair of hits including a game tying 3 run homer in the 8th. The Yankees would comeback the next inning and win against Baltimore, 6-5.

Anthony Rizzo went 4 for 5 with a homer and 3 RBI but the Cubs could not top Philadelphia in a 9-7 final.

Stephen Strasburg threw 7 strong innings, allowing 5 hits and 3 runs while striking out 5 Mets. The Nationals bullpen failed again and lost, 6-4.

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Baseball For Lunch -Locked On MLB – May 23, 2019

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There is a nearly full slate of games starting before noon, Pacific Daylight Time. Nothing is better than being a baseball fan on the west coast. I am going to be watching baseball for lunch!

The historically bad Marlins have almost caught the supposedly contending Nationals, and not because Miami has thoughts of winning the East.

The Yankees do not have a single player healthy on their squad and still can not lose. And Mike Minor somehow is a Cy Young Contender.

This is the LockedOn MLB Podcast with your host Paul Francis Sullivan. Please call me Sully.

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Who Owned Baseball – May 22, 2019 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVPs) + 2019

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Earning Full WOBs:

Brad Keller allowed 2 hits and 2 runs as the Royals beat the Cardinals in Game 1 of their double header, 8-2.

Eric Lauer allowed 1 run over 7 innings, striking out 7 Diamondbacks and walking none to earn the 5-2 decision for San Diego.

Marcell Ozuna homered, doubled and walked as the Cardinals trounced the Royals 10-3 in the second game of a double header. In the opening game loss for St. Louis, Ozuna added a double and 2 RBI.

Gleyber Torres continued his domination of the Orioles with 2 homers to lead the Yankees to a 7-5 victory.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Marco Gonzales allowed 1 earned run and 1 unearned run as Seattle dropped another game, this one 2-1 to Texas.

Richie Martin homered and singled, scoring twice, in the Orioles 7-5 loss to the Yankees.

Andrew McCutchen got 3 hits, including a home run, but the Phillies were doubled up by the Cubs, 8-4.

Max Scherzer gutted out 6 shutout innings, striking out 9 Mets along the way. Washington had another bullpen meltdown and lost, 6-1.

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Comedian Liam McEneaney and Met Fandom – Locked On MLB – May 22, 2019

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Liam McEneaney, comedian and host of the Tell Your Friends podcast, joins the show to talk about Met fandom and how it can lead to confusing emotions.

This is the Locked On MLB Podcast with me, your host Paul Francis Sullivan. Please call me Sully

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

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Let’s see owned baseball on May 21, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Brian Anderson homered and doubled, driving in 2 to help the Marlins to a rare victory, 5-4 over Detroit.

German Márquez threw 8 shutout innings, striking out 7 Pirates as the Rockies won, 5-0.

Rowdy Tellez homered twice driving in 5 runs to help the Blue Jays pound the Red Sox, 10-3.

Justin Verlander took a no hitter into the 7th inning, finishing with 1 hit 1 run and 1 walk while striking out 12 White Sox in 8 innings as Houston cruised to a 5-1 final.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Trevor Cahill held the Twins to 2 hits and 1 run while striking out 5 in 5 innings. The Angels bullpen collapsed in their 8-3 defeat.

Zack Greinke reached the 2,500 career strikeout milestone by pitching 7 innings giving up 4 hits and 3 runs while fanning 5 Padres. But he was the hard luck loser as Arizona fell short, 3-2.

Juan Soto homered and hit a game tying RBI double in the 8th. The Nationals watched the Mets walk off 6-5 victors.

Mike Trout reached base twice, including a homer, but the Angels lost to the Twins, 8-3.

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

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Let’s see owned baseball on May 20, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Ronald Acuña Jr. reached base 4 times, including a pair of solo homers, to lead Atlanta past San Francisco, 4-1.

Rafael Devers went 3 for 5 with a homer, 3 RBI and a stolen base to power the Red Sox to a 12-2 laugher in Toronto.

Mike Minor struck out 11 Mariners in 6 innings, allowing 2 runs as the Rangers held on to a 10-9 win.

Mike Soroka threw 8 innings, allowing 2 hits and 1 run, walking none and striking out 7 Giants for the Braves 4-1 victory.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Hanser Alberto homered twice, added two more hits, stole a base and scored 3 runs, but the Orioles bullpen collapsed against the Yankees, 10-7.

Felix Peña came into the game in the second and threw 5 frames, allowing 1 run and striking out 3 Twins. The Angels fell, 3-1.

Anthony Rendon got on base 4 times, including a homer, but the Nationals lost again, this time 5-3 to the Mets.

Luke Weaver threw 6 innings, striking out 7 and no walks and 2 runs, but took the hard luck 2-1 Arizona loss in San Diego.

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Stupid Orioles Loss and Even More Stupid Blackout Rules – Locked On MLB for May 21, 2019

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The Orioles lost a stupid game to the patchwork New York Yankees, which makes me unhappy. But the insane blackout rules make me not only unhappy but impatient with MLB’s stubbornness.

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Daily Fantasy Baseball Lineup Picks (5/21/19): MLB DFS Advice for FanDuel and DraftKings

DraftKings & FanDuel MLB DFS Lineups & Picks for May 21, 2019

In this article you’ll find our breakdown of Pitchers to target in Cash and GPP lineups on DraftKings and FanDuel.

The info below can also be used for crafting your daily fantasy baseball strategy at drafters.com as well!

If you have an questions or need to see late-minute changes, follow me on Twitter at @FTA Sports. Let’s bring home the bacon!

Fanduel Daily Fantasy Baseball Lineup Picks (5/21/19): MLB DFS Advice

DraftKings Daily Fantasy Baseball Lineup Picks (5/21/19): MLB DFS Advice


FanDuel & DraftKings DFS Pitchers

Trevor Bauer

#47 Throws: Right

Career vs Current Athletics Roster

BATTER AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
Mark Canha 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Matt Chapman 2 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 .500 .750 .500 1.250
Khris Davis 12 5 1 1 1 2 2 2 .417 .500 .917 1.417
Robbie Grossman 11 2 2 0 0 0 4 3 .182 .400 .364 .764
Nick Hundley 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 .333 .333 1.000 1.333
Ramon Laureano 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000
Matt Olson 6 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 .167 .167 .333 .500
Josh Phegley 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 .000 .000 .000 .000
Chad Pinder 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 .500 .333 .500 .833
Stephen Piscotty 5 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 .200 .333 .400 .733
Jurickson Profar 10 3 1 0 0 0 0 2 .300 .300 .400 .700
Marcus Semien 10 3 0 0 0 1 2 3 .300 .417 .300 .717
Totals 71 18 6 2 1 5 11 21 .254 .349 .437 .786

Domingo German

#55 Throws: Right

Career vs Current Orioles Roster

BATTER AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
Hanser Alberto 4 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 .250 .200 .250 .450
Chris Davis 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .167 .167 .167 .333
Trey Mancini 7 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 .143 .250 .143 .393
Renato Nunez 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000
Joey Rickard 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .500 .750
Rio Ruiz 4 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .500 .600 .500 1.100
Pedro Severino 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .333 .000 .333
Dwight Smith Jr. 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000
Mark Trumbo 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Jonathan Villar 6 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 .333 .333 .333 .667
Stevie Wilkerson 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .333 .333 .333 .667
Totals 45 9 1 0 0 1 3 11 .200 .245 .222 .467

Justin Verlander

#35 Throws: Right

Career vs Current White Sox Roster

BATTER AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
Jose Abreu 41 15 2 0 5 6 5 9 .366 .435 .780 1.215
Yonder Alonso 9 1 0 0 0 0 2 2 .111 .273 .111 .384
Tim Anderson 18 2 0 0 0 0 0 7 .111 .111 .111 .222
Welington Castillo 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000
Leury Garcia 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 .000 .200 .000 .200
Jon Jay 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000
James McCann 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .333 .333 .333 .667
Yoan Moncada 5 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 .200 .333 .200 .533
Yolmer Sanchez 16 2 1 0 0 1 2 6 .125 .222 .188 .410
Totals 101 22 3 0 5 7 11 34 .218 .295 .396 .691

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DraftKings (DFS) Daily Roster Lineups For Monday May 20, 2019

By MLB Reports

DraftKings has an awesome new game option called “Tiers”, It lets you select all your players without any salary cap per position all.  Instead, you pick one batter from 6 different boxes to choose from – in which 4 – 9 players appear per tier.  This is a great new contest selection for those who hate having to value shop 2 pitchers and all positions from 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, C and 3 OF positions.

Here is the strategy we are using for gameplay tonight.  The reason why we wheel all of our players with the other players in our lists is to maximize our chance to win a GPP

For every tier, we are ranking the top two players from each.  We will then wheel all of those players with each other for 16 – 64 total scenarios.  The key is to wheel all scenarios and then if a contest doesn’t fill the quota – you find a few other contests to do so.  

Today we are entering 37 rosters with a $5 entry fee (37 Max Rosters GPP, we will own 1.95% of the rosters.) into the Knuckleball tournament in which there are 1902 players – with a prize payout of $8K.

Mike Trout of Tier #1 will be implored on every single roster for the 1st 32.  Since we have 5 more rosters to play with we will put Alex Bregman into our best 5 lineups (free of Trout but with the others). Read the rest of this entry

The West Has Been Won While the East Is a Mess – Locked On MLB Podcast, May 20, 2019

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The Astros, led by George Springer, and the Dodgers, with ace Hyun-Jin Ryu, may have already locked up the West for their teams.

Meanwhile, the Nationals and Mets might be getting new managers soon, I introduce “Marlins Minute” and ask a pizza etiquette question.

This is the Locked On MLB Podcast with me, your host Paul Francis Sullivan. Please call me Sully

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

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Let’s see owned baseball on May 19, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Sandy Alcantara threw a complete game, 2 hit shutout, striking out 8 Mets and walking 1 as the Marlins completed the sweep with a 3-0 final.

Albert Almora Jr. reached base 4 times, including 2 doubles, scoring twice to help the Cubs win over Washington, 6-5.

Shane Bieber dazzled with a 15 strikeout, zero walk performance, going all nine innings as the Indians blanked the Orioles, 10-0.

Edwin Encarnación singled, doubled and homered, driving in 3 runs, to help the slumping Mariners top Minnesota, 7-4.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Reynaldo López allowed just 1 run over 6 innings, keeping the Blue Jays to 4 hits and 2 walks. The White Sox bullpen would drop the 5-2 game.

Ryan McMahon homered twice in a losing cause as Colorado fell to the Phillies, 7-5.

Jorge Polanco went 4 for 5 with an RBI and a run scored in Minnesota’s 7-4 defeat in Seattle.

Noah Syndergaard pitched 7 innings, allowing 5 hits and 2 runs, but was on the wrong end of the Marlins 3-0 shutout of the Mets.

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DraftKings Results (DFS) For Sat May 18, 2019: A Great Case Study On A Profitable Night

We Played in the Tiers main slate from 4:15 PM Sat May 18, 2019.  Here are the actual fantasy points from last night.  Highlighted in Maroon are our players we wheeled yesterday.

Tier 1

Mike Trout, LAA – H (22 PTS)

Christian Yelich, MIL – V  (2 PTS)

Alex Bregman, HOU – Not Using (13 PTS)

George Springer, HOU – Not using (12 PTS)

Tier 2

Michael Brantley, HOU – H (15 PTS)

Josh Bell, PIT – V (37 PTS)

J.D. Martinez, BOS – Not Using (4 PTS)

Carlos Correa, HOU – Not Using (9 PTS) Read the rest of this entry

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

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Let’s see owned baseball on May 18, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Josh Bell homered twice, added another hit and drove in 4 to power the Pirates past San Diego, 7-2.

Griffin Canning tossed 7 shutout frames, striking out 5 Royals, to earn the 6-3 decision for the Angels.

C. J. Cron hit 2 of Minnesota’s 6 homers, adding a third hit, scoring 3 and driving in 4 in their 18-4 blowout in Seattle.

Pablo Lopez threw 7 innings of 1 hit shutout ball, walking only 2 as the Marlins blanked the Mets, 2-0.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Walker Buehler struck out 7 Reds in 6 innings, allowing 1 earned run. However 3 unearned runs would sink him and the Dodgers, 4-0.

Lorenzo Cain doubled twice and singled, scoring a run and driving in another. But the Braves walked off against the Brewers, 4-3.

Whit Merrifield hit a pair of doubles, knocking in 2 and scoring a run in the Royals 6-3 loss to the Angels.

Masahiro Tanaka held Tampa Bay scoreless for 6 innings, striking out 6 along along the way. The Yankee bullpen would lose the lead in the 7th and the 2-1 game in the 11th.

For an explanation of how WOB works, click here.

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DraftKings Daily Lineups For Sat May 18 2019

 

By MLB Reports

DraftKings has an awesome new game option called “Tiers”, It lets you select all your players without any salary cap per position all.  Instead, you pick one batter from 6 different boxes to choose from – in which 4 – 9 players appear per tier.  This is a great new contest selection for those who hate having to value shop 2 pitchers and all positions from 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, C and 3 OF positions.

Just select the Game Mode “Tiers” in the Lobby

Here is the strategy we are using for gameplay tonight.  The reason why we wheel all of our players with the other players in our lists is to maximize our chance to win a GPP

For every tier, we are ranking the top two players from each.  We will then wheel all of those players with each other for 16 – 64 total scenarios.  The key is to wheel all scenarios and then if a contest doesn’t fill the quota – you find a few other contests to do so.  

Today we are wheeling 2 different players per tier – except for Tier 4 where we are using Manny Machado on every roster – which will give us 32 different rosters. Mike Trout, Christian YelichMichael BrantleyFreddie Freeman, Jorge PolancoAdalberto Mondesi, Mike Moustakas, Ronald Acuna Jr. are the players we are using tonight along with Machado.

We are playing in the 1189 entry contest called the Knuckleball for $5 per roster.  32 entries in total.

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

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Let’s see owned baseball on May 17, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Kris Bryant homered 3 times, driving in 5, and added another hit to power the Cubs past Washington, 14-6.

Jordan Lyles struck out 12 Padres in 7 innings, allowing 1 run and earning the 5-3 decision for the Pirates.

Frankie Montas pitched into the 9th, finishing with 10 strikeout in 8 2/3 innings as the A’s beat the Tigers, 7-2.

Luke Voit went 3 for 4 with a homer in the Yankees 4-3 come from behind walk off win over Tampa Bay.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Pete Alonso homered twice in the Mets 8-6 loss to Miami.

Xander Bogaerts collected 3 hits, including a double, scored and stole a base but the Red Sox fell to the Astros, 3-1.

Yonny Chirinos came into the game in the third and threw 4 2/3 key shutout innings, striking out 2 Yankees and walking none. The Tampa Bay bullpen imploded in the 9th and blew the game, 4-3.

Tyler Webb struck out 5 Rangers in 2 2/3 innings of no hit shutout relief but the Cardinals could not complete a comeback and dropped the 7-3 final.

For an explanation of how WOB works, click here.

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DraftKings Daily Lineups For May 17 2019

By MLB Reports

DraftKings has an awesome new game option called “Tiers”, It lets you select all your players without any salary cap per position all.  Instead, you pick one batter from 6 different boxes to choose from – in which 4 – 9 players appear per tier.  This is a great new contest selection for those who hate having to value shop 2 pitchers and all positions from 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, C and 3 OF positions.

Here is the strategy we are using for gameplay tonight.

For every tier, we are ranking the top two players from each.  We will then wheel all of those players with each other for 16 – 64 total scenarios.  The key is to wheel all scenarios and then if a contest doesn’t fill the quota – you find a few other contests to do so.  

Today we are wheeling 2 different players per tier – which will give us 64 different rosters.  49 of those scenarios will go the $5 Knuckleball contest where there are 1664 rosters in play ($7K in prizes).  For Roster #50 we will use our top roster and enter the $12 Single Entry that has 98 rosters for players and $1K.

For rosters 51 – 54 we will enter the Solo Shot contest.  We were allowed 20 entries (so we will use 4 roster trains x5 $1).

For Roster 55 we used a 20 roster train of the same lineup for the Quarter Jukebox where there were 3567 other entrants, There is 3K in the prize pool.

For Rosters 56 – 58 we will use the $2 Tablesetter contest for 7 entries.  Roster trains of 2 for 2 rosters and 3 for the other one.

For Roster 59 we will enter a 6 player winner take all contest for $10.

For Roster 60 we enter a 6 player $5 contest with the top 2 being paid.

For Roster 61 we are part of a $5 contest 20 player field with top 4 being paid.

For Roster 62 we are in a 10x booster for 40 players and the top 3 win $20 ($2 entry fee)

For Rosters 63 and 64 we are in two separate $5 entries that pays the top 9 out of 30 entrants win $15.

Of course, you can use your own 2 players per each tier.  Rank them 1 and 2 and then assign them Home (H) for 1 and V (V) Visitor for 2.  Simply use our 64 wheeled scenarios and match them up with our master list for 64 scenarios

Christian Yelich, George Springer, Nolan Arenado, Alex BregmanGary Sanchez, Rhys Hoskins, Joey Gallo, Paul DeJongMarcell Ozuna, Trey Mancini, Paul Goldschmidt and Freddie Freeman are the players we are using tonight.

 

Tier 1

1 Christian Yelich, –  MIL – H

2 George Springer, HOU – V

3 Cody Bellinger, LA – Not Using

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

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Let’s see owned baseball on May 16, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Chris Bassitt threw 8 shutout innings, striking out 7 Tigers to earn the 17-3 decision for Oakland.

Luis Castillo struck out 6 Cubs in 5 1/3 innings, allowing 2 runs as the Reds beat the Cubs, 4-2.

Jason Kipnis hit his first 2 homers of the season, driving in 6, to help the Indians come from behind in a wild 14-7 win over Baltimore.

Christian Yelich homered twice, added another hit and stole  a base as the Brewers clobbered Philadelphia, 11-3.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Robinson Cano got 3 hits, including a double, driving in a run and scoring another but the Mets comeback against Washington fell just short, 7-6.

Francisco Liriano struck out 3 Padres in his 1 1/3 innings of no hit shutout relief and was in line to be the pitcher of record. The Pirates bullpen allowed a game winning rally for a 4-2 loss.

Trey Mancini reached base 3 times, including a homer, driving in 3 but the Orioles were doubled up by Cleveland, 14-7.

Marcus Stroman allowed 1 earned run and 1 unearned run in 6 innings, striking out 6 White Sox batters along the way. The Toronto bullpen would drop the 4-2 decision.

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Big Weekend Series Ahead and Answering Tweets About Broadcasters and Marlins – Locked On MLB for May 17, 2019

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Some big weekend series are looming starting Friday, including a Rays vs. Yankees showdown and an ALCS rematch between Boston and Houston.

Later I answer Tweets about the Marlins and broadcasters.

This is the Locked On MLB Podcast with me, your host Paul Francis Sullivan. Please call me Sully.

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

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Let’s see owned baseball on May 15, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Patrick Corbin struck out 11 Mets in 8 innings, allowing 1 run and earning the 5-1 victory for the Nationals.

Jarrod Dyson reached base 3 times, scored 3 runs and stole a pair of bases to help the Diamondbacks thump the Pirates, 11-1.

Gleyber Torres hit two homers in the 5-3 Yankee double header opener over Baltimore and added a third homer in the 3-1 nightcap for the sweep.

Justin Verlander went 7 innings against his former team, the Tigers, striking out 9 and allowing a single run as the Astros won 5-1.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Andrew Cashner threw 6 innngs, allowing 4 hits, 2 runs and struck out 7 Yankees but took the hard luck 3-1 decision for Baltimore.

Yu Darvish struck out 11 Reds in 5 1/3 innings but the Cubs bullpen dropped the 6-5 final in 11 innings.

Tommy La Stella got 4 hits, including a homer, but the Angels comeback fell a run short against Minnesota, 8-7.

Jean Segura went 2 for 4 with a home run but the Phillies fell to Milwaukee, 5-2.

For an explanation of how WOB works, click here.

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Keuchel, Kimbrel and Risking a Draft Pick – Locked On MLB – May 16, 2019

6A119103-3AAB-44AF-A706-D105D3317DC9Dallas Keuchel and Craig Kimbrel are still available. Virtually every single contending team could use them right now. But teams are gun shy to give up a draft pick for them. I know draft picks are valuable. But are they worth delaying a signing for an experienced major leaguer?

This is the Locked On MLB Podcast with me, your host Paul Francis Sullivan. Please call me Sully

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DraftKings Daily Lineups For May 15, 2019

By MLB Reports

DraftKings has an awesome new game option called “Tiers” in contests, It lets you select all your players without any salary cap per position all.  Instead, you pick one batter from 6 different boxes to choose from – in which 4 – 9 players appear per tier.  This is a great new contest selection for those who hate having to value shop 2 pitchers and all positions from 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, C and 3 OF positions.

Here is the strategy we are using for gameplay tonight.

For every tier, we are ranking the top two players from each.  We will then wheel all of those players with each other for 64 total scenarios.

57 of those scenarios will go to the $5 Knuckleball contest where there are 1902 rosters in play ($8K in prizes).  We will have 3% of the rosters entered. 

We then will use a 20 roster train (all rosters the same)/7134 entries in the $1.5K prize pool for 25 cents entry fee each in order to arrive at $5 value. 

We will then enter 20 entries in the Solo Shot contest out of the 3567 rosters and use roster trains of 5 for four different teams and that assesses our roster scenarios of 59 – 62 all to garner $5 value of each. 

For Roster 63 we will enter the $2 Tablesetter for 4 entries ($8 total) and this will be our 2nd best roster.  Rosters 63 & 64 are always a little bigger bet.

For Roster #64  we will enter the single entry $1k Base Hit – competing against 97 other players with a cost of a $12 bet.  This will be our best roster available. Always to be HHHHHH in our 6 scenario roster wheel.  

Of course, you can use your own 2 players per each tier.  Rank them 1 and 2 and then assign them Home (H) for 1 and V (V) Visitor for 2.  Simply use our 64 wheeled scenarios and match them up with our master list for 64 scenarios.  The 1 ranked player is always H’s and the 2nd ranked player for you is always the V’s.

$330 is what we have riding on the festivities. We have 12 out of the 36 players playing tonight.  

Players we have tonight:

Christian Yelich, George Springer, Javier Baez, Nolan Arenado, Rhys Hoskins, Trevor Story, Paul DeJong, Adalberto Mondesi, Whit Merrifield, Mookie Betts, J.D. Martinez and Rafael Devers.

Tier 1

1 Christian Yelich, –  MIL – H

2 George Springer, HOU – V

3 Austin Meadows, TB – Not using

4 Charlie Blackmon, COL – Not using

Tier 2

1 Javier Baez, CHC – H

2 Nolan Arenado, COL – V

3 Kris Bryant, CHC – Not using

4 Joey Gallo, TEX – Not using

5 Michael Brantley, HOU – Not using

Tier 3

1 Rhys Hoskins, PHI – H

2 Trevor Story, COL – V

3 Alex Bregman, HOU – Not Using

4 Hunter Pence, TEX – Not Using,

5 Elvis Andrus, TEX – DTD injured so don’t use

6 Willson Contreras, CHC, Not in the starting lineup

Tier 4

1 Paul DeJong, STL – H

2 Adalberto Mondesi, KC – V

3 Pete Alonso, NYM – Not Using.

4 Danny Santana, TEX – Not Using

5 Freddie Freeman, ATL – Not Using

6 Yandy Diaz, TB – Not Using

7. Eugenio Suarez, CIN – Not Using

Tier 5

1 Whit Merrifield, KC – H

2 Mookie Betts, BOS – V

3 Anthony Rendon, WSH – Not Using

4 Carlos Correa, HOU – Not Using

5 Mitch Moreland, BOS –  Not Using

6 Avisail Garcia, TB – Not Using

7 Ronald Acuna JR. ,  ATL – Not Using

8 Shin-Soo Choo, TEX – Not Using

Tier 6

1 J.D. Martinez, BOS – H

2 Rafael Devers, BOS – V

3 Michael Chavis, BOS – Not Using

4 Alex Gordon, KC – Not Using

5 Hunter Dozier, KC – Not Using

6. Michael Conforto, NYM – Not Using

7 Juan Soto, WSH – Not Using

8.  Tommy Pham, TB – Not Using

Key.  Top Players

Home Players

Christian Yelich (1st Position H)

Javier Baez (2nd Position H)

Rhys Hoskins (3rd Position H)

Paul DeJong (4th Position H)

Whit Merrifield (5th Position H)

J.D. Martinez (6th Position H)

Visitor Players

George Springer (1st Position V)

Nolan Arenado (2nd Position V)

Trevor Story (3rd Position V)

Adalberto Mondesi (4th Position V)

Mookie Betts (5th Position V)

Rafael Devers (6th Position V)

 

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

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Let’s see owned baseball on May 14, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Josh Bell homered twice and walked, driving in 4, as the Pirates won in Arizona, 6-2.

Carlos Carrasco threw 7 shutout innings, allowing 6 hits and no walks while striking out 6 as Cleveland blanked the White Sox, 9-0.

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. reached base 4 times, including his first two MLB homers, driving in 4, to lead the Blue Jays past San Francisco 7-3.

Kyle Hendricks held the Reds to 1 run and 3 hits over 8 innings while going 3 for 4 with a double and 2 RBI to earn the Cubs 3-1 victory.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Manny Machado hit a pair of homers and a double in the Padres 6-3 loss to the Dodgers.

Wes Parsons threw 3 innings of 1 hit shutout relief. It was too little too late as the Braves were clobbered by St. Louis, 14-3.

Ronny Rodriguez doubled and homered, driving in, but the Tigers fell to Houston, 11-4.

Chris Sale struck out 17 batters in 7 innings, allowing 2 runs. The Red Sox bullpen blew the lead in the 8th and the game in the 11th, 5-4 to the Rockies.

For an explanation of how WOB works, click here.

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Think About Dusty and Other Thoughts – Locked On MLB for May 15, 2019

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I review the night’s games including Vlad Jr’s first two homers. And once again, I make a case for the Nationals to make a managerial change. I brought up a name familiar to Washington: Dusty Baker.

This is the LockedOn MLB Podcast with your host Paul Francis Sullivan. Please call me Sully.

And remember to check out the other baseball podcasts on the Locked On Podcast Network, your team every day.

Click HERE to hear Episode

At the Giants Game for My Birthday, Wishing I Were Commissioner – Locked On MLB, May 14, 2019

2475860C-F1FD-455F-9E6D-19B923790718It is my birthday! And I am spending it at my favorite place: A baseball game. More specifically at Oracle Park in San Francisco to see the Giants play the Reds.

After the game, I thought about what I would do if I were commissioner of baseball. I had some thoughts on the matter.

This is the LockedOn MLB Podcast with your host Paul Francis Sullivan. Please call me Sully.

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

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Let’s see owned baseball on May 13, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Eduardo Escobar singled, tripled and homered, driving in 3, to help Arizona top Pittsburgh, 9-3.

Reynaldo López pitched into the 8th, allowing 2 hits and 2 runs over 7 2/3 innings, striking out 6 Indians en route to a 5-2 decision for the White Sox.

Yoán Moncada homered twice and added another hit in the White Sox 5-2 win over the Indians.

Jimmie Sherfy struck out 5 Pirates in 2 innings of shutout relief to help preserve the Diamondbacks 9-3 victory.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Jacob Barnes gave the Brewers an inning of shutout relief but it was too little, too late as Philadelphia won, 7-4.

Lorenzo Cain got 5 hits, including a pair of doubles, but the Brewers bullpen lost the 7-4 game in Philadelphia.

Khris Davis homered twice and walked but the A’s dropped the 6-5 game to Seattle in 10 innings.

Zac Reininger retired all 6 batters he faced in relief, but the Tigers were clobbered by Houston, 8-1.

For an explanation of how WOB works, click here.

To view the Yearly Leaders for Who Owned Baseball Standings  – Click the READ THE REST OF THIS ENTRY ICON OR SCROLL DOWN.

Manager Swapping and Other Thoughts From The Weekend – Locked On MLB – May 13, 2019

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It is only mid May but the American League looks like it falling into place without a lot of surprises. Meanwhile the National League could be another total free for all.

Plus I wonder if the Mets and Nationals should consider swapping managers. It COULD work!

This is the LockedOn MLB Podcast with your host Paul Francis Sullivan. Please call me Sully.

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

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Let’s see owned baseball on May 12, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Josh Bell reached base 5 times, with a double and homer, scoring 3 runs and driving in 5 to help Pittsburgh come from behind to beat St. Louis 10-6.

Hyun-Jim Ryu took a no hitter into the 8th, finishing with 8 shutout frames with 1 hit, 1 walk and striking out 9 as the Dodgers blanked the Nationals, 6-0.

George Springer went 5 for 5 with 2 homers, 5 runs scored and 4 RBI as the blazing hot Astros clobbered the Rangers, 15-5.

Masahiro Tanaka threw 7 innings, walking no Tampa Bay batter while striking out 7 and earning the 7-1 decision for the Yankees.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Yasiel Puig homered and walked in the Reds 6-5 defeat by the Giants.

Blake Snell struck out 12 Yankees in 5 2/3 innings but the Rays fell 7-1.

Stephen Strasburg threw 6 strong innings, striking out 7 Dodgers and allowing 4 hits and 2 runs. He would be saddled with the hard luck 6-0 decision for the Nationals.

Mike Trout reached base 3 times including a homer in the Angels 5-1 loss to Baltimore.

For an explanation of how WOB works, click here.

To view the Yearly Leaders for Who Owned Baseball Standings  – Click the READ THE REST OF THIS ENTRY ICON OR SCROLL DOWN.

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

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Let’s see owned baseball on May 11, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Gerrit Cole struck out 12 Rangers and walked none over 6 innings to earn the 11-4 decision for Houston.

Michael Conforto reached base 3 times, including a homer, driving in a pair as the Mets topped Miami, 4-1.

C. J. Cron went 4 for 5 with a homer and 3 RBI in the Twins nightcap 8-3 victory over Detroit. He also homered in the 5-3 opening loss for Minnesota.

Zach Eflin threw a complete game 4 hit shutout, striking out 7 Royals for a 7-0 final for the Phillies.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Trevor Bauer scattered 2 hits and 3 walks, allowing 2 unearned runs in 7 innings and struck out 10 Oakland batters. He did not fare in the decision as the A’s walked off against the Indians, 3-2 in the 9th.

Walker Buehler threw 7 shutout innings, striking out 7 Nationals along the way. The Dodgers bullpen imploded allowing Washington to comeback for a 5-2 win.

Steven Duggar got 3 hits, including a 2 run triple, but the Giants were edged by Cincinnati, 5-4.

Randal Grichuk tripled and homered in the Blue Jays 7-2 loss to the White Sox.

For an explanation of how WOB works, click here.

To view the Yearly Leaders for Who Owned Baseball Standings  – Click the READ THE REST OF THIS ENTRY ICON OR SCROLL DOWN.

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

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Let’s see owned baseball on May 10, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Michael Conforto reached base 4 times, homered and scored 3 runs as the Mets ambushed the Marlins, 11-2.

Alex Gordon homered twice, driving in 3, to help the Royals beat first place Philadelphia, 5-1.

Justin Verlander held the Rangers to 1 hit over 7 shutout innings to give the Astros a 3-0 victory.

Zack Wheeler struck out 11 Marlins in 7 innings, allowing 2 runs and cruised to the lopsided 11-2 decision for the Mets.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Lance Lynn struck out 8 Astros in 7 innings, allowing 3 runs and 1 walk. He took the hard luck 3-0 loss for Texas.

Austin Meadows homered and added another hit and a walk, but the Rays rally came up short against the Yankees, 4-3.

Franmil Reyes collected 3 hits, including a double, and scored a run but the Padres were clobbered by the Rockies, 12-2.

Adam Wainwright pitched 7 strong innings, allowing 1 run, walking none and striking out 8 Pirates. He did not fare in the decision as the Cardinals were edged, 2-1.

For an explanation of how WOB works, click here.

To view the Yearly Leaders for Who Owned Baseball Standings  – Click the READ THE REST OF THIS ENTRY ICON OR SCROLL DOWN.

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