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Wild Card Showdowns and Giving the Braves their Due: Locked on MLB – August 27, 2019

61AFEDE9-C584-4AED-92FB-C82F6F42D922The Phillies will be rooting for the Mets who will be taking on the Cubs. It is very confusing following the Wild Card races. Meanwhile, a listener called me out for not giving enough love to the Braves. It is true. They are terrific this year and ignored.

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 – August 26, 2019 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVPs) + 2019

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Let’s see owned baseball on August 26, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Mike Ford continued to make a case for his inclusion on the playoff roster with a pair of homer, driving in 3, to help the Yankees edge the Mariners, 5-4.

Freddy Galvis singled twice and homered, driving in 4, as the Reds doubled up the Marlins, 6-3.

Sonny Gray allowed 2 hits and 2 runs over 6 strong innings to earn the 6-3 decision for the Reds over the Marlins.

J. A. Happ struck out 7 Mariners in 5 innings, allowing only 2 hits to win the 5-4 game for the Yankees.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Wade LeBlanc pitched 2 perfect innings out of the bullpen, striking out 2 Yankees, to give the Mariners a chance to come back. They did not and lost the 4-3 final.

Bubba Starling went 3 for 4, scoring twice, but the Royals were clobbered by Oakland, 19-4.

Julio Teheran threw 6 shutout innings in Coors Field, no east feat. He did not fare in the decision as the Braves dropped the 3-1 game to the Rockies.

Justin Turner got 3 hits, including a homer, in the Dodgers 4-3 loss in San Diego.

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A Weekend of Big Games and Bad Uniforms: Locked On MLB – August 26, 2019

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A full weekend of games are over with some wild upsets and crazy losses. But nothing overwhelmed the weekend quite like the awful uniforms worn by all the teams for some reason.

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

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Let’s see owned baseball on August 24, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Dallas Keuchel went 7 innings, allowing no runs and striking out 7 Mets to earn the 2-1 decision for the Braves.

Reynaldo López threw 5 no hit innings, striking out 6 Rangers. The White Sox bullpen lost the no hitter but not the 2-0 shutout.

Anthony Rendon reached base 5 times, including a homer and 2 RBI to help the Nationals complete the sweep of the Cubs with an extra inning 7-5 win.

Anthony Santander went 5 for 5 with a homer to help the Orioles top the Rays, 8-3.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Nolan Arenado got 3 hits, including a homer, but the Rockies were pounded by the Cardinals, 11-4.

Brock Burke went 6 strong innings, holding the White Sox to 1 run. But the Rangers were blanked, 2-0.

Steven Matz held the Braves to 1 run and 2 hits over 6 innings but he took the hard luck 2-1 loss for the Mets.

Franmil Reyes hit 2 homers, including a dramatic game tying shot in the bottom of the 9th, but the Indians dropped the 9-8 game to Kansas City in extra innings.

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

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Let’s see owned baseball on August 24, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Bo Bichette singled, doubled and homered, driving in 3, to help the Blue Jays come from behind and top Seattle, 7-5.

Corey Dickerson went 4 for 5 with 5 RBI in the Phillies 9-3 win in Miami.

Dakota Hudson threw 6 shutout innings, allowing 2 hits as the Cardinals blanked the Rockies, 6-0.

John Means held the Rays to 1 run, 5 hits and no walks over 7 innings to earn the 7-1 decision for Baltimore.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Jorge Alfaro got 3 hits, including a homer, but the Marlins fell to the Phillies, 9-3.

Zac Gallen struck out 8 Brewers in 5 innings but took the hard luck 4-0 loss for Arizona.

Chad Green gave the Yankees 2 critical shutout innings allowing no hits and no walks while striking out 4 Dodgers. But their comeback came up short in the 2-1 final.

Dawel Lugo reached base 3 times, including a homer, but the Tigers were defeated by Minnesota, 8-5.

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Finishing Important Games and Other Wild Card Thoughts: Locked On MLB – August 23, 2019

781CC1E9-D05E-41B8-B1A5-7BF1EA74BD5BThe Red Sox and Royals finished a meaningless game while the Mets and Indians cut short a meaningful game. Strange things are happening in a Wild Card race where a game could make the difference.

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

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Let’s see owned baseball on August 22, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Willy Adames went 3 for 4 with a homer and 3 RBI to power the Rays past Baltimore, 5-2.

Gerrit Cole struck out 12 Tigers over 7 shutout innings to earn the 6-3 decision for the Astros.

Kyle Hendricks threw 7 shutout innings, striking out 7, as the Cubs blanked the Giants, 1-0.

Howie Kendrick single, doubled and homered, driving in 3, as the Nationals topped the Pirates, 7-1.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Sandy Alcantara allowed just 1 unearned run over 7 innings, striking out 7 Braves along the way. The Marlins bullpen blew the lead and the game, 3-2.

Starlin Castro went 2 for 4 with 2 RBI but the Marlins were edged by Atlanta, 3-2.

Gleyber Torres went 4 for 4 with 2 homers in the Yankees 5-3 loss in Oakland.

Jacob Waguespack tossed 7 innings of 1 hit shutout ball, striking out 5 Dodgers, but the Blue Jays bullpen dropped the 3-2 final.

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A’s and Mets Party Like It Is 1973: Locked On MLB – August 22, 2019

F2F47011-513D-4D4B-9020-A5ED17DA5BD1The Giants post season hopes are all but dead. But the A’s and Mets continue to win and they are beating quality teams. Could these two meet in a rematch of the 1973 World Series?

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

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Let’s see owned baseball on August 20, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Nelson Cruz collected 4 hits including a homer, driving in 3, as the Twins clobbered the White Sox, 14-4.

Freddie Freeman homered twice and added another hit,scoring 3 runs and driving in 4 as the first place Braves won a heated 5-1 game over Miami.

Andrew Heaney struck out 14 Rangers in 8 innings to help the Angels win the first game of the double header, 5-1.

Aaron Nola kept the Phillies in the Wild Card hunt with 7 strong innings, allowing 2 runs and striking out 7 Red Sox to earn the 3-2 decision.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Bo Bichette homered twice in the Blue Jays 16-3 loss to the Dodgers.

Brad Keller threw 6 shutout innings, striking out 4 Baltimore batters but the Royals bullpen lost the 4-1 game.

Trevor Story went 4 for 4 with 3 RBI but the Rockies were edged by Arizona, 8-7.

Stephen Strasburg held the Pirates scoreless over 7 innings but the Nationals dropped the 4-1 final.

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Twins Surge while Brewers and Giants Fade: Locked on MLB – August 21, 2019

6CFE8D77-CD92-4D07-975A-4A4CB5BE3FFEThe Brewers are slumping at the worst time to the worst opponent. The Giants may be running out of gas. But do not sleep on the Twins who have been holding steady.

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A Near No Hitter and Jack Mayfield Enters the Spotlight: Locked on MLB – August 20, 2019

5A6D3B58-BE79-4BD4-9CF7-4C05FFCF86C0Dakota Hudson and company near combined for a no hitter. They came up short, allowing Bud Smith to shine for another day. Meanwhile, career minor leaguer Jack Mayfield is getting his shot with the Astros.

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Hanging Out and Watching Binary Baseball: Locked On MLB – August 19, 2019

64372408-DC12-49EC-A302-F3D32DB8B0B8We have reached the point of the season where rooting for your team is binary. Did they win? Did they lose? It does not matter how. Plus Bill Walton became a wonderful person to hang out with during a game.

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

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Earning Full WOBs:

Jacob deGrom struck out 5 Royals over 7 innings, allowing 1 hit to earn the 4-1 decision for the Mets.

Eduardo Rodríguez pitched into the 8th, going 7 1/3 shutout frames, striking out 4, as the Red Sox blanked the Orioles, 4-0.

Gleyber Torres hit a pair of homers as the Yankees held on to a 6-5 final over Cleveland.

Christian Yelich reached base 6 times, homering twice, driving in 4, to lead the Brewers to a crazy, back and forth, 14 inning 15-14 slugfest over the Nationals.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Steven Brault struck out 8 Cubs over 7 innings, allowing 2 hits and 1 run, but took the hard luck 2-0 decision for the Pirates.

Adam Eaton got 4 hits, including a homer, driving in 3, in the Nationals surreal 15-14 extra inning loss to the Brewers.

Danny Santana homered twice but the Rangers fell to the Twins, 12-7.

Jordan Zimmermann threw 5 shutout innings, allowing 1 hit and no walks but was long gone from the game as the Rays shutout the Tigers 1-0 in 13 innings.

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

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Let’s see owned baseball on August 15, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Pete Alonso reached base 6 times, driving in 6 and put the Mets ahead for good with a towering homer leading to a nail biting 10-8 victory over the Braves.

Andrew Heaney struck out 6 White Sox and walked none over 7 innings to earn the 8-7 decision for the Angels.

José Ramírez put the game away early against the Yankees with a first inning grand slam and a second inning 2 run shot. He reached base 4 times altogether and lead Cleveland to a 19-5 laugher.

Dereck Rodríguez threw 7 scoreless frames, striking out 4, as the Giants blanked Arizona, 7-0.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Michael Brantley went 3 for 4 with 2 homers but the Astros dropped the wild 7-6 slug fest in Oakland.

Yu Darvish struck out 10 Phillies over 7 shutout innings but watched helplessly as the Cubs bullpen melted down and allowed a walk off grand slam to seal the 7-5 final.

Josh Donaldson homered twice, driving in 3, but the Braves comeback against the Mets came up short, 10-8.

Héctor Rondón was the only stable pitcher in a wild homer frenzy in Oakland, giving the Astros 1 2/3 scoreless innings and allowing the club to comeback. They would eventually lose the 7-6 game.

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

 

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Let’s see owned baseball on August 14, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Homer Bailey kept the Giants scoreless over 7 innings and earned the 9-5 decision for Oakland.

Xander Bogaerts collected 3 hits, 2 of them homers, to power Boston past Cleveland, 5-1.

Bryce Harper reached base 4 times, including 2 homers, as the Phillies clobbered the Cubs, 11-1.

Clayton Kershaw struck out 10 over 7 shutout innings as the Dodgers crushed Miami, 9-1.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Freddy Galvis went 4 for 5 with a homer in the Reds 17-7 pounding by Washington.

Yuli Gurriel homered twice and added another hit and a walk but the Astros bullpen collapsed late and fell to the White Sox, 13-9.

Brad Keller took a no hitter into the 7th inning. But the Cardinals bats caught up with him as the Royals were blanked, 6-0.

Steven Matz overcame early game jitters to hold the Braves to 1 run, 2 hits and 1 walk over 6 innings. He was inexplicably lifted and the Mets bullpen melted down in the 6-4 loss.

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Avoid Dumb Losses and the Fate of Joe Maddon: Locked on MLB – August 15, 2019

Locked-On-MLB-Podcast-BGFor teams locked in the mediocre NL Wild Card race, there is no room for a dumb loss. Meanwhile Joe Maddon could be the most interesting free agent manager in decades if he is let go. He will be.

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

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VHS Cubs Memories with Rob Paravonian: Locked on MLB – August 14, 2019

F953E333-1F30-4875-A1EF-B1D6587D1A72Comedian Rob Paravonian joins the podcast to share memories of the 1990’s Cubs.

Follow Rob P on Twitter by visiting @RobPRocks

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

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Let’s see owned baseball on August 12, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Nick Ahmed went 2 for 4 with a homer and 4 RBI to help the Diamondbacks stay alive in the Wild Card hunt by topping Colorado, 8-6.

Erick Fedde held the Reds to 2 runs over 6 innings as the Nationals held on to win 7-6.

James Paxton gave the Yankees 6 strong innings in the double header opener, striking out 7 Orioles and earning the 8-5 decision.

Gleyber Torres combined for 3 homers in the Yankees double header sweep of Baltimore. In the second game, which the Yankees took 11-8, he reached base 4 times, homered twice and drove in 6 RBI.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Hanser Alberto got 5 hits over the Orioles two losses to the Yankees. In the nightcap, he went 3 for 4 with a homer but the Yankees prevailed, 11-8.

Luís Garcia retired all 3 batters he faced, striking out 2, but the Angels were pounded by the Pirates, 10-2.

Kevin Gausman threw 2 innings of shut out ball to stop the bleeding and keep the Reds in the game. Their comeback fell short against Washington, 7-6.

Trevor Story reached base 4 times, including a homer, but the Rockies dropped the 8-6 final to Arizona.

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Questions in DC, Answers in Cleveland and Honoring the Thrill: Locked On MLB – August 13, 2019

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I am not impartial, but I am objective. I would LIKE to see the Nationals go far this October. But without Max Scherzer, that just is not going to happen.

Meanwhile the Indians continue to stampede to a potentially winning post season. And Will Clark in honored, justifiably so.

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

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Ted S Warren – AP

Let’s see owned baseball on August 11, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Paul Goldschmidt went 4 for 5, including a homer, driving in 3 and stole a base as the Cardinals came from behind to top the Pirates, 11-9.

Hyun-Jin Ryu threw 7 shutout innings, allowing 5 hits and striking out 4 Diamondbacks for the Dodgers 9-3 win.

Jorge Soler reached base 4 times, including 2 homers, driving in 5 runs, as the Royals trounced the Tigers 10-2.

Ryan Yarbrough pitched a shutout into the 9th, finishing with 8 2/3 scoreless innings, striking out 8 as the Rays blanked the Mariners, 1-0.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Josh Bell homered twice and singled in the Pirates 11-9 loss to St. Louis.

Carlos Correa hit a 3 run homer and added another hit but the Astros bullpen dropped the 8-7 game to Baltimore.

Lucas Giolito held the A’s to 2 runs in 6 innings, striking out 13 along the way, but the White Sox were blanked, 2-0.

Jordan Lyles struck out 9 Rangers in 7 innings allowing 1 run but took the hard luck 1-0 decision for Milwaukee.

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Surging Indians, Contending Mets and What Could Have Been in 1994: Locked On MLB – August 12, 2019

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For more than a 1/3 of the season, the Cleveland Indians have had the best record in baseball. And now they are in first place. Meanwhile the Mets have stormed into contention and we remember what could have been with the Yankees in 1994.

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

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Robert Edwards-USA TODAY Sports

Let’s see owned baseball on August 10, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Yordan Álvarez homered 3 times and drove in 7 as the Astros humiliated the Orioles, 23-2.

Aristedes Aquino launched 3 homers and added a walk to help the surging Reds demolish the Cubs, 10-1.

Mike Montgomery struck out 12 in 7 shutout innings as the Royals blanked the Tigers, 7-0.

Jeff Samardzija threw 8 solid innings, allowing 2 hits and 1 run while striking out 5 Philadelphia batters to keep the Giants slim post season hopes alive with a 3-1 decision.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Yasiel Puig went 3 for 4 with a homer in the Indians 4-1 loss to Minnesota.

Tanner Roark pitched into the 7th, striking out 7 White Sox and walking none and allowing 2 earned runs over 6 2/3 innings. Oakland’s comeback fell just short and he took the hard luck 3-2 loss.

Mike Soroka threw 7 shutout innings, striking out 6 Marlins. But the Braves bullpen had meltdowns in multiple innings and dropped the 7-6 game in the 10th.

Juan Soto homered twice, walked and drove in 3 runs but could not prevent the Mets from another dramatic come from behind win over the Nationals, 4-3.

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Central Showdown, Cornfields and YouTube: Locked On MLB – August 9, 2019

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MLB proposes a game in an Iowa cornfield but miss a chance at making it a real father and son game. Meanwhile the Indians and Twins square off in an AL Central Showdown and the Giants and Phillies play on YouTube.

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Talking Mets with Ryan Finkelstein: Locked On MLB – August 8, 2019

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Ryan Finkelstein, host of the Locked on Mets podcast, joins the show to talk about the Mets surprising run.

Follow Ryan on Twitter at @FinkelsteinRyan

Follow Locked on Mets on Twitter at @LockedOnMets

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Improvements in Atlanta and the Mets as Columbo: Locked On MLB – August 7, 2019

5B407996-47ED-43E2-94E7-1DBAB8D1CE5FThe Braves improve their pitching staff without giving up players. Meanwhile the Mets are doing an impersonation of Peter Falk as Columbo.

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

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Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Let’s see owned baseball on August 4, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Shane Bieber threw a complete game victory, striking out 8 Angels while only allowing 2 runs to earn the 6-2 decision for Cleveland.

Shin-Soo Choo reached base 5 times, scoring 3 and driving in another to help the Rangers top Detroit, 9-4.

Sonny Gray threw 7 shutout innings, holding Atlanta to 4 hits. The Reds bullpen would blow the lead but the bats would come to the rescue in extra innings for the 6-4 final.

Max Muncy went 4 for 5 with a homer and a walk off 2 run double in the bottom of the 9th to give the Dodgers a wild 11-10 victory over San Diego.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Randal Grichuk went 4 for 5 with 2 doubles but Toronto fell to Baltimore, 6-5.

Brad Keller threw 7 innings, allowing 2 runs and striking out 7. But the Royals were blanked by Minnesota, 3-0.

Donovan Solano hit a pair of homers in the Giants 6-2 loss to Colorado.

Adam Wainwright pitched into the 6th innings, allowing 3 runs and striking out 7 Oakland batters but was on the wrong end of a 4-2 decision for St. Louis.

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A Wild Weekend Reviewed including the Astros No Hitter: Locked On MLB – August 5, 2019

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The Phillies used an outfielder as a pitcher and a pitcher in the outfield. An Astros afterthought started a no hitter in his first Houston start. And the NL Wild Card is so mediocre, losing teams have a shot.

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

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Stacey Wescott – Chicago Tribune

Let’s see owned baseball on August 2, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Javier Báez went 3 for 5 with a homer and 3 RBI and a stolen base to give the Cubs a 6-2 victory over rival Milwaukee.

Nelson Cruz reached base 4 times, including a home run, driving in 5 as the Twins took the 11-9 slug fest with Kansas City.

Eric Lauer allowed just 3 hits, 2 runs and no walks over 6 innings to earn the 5-2 decision for the Padres over the Dodgers.

Lance Lynn struck out 10 Tigers in 7 innings, giving up 1 run as the Rangers hung on for the 5-4 final.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Hunter Dozier homered twice but the Royals fell short to the Twins, 11-9.

Dillon Peters entered the game in the first inning and gave the Angels 7 2/3 innings of relief, allowing 3 runs along the way. The damage had already been done as Cleveland won, 7-3.

Roman Quinn reached base 4 times, homered, stole two bases and even pitched 2 innings out of the bullpen. Sadly, he was credited with the loss as a pitcher as the Phillies fell to the White Sox 4-3 in 15 innings.

Alex Young struck out 9 Nationals over 6 innings, allowing just 3 hits and 2 runs. He would be stuck with the hard luck 3-0 decision for Arizona.

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

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JULIO CORTEZ / AP

Let’s see owned baseball on August 1, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Gerrit Cole threw 7 innings, allowing 4 hits, 2 walks and 1 run to help the Astros take a potential playoff preview 7-1 in Cleveland.

Jack Flaherty allowed 1 hit in 7 shutout innings, compiling 9 strikeouts as the Cardinals blanked the Cubs, 8-0.

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. homered twice and doubled to power the Blue Jays past Baltimore, 11-2.

J. T. Realmuto went 3 for 5 with a home run, driving in 3, as the Phillies powered past San Francisco, 10-2.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Chase Anderson threw 6 innings, allowing 2 hits and 1 run, striking out 5 Oakland batters. But the Brewers bullpen had another meltdown and dropped the 5-3 game late.

Xander Bogaerts collected 4 hits, including 2 homers, driving in 3, but the Red Sox pitching could not contain the Rays, who won 9-4.

Michael Pineda held the Marlins to 1 run in 6 innings, striking out 3. The Twins bullpen had a meltdown that blew the lead in the 9th and lost the 5-4 game in the 12th.

Hunter Renfroe homered and walked in the Padres 8-2 loss in Los Angeles.

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Post Trade Deadline Carnage: Locked On MLB – August 1, 2019

4C3A862F-0E22-4DAA-BE55-7AF960439901The trade deadline has come and gone. Somehow the Red Sox and Yankees have the same pitching staffs. The Diamondbacks and Giants both sold AND bought and the Houston Astros are trying to be Thanos.

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