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

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Marcell Ozuna got 4 hits, including a homer, driving in a pair as the Marlins demolished the Mets, 13-1.

Xander Bogaerts got on base 4 times and hit a game tying homer to help the Red Sox come from behind and top the Orioles in 11 innings, 10-8.

Nick Pivetta settled after letting up back to back homers to start the game by going 6 innings, striking out 8 Dodgers and earning the 4-3 Phillies win.

Jaime Garcia struck out 9 Twins in 5 2/3 innings, allowing one unearned run to set up the 2-1 victory for the Yankees.

They all owned baseball on September 18, 2017

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

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Matthew Boyd took a no hitter to 2 outs in the 9th inning. He settled for a complete game 1 hit shutout of the White Sox and a 12-0 final in Detroit.

Joe Mauer singled, doubled and launched a grand slam, driving in 5 runs altogether, in the Twins 13-7 comeback victory over Toronto.

Robert Stephenson allowed 1 hit over 6 shutout innings, striking out 8 Pirates for the 5-2 Cincinnati win.

Ryan Zimmerman got 3 hits, including a pair of homers, driving in 4, to lead Washington past Los Angeles, 7-1.

They all owned baseball on September 17, 2017

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

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Zack Greinke threw 8 shutout innings, striking out 8 Giants and moved Arizona closer to the playoffs with a 2-0 win.

Carlos Gonzalez got 3 hits, including a homer, driving in 2 and scoring 2 in Colorado’s 16-0 demolition of San Diego.

Marco Estrada allowed 3 hits and 2 runs over 8 strong innings to earn the 7-2 decision for the Blue Jays over the Twins.

Josh Donaldson went 4 for 5 with 2 homers and a stolen base as the Blue Jays eliminated the Twins from the division race by beating them, 7-2.

They all owned baseball on September 16, 2017

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Sully Baseball Podcast – Questions about potential managers who aren’t getting hired – September 16, 2017

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There are at least 4 and maybe as many as 7 managerial openings in baseball at the end of this season. A group of candidates, including Dave Martinez, Joey Cora and Jose Oquendo, are still available. Why aren’t they front runners for these jobs?

Pondering the hard questions on this episode of Sully Baseball.

While we are at it, enjoy the In Memoriam video.

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

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Daniel Mengden threw a complete game 2 hit shutout, striking out 7 Phillies in the A’s 4-0 final.

Josh Donaldson singled, doubled and homered to help the Blue Jays top Minnesota, 4-3.

Alex Wood shutout the Nationals for 6 innings, whiffing 8 and earning the 7-0 decision for the Dodgers.

Zack Cozart homered twice to lead the Reds past Pittsburgh, 4-2.

They all owned baseball on September 15, 2017

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

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Avisail Garcia got on base 6 times, homered and drove in 7 runs while scoring a pair himself to help the White Sox demolish the Tigers, 17-7.

Anthony Rizzo went 3 for 4 with a homer, 2 runs batted in and 2 stolen bases in the Cubs 14-6 pounding of the Mets.

Brad Peacock led the Astros past the Angels with 6 innings allowing 3 hits, 3 walks and 1 run for a 5-2 victory.

Zack Godley threw 8 innings of 5 hits shutout ball, striking out 7 Rockies and earning the 7-0 decision for Arizona.

They all owned baseball on September 14, 2017

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

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Eddie Rosario reached base 3 times and launched a walk off homer to drive the Twins to a critical 3-1 victory over San Diego.

Albert Almora Jr. came off the bench to homer and collect another hit to drive in 6 runs and spark the Cubs to a 17-5 thrashing of the Mets.

Tyler Skaggs struck out 5 Astros while giving the Angels 7 shutout innings to get the 9-1 win.

Yu Darvish threw 7 shutout innings, giving up 3 hits and earned the 4-1 decision for the Dodgers over San Francisco.

They all owned baseball on September 13, 2017

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

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Corey Kluber threw a masterful 5 hit complete game shutout, striking out 8 Tigers, earning the 2-0 decision in the Indians incredible 20th consecutive victory.

Mookie Betts homered twice and tripled, driving in 6 runs, leading the Red Sox to an 11-1 thrashing of Oakland.

Julio Teheran tossed 7 shutout innings as the Braves beat the NL East Champion Nationals, 8-0.

Carlos Gonzalez reached 3 times including a pair of 2 run homers as the Rockies won a critical 4-2 game over the Diamondbacks.

They all owned baseball on September 12, 2017

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

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Carlos Carrasco threw 6 shutout innings, striking out 9 Tigers to lead the Indians to an 11-0 final and their incredible 19th consecutive win.

Steven Brault held the Brewers to 1 hit over 6 scoreless frames to earn the 7-0 decision for Pittsburgh.

Jose Abreu reached base 5 times, including a double and a triple, sparking the White Sox to an 11-3 blow out of the Royals.

Nolan Arenado got 2 hits including a go ahead 3 run homer in the 8th that put the Rockies up for good over Arizona, 5-4.

They all owned baseball on September 11, 2017

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

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Jose Abreu became the 6th White Sox player in history to hit for the cycle. He drove in 3 and scored 3 as the White Sox clobbered the Giants, 13-1/.

Luis Severino was outstanding over 7 innings, giving up 1 run and 1 hit, striking out 10 Rangers. He did not get the decision but set up the Yankees 3-1 final.

Wil Myers hit a pair of 2 run homers and sparked an improbable Padres 9th inning comeback as they stunned the Diamondbacks, 8-7.

Carlos Martinez struck out 8 Pirates in 6 innings, allowing 4 hits as the Cardinals crept closer to first place with a 4-3 win.

 

They all owned baseball on September 9, 2017

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Most Recent Cycle Hit For Each MLB Franchise (Updated For Jose Abreu, September 9, 2017 )

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The White Sox future looks bright and present has a big highlight!

Sure the Giants and the White Sox are basically just playing out the string. But don’t tell Jose Abreu that. He legged out a triple and completed the cycle against the Giants.

It was the first White Sox cycle since Jose Valentin. The last White Sox cycle hit by someone with a first name OTHER than Jose was Chris Singleton in 1999.

Lots of young talent on this White Sox team. Maybe next Abreu can lead them to more wins.

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

THE MOST CYCLE HIT
FOR EACH FRANCHISE

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CHICAGO WHITE SOX
September 9, 2017 vs. San Francisco Giants
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Evan Longoria
August 1, 2017 vs. Houston Astros
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LOS ANGELES DODGERS
Cody Bellinger
July 15, 2017
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COLORADO ROCKIES
Nolan Arenado
June 18, 2017 vs. San Francisco
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TEXAS RANGERS
April 29, 2017 vs. Angels
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Washington Nationals
Trea Turner
April 25, 2017 vs. Colorado
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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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BOSTON RED SOX
June 16, 2015 vs. Atlanta
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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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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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SEATTLE MARINERS
Adrian Beltre.
September 1, 2009 vs. Texas
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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 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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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

Time is running out for the first Marlins cycle to be hit this year.

 

This Day in Milwaukee Brewers History: Robin Yount’s 3000th Hit

Robin Yount said on the leadup to his 3000th hit that it wasn’t going to be a big deal.  The man who took more pride in his Milwaukee Brewers winning ballgames than personal stats found out he was wrong – the 3000 hit plateau was a huge deal.  On September 9, 1992, a crowd of 47,589 packed Milwaukee County Stadium to see history made when Yount became the 17th MLB player to reach the mark.  He tied Roberto Clemente for 16th on the list.

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The Brewers are 1 – 9 in their last 10 games. They have had the biggest swings in win streaks and then losing streaks. The club has played 21 games at home versus 14 on the road.

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

 

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Michael Taylor got 4 hits including an eye popping inside the park grand slam, driving in 5 altogether and a stolen base to help the Nationals take a wild 11-10 final against Philadelphia.

Eduardo Escobar singled, doubled and homered in the Twins 8-5 win over the Royals.

Seth Lugo blanked the Reds over 6 shutout frames and earned the 5-1 decision for the Mets.

Mike Clevinger struck out 7 Orioles in 6 shutout innings to lead the Indians to their 16th straight victory, 5-0.

They all owned baseball on September 8, 2017

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

 

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Francisco Lindor missed the cycle by a double, driving in 3 runs to lead the Indians to an 11-2 blow out of the White Sox.

Corey Kluber struck out 13 White Sox in 7 dominant innings getting the Indians their 15th straight win with an 11-2 final.

Brandon Nimmo reached base 4 times including a pair of homers in the Mets 7-2 victory over Cincinnati.

Clayton Richard threw 6 shutout innings, allowing 5 hits and 1 walk as the Padres blanked the Cardinals, 3-0.

They all owned baseball on September 7, 2017

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

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Joe Panik collected 5 hits and driving in a pair of runs and scoring 3 as the Giants blasted the Rockies, 11-3.

Luis Castillo struck out 10 Brewers in 8 innings, giving up 1 run and earning the 7-1 decision for the Reds.

Salvador Perez homered twice, driving in 3, in the Royals 13-2 trashing of the Tigers.

Carlos Carrasco went the distance, allowing just 1 run and 3 hits to lead the surging Indians past the White Sox 5-1.

They all owned baseball on September 6, 2017

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

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Jose Ramirez amassed an eye popping 14 total bases with 3 doubles and 2 homers, scoring 3 and driving 3 as the white hot Indians demolished the Tigers, 11-1.

Luis Severino struck out 9 Red Sox, allowing 1 unearned run and 2 hits in 6 innings, setting up the Yankees 9-2 laugher.

Domingo Santana reached base 4 times with a pair of himers, 3 RBI and a stolen base to help the surging Brewers and their playoff hopes with a 7-2 victory over the Nationals.

Trevor Williams threw 7 shutout innings earning the 3-1 decision for Pittsburgh over the Reds.

They all owned baseball on September 3, 2017

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

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Eduardo Escobar got 3 hits, including 2 homers, driving in 6 to lead the Twins in a 17-0 thrashing of Kansas City.

Corey Kluber pitched 8 strong innings, allowing 1 run, striking out 7 while walking no Tigers en route to a 5-2 Cleveland final.

Marcell Ozuna hit a 2 run homer and a pair of RBI singles in the Marlins 10-9 win over the Phillies.

Jeff Samardzija struck out 9 Cardinals allowing 2 hits and 1 run over 7 innings. He didn’t get the decision but set up the 2-1 walk off victory for San Francisco.

They all owned baseball on September 2, 2017

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Who Owned Baseball September 1, 2017 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2017 #WOB Standings

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Logan Morrison got 3 hits including a homer, driving in all 3 Tampa Bay runs in their 3-1 victory over the White Sox.

Stephen Piscotty missed the cycle by a double, driving in 2 and scoring 3, leading the Cardinals past the Giants, 11-6.

Doug Fister allowed a first inning run and then shutout the Yankees for the next 6, finishing with 1 run, 7 innings, 4 hits and 1 run as the Red Sox won, 4-1.

Jimmy Nelson struck out 11 Nationals in 7 shutout innings and earned the 1-0 decision for the Brewers.

They all owned baseball on September 1, 2017

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Who Owned Baseball August 31, 2017 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2017 #WOB Standings

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CC Sabathia gutted out 6 strong innings, striking out 6 Red Sox and allowing 1 run to give the Yankees a much needed 6-2 win.

Kendrys Morales amassed 13 total bases, including 3 homers and 7 RBI to lead the Blue Jays past the Orioles in a 11-8 slugfest.

Zack Greinke struck out 6 Dodgers in 6 innings, allowing 1 run as Arizona completed the sweep with an 8-1 blowout.

Jon Jay got 4 hits, including a triple, scoring twice and helped the Cubs top the Braves, 6-2.

They all owned baseball on August 31, 2017

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Tigers Trade Justin Upton, Get A Bag of Balls & 9th Best Prospect From Angels

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To start, this isn’t a bad trade by Al Avila, but it really takes the wind out of Tigers fans already deflated sails.  Upton, by far the Tigers best player this year got off to a rough start after signing a 6-year $132MM deal last year and not sure he really ever became a fan favorite or really attached to Detroit.  J-Up was one of those Mike Illitch signings where he told Al to go out an sign him no matter what and the team paid for it with a very distressing long-term contract, with an opt-out after this year.

Regardless of the money that would have been tied up and yes, it’s great to get dollars off the books, it still feels like a solid kick to the groin when you lose your best player and seemingly get little in return.

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Who Owned Baseball August 30, 2017 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2017 #WOB Standings

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Stephen Strasburg threw a complete game 6 hit shutout, striking out 8 Marlins and added his own homer to boot as he did it all in Washington’s 4-0 victory.

Jose Berrios pitched the Twins closer to a playoff berth with 7 shutout innings, striking out 11 White Sox and earned the 11-1 decision.

Ender Inciarte combined for 8 hits over a double header, reaching base 6 times, including a triple and 4 RBI in the opener and 3 hits and another RBI in the nightcap leading the Braves past Philadelphia, 9-1 and 5-2.

Mike Trout reached base 5 times, scored 4 and missed the cycle by a double, sparking the Angels to a stunning come from behind 10-8 win over Oakland.

They all owned baseball on August 30, 2017

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Who Owned Baseball August 29, 2017 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2017 #WOB Standings

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C. J. Cron got on base 3 times, including a pair of homers, driving in 4, to help the Angels stay within striking distance of the post season with an 8-2 victory over Oakland.

Dylan Bundy threw a complete game 1 hit shutout, striking out 12 as the Orioles blanked Seattle, 4-0.

Scott Schebler walked, singled and homered and drove in 5 runs as the Reds clobbered the Mets 14-4.

Jake Arrieta threw 6 innings of 2 hit shutout ball, striking out 4 Pirates to earn the 3-0 decision for the Cubs.

They all owned baseball on August 29, 2017

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Who Owned Baseball August 28, 2017 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2017 #WOB Standings

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Corey Kluber pitched 8 strong innings, striking out 7 Yankees and earning the 6-2 victory for the Indians.

Jeff Samardzija threw a complete game 3 hit shutout, leading the Giants in the 3-0 blanking of San Diego.

Jose Ramirez hit a go ahead homer and a game tying homer to spark Cleveland’s offense past the Yankees, 6-2.

Howie Kendrick reached base 3 times, including a triple, driving in 3 runs as the Nationals crushed the Marlins, 11-2.

They all owned baseball on August 28, 2017

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Who Owned Baseball August 27, 2017 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2017 #WOB Standings

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Byron Buxton collected 13 total bases by homering 3 times, adding a single, stealing a base and driving in 5 runs as Minnesota beat Toronto, 7-2.

Carlos Carrasco threw 7 shutout innings, striking out 8 Royals in Cleveland’s 12-0 romp.

Giancarlo Stanton reached base 4 times, including his 50th homer, driving in 3, to help the red hot Marlins win again, 6-2 over the Padres.

Patrick Corbin struck out 8 Giants over 7 shutout innings earning the 11-0 decision for Arizona.

They all owned baseball on August 27, 2017

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Who Owned Baseball August 26, 2017 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2017 #WOB Standings

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Anthony Rizzo homered twice, added another hit and drove in 5 as the Cubs demolished the Phillies, 17-2.

Andrelton Simmons got a pair of hits including a 3 run homer that put the Angels up for good in the 8th inning, 7-6 over Houston.

Zach Davies threw 7 shutout innings to help the Brewers blank the Dodgers, 3-0.

Kevin Gausman took a shutout into the 8th, finishing with 7 2/3 scoreless innings, striking out 5 Red Sox as the Orioles rolled, 7-0.

They all owned baseball on August 26, 2017

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Who Owned Baseball August 25, 2017 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2017 #WOB Standings

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Giancarlo Stanton saw his home run total reach 49 with a pair of bombs. He reached base 4 times, drove in 5 and came around to score on Ozuna’s go ahead homer as the Marlins climbed above .500 in an 8-6 final over San Diego.

Jacob deGrom struck out 10 Nationals and pitched into the 8th, allowing 1 run in 7 2/3 innings for the 4-2 Mets victory.

Corey Dickerson got on base 5 times, scored a pair, drove in 1 and led Tampa Bay past the Cardinals 7-3.

Miguel Gonzalez threw 8 strong innings, allowing 2 runs, walking none and striking out 9 Tigers. He did not get the decision but the White Sox walked it off, 3-2.

They all owned baseball on August 25, 2017

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Who Owned Baseball August 24, 2017 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2017 #WOB Standings

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Yandy Diaz missed the cycle when his second double hit the top of the wall, inches away from a homer. He settled for reaching base 5 times, scoring 4 times, singling, tripling and doubling twice with a pair of RBI as the Indians crushed Boston and Sale, 13-6.

Christian Yelich got on base 4 times, homered and scored 3 times to help the Marlins win a wild 9-8 game with Philadelphia.

Martin Perez threw 7 shutout innings as the stunning comeback of the Rangers continued with a 3-0 blanking of the Angels.

Stephen Strasburg struck out 7 Astros in 6 innings of 3 hit shutout ball. He did not get the decision but the Nationals won in extra innings, 5-4.

They all owned baseball on August 24, 2017

 

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Miggy Insights A BaseBrawl vs. Yankees

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Starting with Michael Fulmer throwing at Gary SanchezMiguel Cabrera gets in to with Andrew Romine‘s brother Austin Romine  after reliever Tommy Khanle threw the first pitch behind Cabrera and was ejected.  The two had a few words and brawl insues with Miggy showing some good moves

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

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I don’t normally have a person getting a 1/2 WOB as the featured picture of Who Owned Baseball. I think you can understand why I made an exception today as I gave out the most brutal 1/2 WOB EVER.

 

Mark Leiter Jr. threw 7 innings of one hit shutout ball as the Phillies blanked Miami, 8-0.

Mike Fiers allowed 1 run over 7 innings as the Astros beat the Nationals, 6-1.

Rhys Hoskins doubled, homered and walked, driving in 5, as the Phillies clobbered the Marlins, 8-0.

Eric Hosmer reached base 4 times and launched a 2 out, 9th inning come from behind walk off homer to give the Royals a 6-4 win over Colorado.

They all owned baseball on August 23, 2017

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

 

Rich Hill threw a no hitter. HE THREW A NO HITTER. He pitched 9 innings, allowing no hits, no runs, no walks. He only allowed a base runner via an error in the 9th. That’s it. It was a masterpiece. The problem is the Dodgers didn’t score a run. So he took the no hitter into the 10th and let up a walk off homer. He lost a game where he threw a no hitter through 9. This is the most brutal 1/2 WOB of all time in his 1-0 loss to the Pirates.

Corey Kluber pitched into the 8th, striking out 12 Red Sox and allowing 2 runs over 7 2/3 innings. But he was on the wrong end of the Indians 6-1 defeat.

Joey Votto homered and singled but the Reds could not get past the Cubs, 9-3.

Kevin Kiermaier reached base 4 times, homering twice and driving in 3 but the Rays fell short to Toronto, 7-6.

To view the Yearly Leaders for Who Owned Baseball Standings, plus see who gained 1/2 WOB’s – Click the READ THE REST OF THIS ENTRY ICON OR SCROLL DOWN.

Sully Baseball Podcast – The Red Sox should NOT covet Giancarlo Stanton plus Remembering 1985 Cardinals – August 23, 2017

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Giancarlo Stanton is having an unbelievable season playing for the Miami Marlins. Should the Red Sox try to trade for him?

HELL NO!!!

Would YOU sign an injury prone player in his late 20’s to an 11 year contract? At the cost of one of your core players?

I hope not.

That plus I call for the name to be changed for Yawkey Way and I figure out which Cardinals team should have won.

Correcting mistakes of the past on this episode of Sully Baseball.

While we are at it, enjoy the In Memoriam video.

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