Potential Anarchy and Doing the Right Thing: Locked on MLB – September 12, 2019

03D31B79-C5A7-46A0-955D-72DDBE76981FThe Wild Card races are living up to their name. Meanwhile Pete Alonso did the right thing and MLB just can’t.

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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,

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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.

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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.

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Who Owned Baseball – September 9, 2019 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVPs) + 2019

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Let’s see owned baseball on September 9, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Shane Bieber went 7 strong innings, striking out 8 Angels while allowing 1 run to earn the 6-2 decision for Cleveland.

Robinson Chirinos went 3 for 4 with 2 homers, driving in 6, as the Astros blanked the A’s, 15-0.

Jacob deGrom struck out 11 Diamondbacks in 7 innings, giving up 1 run, and finally got run support as the Mets took the 3-1 final.

Trent Grisham got 5 hits, including a double and triple, driving in 2 and scoring 2, as the Brewers stayed alive in the Wild Card race beating Miami 8-3.

 

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Brandon Belt got 3 hits and drove in 2 in the Giants 6-4 defeat by the Pirates.

Jackie Bradley Jr. got on base 4 times but was stranded each time as the Red Sox were shutout by the Yankees, 5-0.

Madison Bumgarner went 7 strong innings, allowing 2 runs, but the Giants bullpen melted down and dropped the 6-4 game to Pittsburgh.

Eduardo Rodriguez held the Yankees to 1 run over 6 innings, striking out 9, but the Red Sox were blanked, 5-0.

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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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Who Owned Baseball – September 8, 2019 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVPs) + 2019

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Let’s see owned baseball on September 8, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Sandy Alcantara threw his second complete game shutout of the season, striking out 8 as the Marlins blanked Kansas City, 9-0.

Yordan Álvarez collected 4 hits, including 3 doubles, driving in 6, in the Astros 21-1 bombing of the Mariners.

Gerrit Cole allowed a solo homer and no other hits nor runs over 8 innings where he struck out 15 Mariners in a lop sided 21-1 Houston final.

Eugenio Suárez got 3 hits, including 2 homers. The second one tied the game and set up the Reds 4-3 walk off win over Arizona.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Mookie Betts went 2 for 4 with a homer but the Yankees doubled up the Red Sox, 10-5.

Ken Giles threw a perfect inning, which is more than any other AL pitcher could say yesterday, in Toronto’s 8-3 loss to the Rays.

Mike Leake did not walk a batter while pitching into the 7th, finishing with 2 runs over 6 1/3 innings, striking out 3 Reds. The Diamondbacks bullpen would blow his lead and the game, 4-3.

Wilson Ramos reached base 3 times, homering and steaing a base, driving in 3 but the Mets lost an excruiciating 10-7 game to Philadelphia.

 

 

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Surging Diamondbacks and the Weekend in Review : Locked On MLB – September 9, 2019

509A3C36-3795-45D1-968C-24E40948FF1DA wild weekend of baseball is over and the Diamondbacks are somehow still in the thick of a playoff push.

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Who Owned Baseball – September 7, 2019 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVPs) + 2019

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Let’s see owned baseball on September 7, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

César Hernández got 3 hits including a homer to help the Phillies top the Mets 5-0.

Matt Olson reached base 5 times, including a home run, driving in 3, as the A’s pounded Detroit, 10-2.

Justin Verlander allowed 1 run over 7 innings, striking out 7 Mariners, as the Astros took the 2-1 final.

Alex Young struck out 12 over 8 innings of 2 hit shutout ball as the red hot Diamondbacks blanked the Reds, 2-0.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Luis Castillo struck out 10 Reds in 7 2/3 innings but took the hard luck 2-0 decision for the Reds.

Harold Castro went 4 for 5 with 2 RBI in the Tigers 10-2 loss in Oakland.

Jace Fry struck out 3 in 1 1/3 innings, allowing no hits and no runs in the White Sox 8-7 defeat by the Angels.

Trea Turner got 3 hits, scoring a run, but the Nationals fell short by the Braves, 5-4.

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

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Let’s see owned baseball on September 6, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Willie Calhoun hit a pair of homers, driving in 4, to lead Texas past Baltimore 7-6.

Dallas Keuchel tossed 6 shutout frames to push the Braves closer to a Division Title with a 4-3 final over Washington.

Jorge Lopez threw 6 shutout innings, striking out 5, as the Royals blanked the Marlins, 3-0.

Christian Yelich reached base 4 ties, homered, drove in 3 runs and stole a base to lead the Brewers to a much needed 7-1 victory over the Cubs.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Tim Anderson went 2 for 4 with a homer but the White Sox came up short against the Angels, 5-4.

Lucas Giolito allowed 3 hits and 2 runs over 7 strong innings but the White Sox bullpen dropped the 5-4 final to the Angels.

Miles Mikolas struck out 7in 5 innings, allowing a single run. The Cardinals would lose the 9-4 game to Pittsburgh.

A. J. Pollock homered 3 times in the Dodgers 5-4 loss to San Francisco.

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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.

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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.

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88 Wins and Regressing Ryu: Locked On MLB – September 5, 2019

4E5A0B51-C5D0-4270-80AD-8C5FFE91A41188 Wins should be enough to get the second NL Wild Card spot. Meanwhile Ryu has picked the worst time to regress to the mean.

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Who Owned Baseball – September 4, 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:

 
Mookie Betts homered twice, driving in 5, and added 2 other hits to power Boston past Minnesota, 6-2.

Zac Gallen allowed 1 hit over 7 shutout innings, striking out 8 Padres, to give the Diamondbacks a 4-1 victory.

Kevin Pillar got 4 hits, including a go ahead homer, giving the Giants a wild 9-8 win in St. Louis.

Tanner Roark pitched shutout ball into the 7th, striking out 6 over 6 2/3 innings as the A’s blanked the Angels, 4-0.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

 
Tim Anderson went 3 for 5 with a homer and 2 RBI but the White Sox comeback against Cleveland fell short, 8-6.

Trevor Cahill threw 3 innings of shutout ball without letting up a hit from the pen. The Angels were shutout themselves in Oakland, 4-0.

Paul Goldschmidt reached base 3 times with 4 RBI in the Cardinals 9-8 loss to San Francisco.

Chris Paddack struck out 8 Diamondbacks over 5 1/3 shutout innings. He did not get a decision as the Padres fell, 4-1.
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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.

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Nails in the Mets and Giants Coffins and Honoring Mike Piazza: Locked On MLB – September 4, 2019

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The Mets and Giants both went for it. It did not work. For the Giants it was a last swing at nostalgia. But the Mets loss on Tuesday was a total disaster. Meanwhile it is Mike Piazza’s birthday. He is a Mets legend but should have been the greatest offensive Dodger of them all.

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

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Let’s see owned baseball on September 2, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Mike Minor pitched into the 8th, firing 7 1/3 scoreless frames as the Rangers handed the Yankees their first shutout since 2018 with a 7-0 final.

Joc Pederson homered twice and doubled, driving in 5, to slug the Dodgers past Colorado, 16-9.

Tommy Pham knocked a walk off RBI single, his third hit of the game, to lead the Rays to a 5-4 win over Baltimore.

Noah Syndergaard struck out 10 Nationals over 7 innings of 3 hit shutout ball to earn the 7-3 decision for the Mets.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Charlie Blackmon hit 3 doubles, driving in 1 and scoring twice in the Rockies 16-9 loss to the Dodgers.

Miguel Cabrera singled and homered but Detroit came up short against Minnesota, 4-3.

Anthony DeSclafani struck out 8 Phillies in 7 innings but was on the wrong end of a 7-1 decision for the Reds.

Masahiro Tanaka kept the Yankees in the game with 6 innings, allowing 2 hits. But the Rangers blanked New York, 7-0.

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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.

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The Most Recent No Hitter For Each Franchise (Updated for Justin Verlander, September 1, 2019)

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NO HITTER NUMBER THREE FOR JUSTIN VERLANDER

Well Aaron Sanchez, Will Harris, Chris Devenski and Joe Biagini did not last long on this list! Their combined no hitter less than a month ago for the Astros has been since surpassed by a more traditional no hitter, one thrown by Justin Verlander. This is old hat for the future Hall of Famer. He did this twice before with the Tigers.

Now to update the list.

THE MOST RECENT NO HITTERS
FOR EACH FRANCHISE
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HOUSTON ASTROS
Justin Verlander – Setpember 1, 2019.
2-0 over Toronto.
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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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PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES
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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TAMPA PAY RAYS
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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BROOKLYN DODGERS
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.

Justin Verlander has 3 no hitters. The Padres, who had a chance to draft him, have none.

 

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.

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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.

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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.

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

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Let’s see owned baseball on August 28, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Xander Bogaerts finished with 10 total bases, including 2 homers, to power the Red Sox to a 7-4 final in Colorado.

Aaron Civale threw 7 innings, walking none while holding Detroit to 2 runs as he earned the 4-2 decision for Cleveland.

Anthony DeSclafani compiled 8 strikeouts against 2 hits and 1 walk over 7 shutout innings as the Reds blanked the Marlins, 5-0.

J. T. Realmuto went 3 for 5 including a homer, as the Phillies clobbered the Pirates, 12-3.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Ji-Man Choi reached base 3 times with a home run but the Rays dropped the dramatic 8-6 potential playoff preview with Houston.

Jack Flaherty struck out 7 Brewers over 6 innings but St. Louis came up short, 4-1.

Jeff McNeil got 3 hits, with a homer, but the Mets could not survive an early Cubs rally and lost, 10-7.

Patrick Sandoval allowed 1 hit and struck out 9 Rangers in 5 shutout innings. The Angels bullpen would give up 3 runs in the 3-0 defeat.

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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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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.

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