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

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Let’s see owned baseball on August 6, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Ronald Acuña Jr. reached base 4 times, homered, stole a base and scored 4 runs to help Atlanta take Minnesota, 12-7.

Jakob Junis held the Red Sox to 1 run over 6 innings to earn the 6-2 decision for Kansas City.

Dinelson Lamet took a no hitter into the 7th and finished with 12 strikeouts in 7 innings of 2 hit shutout ball as the Padres topped Seattle, 9-4.

Jorge Soler homered twice and walked twice, scoring 3 runs and added a stolen base to help the Royals beat Boston, 6-2.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Kris Bryant singled and homered but the A’s ambushed the Cubs, 11-4.

Nelson Cruz went 4 for 5 with 2 homers and 4 RBI but the Twins dropped the 12-7 slug fest to Atlanta.

Sam Gaviglio entered the game in the 4th and gave the Blue Jays 3 1/3 innings of 2 hit, shutout relief, striking out 3 Rays. The game would go into extra innings where the Rays walked off 7-6 on a wild pitch.

Miles Mikolas struck out 7 Dodgers in 6 1/3 innings, allowing 2 runs and 1 walk. He would be saddled with the hard luck 3-1 loss for St. Louis.

For an explanation of how WOB works, click here.

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Most Recent Cycle Hit For Each MLB Franchise (Updated For Jonathan Villar, August 6, 2019 )

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A CYCLE IN A LOSING CAUSE.

According to this Deadspin article, Jonathan Villar did not realize he was on the verge of the cycle until after he completed it. Talk about concentration! The Orioles did not win the game, they seldom do. But Villar gave Baltimore fans something to cheer about for a day with the first Orioles cycle since Felix Pie did the trick in 2009.

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

THE MOST CYCLE HIT
FOR EACH FRANCHISE

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BALTIMORE ORIOLES
August 6, 2019 vs. New York Yankees
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WASHINGTON NATIONALS
July 23, 2019 vs. Colorado

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CLEVELAND INDIANS
Jake Bauers
June 14, 2019 vs. Detroit

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LOS ANGELES ANGELS
Shohei Ohtani
June 13, 2019 vs. Tampa Bay

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MINNESOTA TWINS
Jorge Polanco
April 5, 2019 vs Philadelphia

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BOSTON RED SOX
October 8, 2018 vs. New York Yankees
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COLORADO ROCKIES
Charlie Blackmon
September 30, 2018 vs. Washington

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MILWAUKEE BREWERS
Christian Yelich
September 17, 2018 vs Cincinnati Reds

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CHICAGO WHITE SOX
September 9, 2017 vs. San Francisco Giants
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TAMPA PAY RAYS
Evan Longoria
August 1, 2017 vs. Houston Astros
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LOS ANGELES DODGERS
Cody Bellinger
July 15, 2017
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TEXAS RANGERS
April 29, 2017 vs. Angels
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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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ATLANTA BRAVES
June 15, 2016 vs. Cincinnati
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HOUSTON ASTROS
Brandon Barnes
July 19, 2013 vs. Seattle
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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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NEW YORK YANKEES
Melky Cabrera.
August 2, 2009 vs Chicago White Sox

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SEATTLE MARINERS
Adrian Beltre.
September 1, 2008 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 Marlins first ever cycle to take place this season.

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

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Let’s see owned baseball on August 5, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Luis Castillo struck out 13 Angels in 7 innings, allowing 3 hits and 2 runs to earn the 7-4 decision for the Reds.

Mike Minor threw 7 shutout innings, scattering 7 hits and a walk while striking out 7 as the Rangers blanked the Indians, 1-0.

Mike Tauchman homered twice and added a third hit, driving in 3 runs as the Yankees took a back and forth 9-6 game from Baltimore.

Christian Yelich went 4 for 5 with 2 homers as the Brewers slugged past the Pirates, 9-7.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Charlie Morton threw 7 innings, striking out 9 Blue Jays without giving up a walk but took the hard luck 2-0 defeat for Tampa Bay.

Bryan Reynolds went 3 for 5 with a homer in the Pirates 9-7 loss to Milwaukee.

Mike Soroka allowed 3 runs over 7 innings, striking out a trio of Twins. Minnesota would walk off in the 9th againstAtlanta, 5-3.

Jonathan Villar  hit for the cycle, driving in 2 and scoring 2, but the Orioles came up short against the Yankees, 9-6.

For an explanation of how WOB works, click here.

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Talking Cubs with comedian Rob Paravonian: Locked On MLB – August 5, 2019

BEE2000F-BFA7-48B8-A79C-69767833DB31Comedian Rob Paravonian joins the podcast to talk about his beloved Chicago Cubs.

Follow Rob P on Twitter by visiting @RobPRocks

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 4, 2019 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVPs) + 2019

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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.

For an explanation of how WOB works, click here.

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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.

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 3, 2019 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVPs) + 2019

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Karen Warren/Staff Photographer – Houston Chronicle

Let’s see owned baseball on August 3, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Walker Buehler went the distance, striking out 15 Padres in 9, walking none and allowing just 5 hits to earn the 4-1 decision for the Dodgers.

Nelson Cruz homered 3 times, driving in 5, to lead the Twins past Kansas City 11-3.

Eduardo Escobar reached base 4 times, homered twice and drove in 7 as the Diamondbacks clobbered Washington, 18-7.

Aaron Sanchez did not allow a hit in 6 shutout innings, striking out 6 Mariners. The Houston bullpen would complete the job in the 9-0 combined no hitter.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Chris Archer held the Mets to 1 run over 6 innings, striking out 6. The Pirates bullpen dropped the 7-5 final.

Miguel Cabrera singled and homered, driving in 2 and scoring 2, but the Rangers walked off on the Tigers, 5-4.

Ross Detwiler pitched into the 6th, allowing 3 hits and 2 runs over 5 2/3 innings but took the hard luck decision as the White Sox came up short against Philadelphia, 3-2.

Starling Marté went 3 for 5 with a homer, 3 RBI and 2 stolen bases in the Pirates 7-5 loss to the Mets.

For an explanation of how WOB works, click here.

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The Most Recent No Hitter for Each Franchise (Updated for Astros Combined No Hitter, August 3, 2019)

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Photo: Karen Warren/Houston Chronicle Staff Photographer

 

YET ANOTHER COMBINED NO HITTER

Aaron Sanchez was supposed to be a reclaimation project for the Astros. Well, I guess it is working because he got to etch his name into the list of starters who threw a no hitter in his first Houston start. Will Harris, Chris Devenski and another newcomer, Joe Biagini, rounded out the game for good measure.

Now to update the list.

THE MOST RECENT NO HITTERS
FOR EACH FRANCHISE
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HOUSTON ASTROS
Aaron Sanchez, Will Harris, Joe Biagini and Chris Devenski – August 3, 2019.
9-0 over Seattle
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LOS ANGELES ANGELS OF ANAHEIM
Taylor Cole and Felix Peña – May 2, 2012.
13-0 over Seattle.
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OAKLAND A’S
Mike Fiers – May 8, 2019
3-0 over Cincinnati.
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SEATTLE MARINERS
James Paxton May 8, 2018.
5-0 over Blue Jays
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LOS ANGELES DODGERS
4-0 over San Diego.
 
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MIAMI MARLINS
Edinson Volquez– June 3, 2017.
3-0 over Arizona.
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CHICAGO CUBS
Jake Arrieta – April 21, 2016.
16-0 over Cincinnati Reds.
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Washington Nationals
Max Scherzer – October 3, 2015
2-0 over New York Mets

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Cole Hamels – July 25, 2015
5-0 over Chicago Cubs.
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San Francisco Giants
Chris Heston – June 9, 2015
5-0 over New York Mets
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CINCINNATI REDS
Homer Bailey – July 2, 2013.
3-0 over San Francisco.
NEW YORK METS
Johan Santana – June 1, 2012
8-0 over St. Louis
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CHICAGO WHITE SOX
Phillip Humber – April 21, 2012
4-0 over Seattle. (Perfect Game.)
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DETROIT TIGERS
Justin Verlander – May 7, 2011.
9-0 over Toronto.
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MINNESOTA TWINS
Francisco Liriano – May 3, 2011
1-0 over Chicago White Sox
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Matt Garza – July 26th, 2010
5-0 over Detroit.
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Edwin Jackson – June 25, 2010
1-0 over Tampa Bay
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COLORADO ROCKIES
Ubaldo Jimenez – April 17, 2010
4-0 over Atlanta.
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BOSTON RED SOX
Jon Lester – May 19, 2008.
7-0 over Kansas City.

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ST. LOUIS CARDINALS
Bud Smith – September 3, 2001
4-0 over San Diego.

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NEW YORK YANKEES
David Cone – July 18, 1999.
6-0 over Montreal. (Perfect Game.)

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PITTSBURGH PIRATES
Francisco Cordova and Ricardo Rincon – July 12, 1997.
3-0 over Houston. (10 innings.)

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TEXAS RANGERS
Kenny Rogers – July 28, 1994.
4-0 over California. (Perfect Game.)

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ATLANTA BRAVES
Kent Mercker – April 8, 1994.
6-0 over Los Angeles.

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KANSAS CITY ROYALS
Bret Saberhagen – August 26, 1991
7-0 over Chicago White Sox.

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BALTIMORE ORIOLES
Bob Milacki, Mike Flanagan, Mark Williamson andGregg Olson – July 13, 1991.
2-0 over Oakland.

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TORONTO BLUE JAYS
Dave Stieb – September 2, 1990.
3-0 over Cleveland.

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MILWAUKEE BREWERS
Juan Nieves – April 15, 1987.
7-0 over Baltimore.

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CLEVELAND INDIANS
Len Barker – May 15, 1981.
3-0 over Toronto. (Perfect Game.)

BONUS –

Last No Hitters For Teams in Old Locations

MONTREAL EXPOS
Dennis Martinez – July 28, 1991.
2-0 over Los Angeles. (Perfect Game.)

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MILWAUKEE BRAVES

Warren Spahn – April 28, 1961
1-0 over San Francisco.

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Sal Maglie – September 25, 1956
5-0 over Philadelphia

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ST. LOUIS BROWNS
Bobo Holloman – May 6, 1953
6-0 over Philadelphia

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BOSTON BRAVES

Vern Bickford – August 11, 1950
7-0 over Brooklyn

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PHILADELPHIA ATHLETICS
Bill McCahan – September 3, 1947
3-0 over Washington

WASHINGTON SENATORS
Bobby Burke – August 8, 1931
5-0 over Boston.

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NEW YORK GIANTS
Carl Hubbell – May 8, 1929
11-0 over Pittsburgh.

Hey Padres… why not try a combined no hitter to get on this tally.

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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Twins Collapse, Kershaw’s Greatness and St. Louis Stands Pat: Locked on MLB – August 2, 2019

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The Twins had an epic bullpen meltdown that could haunt them if the season ends with just a few games separating them. Meanwhile Clayton Kershaw moves closer to the title of “greatest Dodger ever” and the Cardinals take a risk by doing nothing.

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

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Twins Collapse, Kershaw’s Greatness and St. Louis Stands Pat: Locked on MLB – August 2, 2019

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The Twins had an epic bullpen meltdown that could haunt them if the season ends with just a few games separating them. Meanwhile Clayton Kershaw moves closer to the title of “greatest Dodger ever” and the Cardinals take a risk by doing nothing.

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 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.

For an explanation of how WOB works, click here.

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

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DAVID SANTIAGO – TNS

Let’s see owned baseball on July 31, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

José Berríos struckout 11 Marlins over 7 innings of 2 hit shutout ball, walking none, earning a much needed 7-4 decision for Minnesota.

Jacob deGrom threw 7 innings, allowing 1 run and struck out 11 White Sox, setting up the 4-2 Mets victory.

Roberto Pérez homered twice, driving in 4, to help the Indians win a 10-4 slug fest with Houston.

Jesse Winkler went 3 for 3 with a homer as the Reds topped Pittsburgh, 4-1.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Lucas Giolto was solid over 7 innings, giving up 1 run and striking out 9 Mets. He did not get the decision as the White Sox fell, 4-2.

Tim Locastro homered and doubled for the Diamondbacks as they were defeated by the Yankees, 7-5.

German Márquez kept the Dodgers scoreless over 6 innings, striking out 10 along the way. The Rockies bullpen lost the 5-1 game.

J. D. Martinez reached base 4 times, including a homer, but the Red Sox had another failed rally and dropped the 8-5 final.

For an explanation of how WOB works, click here.

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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.

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 – July 30, 2019 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVPs) + 2019

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Let’s see owned baseball on July 30, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Adam Duvall collected 4 hits, 2 of them home runs, and scored 3 times to help the Braves hold off Washington, 11-8.

Kyle Seager was a double shy of the cycle in his 3 hits, 4 RBI game as the Mariners topped Detroit, 8-5.

Noah Syndergaard pitched shutout ball into the 8th, finishing with 7 1/3 scoreless frames while striking out 11 White Sox, setting up the Mets 5-2 extra inning victory.

Justin Verlander threw 7 shutout innings, striking out 13, as the Astros blanked Cleveland, 2-0.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Andrew Benintendi reached base 4 times, homered and drove in 3 but the Red Sox rally came up just short against Tampa Bay, 6-5.

Shane Bieber struck out 8 Astros over 7 innings, holding them to 2 runs. But Verlander was slightly better and Cleveland was shutout, 2-0.

Zac Gallen gave the Marlins 7 strong innings, allowing 4 hits and 2 runs while striking out 8 Minnesota batters. However he took the hard lick 2-1 decision.

Manny Machado singled and homered in the Padres 8-5 loss to Baltimore.

For an explanation of how WOB works, click here.

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Fun is the Best Thing to Have (Plus Puig/Bauer Thoughts): Locked On MLB – July 31, 2019

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

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Let’s see owned baseball on July 29, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Jon Gray took a shutout into the 8th and finished with 8 innings, 1 run and struck out 6 Dodgers along the way to the Rockies 8-1 victory.

Randal Grichuk singled, tripled and homered, driving in 3 as the Blue Jays topped the Royals, 7-3.

Eric Hosmer homered twice in the Padres 8-1 clubbing of the Orioles.

Thomas Pannone threw 6 strong innings, striking out 4 Royals while setting up Toronto’s 7-3 win.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Scott Barlow helped stop the bleeding with a shutout, hitless inning, striking out 3 Blue Jays. The damage was done as the Royals were defeated, 7-3.

Cam Gallagher singled, doubled and walked, scoring a run, but the Royals came up short against Toronto, 7-3.

Ketel Marte reached base 3 times, homered and drove in 3 in Arizona’s 11-6 loss to Miami.

T. J. McFarland threw 1 2/3 innings out of the pen, was not charged with a run and did not get up a hit, doing mop up work after the Diamondbacks were already buried by the Marlins, 11-6.

For an explanation of how WOB works, click here.

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Trade Predictions and a Light Night of Baseball: Locked On MLB – July 30, 2019

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It was a light night of baseball but interesting match up resume on Tuesday.

Plus I make my predictions of where players will go before the trade deadline.

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

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A Strange Mets Deal and Others Thoughts: Locked On MLB – July 29, 2019

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What are the Mets doing? Why would they trade away young players to get Marcus Stroman when they should be rebuilding?

Meanwhile the Yankees need pitching, Will Smith on the Dodgers needs to change his name and I have thoughts about uniforms.

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 – July 28, 2019 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVPs) + 2019

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Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

Let’s see owned baseball on July 28, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Kyle Gibson threw 6 innings, allowing 1 run and compiling 9 strike outs to earn the 11-1 decision for Minnesota over the White Sox.

Kyle Schwarber got 3 hits, 2 of them homers, and drove in 7 runs, to help the Cubs clobber Milwaukee, 11-4.

Stephen Strasburg struck out 9 Dodgers in 7 strong innings, allowing 2 hits and 1 run as the Nationals cruised to an 11-4 final.

Mike Thaiss hit 2 homers, including a walk off shot in the 9th to give the Angels a 5-4 victory over Baltimore.

 

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Matthew Boyd struck out 10 Mariners in 6 1/3 innings, allowing 1 run. But the Tigers dropped the 3-2 game in 10.

Ender Inciarte singled and homered, driving in 3, but Atlanta fell to Philadelphia, 9-4.

Robbie Ray went 6 innings, striking out 11 Marlins and walking none, but took the hard luck 5-1 loss for Arizona.

Danny Santana got on base 4 times, including a homer, but the Rangers bullpen melted down in Oakland leading to a 6-5 defeat.

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

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Let’s see owned baseball on July 27, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Gerrit Cole struck out 7 Cardinals in 7 innings, allowing 1 run and earned the 8-2 decision for Houston.

Brandon Drury with 4 for 6 with 2 homers, the second one tied the game with 2 outs in the bottom of the 9th to help the Blue Jays pull off a wild 10-9 comeback win against Tampa Bay in 10 innings.

Steven Matz threw a complete game 5 hit shutout, striking out 7, as the Mets blanked the Pirates, 3-0.

Will “Louisville” Smith doubled twice and homered, driving in 6 runs to help the Dodgers crush Washington, 9-3.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Jon Lester threw 7 shutout innings, striking out 5 Brewers. But the Cubs bullpen blew the lead and eventually the game in extra innings, 5-3.

Martín Pérez threw 6 strong innings, holding the White Sox to 3 runs. But the Twins lost the 5-1 game.

Sean Rodríguez went 3 for 4 with a homers and 3 runs scored but the Phillies were hammered by Atlanta, 15-7.

Gio Urshela collected 4 hits, including a homer, in the Yankees 9-5 loss in Boston..

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

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Let’s see owned baseball on July 26, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Mookie Betts accumulated 14 total bases with 3 homers and a double, driving in 5 and scoring 4 to help the Red Sox double up the Yankees, 10-5.

Gio González pitched into the 7th, keeping the Cubs to 3 hits and 2 runs while striking out 9. He did not get the decision but set up the Brewers 3-2 win.

Daniel Murphy drove in 6 runs with a double and a homer as the Rockies pounded the Reds, 12-2.

Asher Wojciechowski threw 7 innings, allowing 3 hits and 2 runs, earning another Orioles victory, topping the Angels, 9-3.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Michael Brantley homered and walked, driving in 3. But the Cardinals came from behind to beat the Astros, 5-3.

Adam Frazier went 2 for 4 with a homer in the Pirates 6-3 loss to the Mets.

Daniel Norris pitched into the 7th, striking out 8 over 6 1/3 innings and allowing 1 run. He did not get the decision as the Tigers fell to Seattle, 3-2.

Aníbal Sánchez gave the Nats 7 strong innings, allowing 1 run and striking out 6 Dodgers. But Washington’s bullpen lost again, 4-2.

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

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Let’s see owned baseball on July 25, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

José Berríos struck out 8 White Sox in 7 innings, allowing 2 runs to earn the 10-3 decision for Minnesota.

Nelson Cruz homered 3 times, driving in 5, as the Twins pounded the White Sox, 10-3.

Jacob deGrom threw 7 scoreless frames while recording 9 strikeouts to help the Mets blank San Diego, 4-0.

Daniel Murphy got 3 hits including an 8th inning homer and then drove in the go ahead run in the 9th with a force play to help the Rockies come from behind and top Washington, 8-7.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Logan Allen gave the Padres a pair of scoreless innings but the team could not rally against the Mets, who won 4-0.

Manny Machado got 3 hits but his Padres teammates could not drive him in as the Mets shut them out, 4-0.

Adalberto Mejía threw 3 scoreless and hitless innings out of the bullpen, striking out 4 Orioles along the way. The Angels would lose the 10-8 game in 16.

Mike Trout reached base 4 times, scoring 2 and driving in 2, but the Angels dropped a bizarre 10-8 final in 16 to Baltimore.

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Talking Diamondbacks with Jesse Friedman: Locked On MLB – July 25, 2019

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Jesse Friedman of The Rattle podcast joins the show to talk about the unpredictable Arizona Diamondbacks.

Follow the Rattle by going to @TheRattleAZ

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

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Let’s see owned baseball on July 24, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Shane Bieber tossed a complete game 1 hit shutout, striking out 10 as the Indians blanked the Blue Jays, 4-0.

Kole Calhoun doubled twice and homered as the Angels hung on to beat the Dodgers, 3-2.

Paul DeJong homered 3 times and added another hit, driving in 5 to help the surging Cardinals top the Pirates, 14-8.

Zac Gallen struck out 9 White Sox over 7 shutout innings to earn the 2-0 decision for the Marlins.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Nelson Cruz got on base 3 times, homered and scored twice but the Twins dropped another slug fest to the Yankees, 10-7.

Kyle Freeland allowed 1 unearned run over 6 innings, giving up just 4 hits. That was one run too many as the slumping Rockies were shutout by the Nationals, 2-0.

Reynaldo López went 8 strong innings, striking out 10 Marlins along the way. But he took the hard luck 2-0 loss for the White Sox.

Starling Marté got 4 hits and drove in 3 but the Pirates were topped by the Cardinals, 14-8.
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Stalling Umps and Surging Yankees, Indians and Nationals: Locked On MLB – July 25, 2019

2A6EB51D-59AC-40E8-ADE8-FB28F839B5D6An insane stall in Tampa Bay over the Rays lineup is the strangest delay and violation of pace of play I have seen all year.

Meanwhile the Yankees are winning games they should lose, the Indians are surging and the Nationals are creeping back.

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

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Let’s see owned baseball on July 23, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Robinson Canó homered 3 times and added a fourth hit, driving in all 5 Mets runs as they topped San Diego, 5-2.

Mike Fiers pitched into the 8th, allowing 2 runs in 7 2/3 innings. He set up the A’s dramatic comeback and extra inning 4-3 win in Houston.

Didi Gregorius reached base 6 times, homered and drove in an eye popping 7 runs as the Yankees held on in extra innings to take a wild 14-12 game from Minnesota.

Caleb Smith retired the first 17 White Sox hitters he faced and finished with 7 innings, 2 hits, 1 run and 9 strikeouts, earning the 5-1 decision for Miami.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Trevor Bauer took a shutout into the 8th and left with 7 2/3 shutout innings, striking out 9 Blue Jays. The Cleveland bullpen blew the lead in the 9th and the 2-1 final in extra innings.

Manny Piña went 2 for 2 with a homer and 4 driven in but the Brewers were topped by the Reds, 14-6.

Miguel Sanó homered twice in the Twins wild 14-12 extra inning loss to the Yankees.

Chris Stratton threw 3 perfect innings out of the bullpen but the Pirates could not complete a comeback and fell short to St. Louis, 4-3.

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Insane Night and a Philosophical Debate: Locked On MLB – July 24, 2019

C0ABEBA3-ECC7-4873-82F3-38FD67DA5D04Last night was a crazy night of baseball. And the performances of Trea Turner and Robinson Cano put me in the middle of a confusing philosophical debate.

This is the Locked On MLB Podcast hosted by me, Paul Francis Sullivan. Please call me Sully.

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Most Recent Cycle Hit For Each MLB Franchise (Updated For Trea Turner,July 23, 2019 )

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SECOND CAREER CYCLE FOR TREA TURNER!

Not only is this the second cycle of Washington infielder Trea Turner, it is his second one against Colorado! Maybe the Rockies should find a way to pitch around Turner from now on.

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

THE MOST CYCLE HIT
FOR EACH FRANCHISE

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Washington Nationals
July 23, 2019 vs. Colorado

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CLEVELAND INDIANS
Jake Bauers
June 14, 2019 vs. Detroit

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LOS ANGELES ANGELS
Shohei Ohtani
June 13, 2019 vs. Tampa Bay

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MINNESOTA TWINS
Jorge Polanco
April 5, 2019 vs Philadelphia

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BOSTON RED SOX
October 8, 2018 vs. New York Yankees
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COLORADO ROCKIES
Charlie Blackmon
September 30, 2018 vs. Washington

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MILWAUKEE BREWERS
Christian Yelich
September 17, 2018 vs Cincinnati Reds

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CHICAGO WHITE SOX
September 9, 2017 vs. San Francisco Giants
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TAMPA PAY RAYS
Evan Longoria
August 1, 2017 vs. Houston Astros
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LOS ANGELES DODGERS
Cody Bellinger
July 15, 2017
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TEXAS RANGERS
April 29, 2017 vs. Angels
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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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ATLANTA BRAVES
June 15, 2016 vs. Cincinnati
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HOUSTON ASTROS
Brandon Barnes
July 19, 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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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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SEATTLE MARINERS
Adrian Beltre.
September 1, 2008 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
Phillies
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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BROOKLYN DODGERS
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

Maybe the Marlins should trade for Trea Turner and get their first cycle.

 

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

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Let’s see owned baseball on July 22, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Mitch Garver homered twice and singled as the Twins held on to top the Yankees, 8-6.

Sonny Gray held the Brewers to 1 run over 6 innings. He did not get the decision but helped set up the Reds dramatic 6-5 win.

Ivan Nova threw a complete game victory, allowing 1 run while striking out 5 Marlins en route to a 9-1 final for the White Sox.

Eugenio Suárez hit 2 homers including a clutch 2 out, 2 run come from behind shot that put the Reds ahead of Milwaukee for good, 6-5.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Branden Kline gave the Orioles 2 1/3 shutout innings out of the bullpen to help stop the bleeding. But the Diamondbacks would double them up, 6-3.

D. J. LeMahieu reached base 4 times, including a homer, in the Yankees 8-6 loss in Minnesota.

Tyler Saladino launched a go ahead grand slam and even stole a base but the Brewers collapsed in the 9th, allowing the Reds to take the 6-5 final

Trevor Williams struck out 7 Cardinals in 5 innings, allowing a single run. The Pirates bullpen could not hold down the game and lost the wild 6-5 final in 10.

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