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Monthly Archives: August 2019

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

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Let’s see owned baseball on August 30, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Mookie Betts homered in the first and the 15th innings to lead the Red Sox to a 7-6 marathon win over the Angels.

Madison Bumgarner struck out 9 Padres over 7 innings, allowing 1 run to earn the 8-3 decision for the Giants.

Todd Frazier hit a pair of 3 run homers to give the Mets a much needed 11-5 victory over Philadelphia.

John Means threw 7 strong innings, allowing 2 runs while walking no Royals batter while the Orioles took the 14-2 blowout.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Shane Bieber was solid for 6 1/3 innings, allowing 3 runs and no walks. But the Indians were blanked by the Rays, 4-0.

Ian Desmond went 3 for 4 with a homer and 2 runs scored but the Rockies could not come from behind and dropped the 9-4 final to Pittsburgh.

Brian Goodwin homered twice in the Angels 15 inning 7-6 loss to Boston.

Aaron Nola pitched into the 7th, holding the Mets to 1 run and 4 hits over 6 1/3 innings. He did not fare in the decision as the Phillies bullpen imploded in the 11-5 final.

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

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Let’s see owned baseball on August 29, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Mike Clevinger threw 8 shutout innings, allowing 4 hits while striking out 10 as the Indians blanked the Tigers, 2-0.

Robert Duggar kept the Reds scoreless over 7 innings of 3 hit ball to set up the Marlins 4-3 walk off victory.

Kevin Newman went 4 for 4 with 2 homers to power the Pirates past Colorado in an 11-8 slugfest.

Jurickson Profar got 3 hits, including a homer, to help the A’s to a much needed 9-8 win over Kansas City.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

José Abreu went 4 for 5 but the White Sox were doubled up by the Twins, 10-5.

Aristedes Aquino continued his blistering start with another homer and two more hits in the Reds 4-3 loss in extra innings to Miami.

Jacob deGrom did not allow a walk and struck out 7 Cubs over 7 innings. But a late rally sunk him and the Mets, 4-1.

Lance Lynn allowed one earned run and two unearned runs over 6 innings but did not fare in the decision as the Rangers fell to Seattle, 5-3.

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Wild Card Races and Art House Films: Locked on MLB – August 30, 2019

3B592274-886A-4B58-99EC-5966C9485207An intense weekend of baseball is shaping up for Labor Day Weekend. The Phillies are trying to justify their season while the Mets are treading water. And the Indians and Rays series will be the most exciting, regardless of the attendance.

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Blown Saves, Home Runs and Spider-Man: Locked on MLB – August 29, 2019

A754B383-3DF4-46AB-85C2-C812FEDA7A59The Dodgers can not keep handing the ball to Kenley Jansen. The Cubs have to worry about Cole Hamels and Jon Lester. Meanwhile home runs will continue to pile up. Why? Because people like Spider-Man.

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

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Let’s see owned baseball on August 28, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Xander Bogaerts finished with 10 total bases, including 2 homers, to power the Red Sox to a 7-4 final in Colorado.

Aaron Civale threw 7 innings, walking none while holding Detroit to 2 runs as he earned the 4-2 decision for Cleveland.

Anthony DeSclafani compiled 8 strikeouts against 2 hits and 1 walk over 7 shutout innings as the Reds blanked the Marlins, 5-0.

J. T. Realmuto went 3 for 5 including a homer, as the Phillies clobbered the Pirates, 12-3.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Ji-Man Choi reached base 3 times with a home run but the Rays dropped the dramatic 8-6 potential playoff preview with Houston.

Jack Flaherty struck out 7 Brewers over 6 innings but St. Louis came up short, 4-1.

Jeff McNeil got 3 hits, with a homer, but the Mets could not survive an early Cubs rally and lost, 10-7.

Patrick Sandoval allowed 1 hit and struck out 9 Rangers in 5 shutout innings. The Angels bullpen would give up 3 runs in the 3-0 defeat.

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

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Let’s see owned baseball on August 27, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Yordan Álvarez got 3 hits, homering twice, leading the Astros to a 15-1 thrashing of Tampa Bay.

Yu Darvish threw 8 strong innings, striking out 7 Mets, allowing 1 run to give the Cubs a critical 5-2 victory.

Yadier Molina reached base 4 times, with 2 homers, as the first place Cardinals won again 6-3 over the Brewers.

Masahiro Tanaka struck out 7 in 7 shutout innings to help the Yankees blank the Mariners, 7-0.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Nolan Arenado went 3 for 5 with a homer but the Rockies were pounded by Boston, 10-6.

Patrick Corbin struck out 9 Orioles over 7 innings but he took the tough luck 2-0 loss for the Nationals.

Lucas Giolito struck out 9 Twins in 6 innings but was on the short end of a 3-1 decision for the White Sox.

Tommy Pham reached base 3 times in the Rays 15-1 beating by the Astros.

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A Trip Up Mount Davis in Oakland: Locked On MLB -August 28, 2019

E222D41F-C65A-4ECC-95B6-1A2282535F02I climbed up Mount Davis, the worst seats in the Oakland Coliseum, to watch the A’s play the Giants for a unique if unorthodox baseball watching experience.

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Wild Card Showdowns and Giving the Braves their Due: Locked on MLB – August 27, 2019

61AFEDE9-C584-4AED-92FB-C82F6F42D922The Phillies will be rooting for the Mets who will be taking on the Cubs. It is very confusing following the Wild Card races. Meanwhile, a listener called me out for not giving enough love to the Braves. It is true. They are terrific this year and ignored.

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

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Let’s see owned baseball on August 26, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Mike Ford continued to make a case for his inclusion on the playoff roster with a pair of homer, driving in 3, to help the Yankees edge the Mariners, 5-4.

Freddy Galvis singled twice and homered, driving in 4, as the Reds doubled up the Marlins, 6-3.

Sonny Gray allowed 2 hits and 2 runs over 6 strong innings to earn the 6-3 decision for the Reds over the Marlins.

J. A. Happ struck out 7 Mariners in 5 innings, allowing only 2 hits to win the 5-4 game for the Yankees.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Wade LeBlanc pitched 2 perfect innings out of the bullpen, striking out 2 Yankees, to give the Mariners a chance to come back. They did not and lost the 4-3 final.

Bubba Starling went 3 for 4, scoring twice, but the Royals were clobbered by Oakland, 19-4.

Julio Teheran threw 6 shutout innings in Coors Field, no east feat. He did not fare in the decision as the Braves dropped the 3-1 game to the Rockies.

Justin Turner got 3 hits, including a homer, in the Dodgers 4-3 loss in San Diego.

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A Weekend of Big Games and Bad Uniforms: Locked On MLB – August 26, 2019

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A full weekend of games are over with some wild upsets and crazy losses. But nothing overwhelmed the weekend quite like the awful uniforms worn by all the teams for some reason.

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

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Let’s see owned baseball on August 24, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Dallas Keuchel went 7 innings, allowing no runs and striking out 7 Mets to earn the 2-1 decision for the Braves.

Reynaldo López threw 5 no hit innings, striking out 6 Rangers. The White Sox bullpen lost the no hitter but not the 2-0 shutout.

Anthony Rendon reached base 5 times, including a homer and 2 RBI to help the Nationals complete the sweep of the Cubs with an extra inning 7-5 win.

Anthony Santander went 5 for 5 with a homer to help the Orioles top the Rays, 8-3.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Nolan Arenado got 3 hits, including a homer, but the Rockies were pounded by the Cardinals, 11-4.

Brock Burke went 6 strong innings, holding the White Sox to 1 run. But the Rangers were blanked, 2-0.

Steven Matz held the Braves to 1 run and 2 hits over 6 innings but he took the hard luck 2-1 loss for the Mets.

Franmil Reyes hit 2 homers, including a dramatic game tying shot in the bottom of the 9th, but the Indians dropped the 9-8 game to Kansas City in extra innings.

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

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Let’s see owned baseball on August 24, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Bo Bichette singled, doubled and homered, driving in 3, to help the Blue Jays come from behind and top Seattle, 7-5.

Corey Dickerson went 4 for 5 with 5 RBI in the Phillies 9-3 win in Miami.

Dakota Hudson threw 6 shutout innings, allowing 2 hits as the Cardinals blanked the Rockies, 6-0.

John Means held the Rays to 1 run, 5 hits and no walks over 7 innings to earn the 7-1 decision for Baltimore.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Jorge Alfaro got 3 hits, including a homer, but the Marlins fell to the Phillies, 9-3.

Zac Gallen struck out 8 Brewers in 5 innings but took the hard luck 4-0 loss for Arizona.

Chad Green gave the Yankees 2 critical shutout innings allowing no hits and no walks while striking out 4 Dodgers. But their comeback came up short in the 2-1 final.

Dawel Lugo reached base 3 times, including a homer, but the Tigers were defeated by Minnesota, 8-5.

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

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Let’s see owned baseball on August 23, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Starlin Castro came off of the bench to homer twice and drive in 5 runs to give the Marlins a stunning 19-11 victory over the Phillies.

J. D. Martinez drove in 7 runs with 3 hits, including 2 homers, as the Red Sox blanked the Padres 11-0.

James Paxton struck out 11 Dodgers giving the Yankees a much needed quality start, lasting 6 2/3 innings, allowing 2 runs and earning the 10-2 decision.

Aníbal Sánchez pitched into the 9th, allowing 1 hit and 1 run over 8 1/3 innings and even drove in a run himself to give the Nationals a 9-3 win over the Cubs.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Aristides Aquino homered and collected 2 more hits, driving in both Reds runs in the 3-2 defeat by Pittsburgh.

Kole Calhoun went 4 for 4 with a home run but the Angels came up short against Houston, 5-4.

Jacob deGrom struck out 13 Braves in 7 innings, allowing 1 run and hitting a solo homer for the Mets’ only run in a 2-1 extra inning loss.

Dillon Tate threw 3 innings of shutout relief for Baltimore in the 7-1 pounding by Tampa Bay.

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Finishing Important Games and Other Wild Card Thoughts: Locked On MLB – August 23, 2019

781CC1E9-D05E-41B8-B1A5-7BF1EA74BD5BThe Red Sox and Royals finished a meaningless game while the Mets and Indians cut short a meaningful game. Strange things are happening in a Wild Card race where a game could make the difference.

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

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Let’s see owned baseball on August 22, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Willy Adames went 3 for 4 with a homer and 3 RBI to power the Rays past Baltimore, 5-2.

Gerrit Cole struck out 12 Tigers over 7 shutout innings to earn the 6-3 decision for the Astros.

Kyle Hendricks threw 7 shutout innings, striking out 7, as the Cubs blanked the Giants, 1-0.

Howie Kendrick single, doubled and homered, driving in 3, as the Nationals topped the Pirates, 7-1.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Sandy Alcantara allowed just 1 unearned run over 7 innings, striking out 7 Braves along the way. The Marlins bullpen blew the lead and the game, 3-2.

Starlin Castro went 2 for 4 with 2 RBI but the Marlins were edged by Atlanta, 3-2.

Gleyber Torres went 4 for 4 with 2 homers in the Yankees 5-3 loss in Oakland.

Jacob Waguespack tossed 7 innings of 1 hit shutout ball, striking out 5 Dodgers, but the Blue Jays bullpen dropped the 3-2 final.

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

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Let’s see owned baseball on August 21, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Nicholas Castellanos led a strong Cubs offense with 4 hits, including a homer in the 12-11 slug fest over the Giants.

Patrick Corbin gave the Nationals 8 strong innings, allowing no runs and striking out 4 in the 11-1 pounding of the Pirates.

Lucas Giolito threw a complete game shutout, allowing 3 hits while striking out 12 as the White Sox blanked the Twins, 4-0.

Kevin Kiermaier went 2 for 4 with a stolen base, 4 RBI and a game tying 9th inning homer as the Rays walked off against the Mariners, 8-7.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Robinson Chirinos got 4 hits, including a homer in the Astros 2-1 loss to Detroit.

Junior Fernández gave the Cardinals 2 key innings of no hit shutout relief and a chance to come back against Milwaukee. They would fall short, 5-3.

Justin Verlander tossed a complete game, striking out 11 and allowing only 2 hits. But the Astros were edged by the Tigers, 2-1.

Mike Yastrzemski got 3 hits, including a homer and a double, and several key defensive plays but the Giants dropped a wild and heart breaking 12-11 game to the Cubs.

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A’s and Mets Party Like It Is 1973: Locked On MLB – August 22, 2019

F2F47011-513D-4D4B-9020-A5ED17DA5BD1The Giants post season hopes are all but dead. But the A’s and Mets continue to win and they are beating quality teams. Could these two meet in a rematch of the 1973 World Series?

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

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Let’s see owned baseball on August 20, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Nelson Cruz collected 4 hits including a homer, driving in 3, as the Twins clobbered the White Sox, 14-4.

Freddie Freeman homered twice and added another hit,scoring 3 runs and driving in 4 as the first place Braves won a heated 5-1 game over Miami.

Andrew Heaney struck out 14 Rangers in 8 innings to help the Angels win the first game of the double header, 5-1.

Aaron Nola kept the Phillies in the Wild Card hunt with 7 strong innings, allowing 2 runs and striking out 7 Red Sox to earn the 3-2 decision.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Bo Bichette homered twice in the Blue Jays 16-3 loss to the Dodgers.

Brad Keller threw 6 shutout innings, striking out 4 Baltimore batters but the Royals bullpen lost the 4-1 game.

Trevor Story went 4 for 4 with 3 RBI but the Rockies were edged by Arizona, 8-7.

Stephen Strasburg held the Pirates scoreless over 7 innings but the Nationals dropped the 4-1 final.

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Twins Surge while Brewers and Giants Fade: Locked on MLB – August 21, 2019

6CFE8D77-CD92-4D07-975A-4A4CB5BE3FFEThe Brewers are slumping at the worst time to the worst opponent. The Giants may be running out of gas. But do not sleep on the Twins who have been holding steady.

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A Near No Hitter and Jack Mayfield Enters the Spotlight: Locked on MLB – August 20, 2019

5A6D3B58-BE79-4BD4-9CF7-4C05FFCF86C0Dakota Hudson and company near combined for a no hitter. They came up short, allowing Bud Smith to shine for another day. Meanwhile, career minor leaguer Jack Mayfield is getting his shot with the Astros.

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

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Let’s see owned baseball on August 19, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Asdrubal Cabrera drove in 5 runs with a homer, a hit and a walk, scoring twice as the Nationals blanked the Pirates, 13-0.

Dakota Hudson pitched a no hitter into the 7th, finishing with 6 2/3 hitless frames, striking out 7. The Cardinals bullpen allowed a hit but not a run to shutout the Brewers, 3-0.

Jorge López allowed 2 hits and 1 run to earn the 5-4 decision for the Royals over Baltimore.

Tom Murphy homered twice and added another hit and a walk to lead the Mariners past the Rays, 9-3.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Trevor Bauer struck out 11 Padres in 7 innings but took the hard luck 3-2 decision for the Reds.

Freddy Galvis went 2 for 4 with a homer butthe Reds were edged by the Padres, 3-2.

Jorge Polanco doubled and homered in the Twins 6-4 loss to the White Sox.

Hansel Robles threw 1 1/3 key scoreless innings of relief but the Angels fell to the Rangers, 8-7 in 11.

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

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Let’s see owned baseball on August 18, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Rafael Devers doubled twice, singled and homered, driving in 4 as the Red Sox cruised to a 13-7 final over Baltimore.

Brian Dozier got on base 4 times altogether, homering twice, driving in 4, leading the Nationals to a 16-8 victory over Milwaukee.

Yusei Kikuchi threw a complete game 2 hit shutout, striking out 8, to help the Mariners blank the Blue Jays, 7-0.

José Quintana kept the Pirates scoreless over 7 innings allowing 5 hits and earning the 7-1 decision for the Cubs.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Matthew Boyd threw 7 innings, allowing 2 hits and struch out 9 Tampa Bay batters. The Tigers bullpen imploded and dropped the 5-4 game in the 9th.

Eloy Jiménez tripled and homered in the White Sox 9-2 loss to the Angels.

Mike Moustakas reached base 4 times, including 2 homers, but the Brewers were doubled up by the Nationals, 16-8.

Jordan Yamamoto kept the mayhem in Coors Field to a minimum, allowing 2 runs over 5 2/3 innings. Miami’s bullpen would blow the lead in the 9th and the 7-6 game in the 10th to the Rockies.

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Hanging Out and Watching Binary Baseball: Locked On MLB – August 19, 2019

64372408-DC12-49EC-A302-F3D32DB8B0B8We have reached the point of the season where rooting for your team is binary. Did they win? Did they lose? It does not matter how. Plus Bill Walton became a wonderful person to hang out with during a game.

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

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Earning Full WOBs:

Jacob deGrom struck out 5 Royals over 7 innings, allowing 1 hit to earn the 4-1 decision for the Mets.

Eduardo Rodríguez pitched into the 8th, going 7 1/3 shutout frames, striking out 4, as the Red Sox blanked the Orioles, 4-0.

Gleyber Torres hit a pair of homers as the Yankees held on to a 6-5 final over Cleveland.

Christian Yelich reached base 6 times, homering twice, driving in 4, to lead the Brewers to a crazy, back and forth, 14 inning 15-14 slugfest over the Nationals.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Steven Brault struck out 8 Cubs over 7 innings, allowing 2 hits and 1 run, but took the hard luck 2-0 decision for the Pirates.

Adam Eaton got 4 hits, including a homer, driving in 3, in the Nationals surreal 15-14 extra inning loss to the Brewers.

Danny Santana homered twice but the Rangers fell to the Twins, 12-7.

Jordan Zimmermann threw 5 shutout innings, allowing 1 hit and no walks but was long gone from the game as the Rays shutout the Tigers 1-0 in 13 innings.

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

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Let’s see owned baseball on August 16, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Jon Gray threw 8 shutout innings, allowing 5 hits and striking out 7 as the Rockies blanked the Marlins, 3-0.

James McCann got 3 hits including a grand slam that broke open a close game and gave the White Sox a 7-2 victory over the Angels.

Mike Montgomery allowed a single unearned run over 6 innings to earn the 4-1 decision for Kansas City over the Mets.

Mike Yastrzemski belted 3 homers, driving in 4, as the Giants won a wild 10-9 homer fest in Arizona.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Nick Ahmed reached base 4 times, homering and driving in a pair in the bizarre and for Diamondbacks fans frustrating 10-9 extra inning loss to the Giants.

Adrian Houser held the Nationals to 2 hits, 2 walks and 1 run over 7 innings but the Brewers could not rally and dropped the 2-1 final.

Charlie Morton allowed 3 hits and 1 unearned run in 7 innings of solid ball. But the Rays were shutout by the Tigers, 2-0.

José Ramírez homered again and added 2 more hits but the Indians fell short against the Yankees, 3-2.

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Fast and Furious Races and Honoring Corban Joseph: Locked on MLB – August 16, 2019

9D2CE77A-6144-4EC3-A158-61D19C1696B4In a year or so, we may forget these crazy races for the AL Central, the NL Central and especially the NL Wild Card. But like a Fast and Furious sequel, they are fun summer entertainment we should just enjoy. Meanwhile, Corban Joseph, age 30, got his first big league homer. That is worth celebrating.

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

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Let’s see owned baseball on August 15, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Pete Alonso reached base 6 times, driving in 6 and put the Mets ahead for good with a towering homer leading to a nail biting 10-8 victory over the Braves.

Andrew Heaney struck out 6 White Sox and walked none over 7 innings to earn the 8-7 decision for the Angels.

José Ramírez put the game away early against the Yankees with a first inning grand slam and a second inning 2 run shot. He reached base 4 times altogether and lead Cleveland to a 19-5 laugher.

Dereck Rodríguez threw 7 scoreless frames, striking out 4, as the Giants blanked Arizona, 7-0.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Michael Brantley went 3 for 4 with 2 homers but the Astros dropped the wild 7-6 slug fest in Oakland.

Yu Darvish struck out 10 Phillies over 7 shutout innings but watched helplessly as the Cubs bullpen melted down and allowed a walk off grand slam to seal the 7-5 final.

Josh Donaldson homered twice, driving in 3, but the Braves comeback against the Mets came up short, 10-8.

Héctor Rondón was the only stable pitcher in a wild homer frenzy in Oakland, giving the Astros 1 2/3 scoreless innings and allowing the club to comeback. They would eventually lose the 7-6 game.

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

 

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Let’s see owned baseball on August 14, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Homer Bailey kept the Giants scoreless over 7 innings and earned the 9-5 decision for Oakland.

Xander Bogaerts collected 3 hits, 2 of them homers, to power Boston past Cleveland, 5-1.

Bryce Harper reached base 4 times, including 2 homers, as the Phillies clobbered the Cubs, 11-1.

Clayton Kershaw struck out 10 over 7 shutout innings as the Dodgers crushed Miami, 9-1.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Freddy Galvis went 4 for 5 with a homer in the Reds 17-7 pounding by Washington.

Yuli Gurriel homered twice and added another hit and a walk but the Astros bullpen collapsed late and fell to the White Sox, 13-9.

Brad Keller took a no hitter into the 7th inning. But the Cardinals bats caught up with him as the Royals were blanked, 6-0.

Steven Matz overcame early game jitters to hold the Braves to 1 run, 2 hits and 1 walk over 6 innings. He was inexplicably lifted and the Mets bullpen melted down in the 6-4 loss.

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Avoid Dumb Losses and the Fate of Joe Maddon: Locked on MLB – August 15, 2019

Locked-On-MLB-Podcast-BGFor teams locked in the mediocre NL Wild Card race, there is no room for a dumb loss. Meanwhile Joe Maddon could be the most interesting free agent manager in decades if he is let go. He will be.

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VHS Cubs Memories with Rob Paravonian: Locked on MLB – August 14, 2019

F953E333-1F30-4875-A1EF-B1D6587D1A72Comedian Rob Paravonian joins the podcast to share memories of the 1990’s Cubs.

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