Daily Archives: August 16, 2019
In 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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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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