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Who Owned Baseball – THE FINAL TALLY (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVPs) + 2019

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The Regular Season is now over, and with it is the end of Who Owned Baseball. Before the post season begins and we keep track of who owned October, let’s see who had the highest WOB total.

American League Batter Who Owned Baseball:

Mike Trout led the league with 7 1/2
Nelson Cruz finished second with 7
Rafael Devers and Gleyber Torres tied for third with 5 1/2

National League Batter Who Owned Baseball:

Christian Yelich led the league with 8 1/2
Pete Alonso finished second with 7 1/2
Josh Bell finished third with 7

American League Pitchers Who Owned Baseball:

Shane Beiber and Justin Verlander tied for first with 12 1/2
Gerrit Cole finished third with 11 1/2

National League Pitcher Who Owned Baseball:

Jacob deGrom led the league with 14 1/2
Patrick Corbin and Hyun-Jin Ryu tied for first with 9 1/2

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

For an explanation of how WOB works, click here.

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Who Will Win and Who Should You Root For in October: Locked on MLB – October 1, 2019

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I make my postseason picks for 2019, plus I figure out reasons to root for each post season team. Yes, including the Yankees.

Also, Joe Maddon has choices for his new job, and they are all in California and south of Los Angeles.

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

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

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Let’s see owned baseball on September 27, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Kevin Newman homered twice as the Pirates edged the Reds, 6-5.

Giancarlo Stanton got on base 5 times including a home run and a back breaking 2 run single as the Yankees doubled up Texas, 14-7.

Austin Voth held the Indians to 2 hits, no walks and 5 strikeouts over 6 innings as the Nationals prevailed 8-2 and eliminated Cleveland.

Asher Wojciechowski tossed 6 shutout innings, striking out 6 Red Sox to earn the 4-1 decision for Baltimore.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Mike Fiers gave Oakland 5 solid innings, allowing 2 runs and striking out 4. The playoff bound A’s dropped the 4-3 game to Seattle in the 9th.

Teoscar Hernández reached base 3 times, including a homer, but the Rays topped the Blue Jays, 6-2.

Keston Hiura went 4 for 4 in the Brewers 11-7 loss in Colorado.

Dakota Hudson struck out 10 Cubs over 5 scoreless innings. He did no fare in the decision as the Cardinals were crushed 8-2.

For an explanation of how WOB works, click here.

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One More Weekend To Go: Locked on MLB Podcast – September 27, 2019

1E5F7328-60C3-46B7-9662-E7C4D5FD1414The Regular Season wraps up this weekend. The Brewers have images of a division title dancing in their heads, we say good bye to King Felix and the Indians find the worst time to go on a losing streak.

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Kids in the Seats and Romanticizing the Past: Locked on MLB – September 23, 2019 ( @lockedonmlb )

D9CB3F22-0380-4C55-9767-F879592E21DFI have a few ideas of how to get more kids to experience baseball live and create memories. And speaking of memories, I laugh at how we see the past with rose colored glasses, even years that were reviled while it was happening.

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.

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

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Let’s see owned baseball on September 23, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Jorge Alfaro hit 2 homers, including a grand slam, driving in 5 for the 8-4 Marlins victory that essentially sunk the Mets playoff hopes.

Ji-Man Choi homered and doubled in the Rays 7-4, come from behind victory over Boston.

Patrick Corbin allowed 1 run over 6 innings as the Nationals topped the fading Phillies, 7-2.

Colin Poche came into the game in the 9th and struck out Vazquez and Bogaerts to earn the save and preserve the 7-4 win for Tampa Bay over Boston.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Nick Ahmed went 2 for 4 with a homer but the Diamondbacks come back rally fell short in the 9-7 loss to St. Louis.

Kevin Ginkel struck out the side in his only inning of work but the Diamondbacks could not catch St. Louis who took the 9-7 final.

Austin Hays homered twice and added another hit in the wild 15 inning 11-10 slugfest that Baltimore dropped in Toronto.

Evan Phillips threw a pair of shutout innings for the Orioles in the bizarre 11-10 extra inning marathon in Toronto.

For an explanation of how WOB works, click here.

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

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Let’s see owned baseball on September 19, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Ronald Acuña Jr. launched his 40th homer, scoring twice in the Braves 5-4 win over the Phillies.

Nelson Cruz homered twice, driving in 5 runs, to lead the Twins closer to the AL Central title with an 8-5 final over Kansas City.

Jack Flaherty  threw 8 innings, allowing 1 run while striking out 8 Cubs. The bullpen would blow his lead but the Cardinals took the 5-4 game in 10 innings.

Masahiro Tanaka threw 7 strong innings, allowing 1 run, walking none and striking out 6 Angels to pitch the Yankees to a 9-1 victory and the American League East title.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

 
César Hernández collected 3 hits, driving in a run, in the Phillies 5-4 loss to Atlanta.

Nicky Lopez went 3 for 4 with 2 runs scored and an RBI but the Royals lost to the Twins, 8-5.

Mike Morin gave the Phillies a shot with 2 innings of shutout relief, allowing no hits and 1 walk. The Braves would hold on to win, 5-4.

Gabriel Ynoa pitched into the 7th, allowing 3 runs and no walks over 6 1/3 innings but took the hard luck 8-4 decision as the Orioles were doubled up by the Blue Jays, 8-4.

For an explanation of how WOB works, click here.

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Yankees Clinch, Cubs Stumble and Brewers Surge: Locked on MLB – September 20, 2019

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The Yankees, despite off field turmoil, clinch their first Division title since 2012. Meanwhile the Brewers surge past the Cubs in the aptly named Wild Card chase.

This is the Locked on MLB podcast. I am your host, Paul Francis Sullivan.

Please call me Sully.

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The Greatness of Bochy and the Agony of Late Night Games: Locked on MLB – September 19, 2019

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The Dodgers continue to make dumb bullpen decisions. Meanwhile Bruce Bochy has joined the immortals.

This is the Locked on MLB podcast. I am your host, Paul Francis Sullivan.

Please call me Sully.

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Multigenerational Highlights: Locked on MLB – September 18, 2019

85176BBA-83D0-43E6-84B8-93D68A10566ABaseball connects fathers to sons and grandsons to grandfathers. No other day have we seen so many of these connectons on the field as much as tonight’s slate of games.

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Confusing Races and Defensive Runs Saved: Locked on MLB – September 17, 2019

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This is the Locked on MLB Podcast. I am your host, Paul Francis Sullivan. Please call me Sully.

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

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Let’s see owned baseball on September 12, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Homer Bailey pitched into the 6th, holding Houston to 1 run and earned the 3-2 decision for Oakland.

Yu Darvish kept the Cubs in the playoff hunt with 14 strikeouts over 6 shutout innings to top San Diego, 4-1.

Juan Lagares hit 2 home runs, including a grand slam, to help the Mets complete the sweep of Arizona with an 11-1 final.

Luke Voit went 3 for 5 with a homer in the Yankees 10-4 double header opener win over Detroit. In the night cap, he got on base twice, scoring a run, helping the Yankees to a 6-4 victory.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Jeff Brigham threw 3 perfect innings out of the bullpen to keep the Marlins in the game. The Brewers would hold on, 3-2.

Kyle Lewis homered again and had 3 hits altogether in Seattle’s 11-5 loss to the Reds.

Jonathan Schoop got 3 hits, with a homer, but the Twins were doubled up by Washington, 12-6.

Justin Verlander struck out 11 A’s in 6 strong innings but took the hard luck 3-2 decision for Houston.

For an explanation of how WOB works, click here.

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More with the hosts of Resting Pitch Face: Locked on MLB – September 13, 2019 ( @restinpitchface )

7DFA5860-9154-4407-B801-7139CD8E648FThe hosts of the Nationals podcast “Resting Pitch Face” return to talk about their expectations of the 2019 postseason.

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

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Let’s see owned baseball on September 11, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Marco Gonzales struck out 7 Reds in 7 innings to earn the 5-3 decision for Seattle.

Jeff McNeil went 3 for 4 with 2 home runs as the Mets blanked the Diamondbacks, 9-0.

Chris Paddack threw 6 shutout innings to have the Padres defeat the Cubs, 4-0.

Jorge Soler collected 4 hits, including 2 homers, to power the Royals past the White Sox, 8-6.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Ji-Man Choi clobbered 2 homers in the Rays 10-9 slug fest loss in Texas.

Sonny Gray held Seattle hitless for the first 6 innings but allowed a home run in the 7th and took the hard lick 5-3 decision for Cincinnati.

A. J. Pollock got 2 hits, including a homer, but the Dodgers fell to Baltimore, 7-3.

José Urquidy struck out 10 Oakland batters in 5 innings, allowing 1 hit and 1 run. The Astros would drop the 5-3 final,

For an explanation of how WOB works, click here.

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

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Let’s see owned baseball on September 10, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Walker Buehler strick out 11 Orioles in 7 shutout innings to earn the 7-3 decision as the Dodgers clinched the NL West title.

Corey Dickerson hit 2 homers, driving in 3, as the Phillies edged the Braves, 6-5.

Matt Olson homered twice and walked, driving in 4, as the A’s crushed the Astros, 21-7.

Zac Plesac continued the hot Cleveland pitching with a complete game 4 hit shutout of the Angels, striking out 5 in the 8-0 final.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Brett Gardner hit 2 homers in the wild 12-11 Yankee loss in Detroit.

Jason Heyward reached base 4 times, including a pair of homers, but the Cubs dropped the 9-8 game to San Diego in exta innings.

Lance Lynn allowed 1 run over 7 innings, striking out 7 Tampa Bay batters but the Rangers bullpen would lose the game, 5-3.

Aníbal Sánchez pitched 7 strong innings, allowing 4 hits and 2 runs but the Nationals were blanked by Minnesota, 5-0.

For an explanation of how WOB works, click here.

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Best of Times in Los Angeles, the Worst of Times in Milwaukee: Locked on MLB – September 11, 2019

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The Dodgers won another Division Title, an accomplishment worth celebrating. Meanwhile losing Christian Yelich for the season is devastating for Milwaukee and all of baseball.

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

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Resting Pitch Face Crossover Episode – Locked On MLB for September 10, 2019

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Dave Dombrowski’s firing is par for the course for the current Red Sox front office. Do not worry. The team will be back soon.

Plus the hosts of the Nationals podcast “Resting Pitch Face” stop by to talk about the Nats and their prospects for October.

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Phloundering Phillies and Potential Legacy Titles: Locked On MLB – September 6, 2019

1364DE13-0971-44D6-A59A-77F72FE0FF34The Phillies are losing to the wrong teams at the wrong time. Meanwhile, a few franchises need a World Series title for their franchise’s legacy this year.

This is the Locked on MLB podcast. I am your host, Paul Francis Sullivan. Please call me Sully.

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

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Let’s see owned baseball on September 5, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Willson Contreras collected 4 hits, including a homer, to power the Cubs past fading Milwaukee, 10-5.

Max Fried allowed 1 hit and no runs over 7 innings, striking out 9 as the Braves doubled up the Nationals, 4-2.

Reynaldo López threw a complete game 1 hitter, striking out 11 Indians to earn the 7-1 decision for the White Sox.

Austin Meadows went  for 4 with a homer to help the Rays top the Blue Jays, 6-4.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

John Means pitched into the 7th, allowing 2 runs in 6 2/3 innings but the Orioles fell to Texas, 3-1.

Austin Nola homered twice, added another hit and drove in 5 runs but the Mariners blew a wild 11-9 extra inning game to Houston.

Bryan Reynolds hit a pair of homers in the Pirates 10-7 loss to the Marlins.

Stephen Strasburg struck out 7 Braves in 6 innings but took the hard luck 4-2 loss for Washington.

For an explanation of how WOB works, click here.

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

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Let’s see owned baseball on September 3, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Jack Flaherty allowed 1 hit over 8 shutout innings, striking out 8 as the Cardinals blanked San Francisco, 1-0.

Eloy Jiménez homered twice and doubled, driving in 3, to lead the White Sox past Cleveland, 6-5.

James Paxton struck out 12 Rangers in 7 innings, allowing 1 hit and no runs as the Yankees rolled to a 10-1 blow out.

Juan Soto went 3 for 4 with a homer in the Nationals wild come from behind 11-10 walk off win over the Mets.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Pete Alonso collected 3 hits, including a homer, in the Mets devastating 11-10 loss to Washington.

Mike Clevinger held the White Sox to 2 hits and 2 runs over 7 while striking out 9. The Indians bullpen dropped the 6-5 final.

Victor Reyes went 4 for 5 but the Tigers dropped the 6-5 game to Kansas City.

Dereck Rodríguez allowed 1 run on a solo homer over 7 innings, striking out 7 Cardinals but the Giants were shutout, 1-0.

For an explanation of how WOB works, click here.

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Race for the Best Record:Locked on MLB – September 3, 2019

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The Astros, Dodgers and Yankees are all neck and neck and neck for the best record in baseball. But how much does the best record and momentum really matter in October?

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Labor Day Thoughts and Proposals: Locked On MLB – September 2, 2019

A8E6C368-5DC3-44FB-9B9C-5A0C32E82C02Justin Verlander, Carlos Carrasco and Pablo Sandoval made the weekend emotional and fun. It is Labor Day, the beginning of the last lap of the season. I make a modest proposal for how to make Labor Day even more exciting.

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

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Let’s see owned baseball on September 1, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Zach Eflin allowed 1 run over 7 innings, striking out 3 Mets to earn the 5-2 decision for the Phillies.

Adalberto Mondesi collected 4 hits and stole 3 bases, scoring 2 runs as the Royals topped Baltimore, 6-4.

Juan Soto went 3 for 4 with a homer as the Nationals powered past the Marlins, 9-3.

Justin Verlander threw the third no hitter of his career, striking out 14 and walking just one as the Astros blanked the Blue Jays, 2-0.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Mike Freeman reached base 4 times but the Indians fell short to Tampa Bay, 8-2.

Tyler Mahle pitched into the 7th, holding the Cardinals to 2 hits and 1 earned run and 1 unearned run. Cincinnati would let the game get away in the 9th with a 4-3 final.

Sean Manaea allowed 1 hit and no runs over his 5 innings of work. The A’s bullpen collapsed and the Yankees walked off 5-4 winners.

Kevin Pillar singled and homered but the Giants were doubled up by San Diego, 8-4.

For an explanation of how WOB works, click here.

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Who Owned Baseball – August 31, 2019 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVPs) + 2019

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Let’s see owned baseball on August 31, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Jalen Beeks came into the game in the second and gave Tampa Bay 3 shutout innings to earn the 9-6 decision over Cleveland.

Anthony Rendon homered twice in the Nationals 7-0 victory over Miami.

Ronny Rodríguez drove in 5 runs with 2 homers to help the Tigers top Minnesota, 10-7.

Stephen Strasburg struck out 14 over 8 shutout innings to help the Nationals blank the Marlins 7-0.

 

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Dylan Bundy struck out 7 Royals over 6 innings but the Orioles bullpen blew the lead and ultimately the 7-5 game.

Mitch Garver reached base 4 times, with 2 homers, but the Twins dropped the 10-7 slug fest to Detroit.

Sonny Gray pitched into the 7th, allowing 1 unearned run over 6 2/3 innings. The Reds bullpen melted down and the Cardinals walked off with the 3-2 final.

Justin Turner went 3 for 4 with a homer but the Dodgers were edged out by Arizona, 6-5.

For an explanation of how WOB works, click here.

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

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Let’s see owned baseball on August 30, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Mookie Betts homered in the first and the 15th innings to lead the Red Sox to a 7-6 marathon win over the Angels.

Madison Bumgarner struck out 9 Padres over 7 innings, allowing 1 run to earn the 8-3 decision for the Giants.

Todd Frazier hit a pair of 3 run homers to give the Mets a much needed 11-5 victory over Philadelphia.

John Means threw 7 strong innings, allowing 2 runs while walking no Royals batter while the Orioles took the 14-2 blowout.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Shane Bieber was solid for 6 1/3 innings, allowing 3 runs and no walks. But the Indians were blanked by the Rays, 4-0.

Ian Desmond went 3 for 4 with a homer and 2 runs scored but the Rockies could not come from behind and dropped the 9-4 final to Pittsburgh.

Brian Goodwin homered twice in the Angels 15 inning 7-6 loss to Boston.

Aaron Nola pitched into the 7th, holding the Mets to 1 run and 4 hits over 6 1/3 innings. He did not fare in the decision as the Phillies bullpen imploded in the 11-5 final.

For an explanation of how WOB works, click here.

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

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Let’s see owned baseball on August 29, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Mike Clevinger threw 8 shutout innings, allowing 4 hits while striking out 10 as the Indians blanked the Tigers, 2-0.

Robert Duggar kept the Reds scoreless over 7 innings of 3 hit ball to set up the Marlins 4-3 walk off victory.

Kevin Newman went 4 for 4 with 2 homers to power the Pirates past Colorado in an 11-8 slugfest.

Jurickson Profar got 3 hits, including a homer, to help the A’s to a much needed 9-8 win over Kansas City.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

José Abreu went 4 for 5 but the White Sox were doubled up by the Twins, 10-5.

Aristedes Aquino continued his blistering start with another homer and two more hits in the Reds 4-3 loss in extra innings to Miami.

Jacob deGrom did not allow a walk and struck out 7 Cubs over 7 innings. But a late rally sunk him and the Mets, 4-1.

Lance Lynn allowed one earned run and two unearned runs over 6 innings but did not fare in the decision as the Rangers fell to Seattle, 5-3.

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Wild Card Races and Art House Films: Locked on MLB – August 30, 2019

3B592274-886A-4B58-99EC-5966C9485207An intense weekend of baseball is shaping up for Labor Day Weekend. The Phillies are trying to justify their season while the Mets are treading water. And the Indians and Rays series will be the most exciting, regardless of the attendance.

This is the Locked on MLB Podcast. I am your host Paul Francis Sullivan. Please call me Sully.

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Blown Saves, Home Runs and Spider-Man: Locked on MLB – August 29, 2019

A754B383-3DF4-46AB-85C2-C812FEDA7A59The Dodgers can not keep handing the ball to Kenley Jansen. The Cubs have to worry about Cole Hamels and Jon Lester. Meanwhile home runs will continue to pile up. Why? Because people like Spider-Man.

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

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Let’s see owned baseball on August 27, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Yordan Álvarez got 3 hits, homering twice, leading the Astros to a 15-1 thrashing of Tampa Bay.

Yu Darvish threw 8 strong innings, striking out 7 Mets, allowing 1 run to give the Cubs a critical 5-2 victory.

Yadier Molina reached base 4 times, with 2 homers, as the first place Cardinals won again 6-3 over the Brewers.

Masahiro Tanaka struck out 7 in 7 shutout innings to help the Yankees blank the Mariners, 7-0.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Nolan Arenado went 3 for 5 with a homer but the Rockies were pounded by Boston, 10-6.

Patrick Corbin struck out 9 Orioles over 7 innings but he took the tough luck 2-0 loss for the Nationals.

Lucas Giolito struck out 9 Twins in 6 innings but was on the short end of a 3-1 decision for the White Sox.

Tommy Pham reached base 3 times in the Rays 15-1 beating by the Astros.

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A Trip Up Mount Davis in Oakland: Locked On MLB -August 28, 2019

E222D41F-C65A-4ECC-95B6-1A2282535F02I climbed up Mount Davis, the worst seats in the Oakland Coliseum, to watch the A’s play the Giants for a unique if unorthodox baseball watching experience.

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