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Monthly Archives: July 2019

Who Owned Baseball – July 30, 2019 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVPs) + 2019

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Let’s see owned baseball on July 30, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Adam Duvall collected 4 hits, 2 of them home runs, and scored 3 times to help the Braves hold off Washington, 11-8.

Kyle Seager was a double shy of the cycle in his 3 hits, 4 RBI game as the Mariners topped Detroit, 8-5.

Noah Syndergaard pitched shutout ball into the 8th, finishing with 7 1/3 scoreless frames while striking out 11 White Sox, setting up the Mets 5-2 extra inning victory.

Justin Verlander threw 7 shutout innings, striking out 13, as the Astros blanked Cleveland, 2-0.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Andrew Benintendi reached base 4 times, homered and drove in 3 but the Red Sox rally came up just short against Tampa Bay, 6-5.

Shane Bieber struck out 8 Astros over 7 innings, holding them to 2 runs. But Verlander was slightly better and Cleveland was shutout, 2-0.

Zac Gallen gave the Marlins 7 strong innings, allowing 4 hits and 2 runs while striking out 8 Minnesota batters. However he took the hard lick 2-1 decision.

Manny Machado singled and homered in the Padres 8-5 loss to Baltimore.

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Fun is the Best Thing to Have (Plus Puig/Bauer Thoughts): Locked On MLB – July 31, 2019

Who Owned Baseball – July 29, 2019 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVPs) + 2019

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Let’s see owned baseball on July 29, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Jon Gray took a shutout into the 8th and finished with 8 innings, 1 run and struck out 6 Dodgers along the way to the Rockies 8-1 victory.

Randal Grichuk singled, tripled and homered, driving in 3 as the Blue Jays topped the Royals, 7-3.

Eric Hosmer homered twice in the Padres 8-1 clubbing of the Orioles.

Thomas Pannone threw 6 strong innings, striking out 4 Royals while setting up Toronto’s 7-3 win.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Scott Barlow helped stop the bleeding with a shutout, hitless inning, striking out 3 Blue Jays. The damage was done as the Royals were defeated, 7-3.

Cam Gallagher singled, doubled and walked, scoring a run, but the Royals came up short against Toronto, 7-3.

Ketel Marte reached base 3 times, homered and drove in 3 in Arizona’s 11-6 loss to Miami.

T. J. McFarland threw 1 2/3 innings out of the pen, was not charged with a run and did not get up a hit, doing mop up work after the Diamondbacks were already buried by the Marlins, 11-6.

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Trade Predictions and a Light Night of Baseball: Locked On MLB – July 30, 2019

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It was a light night of baseball but interesting match up resume on Tuesday.

Plus I make my predictions of where players will go before the trade deadline.

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

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A Strange Mets Deal and Others Thoughts: Locked On MLB – July 29, 2019

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What are the Mets doing? Why would they trade away young players to get Marcus Stroman when they should be rebuilding?

Meanwhile the Yankees need pitching, Will Smith on the Dodgers needs to change his name and I have thoughts about uniforms.

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

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Who Owned Baseball – July 28, 2019 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVPs) + 2019

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Let’s see owned baseball on July 28, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Kyle Gibson threw 6 innings, allowing 1 run and compiling 9 strike outs to earn the 11-1 decision for Minnesota over the White Sox.

Kyle Schwarber got 3 hits, 2 of them homers, and drove in 7 runs, to help the Cubs clobber Milwaukee, 11-4.

Stephen Strasburg struck out 9 Dodgers in 7 strong innings, allowing 2 hits and 1 run as the Nationals cruised to an 11-4 final.

Mike Thaiss hit 2 homers, including a walk off shot in the 9th to give the Angels a 5-4 victory over Baltimore.

 

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Matthew Boyd struck out 10 Mariners in 6 1/3 innings, allowing 1 run. But the Tigers dropped the 3-2 game in 10.

Ender Inciarte singled and homered, driving in 3, but Atlanta fell to Philadelphia, 9-4.

Robbie Ray went 6 innings, striking out 11 Marlins and walking none, but took the hard luck 5-1 loss for Arizona.

Danny Santana got on base 4 times, including a homer, but the Rangers bullpen melted down in Oakland leading to a 6-5 defeat.

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Who Owned Baseball – July 27, 2019 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVPs) + 2019

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Let’s see owned baseball on July 27, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Gerrit Cole struck out 7 Cardinals in 7 innings, allowing 1 run and earned the 8-2 decision for Houston.

Brandon Drury with 4 for 6 with 2 homers, the second one tied the game with 2 outs in the bottom of the 9th to help the Blue Jays pull off a wild 10-9 comeback win against Tampa Bay in 10 innings.

Steven Matz threw a complete game 5 hit shutout, striking out 7, as the Mets blanked the Pirates, 3-0.

Will “Louisville” Smith doubled twice and homered, driving in 6 runs to help the Dodgers crush Washington, 9-3.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Jon Lester threw 7 shutout innings, striking out 5 Brewers. But the Cubs bullpen blew the lead and eventually the game in extra innings, 5-3.

Martín Pérez threw 6 strong innings, holding the White Sox to 3 runs. But the Twins lost the 5-1 game.

Sean Rodríguez went 3 for 4 with a homers and 3 runs scored but the Phillies were hammered by Atlanta, 15-7.

Gio Urshela collected 4 hits, including a homer, in the Yankees 9-5 loss in Boston..

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Who Owned Baseball – July 26, 2019 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVPs) + 2019

Boston Red Sox vs New York Yankees

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Let’s see owned baseball on July 26, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Mookie Betts accumulated 14 total bases with 3 homers and a double, driving in 5 and scoring 4 to help the Red Sox double up the Yankees, 10-5.

Gio González pitched into the 7th, keeping the Cubs to 3 hits and 2 runs while striking out 9. He did not get the decision but set up the Brewers 3-2 win.

Daniel Murphy drove in 6 runs with a double and a homer as the Rockies pounded the Reds, 12-2.

Asher Wojciechowski threw 7 innings, allowing 3 hits and 2 runs, earning another Orioles victory, topping the Angels, 9-3.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Michael Brantley homered and walked, driving in 3. But the Cardinals came from behind to beat the Astros, 5-3.

Adam Frazier went 2 for 4 with a homer in the Pirates 6-3 loss to the Mets.

Daniel Norris pitched into the 7th, striking out 8 over 6 1/3 innings and allowing 1 run. He did not get the decision as the Tigers fell to Seattle, 3-2.

Aníbal Sánchez gave the Nats 7 strong innings, allowing 1 run and striking out 6 Dodgers. But Washington’s bullpen lost again, 4-2.

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Who Owned Baseball – July 25, 2019 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVPs) + 2019

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Let’s see owned baseball on July 25, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

José Berríos struck out 8 White Sox in 7 innings, allowing 2 runs to earn the 10-3 decision for Minnesota.

Nelson Cruz homered 3 times, driving in 5, as the Twins pounded the White Sox, 10-3.

Jacob deGrom threw 7 scoreless frames while recording 9 strikeouts to help the Mets blank San Diego, 4-0.

Daniel Murphy got 3 hits including an 8th inning homer and then drove in the go ahead run in the 9th with a force play to help the Rockies come from behind and top Washington, 8-7.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Logan Allen gave the Padres a pair of scoreless innings but the team could not rally against the Mets, who won 4-0.

Manny Machado got 3 hits but his Padres teammates could not drive him in as the Mets shut them out, 4-0.

Adalberto Mejía threw 3 scoreless and hitless innings out of the bullpen, striking out 4 Orioles along the way. The Angels would lose the 10-8 game in 16.

Mike Trout reached base 4 times, scoring 2 and driving in 2, but the Angels dropped a bizarre 10-8 final in 16 to Baltimore.

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Talking Diamondbacks with Jesse Friedman: Locked On MLB – July 25, 2019

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Jesse Friedman of The Rattle podcast joins the show to talk about the unpredictable Arizona Diamondbacks.

Follow the Rattle by going to @TheRattleAZ

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Who Owned Baseball – July 24, 2019 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVPs) + 2019

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Let’s see owned baseball on July 24, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Shane Bieber tossed a complete game 1 hit shutout, striking out 10 as the Indians blanked the Blue Jays, 4-0.

Kole Calhoun doubled twice and homered as the Angels hung on to beat the Dodgers, 3-2.

Paul DeJong homered 3 times and added another hit, driving in 5 to help the surging Cardinals top the Pirates, 14-8.

Zac Gallen struck out 9 White Sox over 7 shutout innings to earn the 2-0 decision for the Marlins.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Nelson Cruz got on base 3 times, homered and scored twice but the Twins dropped another slug fest to the Yankees, 10-7.

Kyle Freeland allowed 1 unearned run over 6 innings, giving up just 4 hits. That was one run too many as the slumping Rockies were shutout by the Nationals, 2-0.

Reynaldo López went 8 strong innings, striking out 10 Marlins along the way. But he took the hard luck 2-0 loss for the White Sox.

Starling Marté got 4 hits and drove in 3 but the Pirates were topped by the Cardinals, 14-8.
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Stalling Umps and Surging Yankees, Indians and Nationals: Locked On MLB – July 25, 2019

2A6EB51D-59AC-40E8-ADE8-FB28F839B5D6An insane stall in Tampa Bay over the Rays lineup is the strangest delay and violation of pace of play I have seen all year.

Meanwhile the Yankees are winning games they should lose, the Indians are surging and the Nationals are creeping back.

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

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Let’s see owned baseball on July 23, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Robinson Canó homered 3 times and added a fourth hit, driving in all 5 Mets runs as they topped San Diego, 5-2.

Mike Fiers pitched into the 8th, allowing 2 runs in 7 2/3 innings. He set up the A’s dramatic comeback and extra inning 4-3 win in Houston.

Didi Gregorius reached base 6 times, homered and drove in an eye popping 7 runs as the Yankees held on in extra innings to take a wild 14-12 game from Minnesota.

Caleb Smith retired the first 17 White Sox hitters he faced and finished with 7 innings, 2 hits, 1 run and 9 strikeouts, earning the 5-1 decision for Miami.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Trevor Bauer took a shutout into the 8th and left with 7 2/3 shutout innings, striking out 9 Blue Jays. The Cleveland bullpen blew the lead in the 9th and the 2-1 final in extra innings.

Manny Piña went 2 for 2 with a homer and 4 driven in but the Brewers were topped by the Reds, 14-6.

Miguel Sanó homered twice in the Twins wild 14-12 extra inning loss to the Yankees.

Chris Stratton threw 3 perfect innings out of the bullpen but the Pirates could not complete a comeback and fell short to St. Louis, 4-3.

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Insane Night and a Philosophical Debate: Locked On MLB – July 24, 2019

C0ABEBA3-ECC7-4873-82F3-38FD67DA5D04Last night was a crazy night of baseball. And the performances of Trea Turner and Robinson Cano put me in the middle of a confusing philosophical debate.

This is the Locked On MLB Podcast hosted by me, Paul Francis Sullivan. Please call me Sully.

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Most Recent Cycle Hit For Each MLB Franchise (Updated For Trea Turner,July 23, 2019 )

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SECOND CAREER CYCLE FOR TREA TURNER!

Not only is this the second cycle of Washington infielder Trea Turner, it is his second one against Colorado! Maybe the Rockies should find a way to pitch around Turner from now on.

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

THE MOST CYCLE HIT
FOR EACH FRANCHISE

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Washington Nationals
July 23, 2019 vs. Colorado

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CLEVELAND INDIANS
Jake Bauers
June 14, 2019 vs. Detroit

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LOS ANGELES ANGELS
Shohei Ohtani
June 13, 2019 vs. Tampa Bay

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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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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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ATLANTA BRAVES
June 15, 2016 vs. Cincinnati
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HOUSTON ASTROS
Brandon Barnes
July 19, 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, 2008 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
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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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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 should trade for Trea Turner and get their first cycle.

 

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

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Let’s see owned baseball on July 22, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Mitch Garver homered twice and singled as the Twins held on to top the Yankees, 8-6.

Sonny Gray held the Brewers to 1 run over 6 innings. He did not get the decision but helped set up the Reds dramatic 6-5 win.

Ivan Nova threw a complete game victory, allowing 1 run while striking out 5 Marlins en route to a 9-1 final for the White Sox.

Eugenio Suárez hit 2 homers including a clutch 2 out, 2 run come from behind shot that put the Reds ahead of Milwaukee for good, 6-5.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Branden Kline gave the Orioles 2 1/3 shutout innings out of the bullpen to help stop the bleeding. But the Diamondbacks would double them up, 6-3.

D. J. LeMahieu reached base 4 times, including a homer, in the Yankees 8-6 loss in Minnesota.

Tyler Saladino launched a go ahead grand slam and even stole a base but the Brewers collapsed in the 9th, allowing the Reds to take the 6-5 final

Trevor Williams struck out 7 Cardinals in 5 innings, allowing a single run. The Pirates bullpen could not hold down the game and lost the wild 6-5 final in 10.

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Getting Astros Bobbleheads with Eric Huysman : Locked On MLB – July 23, 2019

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Eric Huysman is the host of the Locked on Astros podcast as well as Talking Stros.

He joined the podcast while waiting in line at Minute Maid Park, waiting to get his bobblehead before the Astros/A’s game.

This is the Locked On MLB Podcast hosted by me, Paul Francis Sullivan. Please call me Sully.

Follow Eric on Twitter @EricTalksStros

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Talking Red Sox with Lauren Campbell: Locked On MLB – July 21, 2019

3430175B-873E-4043-BD32-454307F96C0AThe Red Sox title defense has been rocky at best. Lauren Campbell, a writer for NESN and a guest of the old Sully Baseball podcast, joined the show to talk about the state of the team.

This is the Locked On MLB Podcast hosted by me, Paul Francis Sullivan. Please call me Sully.

Follow Lauren on Twitter @lalalalaurrrren

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

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Let’s see owned baseball on July 21, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Charlie Blackmon went 4 for 5 with a homer and 3 runs scored as the Rockies doubled up the Yankees, 8-4.

Walker Buehler struck out 11 Miami batters in 7 shutout innings as the Dodgers finished off a 9-0 laugher.

Trey Mancini homered twice, driving in 3, in the Orioles 5-0 win over Boston.

Asher Wojciechowski took a no hitter into the 7th and finished with 7 1/3 shutout innings, 1 hit and 10 strikeouts as the Orioles blanked the Red Sox, 5-0.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Anthony DeSclafani allowed 1 earned run and 1 unearned run in 6 innings, fanning 11 St. Louis batters along the way. The Reds bats were dead and dropped the 3-1 final.

Lourdes Gurriel Jr. homered and doubled, driving in 3, but the Blue Jays came up short against Detroit, 4-3.

Lance Lynn struck out 12 Astros in 7 innings but took the hard luck 5-3 loss for the Rangers.

Ketel Marte reached base 4 times, scored twice and stole a base but the Diamondbacks fell to Milwaukee, 7-4.

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

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Let’s see owned baseball on July 20, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Javier Baez got 3 hits including a homer, driving in 3 to lead the Cubs past San Diego, 6-5.

Jackie Bradley Jr. hit a pair of 3 run homers to lead the Red Sox in a 17-6 thrashing of the Orioles.

Clayton Kershaw struck out 10 Marlins in 6 scoreless innings. He did not get the decision but set up the Dodgers 10-6 victory.

José Urquidy was brilliant in his third major league start, striking out 9 Rangers in 7 innings, allowing 2 hits and 1 run to earn the 6-1 win for Houston.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Zack Greinke threw 7 strong innings, allowing 2 runs and striking out 9 Brewers. The Diamondbacks bullpen dropped the 8-3 final.

Brian McCann collected 3 hits, including a home run, but the Braves fell to Washington, 5-3.

Adam Plutko allowing 2 hits and 1 run over 7 innings but was saddled with the hard luck 1-0 Cleveland loss to Kansas City.

Anthony Santander went 4 for 5 with a homer and a pair of run scored but the Orioles were pounded by the Red Sox, 17-6.

 

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

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Let’s see owned baseball on July 19, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Tyler Beede threw 8 masterful innings, allowing 3 hits and striking out 5, setting up the Giants wild 1-0 walk off victory in the 10th.

Eduardo Escobar homered and tripled to help the Diamondbacks top the Brewers, 10-7.

Mike Leake took a perfect game into the 9th, finished with a 1 hitter, striking out 6 as the Mariners blanked the Angels, 10-0.

Oscar Mercado went 5 for 5 with a double and a stolen base, scoring 2 and driving in 2 to help the surging Indians double up the Royals, 10-5.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Asdrubal Cabrera singled, doubled, homered, walked and stole a base but could not prevent the Astros from beating the Rangers, 4-3.

Jacob deGrom struck out 10 Giants over 7 shutout innings but could not prevent the Mets defense from crumbling in the 10th inning for a crushing 1-0 defeat.

Mike Minor struck out 10 Astros in 7 innings but took the hard luck 4-3 loss for the Rangers.

Ryan Lavarnway reached base 4 times, homering twice and drove in 6 runs but the Reds lost a wild 12-11 slug fest with St. Louis.

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

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Let’s see owned baseball on July 18, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Madison Bumgarner pitched 9 innings, allowing 5 hits while striking out 6 Mets batters. The game went into extra innings where the Giants walked off, 3-2 in 16.

Chris Sale struck out 12 in 6 innings of 2 hit shutout ball as the Red Sox blanked Toronto, 5-0.

Stephen Strasburg went 3 for 3 with a homer and 5 RBI, owning the night as a hitter all the while throwing 5 1/3 innings, striking out 7 Braves to earn the 13-4 decision as a pitcher for the Nationals.

Gio Urshela went 3 for 4 in the opening game of a doubleheader, homering and driving in 3 runs to help the Yankees beat Tampa Bay, 6-2. He added a walk in the 5-1 nightcap win.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Kiké Hernández homered twice and singled twice, driving in 4 runs in the Dodgers 7-6 loss in Philadelphia.

Jake Jewell stopped the bleeding and gave the Angels 3 innings of shutout relief and a chance to comeback. But the Houston lead was too large in the 6-2 final.

Yoán Moncada got 3 hits, including a home run, but the White Sox came up short against Kansas City, 6-5.

Noah Syndergaard gave the Mets 7 strong innings, striking out 8 San Francisco batters while allowing 1 run. He was long gone from the game by the time the Giants walked off 3-2 in 16.

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Near No Hitter and Playing Hearts: Locked on MLB – July 18, 2019

F40E6C20-9A26-4435-B150-1207F1439A74The Padres got ohhhhhhhhhh so close to their first ever no hitter. Meanwhile I use a Hearts analogy for the Giants, Diamondbacks and Indians recent surges.

This is the Locked On MLB Podcast hosted by me, Paul Francis Sullivan. Please call me Sully.

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

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Let’s see owned baseball on July 17, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Gerrit Cole struck out 11 Angels in 7 innings, allowing 1 run as the Astros cruised to an 11-2 final.

Chris Paddack went into the 8th, trying to finish the first no hitter in San Diego Padres history. He allowed a leadoff homer, his lone hit and run over 7 2/3 frames. He struck out 8 Marlins en route to a 3-2 decision.

Jurickson Profar homered twice and walked in the A’s 10-2 beating of the Mariners.

Amed Rosario reached base 4 times, including a home run, to help the Mets top Minnesota, 14-4.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Chris Archer struck out 8 Cardinals in 6 innings but did not factor in the decision as the Pirates fell 6-5.

Teoscar Hernández homered two times in the Blue Jays 5-4 loss in Boston.

Martín Pérez held the Mets to 1 run and 5 hits over 6 innings. The Twins bullpen collapsed and the final score was a lopsided 14-4.

Trevor Story went 3 for 5 with a homer and 2 RBI but the Rockies were out slugged by the Giants in an 11-8 final.

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

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Let’s see owned baseball on July 16, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Matt Chapman singled, doubled and homered, driving in 5 to power the red hot A’s past Seattle, 9-2.

Bryce Harper reached base 4 times, homered and hit a dramatic 2 run walk off double in the bottom of the 9th to give the Phillies a wild 9-8 win over the Dodgers.

Glenn Sparkman threw a complete game 5 hit shutout, striking out 8 as the Royals blanked the White Sox, 11-0.

Brandon Woodruff pitched into the 7th, allowing 1 run over 6 2/3 innings and striking out 7 as the Brewers won a 13-1 laugher over the Braves.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Jack Flaherty struck out 8 Pirates in 7 innings, allowing 3 hits and 1 run. The Cardinals bullpen would drop the 3-1 final.

Manuel Margot singled and homered in the Padres 12-7 loss to Miami.

Omar Narváez homered twice and added a single but his Mariners were blown out in Oakland, 9-2.

Michael Pineda allowed 1 earned run over 6 innings, walking none and striking out 3 Mets. He would be saddled with the hard luck 3-1 decision for the Twins.

 

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GRAB BAG! Talking Baseball with Liam McEneaney, Stacey Gotsulias and Neal Hughlett: Locked On MLB – July 17, 2019

E43430B2-1383-466D-8748-F27D90086A90Here are bits of conversations I had from previous interviews. Padres lover Neal Hughlett and I talk about Padres announcers. Stacey Gotsulias, host of the Locked on Yankees podcast talks about the 1996 World Series. And Liam McEneaney, host of the Tell Your Friends podcast praises Mariano Rivera.

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

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Let’s see owned baseball on July 15, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Brandon Crawford collected 5 hits, 2 of them homers, and drove in 8 by himself in the double header opener which the Giants cruised to a 19-2 beating of the Rockies. He added another home run in the 2-1 nightcap.

Travis d’Arnaud homered to lead off the game, homered again later in the game and then completed the home run trio with a dramatic 3 run shot come from behind show with 2 outs in the 9th inning, driving in all of Tampa Bay’s runs in their shocking win over the Yankees.

Jakob Junis struck out 10 White Sox over 7 innings, allowing 1 run in the Royals 5-2 victory.

Miles Mikolas threw a complete game 8 hit shutout, striking out 3 Pirates and walking none to earn the 7-0 decision for St. Louis.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Kyle Hendricks pitched 5 innings, allowing 4 hits and 2 runs but did not fare in the decision as the Cubs fell to the Reds, 6-3.

Keston Hiura singled, doubled and tripled, driving in a run and stole a base for good measure but the Brewers were doubled up by the Braves, 4-2.

James Paxton allowed 2 runs over 6 innings, striking out 7 Tampa Bay batters. The Yankee bullpen would blow his lead and the 5-4 game.

George Springer went 3 for 5 with 2 homers but the Astros came up short against the Angels, 9-6.

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Saluting Mike Montgomery, Surging Giants and Appreciating the Game: Locked On MLB – July 16, 2019

2EE38543-EFBA-42E8-8955-3DC600FF61ACThe Cubs say good bye to Mike Montgomery, an unlikely hero. Meanwhile the Giants are only 3 games out of a playoff spot and there are too many grumpy announcers and voices of baseball.

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

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Let’s see owned baseball on July 14, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

José Altuve went 3 for 5 with a grand slam and 3 runs scored to help the Astros pound the Rangers, 12-4.

A. J. Pollock hit a 3 run homer in the first innings, added 2 more hits, including scoring a run in the 12 inning game winning rally to help the Dodgers survive in Boston, 7-4.

Mike Soroka held the Padres scoreless over 7 innings, collected 9 strikeouts en route to a 4-1 Atlanta victory.

Ryan Yarbrough came into the game in the third inning and took the combined perfect game into the 9th. He would surrender 2 hits and a run over 6 1/3 innings and earn the 4-1 decision for Tampa Bay over the Orioles.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Xander Bogaerts reached base 4 times including a homer, in the Red Sox 12 inning 7-4 loss to the Dodgers.

Reynaldo López allowed 1 unearned run over 6 innings, striking out 7 Oakland batters. The White Sox would commit a critical error in the 9th which led to the 3-2 walk off defeat.

Cal Quantrill blanked the Braves in his 6 innings of work, allowing 3 hits and 1 walk. He would not fare in the decision as the Padres fell, 4-1.

Christian Yelich homered and singled but the Brewers dropped the 8-3 game to San Francisco.

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An Angelic No Hitter and Other Thoughts: Locked On MLB – July 14, 2019

9B7C5CF8-42AB-4911-8463-B4919AE394CCBaseball can create a mundane day at the park into a transcendent experience. How else can one describe the magical night in Anaheim on Friday?

Meanwhile the A’s improve themselves and baseball starts another eventful week.

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