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

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Let’s see owned baseball on May 20, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Ronald Acuña Jr. reached base 4 times, including a pair of solo homers, to lead Atlanta past San Francisco, 4-1.

Rafael Devers went 3 for 5 with a homer, 3 RBI and a stolen base to power the Red Sox to a 12-2 laugher in Toronto.

Mike Minor struck out 11 Mariners in 6 innings, allowing 2 runs as the Rangers held on to a 10-9 win.

Mike Soroka threw 8 innings, allowing 2 hits and 1 run, walking none and striking out 7 Giants for the Braves 4-1 victory.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Hanser Alberto homered twice, added two more hits, stole a base and scored 3 runs, but the Orioles bullpen collapsed against the Yankees, 10-7.

Felix Peña came into the game in the second and threw 5 frames, allowing 1 run and striking out 3 Twins. The Angels fell, 3-1.

Anthony Rendon got on base 4 times, including a homer, but the Nationals lost again, this time 5-3 to the Mets.

Luke Weaver threw 6 innings, striking out 7 and no walks and 2 runs, but took the hard luck 2-1 Arizona loss in San Diego.

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Stupid Orioles Loss and Even More Stupid Blackout Rules – Locked On MLB for May 21, 2019

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The Orioles lost a stupid game to the patchwork New York Yankees, which makes me unhappy. But the insane blackout rules make me not only unhappy but impatient with MLB’s stubbornness.

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

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The West Has Been Won While the East Is a Mess – Locked On MLB Podcast, May 20, 2019

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The Astros, led by George Springer, and the Dodgers, with ace Hyun-Jin Ryu, may have already locked up the West for their teams.

Meanwhile, the Nationals and Mets might be getting new managers soon, I introduce “Marlins Minute” and ask a pizza etiquette question.

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

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

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Let’s see owned baseball on May 19, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Sandy Alcantara threw a complete game, 2 hit shutout, striking out 8 Mets and walking 1 as the Marlins completed the sweep with a 3-0 final.

Albert Almora Jr. reached base 4 times, including 2 doubles, scoring twice to help the Cubs win over Washington, 6-5.

Shane Bieber dazzled with a 15 strikeout, zero walk performance, going all nine innings as the Indians blanked the Orioles, 10-0.

Edwin Encarnación singled, doubled and homered, driving in 3 runs, to help the slumping Mariners top Minnesota, 7-4.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Reynaldo López allowed just 1 run over 6 innings, keeping the Blue Jays to 4 hits and 2 walks. The White Sox bullpen would drop the 5-2 game.

Ryan McMahon homered twice in a losing cause as Colorado fell to the Phillies, 7-5.

Jorge Polanco went 4 for 5 with an RBI and a run scored in Minnesota’s 7-4 defeat in Seattle.

Noah Syndergaard pitched 7 innings, allowing 5 hits and 2 runs, but was on the wrong end of the Marlins 3-0 shutout of the Mets.

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

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Let’s see owned baseball on May 18, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Josh Bell homered twice, added another hit and drove in 4 to power the Pirates past San Diego, 7-2.

Griffin Canning tossed 7 shutout frames, striking out 5 Royals, to earn the 6-3 decision for the Angels.

C. J. Cron hit 2 of Minnesota’s 6 homers, adding a third hit, scoring 3 and driving in 4 in their 18-4 blowout in Seattle.

Pablo Lopez threw 7 innings of 1 hit shutout ball, walking only 2 as the Marlins blanked the Mets, 2-0.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Walker Buehler struck out 7 Reds in 6 innings, allowing 1 earned run. However 3 unearned runs would sink him and the Dodgers, 4-0.

Lorenzo Cain doubled twice and singled, scoring a run and driving in another. But the Braves walked off against the Brewers, 4-3.

Whit Merrifield hit a pair of doubles, knocking in 2 and scoring a run in the Royals 6-3 loss to the Angels.

Masahiro Tanaka held Tampa Bay scoreless for 6 innings, striking out 6 along along the way. The Yankee bullpen would lose the lead in the 7th and the 2-1 game in the 11th.

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

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Let’s see owned baseball on May 17, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Kris Bryant homered 3 times, driving in 5, and added another hit to power the Cubs past Washington, 14-6.

Jordan Lyles struck out 12 Padres in 7 innings, allowing 1 run and earning the 5-3 decision for the Pirates.

Frankie Montas pitched into the 9th, finishing with 10 strikeout in 8 2/3 innings as the A’s beat the Tigers, 7-2.

Luke Voit went 3 for 4 with a homer in the Yankees 4-3 come from behind walk off win over Tampa Bay.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Pete Alonso homered twice in the Mets 8-6 loss to Miami.

Xander Bogaerts collected 3 hits, including a double, scored and stole a base but the Red Sox fell to the Astros, 3-1.

Yonny Chirinos came into the game in the third and threw 4 2/3 key shutout innings, striking out 2 Yankees and walking none. The Tampa Bay bullpen imploded in the 9th and blew the game, 4-3.

Tyler Webb struck out 5 Rangers in 2 2/3 innings of no hit shutout relief but the Cardinals could not complete a comeback and dropped the 7-3 final.

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

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Let’s see owned baseball on May 16, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Chris Bassitt threw 8 shutout innings, striking out 7 Tigers to earn the 17-3 decision for Oakland.

Luis Castillo struck out 6 Cubs in 5 1/3 innings, allowing 2 runs as the Reds beat the Cubs, 4-2.

Jason Kipnis hit his first 2 homers of the season, driving in 6, to help the Indians come from behind in a wild 14-7 win over Baltimore.

Christian Yelich homered twice, added another hit and stole  a base as the Brewers clobbered Philadelphia, 11-3.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Robinson Cano got 3 hits, including a double, driving in a run and scoring another but the Mets comeback against Washington fell just short, 7-6.

Francisco Liriano struck out 3 Padres in his 1 1/3 innings of no hit shutout relief and was in line to be the pitcher of record. The Pirates bullpen allowed a game winning rally for a 4-2 loss.

Trey Mancini reached base 3 times, including a homer, driving in 3 but the Orioles were doubled up by Cleveland, 14-7.

Marcus Stroman allowed 1 earned run and 1 unearned run in 6 innings, striking out 6 White Sox batters along the way. The Toronto bullpen would drop the 4-2 decision.

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

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Let’s see owned baseball on May 15, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Patrick Corbin struck out 11 Mets in 8 innings, allowing 1 run and earning the 5-1 victory for the Nationals.

Jarrod Dyson reached base 3 times, scored 3 runs and stole a pair of bases to help the Diamondbacks thump the Pirates, 11-1.

Gleyber Torres hit two homers in the 5-3 Yankee double header opener over Baltimore and added a third homer in the 3-1 nightcap for the sweep.

Justin Verlander went 7 innings against his former team, the Tigers, striking out 9 and allowing a single run as the Astros won 5-1.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Andrew Cashner threw 6 innngs, allowing 4 hits, 2 runs and struck out 7 Yankees but took the hard luck 3-1 decision for Baltimore.

Yu Darvish struck out 11 Reds in 5 1/3 innings but the Cubs bullpen dropped the 6-5 final in 11 innings.

Tommy La Stella got 4 hits, including a homer, but the Angels comeback fell a run short against Minnesota, 8-7.

Jean Segura went 2 for 4 with a home run but the Phillies fell to Milwaukee, 5-2.

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Keuchel, Kimbrel and Risking a Draft Pick – Locked On MLB – May 16, 2019

6A119103-3AAB-44AF-A706-D105D3317DC9Dallas Keuchel and Craig Kimbrel are still available. Virtually every single contending team could use them right now. But teams are gun shy to give up a draft pick for them. I know draft picks are valuable. But are they worth delaying a signing for an experienced major leaguer?

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

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

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Let’s see owned baseball on May 14, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Josh Bell homered twice and walked, driving in 4, as the Pirates won in Arizona, 6-2.

Carlos Carrasco threw 7 shutout innings, allowing 6 hits and no walks while striking out 6 as Cleveland blanked the White Sox, 9-0.

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. reached base 4 times, including his first two MLB homers, driving in 4, to lead the Blue Jays past San Francisco 7-3.

Kyle Hendricks held the Reds to 1 run and 3 hits over 8 innings while going 3 for 4 with a double and 2 RBI to earn the Cubs 3-1 victory.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Manny Machado hit a pair of homers and a double in the Padres 6-3 loss to the Dodgers.

Wes Parsons threw 3 innings of 1 hit shutout relief. It was too little too late as the Braves were clobbered by St. Louis, 14-3.

Ronny Rodriguez doubled and homered, driving in, but the Tigers fell to Houston, 11-4.

Chris Sale struck out 17 batters in 7 innings, allowing 2 runs. The Red Sox bullpen blew the lead in the 8th and the game in the 11th, 5-4 to the Rockies.

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Think About Dusty and Other Thoughts – Locked On MLB for May 15, 2019

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I review the night’s games including Vlad Jr’s first two homers. And once again, I make a case for the Nationals to make a managerial change. I brought up a name familiar to Washington: Dusty Baker.

This is the LockedOn MLB Podcast with your host Paul Francis Sullivan. Please call me Sully.

And remember to check out the other baseball podcasts on the Locked On Podcast Network, your team every day.

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At the Giants Game for My Birthday, Wishing I Were Commissioner – Locked On MLB, May 14, 2019

2475860C-F1FD-455F-9E6D-19B923790718It is my birthday! And I am spending it at my favorite place: A baseball game. More specifically at Oracle Park in San Francisco to see the Giants play the Reds.

After the game, I thought about what I would do if I were commissioner of baseball. I had some thoughts on the matter.

This is the LockedOn MLB Podcast with your host Paul Francis Sullivan. Please call me Sully.

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Who Owned Baseball – May 13, 2019 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVPs) + 2019

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Let’s see owned baseball on May 13, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Eduardo Escobar singled, tripled and homered, driving in 3, to help Arizona top Pittsburgh, 9-3.

Reynaldo López pitched into the 8th, allowing 2 hits and 2 runs over 7 2/3 innings, striking out 6 Indians en route to a 5-2 decision for the White Sox.

Yoán Moncada homered twice and added another hit in the White Sox 5-2 win over the Indians.

Jimmie Sherfy struck out 5 Pirates in 2 innings of shutout relief to help preserve the Diamondbacks 9-3 victory.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Jacob Barnes gave the Brewers an inning of shutout relief but it was too little, too late as Philadelphia won, 7-4.

Lorenzo Cain got 5 hits, including a pair of doubles, but the Brewers bullpen lost the 7-4 game in Philadelphia.

Khris Davis homered twice and walked but the A’s dropped the 6-5 game to Seattle in 10 innings.

Zac Reininger retired all 6 batters he faced in relief, but the Tigers were clobbered by Houston, 8-1.

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Manager Swapping and Other Thoughts From The Weekend – Locked On MLB – May 13, 2019

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It is only mid May but the American League looks like it falling into place without a lot of surprises. Meanwhile the National League could be another total free for all.

Plus I wonder if the Mets and Nationals should consider swapping managers. It COULD work!

This is the LockedOn MLB Podcast with your host Paul Francis Sullivan. Please call me Sully.

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

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Let’s see owned baseball on May 12, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Josh Bell reached base 5 times, with a double and homer, scoring 3 runs and driving in 5 to help Pittsburgh come from behind to beat St. Louis 10-6.

Hyun-Jim Ryu took a no hitter into the 8th, finishing with 8 shutout frames with 1 hit, 1 walk and striking out 9 as the Dodgers blanked the Nationals, 6-0.

George Springer went 5 for 5 with 2 homers, 5 runs scored and 4 RBI as the blazing hot Astros clobbered the Rangers, 15-5.

Masahiro Tanaka threw 7 innings, walking no Tampa Bay batter while striking out 7 and earning the 7-1 decision for the Yankees.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Yasiel Puig homered and walked in the Reds 6-5 defeat by the Giants.

Blake Snell struck out 12 Yankees in 5 2/3 innings but the Rays fell 7-1.

Stephen Strasburg threw 6 strong innings, striking out 7 Dodgers and allowing 4 hits and 2 runs. He would be saddled with the hard luck 6-0 decision for the Nationals.

Mike Trout reached base 3 times including a homer in the Angels 5-1 loss to Baltimore.

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Who Owned Baseball – May 11, 2019 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVPs) + 2019

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Let’s see owned baseball on May 11, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Gerrit Cole struck out 12 Rangers and walked none over 6 innings to earn the 11-4 decision for Houston.

Michael Conforto reached base 3 times, including a homer, driving in a pair as the Mets topped Miami, 4-1.

C. J. Cron went 4 for 5 with a homer and 3 RBI in the Twins nightcap 8-3 victory over Detroit. He also homered in the 5-3 opening loss for Minnesota.

Zach Eflin threw a complete game 4 hit shutout, striking out 7 Royals for a 7-0 final for the Phillies.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Trevor Bauer scattered 2 hits and 3 walks, allowing 2 unearned runs in 7 innings and struck out 10 Oakland batters. He did not fare in the decision as the A’s walked off against the Indians, 3-2 in the 9th.

Walker Buehler threw 7 shutout innings, striking out 7 Nationals along the way. The Dodgers bullpen imploded allowing Washington to comeback for a 5-2 win.

Steven Duggar got 3 hits, including a 2 run triple, but the Giants were edged by Cincinnati, 5-4.

Randal Grichuk tripled and homered in the Blue Jays 7-2 loss to the White Sox.

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Who Owned Baseball – May 10, 2019 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVPs) + 2019

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Let’s see owned baseball on May 10, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Michael Conforto reached base 4 times, homered and scored 3 runs as the Mets ambushed the Marlins, 11-2.

Alex Gordon homered twice, driving in 3, to help the Royals beat first place Philadelphia, 5-1.

Justin Verlander held the Rangers to 1 hit over 7 shutout innings to give the Astros a 3-0 victory.

Zack Wheeler struck out 11 Marlins in 7 innings, allowing 2 runs and cruised to the lopsided 11-2 decision for the Mets.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Lance Lynn struck out 8 Astros in 7 innings, allowing 3 runs and 1 walk. He took the hard luck 3-0 loss for Texas.

Austin Meadows homered and added another hit and a walk, but the Rays rally came up short against the Yankees, 4-3.

Franmil Reyes collected 3 hits, including a double, and scored a run but the Padres were clobbered by the Rockies, 12-2.

Adam Wainwright pitched 7 strong innings, allowing 1 run, walking none and striking out 8 Pirates. He did not fare in the decision as the Cardinals were edged, 2-1.

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Who Owned Baseball – May 9, 2019 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVPs) + 2019

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Let’s see owned baseball on May 9, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Nolan Arenado got on base 5 times, including a homer and 3 RBI as the Rockies held on to win a wild snow covered 12-11 Coors Field slug fest with the Giants.

Patrick Corbin struck out 8 Dodgers in 7 shutout innings as the Nationals won, 6-0.

Jordan Luplow hit a pair of solo homers as the Indians blanked the White Sox in a rain shortened 5-0 game.

Felix Peña pitched 7 innings of shutout relief, allowing 3 hits and striking out 7 Tigers to earn the 13-0 decision for the Angels.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Mike Leake held the Yankees to 1 run and 6 hits, walking none over 7 innings. But the Mariners bats were dead and he took the hard luck 3-1 loss.

Hunter Pence homered and walked in the Rangers 4-2 loss in Houston.

Gregory Polanco reached base 4 times, homered and drove in 3 but the Pirates were topped by St. Louis, 17-4.

Mike Soroka threw 6 strong innings, allowing 1 run and 4 hits. He did not factor in the decision as the Diamondbacks walked off in extra innings against St. Louis, 3-2.

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.500 Records, Weekend Preview and Answering Tweets – Locked On MLB Podcast for May 10, 2019

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The weekend is coming up and two .500 teams are facing off in Boston between the Red Sox and the Mariners. That .500 mark means two very different things to those two teams.

Plus I answer Tweets about the Brewers, Twins and the Gold Glove Award.

This is the LockedOn MLB Podcast with your host Paul Francis Sullivan. Please call me Sully.

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Who Owned Baseball – May 8, 2019 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVPs) + 2019

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Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports

Let’s see owned baseball on May 8, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Jared Eickhoff held the Cardinals scoreless over 8 innings as the Phillies took the 5-0 final.

Jorge Polanco had his second 5 hit game of the season, homering and driving in 2 to lead the red hot Twins to a 9-1 blow out of Toronto.

Chris Sale struck out 14 Orioles in 8 innings, allowing 3 hits and 1 run. He did not get the decision but set up the Red Sox 2-1 win in 12 innings.

Christian Yelich reached base 4 times, homered and stole a base to power Milwaukee past Washington, 7-3.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Josh Bell went 2 for 4 with a homer but the Rangers came back to stun the Pirates, 9-6.

Andrew Cashner held the Red Sox offense to a solo homer, scattered 3 other hits and a walk over 6 innings, helping send the game to extra innings. The Orioles would eventually drop the 2-1 game.

Jonathan Lucroy got 2 hits, including a homer, but the Angels fell to Detroit, 10-3.

José Ureña allowed 1 earned run and 1 unearned run in a strong 7 inning performance. But the Marlins let the Cubs walk off again, this time to a 3-2 score.

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Talking Cincy Ball with Jeff Carr of Locked On Reds – Locked On MLB for May 9, 2019

033E921A-6BDD-4EB1-9D7F-9CB88DAB9FD7Jeff Carr, host of the Locked On Reds podcast, talks about why baseball fans in Cincinnati should have hope for their team in the very near future.

This is the LockedOn MLB Podcast with your host Paul Francis Sullivan. Please call him Sully.

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Who Owned Baseball – May 7, 2019 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVPs) + 2019

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Ben Margot – AP

Let’s see owned baseball on May 7, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Mike Fiers threw the second no hitter of his career, striking out 6 Reds along the way, for the 2-0 final in Oakland.

Whit Merrifield hit 2 singles, a triple and a grand slam, stealing a base along the way, to help the Royals clobber Houston, 12-2.

Hyun-Jin Ryu was perfect through 5 and tossed a complete game 4 hit shutout, walking none and striking out 6 Braves for the Dodgers 9-0 victory.

Justin Turner launched 3 homers and added a fourth hit, driving in 6 to help the Dodgers blank the Braves, 9-0.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Hunter Pence reached base 4 times, including a homer, but the Rangers came up short against the Pirates, 5-4.

Franmil Reyes went 3 for 5 with a homer and 2 RBI in the Padres wild 7-6 loss to the Mets.

Aaron Sanchez threw 7 strong innings, allowing 3 hits and striking out 6 Twins. But his Blue Jays were shutout, 3-0.

Caleb Smith struck out 11 Cubs in 6 2/3 innings, giving up 2 runs. But he was not involved in the decision as Chicago walked off against the Marlins 5-2.

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The Most Recent No Hitter For Each Franchise (Updated for Mike Fiers, May 7, 2019)

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Ben Margot – AP

IT IS A ONCE IN A LIFETIME GAME FOR MIKE FIERS… AGAIN

Think of the great pitchers who have NEVER thrown a no hitter, like Greg Maddux or Roger Clemens or Steve Carlton.

Well Mike Fiers not only has thrown one… last night he had number two. Sure everyone was a little groggy in a night where the lights did not work in Oakland, but it was a No No in Oakland for the second straight year.

Now to update the list.

THE MOST RECENT NO HITTERS
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Mike Fiers – May 8, 2019
3-0 over Boston.
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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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LOS ANGELES ANGELS OF ANAHEIM
Jered Weaver – May 2, 2012.
9-0 over Minnesota.
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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.

Mike Fiers has 2 more no hitters than every game pitched a by San Diego Padres starter combined

Baseball is more fun when it is Illogical – Locked On MLB Podcast – May 8, 2019 ( @lockedonmlb )

03D0CCD8-A352-41A7-8714-8CED67D888ADWhen baseball acts logically, whether it is in terms of stadium construction or strategy, the reasoning can be sound. But when baseball embraces a lack of logic and irrationality, it can be so much more fun.

This is the LockedOn MLB Podcast with your host Paul Francis Sullivan. Please call me Sully.

This is the LockedOn MLB Podcast with your host Paul Francis Sullivan. Please call me Sully.

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Buzzing Around the League and a Trade Proposal of Slumping Players – @lockedonmlb for May 7, 2019

0853A953-A0A3-435C-AB08-D2D29C59B832Today, we look around the league, including Martin Perez and his great start with the Twins, the red hot Rays, the dormant NL East and bees swarming the Reds and Giants game.

Meanwhile, I wonder if swapping Chris Davis for Yu Darvish could be a “Change will do you good” deal for two slumping players.

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

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Let’s see owned baseball on May 6, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Avisail Garcia went 3 for 4 with a homer and 3 RBI in the Rays 12-1 drubbing of the Diamondbacks.

Jose Iglesias singled, doubled and tripled, driving in 4 as the Reds topped the Giants, 12-4.

Chris Paddack pitched a shutout into the 8th with 7 2/3 innings allowing 4 hits, 1 walk and striking out 11 as the Padres blanked the Mets, 4-0.

Martín Pérez allowed 2 hits in 7 scoreless innings, striking out 9 Blue Jays as the Twins rolled, 8-0.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Jacob deGrom gave the Mets an encouraging 7 innings, 4 hit, 2 run performance. Unfortunately for him, the Mets were shutout by San Diego, 4-0.

Dee Gordon got 3 hits, including a homer, but the struggling Mariners lost again, this time to the Yankees, 7-3.

Pablo Sandoval homered and threw an inning of scoreless mop up relief as the Giants were clobbered by the Reds, 12-4.

Ryan Weber gave the Red Sox 4 shutout innings out of the bullpen in their 4-1 loss in Baltimore.

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

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Let’s see owned baseball on May 5, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Asdrubal Cabrera went 2 for 4 with a homer and 4 RBI to help the Rangers clobber the Blue Jays, 10-2.

Zach Davies pitched into the 8th, finishing with 7 2/3 innings, 6 hits, 2 runs while striking out 5 Mets in Milwaukee’s 3-2 victory.

Buster Posey doubled and homered to help the Giants come from behind against the Reds, 6-5.

Spencer Turnbill pitched 7 innings, allowing 1 run and striking out 7 Royals. The Tigers bullpen blew his lead but walked off 5-2 in the 9th.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Pablo Lopez held the Braves scoreless over 6 innings, striking out 6 Braves. The Marlins bullpen dropped the 3-1 game in extra innings.

Frankie Montas threw 6 strong innings, walking none and allowing a single run. The A’s dropped the 5-3 game in 13 innings.

Jonathan LuCroy homered twice in the Angels 10-4 loss to Houston.

Tim Peterson threw 2 1/3 shutout innings, allowing 1 hit and no walks out of the bullpen. He could not prevent the Brewers from topping the Mets, 3-2.

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The Cubs are For Real and Rethinking Dave Martinez in Washington – @LockedOnMLB Podcast for May 6, 2019

C646012C-D61D-4DAC-A4D9-01CFDA134EC7A wild weekend of baseball is over and the Cubs are on fire and jumped into first place.

Meanwhile, after a season and a quarter, Dave Martinez just is not fitting as the manager of the Nationals.

This is the LockedOn MLB Podcast with your host Paul Francis Sullivan. Please call me Sully.

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Who Owned Baseball – May 4, 2019 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVPs) + 2019

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Let’s see owned baseball on May 4, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Ryan Braun got 6 hits overall over 18 innings including a pair of doubles and a 2 run walk off single to end the 4-3 marathon for the Brewers over the Mets.

Dylan Bundy shutout the red hot Rays over 7 1/3 innings, allowing 3 hits and 4 strikeouts to earn the 3-0 win for Baltimore.

Michael Chavis amassed 11 total bases, including 2 homers, to lead a revived Boston offense to a lopsided 15-2 drubbing of the White Sox.

Luke Weaver struck out 8 Rockies over 7 innings, allowing 3 hits and 1 walk as the Diamondbacks rolled 9-2.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Yonny Chirinos pitched into the 8th, finishing with 7 1/3 innings and 3 runs allowed but took the hard luck decision as the Rays were blanked by Baltimore, 3-0.

Jose Martinez went 2 for 5 with a double and a homer, but the Cubs came from behind to beat St. Louis, 6-5.

Dylan Moore singled and homered in the Mariners 5-4 loss in Cleveland.

Zack Wheeler threw 7 innings, allowing 2 hits and striking out 10 Milwaukee batters. He did not factor in the decision as the Mets dropped a wild 4-3 game in 18 innings.

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

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Let’s see owned baseball on May 3, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Kyle Hendricks only needed 81 pitches to toss a complete game, 4 hit, no walk shutout of the Cardinals, giving the Cubs a 4-0 final.

Josh Phegley doubled twice, homered and singled, driving in 8 runs and scoring 2 as the A’s rolled, 14-1, in Pittsburgh.

Trent Thornton threw 7 shutout innings, allowing 1 hit and striking out 5 Rangers. He did not fare in the decision as the Blue Jays won 1-0 in 12 innings.

Steven Vogt came off the bench to single, double and hit a dramatic 2 out, 9th inning homer to tie the game and set up a wild 12-11 come back 11 inning victory in Cincinnati.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Derek Dietrich homered twice, added another hit and stole a base. But the Giants made a stunning comeback to beat the Reds in extra innings, 12-11.

Justin Miller stopped the Phillies attack with a pair of shutout innings out of the bullpen. But the Nationals could not rally and lost 4-2.

Mike Minor shutout the Blue Jays over 8 solid innings, striking out 9 along the way. The Rangers bats were dead and dropped the 1-0 game in 12.

Jorge Soler went 3 for 3 with a homer in the Royals 4-3 defeat in Detroit.

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