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Who Owned Baseball April 23, 2017 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2017 #WOB Standings

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Nelson Cruz got on base 3 times, homered and drove in 5 as Seattle bombarded Oakland, 11-1.

Gerardo Parra drove in 3 runs with a single and a homer to help the Rockies pound the reeling Giants, 8-0.

Marcus Stroman overcame early trouble to threw a complete game, allowing 7 hits, 1 earned run and 1 unearned run to give the Blue Jays a 6-2 victory over the Angels.

Ivan Nova pitched 7 solid innings against his former team, striking out 7 Yankees and getting the 2-1 win for Pittsburgh.

They all owned baseball on April 23, 2017 

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Who Owned Baseball April 22, 2017 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2017 #WOB Standings

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Carlos Carrasco struck out 8 White Sox over 8 shutout innings and earned the 7-0 decision for Cleveland.

Dan Straily allowed only 2 runs over 7 innings and struck out an eye popping 14 Padres along the way. He did not get a decision but helped set up the Marlins 6-3 win in 11 innings.

Ronald Torreyes went 4 for 5 with a double, 2 RBI and a run scored to help the Yankees win an 11-5 slugfest in Pittsburgh.

Wilton Contreras went 3 for 4 with a grand slam and 3 runs scored to power the Cubs past Cincinnati, 12-8.

They all owned baseball on April 22, 2017 

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Who Owned Baseball April 21, 2017 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2017 #WOB Standings

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Corey Kluber threw a complete game 3 hit shutout, striking out 9 White Sox and earning the 3-0 decision for Cleveland.

Jeremy Hellickson allowed 3 hits and 2 runs over 7 innings to make the Phillies 4-3 winners over Atlanta.

Robinson Chirinos homered twice, walked and drove in 3 as the Rangers topped Kansas City, 6-2.

Bryce Harper got on base 3 times, homered and drove in a pair to lead the Nationals past the Mets, 4-3.

They all owned baseball on April 21, 2017 

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Who Owned Baseball April 20, 2017 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2017 #WOB Standings

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Chris Sale struck out 13 Blue Jays in 8 shutout innings, allowing only 4 hits. The bullpen blew his lead but the Red Sox took the game in extra innings, 4-1.

Steven Souza Jr. missed the cycle by a single, driving in 3 and scoring 3 as the Rays clobbered the Tigers, 8-1.

Stephen Strasburg struck out 10 Braves in 7 innings, walking 2 and allowing only 2 runs, earning the 3-2 decision for the Nationals.

Maikel Franco reached base 3 times, homered and drove in 2 to lead the Phillies past the Mets, 6-4.

They all owned baseball on April 20, 2017 

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Sully Baseball Podcast – Talking Braves stadium and Angels team that should have won – April 20, 2017

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One of my most devoted listeners asked me a question.

The Braves new stadium seems nice but kind of what they already had. Meanwhile I discuss the Angels team that should have won.

Travelling down the state of California on this episode of Sully Baseball.

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Who Owned Baseball April 19, 2017 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2017 #WOB Standings

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Jhoulys Chacin pitched 8 innings of 3 hit shutout ball, striking out 5 Arizona batters and getting the 1-0 win in San Diego.

Bryce Harper reached base 5 times, homered twice and drive in 5 to help the Nationals clobber Atlanta, 14-4.

Jason Vargas struck out 9 Giants in 7 innings, allowing 4 walks, no runs and 4 hits as the Royals finished the 2-0 shutout.

Mitch Haniger got on 4 times, scored 3 times and drove in 4 as Seattle beat Miami, 10-5.

They all owned baseball on April 19, 2017 

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Who Owned Baseball April 18, 2017 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2017 #WOB Standings

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Wei-Yin Chen threw 7 no hit innings before being lifted. The bullpen lost the no hitter but not the 5-0 final for the Marlins over Seattle.

Nolan Arenado went 3 for 4 with 2 homers to lead the Rockies past the Dodgers, 4-3.

Miguel Gonzalez pitched into the 9th, finishing with 4 hits and 1 run over 8 1/3 innings, earning the 4-1 decision for the White Sox against the Yankees.

Mookie Betts got 3 hits, including a homer, and scored 3 times in the Red Sox 8-7 victory in Toronto.

They all owned baseball on April 18, 2017 

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Who Owned Baseball April 17, 2017 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2017 #WOB Standings

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Lance Lynn threw 7 innings, allowing 3 hits and no runs to lead the Cardinals past Pittsburgh, 2-1.

Freddie Freeman went 4 for 4 with a pair of homers, driving in 3 as the Braves came from behind to beat San Diego, 5-4.

A. J. Griffin allowed 1 hit and no runs while striking out 8 Oakland batters, earning the 7-0 decision for the Rangers.

Aaron Judge got 2 hits, including a homer, drove in 3 and helped the red hot Yankees out slug the White Sox, 7-4.

They all owned baseball on April 17, 2017 

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Who Owned Baseball April 16, 2017 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2017 #WOB Standings

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Bryce Harper got 3 hits, 2 of them homers, the last one was a 2 out, 3 run, come from behind walk off homer in the 9th that gave Washington a thrilling 6-4 win over the Phillies.

Bartolo Colon let up an early solo homer and nothing else as he threw 7 innings of 1 hit, 1 run ball and earned the 9-2 decision for Atlanta over San Diego.

Trey Mancini homered twice and added another hit, driving in 4 as the Orioles clubbed Toronto, 11-4.

Ian Kennedy pitched 8 shutout innings, allowing 2 hits and striking out 10 Angels. He would not get the decision but set up the 1-0 Kansas City walk off win.

They all owned baseball on April 16, 2017 

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Who Owned Baseball April 15, 2017 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2017 #WOB Standings

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Ervin Santana threw a complete game 1 hit shutout, striking out 8 White Sox and earned the 6-0 decision for the Twins.

Tyler Chatwood took a perfect game into the 6th and finished with a complete game 2 hitter as the Rockies blanked San Francisco, 5-0.

Jose Ramirez collected 10 total bases including a pair of homers and 6 RBI as a match up of aces turned into a 13-6 slugfest win for the Indians over Detroit.

Nolan Arenado went 3 for 5 with a homer to help Colorado beat San Francisco, 5-0.

They all owned baseball on April 15, 2017 

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Who Owned Baseball April 14, 2017 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2017 #WOB Standings

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Clayton Kershaw took a shutout into the 9th, finishing with 8 1/3 innings, 4 hits, 1 run and struck out 8 Arizona batters to earn the 7-1 decision for the Dodgers.

Dallas Keuchel struck out 7 A’s in 7 innings, allowing 1 run and 4 hits as the Astros rolled, 7-2.

David Freese collected 3 hits including an RBI single and an RBI double to help the Pirates win against the Cubs, 4-2.

Brad Miller reached base 4 times, homered and scored 3 times to lead the Rays past the Red Sox, 10-5..

They all owned baseball on April 14, 2017 

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Who Owned Baseball April 13, 2017 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2017 #WOB Standings

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Travis d’Arnaud reached base 5 times, drove in 4 including a 16th inning homer that was the difference in the Mets 9-8 win in Miami.

Jimmy Nelson gave the Brewers 7 innings allowing 5 hits and 1 run and earned the 5-1 victory over the Reds.

Aaron Hicks homered twice as the Yankees beat Tampa Bay, 3-2.

Jason Vargas pitched shutout ball into the 8th, finishing with 7 2/3 innings, allowing 4 hits and striking out 8 A’s batters to get the 3-1 decision for the Royals.

They all owned baseball on April 13, 2017 

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Sully Baseball Podcast – What is good changes plus remembering the 2006 Twins – April 13, 2017

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What we consider to be good and bad used to be objective in baseball. But was it ever really?

Plus I remember the 2006 in the Teams that Should Have Won series.

Less objectivity and more subjectivity on this episode of Sully Baseball.

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Who Owned Baseball April 12, 2017 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2017 #WOB Standings

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Mike Leake out pitched Scherzer, throwing 7 shutout innings, allowing 4 hits and striking out 7 Washington batters to earn the 6-1 decision for St. Louis.

Derek Holland took a no hitter into the 6th and finished with 6 innings of 1 hit shutout ball to win the 2-1 final for the White Sox in Cleveland.

Stephen Piscotty homered and drove in 5 to help the Cardinals top the Nationals, 6-1.

Trey Mancini reached base 3 times and homered twice, driving in 4 as the Orioles jumped all over Boston, 12-5.

They all owned baseball on April 12, 2017 

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Who Owned Baseball April 11, 2017 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2017 #WOB Standings

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Yoenis Cespedes homered three times and added a double, driving in 5 in the Mets 14-4 blow out over Philadelphia.

Robbie Ray shutout the Giants into the 7th, finishing with 6 2/3 scoreless frames, 4 hits and 8 strikeouts to earn the 4-3 decision for the Diamondbacks.

Christian Vazquez collected 4 hits, including a double and a triple, scored 2, drove in 2 and stole a base to help the Red Sox thrash Baltimore, 8-1.

Matthew Boyd held the Twins to 1 hit and no runs over 6 innings, striking out 6 along the way. He earned the 2-1 final for Detroit.

They all owned baseball on April 11, 2017 

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Who Owned Baseball April 10, 2017 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2017 #WOB Standings

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Wil Myers hit the second cycle in the history of the San Diego Padres, going 4 for 4, driving in 2 and scoring 2 in the 5-3 win in Colorado.

Matt Moore threw 8 innings, allowing 3 hits, no walks and 1 run and earned the 4-1 decision for the Giants over Arizona.

Michael Pineda was brilliant into the 8th, striking out 11 Rays batters, allowing 2 hits and 1 walk and won the 8-1 final for the Yankees.

Chase Headley reached base 3 times, including a homer, scoring twice to help the Yankees past Tampa Bay, 8-1.

They all owned baseball on April 10, 2017 

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Most Recent Cycle Hit For Each MLB Franchise (Updated For Wil Myers, April 10, 2017)

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The First Cycle of the Year!

Going into 2015, the Padres had never had a no hitter nor a cycle hit. Now they are still waiting for that elusive no hitter, but they can chalk up multiple cycles now.

Wil Myers lined one into left center field and legged it out for a triple, completing the cycle and leading the Padres to a 5-3 victory against the Rockies.

Back in 2015, Matt Kemp legged out HIS cycle with a triple in Coors.

Innnnnnteresting. The Padres are STILL waiting for their first cycle that wasn’t hit in Colorado!

Go figure.

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

THE MOST CYCLE HIT
FOR EACH FRANCHISE

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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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CLEVELAND INDIANS
Rajai Davis
July 2, 2016 vs. Toronto
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ATLANTA BRAVES
June 15, 2016 vs. Cincinnati
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TEXAS RANGERS
Adrian Beltre
August 3, 2015 vs. Colorado
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BOSTON RED SOX
June 16, 2015 vs. Atlanta
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COLORADO ROCKIES
Michael Cuddyer
August 17,2014 vs. Cincinnati
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HOUSTON ASTROS
Brandon Barnes
July 19, 2013 vs. Seattle
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LOS ANGELES ANGELS OF ANAHEIM
Mike Trout
May 21, 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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MILWAUKEE BREWERS
George Kottaras
September 3, 2011 vs. Houston
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TAMPA PAY RAYS
B. J. Upton
October 2, 2009 vs. New York Yankees

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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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MINNESOTA TWINS
Michael Cuddyer
May 22, 2009 vs Milwaukee

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LOS ANGELES DODGERS
April 13, 2009 vs San Francisco
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SEATTLE MARINERS
Adrian Beltre.
September 1, 2009 vs. Texas
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Washington Nationals
August 28, 2008 vs. Los Angeles Dodgers
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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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PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES
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 WHITE SOX
April 27, 2000 vs. Baltimore
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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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BROOKLYN DODGERS
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

Still waiting for the first ever Marlins cycle.

Who Owned Baseball April 9, 2017 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2017 #WOB Standings

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Starling Marte went 4 for 5 including a 2 run bottom of the 10th, come from behind, walk off home run to push the Pirates past the Braves, 6-5.

Joey Gallo singled and hit a 3 run homer, driving in 5 altogether, leading the Rangers to an 8-1 thrashing of Oakland.

Jake Arrieta struck out 10 Brewers in 7 innings, allowing only 3 hits and 2 walks and earned the 7-4 victory for the Cubs.

Ervin Santana pitched 6 innings of 2 hit shutout ball as the Twins continued their hot start with a 4-1 win over the White Sox.

They all owned baseball on April 9, 2017 

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Who Owned Baseball April 8, 2017 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2017 #WOB Standings

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Avisail Garcia went 3 for 4 with a homer, 3 RBI and 2 runs scored as the White Sox handed Minnesota their first loss of the year, 6-2.

Kendall Graveman took a no hitter into the 7th before it was broken up with 2 outs. He finished with 7 innings, 2 hits and 1 run, earning the 6-1 win for Oakland over Texas.

Aledmys Diaz slammed a pair of homers, got a third hit, drive in 4 and scored 3 in St. Louis’ 10-4 blow out of the Reds.

Jhoulys Chacin pitched shutout ball into the 7th, finishing with 6 2/3 scoreless 3 hit frames and earned the 2-1 decision for the Padres over San Francisco.

They all owned baseball on April 8, 2017 

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Who Owned Baseball April 7, 2017 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2017 #WOB Standings

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Michael Fulmer threw 6 innings of 2 hit shutout ball. He did not get the decision as the Red Sox made a furious rally against Detroit’s bullpen but the Tigers pulled out the 6-5 victory.

Amir Garrett shutout the Cardinals over 6 scoreless frames, allowing 2 hits a 2 walks and earned the 2-0 decision for the Reds.

Nomar Mazara got 2 hits, including a homer, and drove in 6 as the Rangers took a 10-5 slugfest with Oakland.

Manuel Margot homered twice and got a walk for good measure to help the Padres get past San Francisco, 7-6.

They all owned baseball on April 7, 2017 

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Who Owned Baseball April 6, 2017 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2017 #WOB Standings

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Yasiel Puig reached base 4 times, homering twice, stealing a base and driving in 4 as the Dodgers cruised to a 10-2 thrashing of San Diego.

Geovany Soto launched a pair of homers and finished with 4 RBI to help the Whte Sox blow out Detroit, 11-2.

Matt Harvey allowed only 3 hits over 6 2/3 innings and got the decision in the Mets 6-2 win over Atlanta.

Marcus Stroman pitched into the 7th, allowing 1 run over 6 1/3 innings and earned the 5-2 victory for the Blue Jays over Tampa Bay.

They all owned baseball on April 6, 2017 

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Who Owned Baseball April 5, 2017 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2017 #WOB Standings

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Francisco Lindor reached base 4 times, stole a base, homered twice including a 9th inning come from behind grand slam to put Cleveland ahead of Texas, 9-6.

Matt Wieters reached base 4 times and drove in 2 to help the Nationals beat the Marlins, 6-4.

Chris Sale shone in his Boston debut, keeping the Pirates scoreless over 7 innings. He did not get a decision but set up the Red Sox 3-0 extra inning win.

Brandon Finnegan struck out 9 Phillies over 7 innings of 1 hit ball to earn the 2-0 victory for Cincinnati.

They all owned baseball on April 5, 2017 

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Sully Baseball Podcast – The First Weekly Show – April 6, 2017

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Did you miss me?

How could you? I was only gone 3 days! In the first edition of the new weekly version of the podcast, I reminded us how important the early games of the season can be.

Plus in the Teams That Should Have Won segment, I honor the 2011 Phillies, who should have made history. Instead they fell in a heap.

It may not be daily anymore, but it still feels good to float down the River Sully in this episode of Sully Baseball.

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Who Owned Baseball April 4, 2017 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2017 #WOB Standings

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Ian Kinsler reached base 4 times, including a homer, scoring twice as the Tigers won their opening 6-3 over the White Sox.

Justin Verlander pitched into the 7th and struck out 10 White Sox in 6 1/3 innings, allowing 2 runs and getting the 6-3 victory for the Tigers.

Gerardo Parra doubled and singled twice, driving in 3 and scoring a run as the Rockies held on to the 6-5 final in Milwaukee.

Clayton Richard threw 8 shutout innings, allowing 5 hits and striking out 5 Dodgers as the Padres blanked LA, 4-0.

They all owned baseball on April 4, 2017 

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Who Owned Baseball April 3, 2017 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2017 #WOB Standings

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Clayton Kershaw struck out 8 Padres in 7 innings of 2 hit ball allowing one earned run and one unearned run, earning the 14-3 opening day decision for Los Angeles.

Yasmani Grandal clobbered a pair of homers to power the Dodgers in a 14-3 laugher over San Diego.

Dallas Keuchel kept the Mariners off the board over 7 shutout frames, giving up 2 hits and 2 walks and got the Astros a 3-0 win.

Khris Davis slammed 2 homers to lead Oakland past the Angels, 4-2.

They all owned baseball on April 3, 2017 

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Who Owned Baseball April 2, 2017 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2017 #WOB Standings

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Logan Morrison collected 3 hits, including a homer, driving in 3 to help the Rays top the Yankees, 7-3.

Randal Grichuk reached base 3 times, homered and smacked a walk off single to put the Cardinals past the champion Cubs, 4-3.

Chris Archer earned his first win of the year, holding the Yankees to 2 runs in 7 innings in Tampa’s 7-3 opening day triumph.

Carlos Martinez pitched into the 8th, striking out 10 in 7 1/3 innings. He did not get the decision, but set up the Cardinals 4-3 walk off win over the Cubs.

And earning two 1/2 WOBs in the same game, Madison Bumgarner was perfect against the Diamondbacks over 5 innings, struck out 11, walked none and allowed just 3 runs. As a hitter, he homered twice and walked. The Giants bullpen imploded however and Arizona took the game, 6-5.

 

They all owned baseball on April 2, 2017

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The Last Daily Episode of the Sully Baseball Podcast – April 2, 2017

After 1,622 straight days of doing a daily podcast, never missing a day, the streak is ending today.

The format will change from daily to weekly. But before I make the change, I wanted to acknowledge the strange 4 1/2 year journey that comprised the single most fun I have ever had doing a creative project.

Thanks for these past 1,622 days of joining you and let’s look forward to what the future may bring.

One thing ends as a season begins on the final episode of Sully Baseball DAILY Podcast.

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‘Sully Baseball’s Podcast Archives (April 2017)

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Sully did a (roughly 20 minute daily) podcast 365 days a year – everyday from Oct 24/2012 – to April 2, 2017 (1622 Days In A Row, and now will still host a couple of longer podcasts per week.) 

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Below in the next line are the most recent shows.  will play in reverse from newest to oldest if you hit play and sit back.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – April 1, 2017

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In the latest installment of The Teams That Should Have Won, I look at a franchise that has had a lot of near misses.

The Mets have lost some heart breakers and some big time stars came and went without a ring.

But the team I picked for the Mets could have built on past success and possibly could have avoided the pitfalls that would emerge in the ensuing years.

It is the second to last DAILY episode of Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – March 31, 2017

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ESPN evidently came up with the same line I have been saying for years. I chalk it up to parallel thinking. Meanwhile Nationals pitcher Blake Treinen is the closer and hopes to do what no Washington pitcher has ever done.

Slamming the door on this episode of Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

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