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Weekend Preview and Tweets About Realignment and the Marlins Statue – Locked On MLB for May 3, 2019 ( @lockedonmlb )

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After previewing the weekend of games, I answer listener tweets. One was about realignment, one about stadium sizes and another about the Marlins tacky statue being removed.

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

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

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Fox Sports San Diego

Let’s see owned baseball on May 2, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

José Berríos threw 7 strong innings, allowing 2 runs, walking none and striking out 5 Astros to earn the 8-2 decision for Minnesota.

Jason Castro doubled and homered, driving in 4, as the red hot Twins clubbed the Astros, 8-2.

Ian Kinsler got 3 hits, 2 of them were doubles and another a homer, to help the Padres pound Atlanta, 11-2.

Noah Syndergaard not only threw a complete game 4 hit shutout against the Reds but also hit the solo home run that accounted for the only run of the game as the Mets won, 1-0.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Andrew Benintendi reached base 3 times, including a homer, but the Red Sox fell apart in the 9th and the White Sox walked off 6-4 winners.

Ryan Braun singled and homered, driving in 2, but Milwaukee dropped the 11-6 game to Colorado.

Danny Duffy threw 6 strong innings, allowing 1 run and striking out 6 Rays hitters. The Kansas City bullpen would drop the 3-1 final.

Dakota Hudson struck out 7 Nationals in 6 innings, allowing 1 earned run and 1 unearned run in a hard luck 2-1 decision for St. Louis.

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

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Lindsey Wasson/Getty Images

Let’s see owned baseball on May 1, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Jose Abreu singled and homered in the White Sox walk off 7-6 victory over the Orioles in the nightcap of a double header. In the opening 5-4 Chicago loss, Abreu singled and doubled, driving in a pair.

Nolan Arenado homered twice and added a single, driving in 4 to help the Rockies pound the Brewers, 11-4.

Jon Lester allowed 1 hit over 7 shutout innings, walking 1 and fanning 8 as the Cubs blanked the Mariners in an 11-0 laugher.

Martín Pérez struck out 7 Astros over 8 shutout innings, giving up only 4 hits to earn the 6-2 decision for Minnesota.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Jalen Beeks came into the game in the second and threw 6 2/3 innings of 1 hit, shutout ball, striking out 6 Royals along the way. Kansas City did all of their scoring in the first and topped Tampa Bay, 3-2.

Jacob deGrom returned to form with 7 innings of 3 hit, shutout ball. He did not get the decision as the Mets were edged in the 9th by Cincinnati, 1-0.

Kiké Hernández doubled and singled, scoring the Dodgers only run in the Giants 2-1 walk off win.

Danny Santana homered and doubled but the Rangers could not complete the comeback against the Pirates and fell, 7-5.

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Dale Murphy Makes A Pitch For Portland Baseball – @lockedonmlb for May 2, 2019

83C55E97-88DA-4CD5-81F7-BB3F966835C7In the second part of my conversation with 2 time NL MVP Dale Murphy, we discuss Portland Oregon as a potential landing spot for an expansion MLB team.

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

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DALE MURPHY SHARES BRAVES MEMORIES – LOCKED ON MLB FOR MAY 1, 2019

C6989831-04D8-40B8-97FB-9A5929D9AAE0Two time NL MVP Dale Murphy joins the show to talk about memories of his wonderful career with the Atlanta Braves.

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

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

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Carlos Gonzalez, Associated Press

Let’s see owned baseball on April 30, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Gerrit Cole held a red hot Twins team to 1 hit and no runs over 7, striking out 11 along the way as the Astros won an 11-0 laugher.

Zack Greinke pitched into the 8th, striking out 7 Yankees in 7 2/3 innings, allowing 1 run to earn the 3-1 decision for Arizona.

Franmil Reyes homered twice and doubled, driving in 3, to lead the Padres past Atlanta, 4-3.

Carlos Santana collected 3 hits, including a homer, driving in 2 to help the Indians win in Miami, 7-4.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Luis Castillo struck out 7 Mets in 6 2/3 innings, giving up 2 runs. He did not factor into the decision as the Reds dropped the 4-3 game in extra innings.

Adam Eaton went 2 for 5 with a homer but the Nationals came up short against St. Louis, 3-2.

CC Sabathia recorded career strikeout number 3,000 in a game where he pitched into the 6th, giving up only 2 runs. He would be charged with the loss as Arizona topped the Yankees, 3-1.

Gleyber Torres singled, doubled and drove in the Yankees only run in their 3-1 loss in Arizona.

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Sabathia’s Hall of Fame Case plus Vlad Jr. Goes to Anaheim – @LockedOnMLB for April 30, 2019

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As CC Sabathia approaches 3,000 strikeouts, his Cooperstown case becomes a little clearer. Meanwhile Vlad Guerrero Jr. is going to play in the stadium where his dad won the MVP and the best player in the game is wearing Vlad Sr.’s number.

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

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

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Let’s see owned baseball on April 29, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Jesus Aguilar went 3 for 4 with a pair of homers, driving in 4, to power the Brewers past Colorado, 5-1.

Xander Bogaerts got two hits including an RBI double that helped the Red Sox come from behind and beat Oakland 9-4.

Jake Odorizzi out dueled Verlander with shutout innings, striking out 7 Astros, as the Twins took the 1-0 thriller.

Mike Soroka struck out 8 Padres over 6 innings to earn the 3-1 decision for Atlanta.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Cody Bellinger singled twice, walked and drove in a run but the Dodgers fell to San Francisco, 3-2.

Justin Miller stopped the bleeding by throwing 2 shutout innings after the Cardinals 5th inning uprising. It was too late for the Nationals, who were doubled up, 6-3.

Pedro Severino reached base 3 times, including a homer, the the Orioles 5-3 loss to the White Sox.

Justin Verlander allowed just 2 hits and struck out 7 in 6 innings. But the Twins blanked his Astros, 1-0.

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How an NBA Game is like an MLB Season – @lockedonmlb Podcast for April 29, 2019

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The back and forth, ups and downs of an NBA game remind me of a mini baseball season. You can not get too high or too low until it is wrapping up, but it is important not to fall too far behind.

Meanwhile the Rays and Twins remain elite, the Yankees defy belief and the Cardinals and Dodgers keep on chugging.

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

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

Let’s see owned baseball on April 28, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Ozzie Albies got 3 hits, 2 of them homers, to help the Braves come from behind against the Rockies, 8-7.

Zach Eflin threw a complete game, allowing 7 hits while walking no Miami batters for the 5-1 Philadelphia victory.

Kyle Gibson struck out 6 Tigers and walking none over 7 solid innings to give the Twins a 4-1 win.

Hunter Pence singled, doubled and homered, driving in 4 and scoring 3 times as the Rangers rolled in Seattle, 14-1.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Chris Bassitt struck out 9 Blue Jays in 7 innings, allowing 3 hits and 1 run. The A’s bullpen would collapse in extra innings allowing Toronto to walk off as 5-4 winners.

Melky Cabrera homered twice and added a singled and a double but the Pirates were edged by the Dodgers, 7-6.

Jon Duplantier came out of the bullpen in extra innings to throw 4 shutout frames, allowing 1 hit, 2 walks and striking out 4 Cubs. He did not factor into the decision in the Diamondbacks 6-5 loss in 15 innings.

Daniel Vogelbach reached base 3 times but the rest of the Mariners were silenced in the 14-1 drubbing by the Rangers.

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

 

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Let’s see owned baseball on April 27, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

David Bote homered twice, driving in 5, in the Cubs 9-1 blow out of Arizona.

Hunter Dozier singled twice and tripled twice with 5 RBI to help the Royals top the Angels in a wild 9-4 game.

Clayton Kershaw did not walk a batter in 7 innings, giving up 4 hits and 1 run while striking out 8 Pirates to earn the 3-1 Dodger win.

Mike Minor struck out 13 Mariners in 7 innings, allowing 3 hits and 1 run as the Rangers rolled to a 15-1 final.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Pete Alonso homered and added two more hits but the Mets came up short against Milwaukee, 8-6.

Mookie Betts singled and homered, providing the Red Sox almost all of their offense as they were doubled up by the Rays, 2-1.

Shane Bieber threw 6 strong innings, allowing 3 hits and 3 runs, striking out 9 Astros along the way. He did not fare in the decision as the Indians bullpen lost the 4-3 game in extra innings.

Steven Strasburg went 7 innings, striking out 9 Padres and allowing 2 runs, 4 hits and 1 walk. The Nationals bullpen got blown out in extra innings, 8-3.

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

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NBC Sports Chicago

Let’s see owned baseball on April 26, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Tim Anderson went 4 for 6 with a double, 3 runs scored and a walk off homer to cap a wild 12-11 White Sox win over Detroit.

Austin Barnes homered and doubled, driving in 3 to help the Dodgers top Pittsburgh, 6-2.

Jerad Eickhoff blanked the Marlins over 7 innings, allowing 2 hits and 1 run, to earn the 4-0 decision for the Phillies.

Marcus Stroman allowed 1 hit over 7 shutout innings, striking out 7 A’s along the way. He set up the Blue Jays’ 4-2 walk off victory.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Miguel Cabrera collected 4 hits, including a homer, in the Tigers bizarre 12-11 loss to the White Sox.

Mike Fiers held the Blue Jays to 2 runs over 7 strong innings but Oakland’s bullpen dropped the 4-2 game in the 9th,

Tyler Flowers singled twice and homered twice but the Braves were doubled up by the Rockies, 8-4.

Max Scherzer struck out 10 Padres and walked none over 7 innings of 4 hits, 2 run ball. He did not factor into the decision as Washington fell, 4-3.

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Previewing the Weekend and Answering Tweets – @lockedonmlb April 26, 2019

4165FEB8-E00F-4359-B1C7-5A71483E59F0Before wrapping up another week, we preview the games for the weekend, including the arrival of Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and the urgency for the Red Sox to win against Tampa Bay again.

Then I answer Tweets from listeners, including one about the Phillies chances and another about White Sox fandom.

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

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

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Elaine Thompson / The Associated Press

Let’s see owned baseball on April 25, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Trevor Bauer allowed 4 hits and 1 run over 8 innings as the Indians edged the Astros, 2-1.

Tim Beckham reached base 3 times with a homer and 3 RBI to help the Mariners clobber the Rangers, 14-2.

Jarrod Dyson went 3 for 5 with a triple, 2 runs scored and an RBI as Arizona blanked Pittsburgh, 5-0.

Zack Greinke threw 7 shutout innings, striking out 7 Pirates and smacking a triple of his own to raise his average to .462 in the Diamondbacks 5-0 victory.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Gerrit Cole struck out 10 Indians in 7 innings while giving up only 2 runs. He took the hard luck decision as the Astros were doubled up, 2-1.

Freddie Freeman singled twice and homered but the Braves rally in Cincinnati came up short, 4-2.

Aaron Nola pitched into the 7th, allowing 1 run and striking out 4 Marlins in 6 2/3 innings. The Phillies bullpen would drop the 3-1 final in extra innings.

Gio Urshela homered and walked in the Yankees 11-5 loss to the Angels.

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

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Earning Full WOBs:

Ketel Marte hit a pair of homers in the Diamondbacks 11-2 crushing of the Pirates.

Chris Paddack threw 7 innings of 1 hit, shutout ball, fanning 9 Mariners to give the Padres a razor thin 1-0 victory.

Jose Ramirez singled, doubled, walked, homered and drove in 4 in the Indians 6-2 win.

Justin Verlander threw 8 strong innings, striking out 8 Twins and allowing 1 run to help the Astros take the 7-1 final.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

 

Cody Bellinger reached base 3 times, including a homer, in the Dodgers 7-6 defeat at the hands of the Cubs.

Walker Buehler pitched well into the 6th inning, allowing 4 hits. But the Cubs bombed the Dodger bullpen, 7-6.

Felix Hernandez struck out 8 Padres in 7 innings, allowing 1 run. But the Mariners were blanked, 1-0.

Andrelton Simmons homered twice in the Angels 6-5 loss to the Yankees.

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Who Owned Baseball – April 23, 2019 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVPs) + 2019

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Let’s see owned baseball on April 23, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Franmil Reyes hit a pair of homers, driving in 3, to help the Padres double up the Mariners, 6-3.

Luke Voit homered twice and walked as the Yankees held on to beat the Angels, 7-5.

Zack Wheeler not only threw 7 shutout innings, allowing only 5 hits and no walks while striking out 11 Phillies, but he also homered and doubled, totally dominating the 9-0 victory by the Mets.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Xander Bogaerts homered twice in the Red Sox opening 7-4 loss to the Tigers. He added an RBI single in the 4-2 nightcap loss.

Jake Newberry came out of the bullpen and threw 3 shutout innings, allowing 2 hits and 1 walk. But the Rays damage was done early and the Royals could not come back in the 5-2 final.

Travis Shaw hit a pair of homers but the Brewers came up short against St. Louis, 4-3.

Trevor Williams threw 7 strong innings, allowing 4 hits and 2 runs, walking 1 and striking out 4 Diamondbacks. He took the hard luck 2-1 decision as the Pirates lost.

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New @lockedonmlb Podcast – @morganprice and the Underrated Pain of Texas Rangers Fandom

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Morgan Price, co host of the Locked On Rangers podcast, returns to the show to discuss the underrated pain and suffering of being a Texas Rangers fan.

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

Click HERE for the latest episode

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

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(Jeff Roberson/Associated Press)

Let’s see owned baseball on April 22, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Dexter Fowler got 4 hits, including a homer, driving in 4 and scoring 3 as the Cardinals won a slug fest against division rival Milwaukee, 13-5.

J. A. Happ threw 7 strong innings, allowing 3 hits, 2 runs and struck out 5 Angels. He did not get the decision but the Yankees topped the Angels in 14 innings, 4-3.

Steven Matz held the Phillies to 1 run over 6 innings to earn the 5-1 decision for the Mets.

Jorge Polanco went 4 for 5 with a homer, 4 RBI and 2 runs scored to lead the red hot Twins past Houston, 9-5.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Brian Dozier reached base 3 times, including a homer, in the Nationals 7-5 loss to the Rockies.

Hunter Dozier went 2 for 2 with a homer and a walk but the Royals dropped the 6-3 game to Tampa Bay.

Matt Harvey allowed just 3 hits and 2 walks over 6 innings, striking out a pair of Yankees. The Angels fell in 14 innings, 4-3.

Joe Musgrove threw 6 strong innings, allowing 3 hits and struck out 5 Diamondbacks along the way. But the Pirates bullpen melted down in the lopsided 12-4 final.

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Shaky Bullpens and Rays of Hope – @LockedOnMLB for April 22, 2019

1649D400-B316-4DBE-B742-3DFB6C109E1FAll around baseball, bullpens had a shaky weekend. Maybe one team SHOULD take a chance with Craig Kimbrel.

Meanwhile, let’s all agree to focus on what is POSITIVE about the Tampa Bay Rays. We all know about the stadium and the attendance. It is easy to be negative.

But the team, despite this weekend’s sweep by Boston, is one of the bright spots of the game right now.

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

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

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Let’s see owned baseball on April 21, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Cody Bellinger got 3 hits, including the 2 out go ahead homer in the 9th, and stole a home run with a leaping catch to help the Dodgers win in Milwaukee, 6-5.

James Paxton blanked the Royals over 6 shutout innings, fanning 12 and walking only 1. The bullpen blew his lead but the Yankees walked off 7-6 winners in 10.

Justin Smoak got 4 hits, including a homer, driving in 2, to help the Blue Jays hang on against the A’s, 5-4.

Stephen Strasburg struck out 11 Marlins in 8 innings of 2 hit ball to earn the 5-0 decision for the Nationals.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Pete Alonso reached base 3 times, including a homer, but the Mets lost in St. Louis, 6-4.

Alex Gordon got a pair of hits including a dramatic 8th inning game tying home run. The Royals would lose the 7-6 game to the Yankees in 10.

Reynaldo Lopez pitched 6 innings, allowing 2 earned runs and striking out 8 and walking no Tigers. But the White Sox dropped the 4-3 game.

Robbie Ray allowed 1 run over 6 strong innings but did not get the decision as the Cubs walked off against the Diamondbacks, 2-1.

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

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Let’s see owned baseball on April 19, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Miles Mikolas threw 8 solid innings, allowing 4 hits and 2 runs and added his own RBI hit as the Cardinals clobbered the Mets, 10-2.

Eddie Rosario went 3 for 5 with 2 homers in the Twins 6-5 double header opening victory over Baltimore. In the nightcap, he singled and doubled to help the Twins sweep the two games with a 16-7 slug fest.

Masahiro Tanaka struck out 7 Royals in 7 innings, scattering 4 hits and a single run as the Yankees won easily, 9-2.

Christian Yelich homered twice and walked to help the Brewers blank the Dodgers, 5-0.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Trevor Bauer pitched into the 7th, striking out 10 Braves in 6 1/3 innings and holding them to 3 hits and 2 runs. The Indians bullpen had a meltdown in the 9th, however, to hand Atlanta the 8-7 final.

Charlie Blackmon went 4 for 5 with a homer and 4 RBI but his Rockies fell to Philadelphia, 8-5.

Hyun-Jin Ryu struck out 9 Brewers in 5 2/3 innings, allowing 2 runs. He would take the hard luck 5-0 Dodger decision.

Dwight Smith Jr. reached base 3 times with a homer in the Orioles 6-5 opener loss to the Twins.

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

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Let’s see owned baseball on April 18, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Pete Alonso reached base 3 times, homered and scored a pair of runs as the Mets took a share of first place by holding on in St. Louis, 5-4.

Mookie Betts doubled and hit a go ahead homer to give the Red Sox a much needed 6-4 victory over Tampa Bay.

Kyle Hendricks struck out 11 Diamondbacks over 7 shutout innings as the Cubs rolled, 5-1.

Marcus Stroman kept the A’s to 1 run over 8 strong innings to earn the 5-1 decision for the Blue Jays.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Kyle Dowdy stopped the Astros offense with 3 2/3 shutout innings, striking out 3 along the way. It was too little too late as the Rangers lost, 7-2.

Joey Gallo singled and homered but the Rangers were out slugged by the Astros, 7-2.

Bryce Harper collected 5 hits and drove in the go ahead run in the 12th. But the Phillies bullpen lost the game to the Rockies in the bottom of the 12th, 4-3.

Matt Strahm allowed 2 hits and 1 run over 8 innings, striking out 5 Reds. He did not fare in the decision as San Diego fell 3-2 in 11.

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

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Let’s see owned baseball on April 18, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Homer Bailey held the Yankees to 3 hits and 1 run over 6 innings to help the Royals win, 6-1.

Patrick Corbin pitched into the 8th, finishing with 7 2/3 innings, allowing 2 hits and 1 run while striking out 9 San Francisco batters to earn the 4-2 decision for the Nationals.

Ryon Healy homered twice and walked, driving in 5 in Seattle’s wild 11-10 victory in Anaheim.

Ryan McMahon went 3 for 4 with 2 homers and 5 RBI as the Rockies beat the Phillies, 6-2.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Zach Eflin held the Rockies scoreless through 5 before allowing 2 earned runs and 1 unearned run in the 6th. He would take the hard luck 6-2 defeat for the Phillies.

Ryne Harper stopped the bleeding with 3 1/3 shutout innings out of the pen, holding the Blue Jays to 1 hit and no walks. It was too little too late as the Twins fell, 7-4.

Evan Longoria singled and doubled, scoring a run and driving in another but the Giants came up short 4-2 to Washington.

Tommy Pham collected 4 hits, including a homer and stole a base in the Rays 6-5 extra inning loss to Baltimore.

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Fanbase Devotion in Unusual Places – @LockedOnMLB for April 19, 2019

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What MLB fan base shows the most devotion? This is not which has the biggest fan base or the largest attendance. Which fan base shows the most love and devotion?

Would you consider the fans of Miami, Tampa Bay or San Diego in this discussion? You should.

This is the LockedOn MLB Podcast with your host Paul Francis Sullivan. Please call him Sully.
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Fake Toughness, Adam Jones Doing Well and Chris Sale Being Very Bad – @lockedonmlb Podcast for April 18, 2019

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I am not a fan of bean ball wars. Give me a celebration any day. So the bat toss controversy from Wednesday was silly.

Plus Adam Jones could be a big trade chip and the Red Sox problems do not seem simple.

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

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

This is the LockedOn MLB Podcast with your host Paul Francis Sullivan. Please call him Sully.
Click HERE for the latest episode

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

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

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Let’s see owned baseball on April 17, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Jake Arrieta pitched into the 9th and finished with 8 innings, allowing 2 runs while striking out 3 Mets to earn the 3-2 decision for Philadelphia.

Javier Baez went 2 for 4, homered and drove in 2 to help the Cubs blank the Marlins, 6-0.

Carlos Carrasco tossed 7 shutout innings, giving up 3 hits while striking out 12 Mariners for the 1-0 Cleveland win.

Brandon Lowe doubled and homered, driving in 3 runs and scoring 2 as the Rays beat the Orioles, 8-1.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Tim Anderson homered with style and drove in 2 but the White Sox dropped the contentious 4-3 game to Kansas City.

Steven Duggar went 2 for 5 with a homer in the Giants 9-6 defeat by Washington.

Kevin Gausman struck out 10 Diamondbacks in 7 innings, allowing 3 hits, 1 walk and 2 runs but the Braves came up short, 2-1.

Spencer Turnbull allowed 2 hits and 1 unearned run in 6 strong innings. He did not get the decision as Detroit fell to Pittsburgh, 3-2.

 

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

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Armando L. Sanchez/Chicago Tribune

Let’s see owned baseball on April 16, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Jon Gray struck out 5 Padres in 7 innings, allowing 3 hits and 1 run to earn the 8-2 win for Colorado.

Scott Kingery hit a back breaking first inning grand slam and added a double and single in the Phillies 14-3 trashing of the Mets.

Mike Minor threw a complete game 3 hit shutout, striking out 7, as the Rangers blanked the Angels 5-0.

Yoán Moncada homered twice in the White Sox 5-1 victory over the Royals.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Ronald Acuña Jr. reached base 4 times, including a homer, but the Braves dropped a wild 9-6 game to Arizona.

Matthew Boyd struck out 7 Pirates in 7 innings, allowing 3 runs and walking just 1. He did not get the decision as the Tigers dropped the 5-3 game in 10 innings.

Tom Murphy doubled twice and singled, driving in a run, but the Mariners continued to cool down in the 4-2 loss to Cleveland.

Matt Wisler stopped the bleeding with 2 solid shutout innings from the bullpen, striking out 3 Rockies. But the rest of the San Diego pitching staff was off in the 8-2 defeat.

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Depleted Pitching Staffs Need Reinforcements – @lockedonmlb Podcast for April 17, 2019

FE95F26B-7934-45E3-AA50-4CF180609DB6Most contending teams have massive holes in their pitching staffs. The embargo of signing Craig Kimbrel and Dallas Keuchel needs to end soon.

Plus Chris Sale’s abilities have been stolen and Joey Votto is leading off, where he belongs.

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

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

This is the LockedOn MLB Podcast with your host Paul Francis Sullivan. Please call him Sully.
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Who Owned Baseball – April 15, 2019 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVPs) + 2019

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Let’s see owned baseball on April 15, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Trevor Bauer pitched into the 7th, striking out 8 Mariners in 6 2/3 innings, earning the 6-4 decision for Cleveland.

Joey Gallo had 3 hits, including a homer, driving in a pair to lead the Rangers past the Angels in a wild 12-7 game.

Clayton Kershaw shook off Puig’s early homer to throw 7 innings, walking no Cincinnati batter while striking out 6, setting up the Dodgers 4-3 walk off victory.

Christian Yelich homered 3 times, driving in 7 and added a walk as the Brewers out slugged the Cardinals, 10-7.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Edwin Encarnacion went 2 for 4 with a homer but the Mariners lost again, this time to Cleveland, 6-4.

Paul Goldschmidt reached base 4 times, including a homer, but the Cardinals came up short against Milwaukee, 10-7.

Adam Morgan threw a pair of key shutout innings in relief for the Phillies, but the Mets would win 7-6 in the 11th.

Martin Perez allowed 1 run over 6 solid innings but did not fare in the decision as the Twins fell to Toronto, 5-3.

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Why the Rays Start Feels More Real Than The Mariners Start – @LOCKEDONMLB for April 15, 2019

Locked-On-MLB-Podcast-BGThe Mariners got off to a great start. But they could not even last until mid April before the Astros essentially caught up with them. Meanwhile, the Rays have been one of the best teams in baseball over the last 162 games, making their start seem more real.

Plus it is Patriots Day. What other cities should have a special annual game? And the new Marlins uniforms are horrific.

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