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Monthly Archives: July 2019

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.

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 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.

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 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.

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 13, 2019 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVPs) + 2019

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Let’s see owned baseball on July 13, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Michael Brosseau went 3 for 5 with 2 homers to help the Rays take the second game of a double header from Baltimore, 12-4. He also walked in the opening 2-1 loss.

Phillip Ervin matched a Reds record with 6 hits, including a double and a triple, throwing in a stolen base and 3 RBI for good measure in the 17-9 slug fest victory in Colorado.

Brad Keller allowed 1 run and no walks over 8 innings to earn the 4-1 decision for Kansas City over Detroit.

Noah Syndergaard struck out 9 Marlins in 7 innings, allowing 2 runs to give the Mets a 4-2 win.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Brendan McKay struck out 7 Orioles in 5 shutout innings in the Rays 2-1 double header opener loss.

Daniel Murphy reached base 5 times, including a homer, scoring twice but the Rockies dropped the wild 17-9 game to the Reds.

Aaron Nola gave up 1 run over 6 strong innings, striking out 9 Nationals and walking none. The Phillies bullpen would implode in the 9th and give up the 4-3 final.

Danny Santana doubled, homered and stole a base but the Rangers fell to the Astros, 7-6 in 11 innings.

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The Most Recent No Hitter For Each Franchise (Updated for the Angels Combined No Hitter, July 12, 2019)

 

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Fox Sports West

A COMBINED NO HITTER CREDITED TO THE LATE TYLER SKAGGS

It is impossible to NOT be moved by the entire night’s tribute to Tyler Skaggs. The opening ceremony was touching. Mike Trout’s homer in the first seemed perfect.

But that was child’s play to the game on the mound.

It was fitting that it was a combined no hitter. No one pitcher could take the full credit tonight. Taylor Cole threw the first two innings. Felix Peña threw the final 7. But Skaggs was there for all 9.

Now to update the list.

THE MOST RECENT NO HITTERS
FOR EACH FRANCHISE
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LOS ANGELES ANGELS OF ANAHEIM
Taylor Cole and Felix Peña – May 2, 2012.
13-0 over Seattle.
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OAKLAND A’S
Mike Fiers – May 8, 2019
3-0 over Boston.
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SEATTLE MARINERS
James Paxton May 8, 2018.
5-0 over Blue Jays
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LOS ANGELES DODGERS
4-0 over San Diego.
 
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MIAMI MARLINS
Edinson Volquez– June 3, 2017.
3-0 over Arizona.
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CHICAGO CUBS
Jake Arrieta – April 21, 2016.
16-0 over Cincinnati Reds.
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Washington Nationals
Max Scherzer – October 3, 2015
2-0 over New York Mets

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HOUSTON ASTROS
Mike Fiers – August 21, 2015.
3-0 over Los Angeles Dodgers.

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PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES
Cole Hamels – July 25, 2015
5-0 over Chicago Cubs.
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San Francisco Giants
Chris Heston – June 9, 2015
5-0 over New York Mets
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CINCINNATI REDS
Homer Bailey – July 2, 2013.
3-0 over San Francisco.
NEW YORK METS
Johan Santana – June 1, 2012
8-0 over St. Louis
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CHICAGO WHITE SOX
Phillip Humber – April 21, 2012
4-0 over Seattle. (Perfect Game.)
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DETROIT TIGERS
Justin Verlander – May 7, 2011.
9-0 over Toronto.
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MINNESOTA TWINS
Francisco Liriano – May 3, 2011
1-0 over Chicago White Sox
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TAMPA PAY RAYS
Matt Garza – July 26th, 2010
5-0 over Detroit.
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Edwin Jackson – June 25, 2010
1-0 over Tampa Bay
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COLORADO ROCKIES
Ubaldo Jimenez – April 17, 2010
4-0 over Atlanta.
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BOSTON RED SOX
Jon Lester – May 19, 2008.
7-0 over Kansas City.

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ST. LOUIS CARDINALS
Bud Smith – September 3, 2001
4-0 over San Diego.

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NEW YORK YANKEES
David Cone – July 18, 1999.
6-0 over Montreal. (Perfect Game.)

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PITTSBURGH PIRATES
Francisco Cordova and Ricardo Rincon – July 12, 1997.
3-0 over Houston. (10 innings.)

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TEXAS RANGERS
Kenny Rogers – July 28, 1994.
4-0 over California. (Perfect Game.)

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ATLANTA BRAVES
Kent Mercker – April 8, 1994.
6-0 over Los Angeles.

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KANSAS CITY ROYALS
Bret Saberhagen – August 26, 1991
7-0 over Chicago White Sox.

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BALTIMORE ORIOLES
Bob Milacki, Mike Flanagan, Mark Williamson andGregg Olson – July 13, 1991.
2-0 over Oakland.

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TORONTO BLUE JAYS
Dave Stieb – September 2, 1990.
3-0 over Cleveland.

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MILWAUKEE BREWERS
Juan Nieves – April 15, 1987.
7-0 over Baltimore.

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CLEVELAND INDIANS
Len Barker – May 15, 1981.
3-0 over Toronto. (Perfect Game.)

BONUS –

Last No Hitters For Teams in Old Locations

MONTREAL EXPOS
Dennis Martinez – July 28, 1991.
2-0 over Los Angeles. (Perfect Game.)

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MILWAUKEE BRAVES

Warren Spahn – April 28, 1961
1-0 over San Francisco.

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BROOKLYN DODGERS
Sal Maglie – September 25, 1956
5-0 over Philadelphia

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ST. LOUIS BROWNS
Bobo Holloman – May 6, 1953
6-0 over Philadelphia

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BOSTON BRAVES

Vern Bickford – August 11, 1950
7-0 over Brooklyn

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PHILADELPHIA ATHLETICS
Bill McCahan – September 3, 1947
3-0 over Washington

WASHINGTON SENATORS
Bobby Burke – August 8, 1931
5-0 over Boston.

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NEW YORK GIANTS
Carl Hubbell – May 8, 1929
11-0 over Pittsburgh.

Let’s go Padres. It doesn’t have to be as emotional as tonight’s Angels game. Just throw a no hitter!

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

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Let’s see owned baseball on July 12, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

 

Josh Donaldson hit a pair of homers, driving in 4, to slug the Braves past San Diego, 5-3.

Dallas Keuchel struck out 9 over 7 strong innings allowing 1 run and 6 hits as the Braves topped the Padres, 5-3.

Felix Peña threw the final 7 innings of the Angels 13-0 combined no hitter of the Seattle Mariners, striking out 6 during the emotional evening.

Mike Trout paid tribute to his late friend Tyler Skaggs by reaching base 5 times, homering and doubling in the first inning alone, driving in 6 as the Angels pulled off a dramatic 13-0 no hitter against the Mariners.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Yordan Álvarez homered twice, singled and walked, scoring 3 times, but the Astros watched the Rangers walk off 9-8 winners.

Gerrit Cole struck out 13 Rangers in 6 innings, but the Astros bullpen imploded in their 9-8 walk off loss.

Sonny Gray held the Rockies to 1 run and 5 hits over 7 Coors Field innings. But the Reds bullpen blew his lead and the game, 3-2.

Keston Hiura wemt 3 for 4 with a homer, a walk and 2 RBI but the Brewers dropped the 10-7 game to San Francisco.

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Midseason Awards, In Memoriam Corrections and Remembering Jim Bouton: Locked on MLB – July 12, 2019

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The All Star break is behind us and I give my award picks for the midway point. Plus in regards to the In Memoriam video, a few listeners pointed out some omissions that I regret.

And Jim Bouton has died but his legacy lives on.

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 11, 2019 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVPs) + 2019

 

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Let’s see owned baseball on July 11, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Lance Lynn struck out 11 Astros over 7 shutout innings, allowing 6 hits to earn the 6-0 decision for the Rangers.

Rougned Odor doubled twice and walked, driving in 2 as the Rangers blanked the Astros, 6-0.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Cy Sneed came out of the bullpen and threw 5 innings, giving up 1 run and struck out 7 but it was too late as the Astros were blanked by the Rangers, 5-0.

George Springer singled and doubled but the Astros were shutout by the Rangers, 5-0.

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Talking Brewers with Ben Larson: Locked On MLB – July 11, 2019

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Ben Larson, host of the Locked On Brewers podcast, joins the show to talk about Milwaukee’s up and down season and what they need to do to clinch a mediocre NL Central division.

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

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All Star Game Thoughts: Locked On MLB – July 10, 2019

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The All Star Game is over and I have thoughts about it. I have thoughts about the game, the hats, the amount of pitches thrown and when it should be played.

Oh I have thoughts,

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

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Who Owned the All Star Game – July 9, 2019 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVPs) + 2019

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Let’s see owned the All Star Game on July 9, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Shane Bieber struck out all three National League batters he faced in the 5th and did his part to help the American League win, 4-3.

Joey Gallo homered to give the American League much needed breathing room as they would hang on to top the National League, 4-3.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Charlie Blackmon homered in the 6th to put the National League on the board but they would come up short to the American League, 4-3.

Jacob deGrom needed only 7 pitched to retire all three American League batters he faced in the National League’s 4-3 All Star Game loss.

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Who Owned The Home Run Derby – July 7, 2019 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVPs) + 2019

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With no games and only the Home Run Derby today, there is no way to award a full slate of WOBS.

But I will award Pete Alonso a full WOB for winning the Derby and Vladimir Guerrero Jr. for hitting the most over all homers and finishing second.

 

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In Memoriam 2019 Video plus the previous entries

In Memoriam 2019For the sixth consecutive All Star Game, Sully Baseball has produced an In Memoriam video. In the past year, we lost legends like Frank Robinson, Willie McCovey and Mel Stottlemyre as well as lesser known figures like Betty Carveth and Neale Henderson.

They all contributed to the game of baseball in their own way that will live beyond their years.

Here is the new video.

The previous videos include the 2018 edition…

The 2017 edition…

The 2016 edition…

The 2015 edition…

And the original version from 2014

Opportunity for the Pirates and the In Memoriam Video: Locked On MLB – July 8, 2019

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It is the All Star Break and the Pittsburgh Pirates find themselves just 2 1/2 games out of a Division Title. They should go for it cautiously.

Meanwhile the Nationals wear Expos gear and I discuss my video project, the In Memoriam video.

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 7, 2019 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVPs) + 2019

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Let’s see owned baseball on July 7, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Greg Allen homered, tripled and added a pair of singles, to help the Indians clobber Cincinnati, 11-1.

Jay Bruce went 3 for 4 with 2 homers to slug the Phillies past the Mets, 8-3.

Trevor Bauer threw 7 strong innings, allowing 1 run and striking out 9 to lead Cleveland past Cincinnati, 11-1.

Patrick Corbin threw 7 shutout innings, striking out 11 Royals en route to a 5-2 Washington victory.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Jesus Aguilar went 3 for 4 with 2 homers but the Pirates edged the Brewers, 6-5.

Jack Flaherty took a no hitter into the 7th. A solo homer would break up the no no and would be his undoing as St. Louis was blanked by the Giants, 1-0.

Jakob Junis threw 7 strong innings, allowing 5 hits and 2 runs while striking out 6 Nationals. The Kansas City bullpen would blow the 5-2 game.

Omar Narvaez homered twice and singled twice, driving in 4, but the Mariners came up short against Oakland, 7-4.

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

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Let’s see owned baseball on July 6, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Shane Bieber threw 8 innings, allowing 4 hits and 2 runs while fanning 8 Reds to give the Indians a 7-2 victory.

Kevin Newman went 4 for 5 with a homer and 3 RBI to help the Pirates clobber the Brewers, 12-2.

Roberto Perez collected 4 hits, including a home run, driving in 2 as the Indians topped the Reds, 7-2.

Max Scherzer struck out 11 in 7 shutout innings, allowing 4 hits and even stole a base as the Nationals blanked the Royals, 6-0.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Jeimer Candelario homered twice, driving in 3, but the Tigers multiple comeback bids against Boston came up short in the 10-6 final.

Kenta Maeda pitched into the 8th, finishing with 7 2/3 innings, 4 hits and 3 runs, striking out 6 Padres. He would take the hard luck 3-1 decision for the Dodgers.

Yasiel Puig went 3 for 4 with a homer in the Reds 7-2 loss to the Indians.

CC Sabathia struck out 5 Rays in 7 solid innings. He would not factor into the decision as the Yankees dropped the 4-3 game in the 9th.

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

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Let’s see owned baseball on July 5, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Dylan Bundy pitched into the 7th, allowing 1 run in 6 2/3 innings, striking out 6 Blue Jays as the Orioles got a rare win, 4-1.

Zack Greinke struck out 9 Rockies over 7 shutout innings to earn the 8-0 decision for Arizona.

Aaron Judge homered twice, including a go ahead shot in the 11th, to give the Yankees a dramatic 8-4 victory in Tampa Bay.

Christian Walker got 3 hits, 2 of them home runs, driving in 5 to help the Diamondbacks blank the Rockies, 8-0.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Michael Brantley went 4 for 4 with a homers and 3 RBI but the Astros came up short against the Angels, 5-4.

Jacob deGrom allowed just 3 hits over 7 innings, striking out 10 Phillies along the way. The Mets bullpen once again imploded in the 9th, ending in a 7-2 final.

Yusei Kikuchi threw 7 solid innings, allowing 2 earned runs and 1 unearned run while fanning 5 Oakland batters. The Mariners would lose the 5-2 game.

Ryan Zimmerman singled twice and doubled in the Nationals 7-4 loss in 11 innings to Kansas City.

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Hats, Chaos and Pete Rose: Locked On MLB – July 5, 2019

rosieThe day after a National Holiday is disorienting.

I loved some of the Fourth of July hats. Meanwhile the NL Central is separated from top to bottom by 2 games in the loss column and a listener wants to know if Pete Rose should be in the Hall of Fame.

The real question is does Pete WANT to be?

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 4, 2019 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVPs) + 2019

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Let’s see owned baseball on July 4, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Luis Castillo took a no hitter into the 7th and finished with 7 2/3 scoreless one hit innings, striking out 9 Brewers for the 1-0 final.

Lance Lynn worked out of jam after jam, holding the Angels to 2 runs over 7 innings to earn the 9-3 decision for the Rangers.

Marcus Semien reached base 3 times, including 2 homers, driving in 5 runs as the red hot A’s won again, 7-2, over Minnesota,

Dansby Swanson hit a double and two homers, driving in 5, to help the Braves double up the Phillies, 12-6.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Starlin Castro collected 3 hits, including a double, in the Marlins 5-2 loss to Washington.

Yonny Chirinos threw 7 solid innings, striking out 5 Yankees and giving up 3 runs. The wild 8-4 game was a bullpen affair lost by the Rays.

Danny Jansen homered twice and added another hit, driving in 5, but the Blue Jays bullpen dropped the 8-7 game to the Red Sox.

Brandon Woodruff allowed an early run and shut the Reds out for the rest of his 6 innings of work. That run was one too many as the Brewers were blanked, 1-0.

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Who Owned Baseball – July 3, 2019 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVPs) + 2019

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Let’s see owned baseball on July 3, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Cody Bellinger launched 2 homers including a walk off shot in the 10th inning to give the Dodgers another dramatic victory, 5-4 over Arizona.

Mike Clevinger threw 6 shutout innings, striking out 9 Royals to earn the 4-0 decision for the Indians.

Sonny Gray struck out 12 over 8 scoreless innings as the Reds blanked the Brewers, 3-0.

Yoán Moncada homered in the first and hit a game tying homer in the 10th, setting up the White Sox double header sweep walk off 9-6 victory over the Tigers. He had singled and scored in the 7-5 opening win.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Victor Caratini hit a solo homer and a 2 run shot but the Cubs saw the Pirates walk off as 6-5 winners.

Nicholas Castellanos collected 4 hits, including a homer, driving in 3 in the Tigers 9-6 extra innings loss to the White Sox.

Jhoulys Chacín struck out 8 Reds in 6 innings, walking none and allowing 2 runs. He took the hard luck 3-0 decision for Milwaukee.

Mike Leake pitched shutout ball into the 8th, finishing with 7 2/3 scoreless frames, striking out 7 Cardinals. Seattle’s bullpen would meltdown in the 9th and drop the 5-2 final.

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Reviewing the London Series with Mark Blakemore: Locked On MLB – July 4, 2019

7B9A0D42-73CB-4656-8443-5C75463D2AD8There is no better way to celebrate the 4th of July than calling England. Mark Blakemore, a native of the UK and a Yankee fan since childhood, was at the London Series between his team and the Red Sox. He joins the show to talk about the experience at the game.

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Who Owned Baseball – July 2, 2019 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVPs) + 2019

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Let’s see owned baseball on July 2, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Rafael Devers went 4 for 5 with 2 homers and 6 RBI to give the travel weary Red Sox a much needed 10-6 victory.

Evan Longoria homered twice, singled and doubled as the Giants rolled to a 10-4 beating of the Padres.

Charlie Morton struck out 12 Orioles in 7 innings, giving up a single run as the Rays won, 6-3.

Aaron Nola threw 8 scoreless innings, allowing 4 hits and recording 8 strikeouts as the Phillies blanked the Braves, 2-0.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Jason Castro hit a pair of homers and added another hit but the Twins were stopped by Oakland, 8-6.

Dallas Keuchel held the Phillies to 2 runs over 7 solid innings. The Braves bats were shutout in the 2-0 final.

José Martínez slammed 2 home runs but the Cardinals were edged by the Mariners, 5-4.

James Paxton worked out of jam after jam over 6 innings, allowing just 1 run to the Mets. The Yankees bullpen would blow his lead and ultimately the 4-2 game.

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Talking Padres with Neal Hughlett: Locked On MLB – July 3, 2019

DB814602-E9BC-4CBA-9D15-F3DC0F364DC1Neal Hughlett is a die hard Padres fan living in Boston. We talked about his fandom and the state of his team in today’s episode.

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Who Owned Baseball – July 1, 2019 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVPs) + 2019

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Let’s see owned baseball on July 1, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Josh Bell homered 3 times, added another hit, and drove in 7 to help the Pirates bomb the Cubs, 18-5.

Freddy Galvis compiled 10 total bases by homering twice and doubling to help the Blue Jays cruise to an 11-4 final over the Royals.

Clayton Richard threw 6 innings, allowing 3 runs and struck out 4 Royals en route to an easy 11-4 win for the Blue Jays.

Jeff Samardzija gave the Giants 8 innings, allowing 2 runs and striking out 6 Padres to get the 13-2 victory.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Thomas Eshelman held the Rays to 2 runs over 5 innings. He would not get the decision as the Orioles bullpen lost the 6-3 game.

Tyler Mahle struck out 8 Brewers in 6 innings, allowing just 3 hits and 2 walks. The Reds would drop the 8-6 final.

Renato Núñez singled and doubled, scoring a run, but the Orioles were doubled up by the Rays, 6-3

Eugenio Suárez went 3 for 4, including 2 homers, in the Reds 8-6 loss to Milwaukee.

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