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Dave Martinez’s Employment Status and Twitter Questions – Locked On MLB Podcast, May 24, 2019

DDB6AE64-092B-4107-904D-158D3F15B8F3Dave Martinez is still the manager of the Nationals. That is odd. The Mets winning streak might not be the best thing to happen to the team. The Twins are powering their way to the top of the AL Central.

Also I answered Twitter questions.

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Comedian Liam McEneaney and Met Fandom – Locked On MLB – May 22, 2019

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Liam McEneaney, comedian and host of the Tell Your Friends podcast, joins the show to talk about Met fandom and how it can lead to confusing emotions.

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

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Who Owned Baseball – May 21, 2019 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVPs) + 2019

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Let’s see owned baseball on May 21, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Brian Anderson homered and doubled, driving in 2 to help the Marlins to a rare victory, 5-4 over Detroit.

German Márquez threw 8 shutout innings, striking out 7 Pirates as the Rockies won, 5-0.

Rowdy Tellez homered twice driving in 5 runs to help the Blue Jays pound the Red Sox, 10-3.

Justin Verlander took a no hitter into the 7th inning, finishing with 1 hit 1 run and 1 walk while striking out 12 White Sox in 8 innings as Houston cruised to a 5-1 final.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Trevor Cahill held the Twins to 2 hits and 1 run while striking out 5 in 5 innings. The Angels bullpen collapsed in their 8-3 defeat.

Zack Greinke reached the 2,500 career strikeout milestone by pitching 7 innings giving up 4 hits and 3 runs while fanning 5 Padres. But he was the hard luck loser as Arizona fell short, 3-2.

Juan Soto homered and hit a game tying RBI double in the 8th. The Nationals watched the Mets walk off 6-5 victors.

Mike Trout reached base twice, including a homer, but the Angels lost to the Twins, 8-3.

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The West Has Been Won While the East Is a Mess – Locked On MLB Podcast, May 20, 2019

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The Astros, led by George Springer, and the Dodgers, with ace Hyun-Jin Ryu, may have already locked up the West for their teams.

Meanwhile, the Nationals and Mets might be getting new managers soon, I introduce “Marlins Minute” and ask a pizza etiquette question.

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

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

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Cleveland.com

Let’s see owned baseball on May 19, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Sandy Alcantara threw a complete game, 2 hit shutout, striking out 8 Mets and walking 1 as the Marlins completed the sweep with a 3-0 final.

Albert Almora Jr. reached base 4 times, including 2 doubles, scoring twice to help the Cubs win over Washington, 6-5.

Shane Bieber dazzled with a 15 strikeout, zero walk performance, going all nine innings as the Indians blanked the Orioles, 10-0.

Edwin Encarnación singled, doubled and homered, driving in 3 runs, to help the slumping Mariners top Minnesota, 7-4.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Reynaldo López allowed just 1 run over 6 innings, keeping the Blue Jays to 4 hits and 2 walks. The White Sox bullpen would drop the 5-2 game.

Ryan McMahon homered twice in a losing cause as Colorado fell to the Phillies, 7-5.

Jorge Polanco went 4 for 5 with an RBI and a run scored in Minnesota’s 7-4 defeat in Seattle.

Noah Syndergaard pitched 7 innings, allowing 5 hits and 2 runs, but was on the wrong end of the Marlins 3-0 shutout of the Mets.

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

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Let’s see owned baseball on May 18, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Josh Bell homered twice, added another hit and drove in 4 to power the Pirates past San Diego, 7-2.

Griffin Canning tossed 7 shutout frames, striking out 5 Royals, to earn the 6-3 decision for the Angels.

C. J. Cron hit 2 of Minnesota’s 6 homers, adding a third hit, scoring 3 and driving in 4 in their 18-4 blowout in Seattle.

Pablo Lopez threw 7 innings of 1 hit shutout ball, walking only 2 as the Marlins blanked the Mets, 2-0.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Walker Buehler struck out 7 Reds in 6 innings, allowing 1 earned run. However 3 unearned runs would sink him and the Dodgers, 4-0.

Lorenzo Cain doubled twice and singled, scoring a run and driving in another. But the Braves walked off against the Brewers, 4-3.

Whit Merrifield hit a pair of doubles, knocking in 2 and scoring a run in the Royals 6-3 loss to the Angels.

Masahiro Tanaka held Tampa Bay scoreless for 6 innings, striking out 6 along along the way. The Yankee bullpen would lose the lead in the 7th and the 2-1 game in the 11th.

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

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Let’s see owned baseball on May 17, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Kris Bryant homered 3 times, driving in 5, and added another hit to power the Cubs past Washington, 14-6.

Jordan Lyles struck out 12 Padres in 7 innings, allowing 1 run and earning the 5-3 decision for the Pirates.

Frankie Montas pitched into the 9th, finishing with 10 strikeout in 8 2/3 innings as the A’s beat the Tigers, 7-2.

Luke Voit went 3 for 4 with a homer in the Yankees 4-3 come from behind walk off win over Tampa Bay.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Pete Alonso homered twice in the Mets 8-6 loss to Miami.

Xander Bogaerts collected 3 hits, including a double, scored and stole a base but the Red Sox fell to the Astros, 3-1.

Yonny Chirinos came into the game in the third and threw 4 2/3 key shutout innings, striking out 2 Yankees and walking none. The Tampa Bay bullpen imploded in the 9th and blew the game, 4-3.

Tyler Webb struck out 5 Rangers in 2 2/3 innings of no hit shutout relief but the Cardinals could not complete a comeback and dropped the 7-3 final.

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Who Owned Baseball – May 16, 2019 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVPs) + 2019

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Rich Schultz – Getty Images

Let’s see owned baseball on May 16, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Chris Bassitt threw 8 shutout innings, striking out 7 Tigers to earn the 17-3 decision for Oakland.

Luis Castillo struck out 6 Cubs in 5 1/3 innings, allowing 2 runs as the Reds beat the Cubs, 4-2.

Jason Kipnis hit his first 2 homers of the season, driving in 6, to help the Indians come from behind in a wild 14-7 win over Baltimore.

Christian Yelich homered twice, added another hit and stole  a base as the Brewers clobbered Philadelphia, 11-3.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Robinson Cano got 3 hits, including a double, driving in a run and scoring another but the Mets comeback against Washington fell just short, 7-6.

Francisco Liriano struck out 3 Padres in his 1 1/3 innings of no hit shutout relief and was in line to be the pitcher of record. The Pirates bullpen allowed a game winning rally for a 4-2 loss.

Trey Mancini reached base 3 times, including a homer, driving in 3 but the Orioles were doubled up by Cleveland, 14-7.

Marcus Stroman allowed 1 earned run and 1 unearned run in 6 innings, striking out 6 White Sox batters along the way. The Toronto bullpen would drop the 4-2 decision.

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Big Weekend Series Ahead and Answering Tweets About Broadcasters and Marlins – Locked On MLB for May 17, 2019

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Some big weekend series are looming starting Friday, including a Rays vs. Yankees showdown and an ALCS rematch between Boston and Houston.

Later I answer Tweets about the Marlins and broadcasters.

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

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

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Let’s see owned baseball on May 15, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Patrick Corbin struck out 11 Mets in 8 innings, allowing 1 run and earning the 5-1 victory for the Nationals.

Jarrod Dyson reached base 3 times, scored 3 runs and stole a pair of bases to help the Diamondbacks thump the Pirates, 11-1.

Gleyber Torres hit two homers in the 5-3 Yankee double header opener over Baltimore and added a third homer in the 3-1 nightcap for the sweep.

Justin Verlander went 7 innings against his former team, the Tigers, striking out 9 and allowing a single run as the Astros won 5-1.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Andrew Cashner threw 6 innngs, allowing 4 hits, 2 runs and struck out 7 Yankees but took the hard luck 3-1 decision for Baltimore.

Yu Darvish struck out 11 Reds in 5 1/3 innings but the Cubs bullpen dropped the 6-5 final in 11 innings.

Tommy La Stella got 4 hits, including a homer, but the Angels comeback fell a run short against Minnesota, 8-7.

Jean Segura went 2 for 4 with a home run but the Phillies fell to Milwaukee, 5-2.

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Keuchel, Kimbrel and Risking a Draft Pick – Locked On MLB – May 16, 2019

6A119103-3AAB-44AF-A706-D105D3317DC9Dallas Keuchel and Craig Kimbrel are still available. Virtually every single contending team could use them right now. But teams are gun shy to give up a draft pick for them. I know draft picks are valuable. But are they worth delaying a signing for an experienced major leaguer?

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

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Think About Dusty and Other Thoughts – Locked On MLB for May 15, 2019

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I review the night’s games including Vlad Jr’s first two homers. And once again, I make a case for the Nationals to make a managerial change. I brought up a name familiar to Washington: Dusty Baker.

This is the LockedOn MLB Podcast with your host Paul Francis Sullivan. Please call me 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 – May 13, 2019 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVPs) + 2019

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Let’s see owned baseball on May 13, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Eduardo Escobar singled, tripled and homered, driving in 3, to help Arizona top Pittsburgh, 9-3.

Reynaldo López pitched into the 8th, allowing 2 hits and 2 runs over 7 2/3 innings, striking out 6 Indians en route to a 5-2 decision for the White Sox.

Yoán Moncada homered twice and added another hit in the White Sox 5-2 win over the Indians.

Jimmie Sherfy struck out 5 Pirates in 2 innings of shutout relief to help preserve the Diamondbacks 9-3 victory.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Jacob Barnes gave the Brewers an inning of shutout relief but it was too little, too late as Philadelphia won, 7-4.

Lorenzo Cain got 5 hits, including a pair of doubles, but the Brewers bullpen lost the 7-4 game in Philadelphia.

Khris Davis homered twice and walked but the A’s dropped the 6-5 game to Seattle in 10 innings.

Zac Reininger retired all 6 batters he faced in relief, but the Tigers were clobbered by Houston, 8-1.

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

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Let’s see owned baseball on May 8, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Jared Eickhoff held the Cardinals scoreless over 8 innings as the Phillies took the 5-0 final.

Jorge Polanco had his second 5 hit game of the season, homering and driving in 2 to lead the red hot Twins to a 9-1 blow out of Toronto.

Chris Sale struck out 14 Orioles in 8 innings, allowing 3 hits and 1 run. He did not get the decision but set up the Red Sox 2-1 win in 12 innings.

Christian Yelich reached base 4 times, homered and stole a base to power Milwaukee past Washington, 7-3.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Josh Bell went 2 for 4 with a homer but the Rangers came back to stun the Pirates, 9-6.

Andrew Cashner held the Red Sox offense to a solo homer, scattered 3 other hits and a walk over 6 innings, helping send the game to extra innings. The Orioles would eventually drop the 2-1 game.

Jonathan Lucroy got 2 hits, including a homer, but the Angels fell to Detroit, 10-3.

José Ureña allowed 1 earned run and 1 unearned run in a strong 7 inning performance. But the Marlins let the Cubs walk off again, this time to a 3-2 score.

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

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Gregory Bull/Associated Press

Let’s see owned baseball on May 6, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Avisail Garcia went 3 for 4 with a homer and 3 RBI in the Rays 12-1 drubbing of the Diamondbacks.

Jose Iglesias singled, doubled and tripled, driving in 4 as the Reds topped the Giants, 12-4.

Chris Paddack pitched a shutout into the 8th with 7 2/3 innings allowing 4 hits, 1 walk and striking out 11 as the Padres blanked the Mets, 4-0.

Martín Pérez allowed 2 hits in 7 scoreless innings, striking out 9 Blue Jays as the Twins rolled, 8-0.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Jacob deGrom gave the Mets an encouraging 7 innings, 4 hit, 2 run performance. Unfortunately for him, the Mets were shutout by San Diego, 4-0.

Dee Gordon got 3 hits, including a homer, but the struggling Mariners lost again, this time to the Yankees, 7-3.

Pablo Sandoval homered and threw an inning of scoreless mop up relief as the Giants were clobbered by the Reds, 12-4.

Ryan Weber gave the Red Sox 4 shutout innings out of the bullpen in their 4-1 loss in Baltimore.

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

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Let’s see owned baseball on May 2, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

José Berríos threw 7 strong innings, allowing 2 runs, walking none and striking out 5 Astros to earn the 8-2 decision for Minnesota.

Jason Castro doubled and homered, driving in 4, as the red hot Twins clubbed the Astros, 8-2.

Ian Kinsler got 3 hits, 2 of them were doubles and another a homer, to help the Padres pound Atlanta, 11-2.

Noah Syndergaard not only threw a complete game 4 hit shutout against the Reds but also hit the solo home run that accounted for the only run of the game as the Mets won, 1-0.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Andrew Benintendi reached base 3 times, including a homer, but the Red Sox fell apart in the 9th and the White Sox walked off 6-4 winners.

Ryan Braun singled and homered, driving in 2, but Milwaukee dropped the 11-6 game to Colorado.

Danny Duffy threw 6 strong innings, allowing 1 run and striking out 6 Rays hitters. The Kansas City bullpen would drop the 3-1 final.

Dakota Hudson struck out 7 Nationals in 6 innings, allowing 1 earned run and 1 unearned run in a hard luck 2-1 decision for St. Louis.

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

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Let’s see owned baseball on May 1, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Jose Abreu singled and homered in the White Sox walk off 7-6 victory over the Orioles in the nightcap of a double header. In the opening 5-4 Chicago loss, Abreu singled and doubled, driving in a pair.

Nolan Arenado homered twice and added a single, driving in 4 to help the Rockies pound the Brewers, 11-4.

Jon Lester allowed 1 hit over 7 shutout innings, walking 1 and fanning 8 as the Cubs blanked the Mariners in an 11-0 laugher.

Martín Pérez struck out 7 Astros over 8 shutout innings, giving up only 4 hits to earn the 6-2 decision for Minnesota.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Jalen Beeks came into the game in the second and threw 6 2/3 innings of 1 hit, shutout ball, striking out 6 Royals along the way. Kansas City did all of their scoring in the first and topped Tampa Bay, 3-2.

Jacob deGrom returned to form with 7 innings of 3 hit, shutout ball. He did not get the decision as the Mets were edged in the 9th by Cincinnati, 1-0.

Kiké Hernández doubled and singled, scoring the Dodgers only run in the Giants 2-1 walk off win.

Danny Santana homered and doubled but the Rangers could not complete the comeback against the Pirates and fell, 7-5.

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

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Carlos Gonzalez, Associated Press

Let’s see owned baseball on April 30, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Gerrit Cole held a red hot Twins team to 1 hit and no runs over 7, striking out 11 along the way as the Astros won an 11-0 laugher.

Zack Greinke pitched into the 8th, striking out 7 Yankees in 7 2/3 innings, allowing 1 run to earn the 3-1 decision for Arizona.

Franmil Reyes homered twice and doubled, driving in 3, to lead the Padres past Atlanta, 4-3.

Carlos Santana collected 3 hits, including a homer, driving in 2 to help the Indians win in Miami, 7-4.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Luis Castillo struck out 7 Mets in 6 2/3 innings, giving up 2 runs. He did not factor into the decision as the Reds dropped the 4-3 game in extra innings.

Adam Eaton went 2 for 5 with a homer but the Nationals came up short against St. Louis, 3-2.

CC Sabathia recorded career strikeout number 3,000 in a game where he pitched into the 6th, giving up only 2 runs. He would be charged with the loss as Arizona topped the Yankees, 3-1.

Gleyber Torres singled, doubled and drove in the Yankees only run in their 3-1 loss in Arizona.

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Who Owned Baseball – April 28, 2019 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVPs) + 2019

Let’s see owned baseball on April 28, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Ozzie Albies got 3 hits, 2 of them homers, to help the Braves come from behind against the Rockies, 8-7.

Zach Eflin threw a complete game, allowing 7 hits while walking no Miami batters for the 5-1 Philadelphia victory.

Kyle Gibson struck out 6 Tigers and walking none over 7 solid innings to give the Twins a 4-1 win.

Hunter Pence singled, doubled and homered, driving in 4 and scoring 3 times as the Rangers rolled in Seattle, 14-1.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Chris Bassitt struck out 9 Blue Jays in 7 innings, allowing 3 hits and 1 run. The A’s bullpen would collapse in extra innings allowing Toronto to walk off as 5-4 winners.

Melky Cabrera homered twice and added a singled and a double but the Pirates were edged by the Dodgers, 7-6.

Jon Duplantier came out of the bullpen in extra innings to throw 4 shutout frames, allowing 1 hit, 2 walks and striking out 4 Cubs. He did not factor into the decision in the Diamondbacks 6-5 loss in 15 innings.

Daniel Vogelbach reached base 3 times but the rest of the Mariners were silenced in the 14-1 drubbing by the Rangers.

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

 

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Let’s see owned baseball on April 27, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

David Bote homered twice, driving in 5, in the Cubs 9-1 blow out of Arizona.

Hunter Dozier singled twice and tripled twice with 5 RBI to help the Royals top the Angels in a wild 9-4 game.

Clayton Kershaw did not walk a batter in 7 innings, giving up 4 hits and 1 run while striking out 8 Pirates to earn the 3-1 Dodger win.

Mike Minor struck out 13 Mariners in 7 innings, allowing 3 hits and 1 run as the Rangers rolled to a 15-1 final.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Pete Alonso homered and added two more hits but the Mets came up short against Milwaukee, 8-6.

Mookie Betts singled and homered, providing the Red Sox almost all of their offense as they were doubled up by the Rays, 2-1.

Shane Bieber threw 6 strong innings, allowing 3 hits and 3 runs, striking out 9 Astros along the way. He did not fare in the decision as the Indians bullpen lost the 4-3 game in extra innings.

Steven Strasburg went 7 innings, striking out 9 Padres and allowing 2 runs, 4 hits and 1 walk. The Nationals bullpen got blown out in extra innings, 8-3.

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

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NBC Sports Chicago

Let’s see owned baseball on April 26, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Tim Anderson went 4 for 6 with a double, 3 runs scored and a walk off homer to cap a wild 12-11 White Sox win over Detroit.

Austin Barnes homered and doubled, driving in 3 to help the Dodgers top Pittsburgh, 6-2.

Jerad Eickhoff blanked the Marlins over 7 innings, allowing 2 hits and 1 run, to earn the 4-0 decision for the Phillies.

Marcus Stroman allowed 1 hit over 7 shutout innings, striking out 7 A’s along the way. He set up the Blue Jays’ 4-2 walk off victory.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Miguel Cabrera collected 4 hits, including a homer, in the Tigers bizarre 12-11 loss to the White Sox.

Mike Fiers held the Blue Jays to 2 runs over 7 strong innings but Oakland’s bullpen dropped the 4-2 game in the 9th,

Tyler Flowers singled twice and homered twice but the Braves were doubled up by the Rockies, 8-4.

Max Scherzer struck out 10 Padres and walked none over 7 innings of 4 hits, 2 run ball. He did not factor into the decision as Washington fell, 4-3.

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

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Earning Full WOBs:

Ketel Marte hit a pair of homers in the Diamondbacks 11-2 crushing of the Pirates.

Chris Paddack threw 7 innings of 1 hit, shutout ball, fanning 9 Mariners to give the Padres a razor thin 1-0 victory.

Jose Ramirez singled, doubled, walked, homered and drove in 4 in the Indians 6-2 win.

Justin Verlander threw 8 strong innings, striking out 8 Twins and allowing 1 run to help the Astros take the 7-1 final.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

 

Cody Bellinger reached base 3 times, including a homer, in the Dodgers 7-6 defeat at the hands of the Cubs.

Walker Buehler pitched well into the 6th inning, allowing 4 hits. But the Cubs bombed the Dodger bullpen, 7-6.

Felix Hernandez struck out 8 Padres in 7 innings, allowing 1 run. But the Mariners were blanked, 1-0.

Andrelton Simmons homered twice in the Angels 6-5 loss to the Yankees.

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

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(Jeff Roberson/Associated Press)

Let’s see owned baseball on April 22, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Dexter Fowler got 4 hits, including a homer, driving in 4 and scoring 3 as the Cardinals won a slug fest against division rival Milwaukee, 13-5.

J. A. Happ threw 7 strong innings, allowing 3 hits, 2 runs and struck out 5 Angels. He did not get the decision but the Yankees topped the Angels in 14 innings, 4-3.

Steven Matz held the Phillies to 1 run over 6 innings to earn the 5-1 decision for the Mets.

Jorge Polanco went 4 for 5 with a homer, 4 RBI and 2 runs scored to lead the red hot Twins past Houston, 9-5.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Brian Dozier reached base 3 times, including a homer, in the Nationals 7-5 loss to the Rockies.

Hunter Dozier went 2 for 2 with a homer and a walk but the Royals dropped the 6-3 game to Tampa Bay.

Matt Harvey allowed just 3 hits and 2 walks over 6 innings, striking out a pair of Yankees. The Angels fell in 14 innings, 4-3.

Joe Musgrove threw 6 strong innings, allowing 3 hits and struck out 5 Diamondbacks along the way. But the Pirates bullpen melted down in the lopsided 12-4 final.

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Who Owned Baseball – April 21, 2019 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVPs) + 2019

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(Adam Hunger/AP)

Let’s see owned baseball on April 21, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Cody Bellinger got 3 hits, including the 2 out go ahead homer in the 9th, and stole a home run with a leaping catch to help the Dodgers win in Milwaukee, 6-5.

James Paxton blanked the Royals over 6 shutout innings, fanning 12 and walking only 1. The bullpen blew his lead but the Yankees walked off 7-6 winners in 10.

Justin Smoak got 4 hits, including a homer, driving in 2, to help the Blue Jays hang on against the A’s, 5-4.

Stephen Strasburg struck out 11 Marlins in 8 innings of 2 hit ball to earn the 5-0 decision for the Nationals.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Pete Alonso reached base 3 times, including a homer, but the Mets lost in St. Louis, 6-4.

Alex Gordon got a pair of hits including a dramatic 8th inning game tying home run. The Royals would lose the 7-6 game to the Yankees in 10.

Reynaldo Lopez pitched 6 innings, allowing 2 earned runs and striking out 8 and walking no Tigers. But the White Sox dropped the 4-3 game.

Robbie Ray allowed 1 run over 6 strong innings but did not get the decision as the Cubs walked off against the Diamondbacks, 2-1.

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

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Jeff Hanisch – USA Today Sports

Let’s see owned baseball on April 19, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Miles Mikolas threw 8 solid innings, allowing 4 hits and 2 runs and added his own RBI hit as the Cardinals clobbered the Mets, 10-2.

Eddie Rosario went 3 for 5 with 2 homers in the Twins 6-5 double header opening victory over Baltimore. In the nightcap, he singled and doubled to help the Twins sweep the two games with a 16-7 slug fest.

Masahiro Tanaka struck out 7 Royals in 7 innings, scattering 4 hits and a single run as the Yankees won easily, 9-2.

Christian Yelich homered twice and walked to help the Brewers blank the Dodgers, 5-0.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Trevor Bauer pitched into the 7th, striking out 10 Braves in 6 1/3 innings and holding them to 3 hits and 2 runs. The Indians bullpen had a meltdown in the 9th, however, to hand Atlanta the 8-7 final.

Charlie Blackmon went 4 for 5 with a homer and 4 RBI but his Rockies fell to Philadelphia, 8-5.

Hyun-Jin Ryu struck out 9 Brewers in 5 2/3 innings, allowing 2 runs. He would take the hard luck 5-0 Dodger decision.

Dwight Smith Jr. reached base 3 times with a homer in the Orioles 6-5 opener loss to the Twins.

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

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Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

Let’s see owned baseball on April 18, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Pete Alonso reached base 3 times, homered and scored a pair of runs as the Mets took a share of first place by holding on in St. Louis, 5-4.

Mookie Betts doubled and hit a go ahead homer to give the Red Sox a much needed 6-4 victory over Tampa Bay.

Kyle Hendricks struck out 11 Diamondbacks over 7 shutout innings as the Cubs rolled, 5-1.

Marcus Stroman kept the A’s to 1 run over 8 strong innings to earn the 5-1 decision for the Blue Jays.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Kyle Dowdy stopped the Astros offense with 3 2/3 shutout innings, striking out 3 along the way. It was too little too late as the Rangers lost, 7-2.

Joey Gallo singled and homered but the Rangers were out slugged by the Astros, 7-2.

Bryce Harper collected 5 hits and drove in the go ahead run in the 12th. But the Phillies bullpen lost the game to the Rockies in the bottom of the 12th, 4-3.

Matt Strahm allowed 2 hits and 1 run over 8 innings, striking out 5 Reds. He did not fare in the decision as San Diego fell 3-2 in 11.

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Fanbase Devotion in Unusual Places – @LockedOnMLB for April 19, 2019

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What MLB fan base shows the most devotion? This is not which has the biggest fan base or the largest attendance. Which fan base shows the most love and devotion?

Would you consider the fans of Miami, Tampa Bay or San Diego in this discussion? You should.

This is the LockedOn MLB Podcast with your host Paul Francis Sullivan. Please call him Sully.
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Who Owned Baseball – April 15, 2019 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVPs) + 2019

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Jeffrey Phelps – AP

Let’s see owned baseball on April 15, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Trevor Bauer pitched into the 7th, striking out 8 Mariners in 6 2/3 innings, earning the 6-4 decision for Cleveland.

Joey Gallo had 3 hits, including a homer, driving in a pair to lead the Rangers past the Angels in a wild 12-7 game.

Clayton Kershaw shook off Puig’s early homer to throw 7 innings, walking no Cincinnati batter while striking out 6, setting up the Dodgers 4-3 walk off victory.

Christian Yelich homered 3 times, driving in 7 and added a walk as the Brewers out slugged the Cardinals, 10-7.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Edwin Encarnacion went 2 for 4 with a homer but the Mariners lost again, this time to Cleveland, 6-4.

Paul Goldschmidt reached base 4 times, including a homer, but the Cardinals came up short against Milwaukee, 10-7.

Adam Morgan threw a pair of key shutout innings in relief for the Phillies, but the Mets would win 7-6 in the 11th.

Martin Perez allowed 1 run over 6 solid innings but did not fare in the decision as the Twins fell to Toronto, 5-3.

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Who Owned Baseball – April 13, 2019 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVPs) + 2019

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Michael Dwyer / AP

Let’s see owned baseball on April 13, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Madison Bumgarner rescued the exhausted San Francisco bullpen the day after an 18 inning marathon by going 7 strong innings, allowing 6 hits, no walks and striking out 7 Rockies to get the 5-2 decision.

Chris Davis ended a nightmarish 0-54 slump with 3 hits, including a double, driving in 3 to lead the Orioles past the flopping Red Sox, 9-5.

Austin Dean went 4 for 4 with a homers, 3 runs scored and 5 RBI as the Marlins won against Philadelphia, 10-3.

Justin Verlander struck out 11 Mariners while walking none over 6 innings, giving up a solo homer and one other hit to give the red hot Astros a 3-1 final.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Chris Archer struck out 9 Nationals in 7 innings, allowing 4 hits and 1 run but saw the Pirates bullpen surrender the lead and the game, 3-2.

Javier Baez hit 3 doubles, driving in 2 runs, but the Cubs came up short against the Angels, 6-5.

Blake Snell threw 6 innings of 1 hit, 1 walk shutout ball, striking out 9 Blue Jays. He did not get the decision as Tampa Bay’s bullpen dropped the 3-1 game.

Christian Vazquez doubled and homered, driving in 4, but the Red Sox fell to lowly Baltimore, 9-5.

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

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Stacey Wescott/Chicago Tribune

Let’s see owned baseball on April 12, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Willson Contreras hit a pair of homers and added another hit to lead the Cubs past the Angels, 5-1.

Cole Hamels threw 8 strong innings, allowing 4 hits, 1 run and no walks while striking out 5 Angels to earn the 5-1 decision for the Cubs.

Brad Keller struck out 10 Cleveland batters in 6 2/3 innings, allowing a single run as Kansas City rolled to an 8-1 final.

Austin Meadows reached base 4 times, including a pair of homers, as the red hot Rays out slugged the Blue Jays, 11-7.

 

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Elvis Andrus homered, singled and stole a base but the Rangers came up short against the A’s. 8-6.

Patrick Corbin went 7 innings, allowing 1 run on 4 hits while striking out 11 Pirates. The Nationals bullpen would blow the lead in the 8th and the 6-3 game in the 10th.

Sam Gaviglio came out of the bullpen in the 4th and gave the Blue Jays 3 innings where he kept the damage to a minimum, allowing 2 hits and 1 run. The Rays would homer off of the other relievers and pull away for the 11-7 win.

Anthony Rendon homered twice in the Nationals 6-3 loss to Pittsburgh.

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