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

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Let’s see owned baseball on September 15, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Trevor Bauer struck out 9 Diamondbacks in 8 innings as the Reds took the 3-1 final.

Kris Bryant clobbered 2 homers and added another hit in the Cubs 16-6 blowout of Pittsburgh.

Sean Manaea threw 6 shutout innings, striking out 6 Rangers to earn the 6-1 decision for the A’s.

Josh Reddick went 5 for 5 with a homer, 3 RBI and 3 runs scored as the Astros rolled to a 12-3 final over the Royals.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Harrison Bader homered twice but the Cardinals bullpen melted down in the 7-6 final against Milwaukee.

Randy Dobnak pitched 5 strong innings, allowing 1 earned run and 1 unearned run. The Twins bullpen dropped the 7-5 game in Cleveland.

Eddie Rosario went 3 for 5 with 2 homers in the Twins 7-5 loss in Cleveland.

Zack Wheeler struck out 9 Dodgers in 7 innings but the Mets fell, 3-2.

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

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Let’s see owned baseball on September 14, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Jacob deGrom threw 7 shutout innings, striking out 8 Dodgers and set up the dramatic 3-0 Mets victory.

Brett Gardner homered twice and added another hit to lead the Yankees to an easy 13-3 blow out of Toronto.

Félix Hernández turned back the clock and gave the Mariners a vintage performance, going 7 innings, allowing 1 run and 5 hits. He did not get the decision but helped set up the 10 inning 2-1 walk off win over the White Sox.

Nico Hoerner got 3 hits, including a homer, driving in 3 and scoring 3, as the Cubs pummeled Pittsburgh, 14-1.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Tommy Edman singled and homered in the Cardinals 5-2 loss to Milwaukee.

Mike Clevinger struck out 10 Twins over 8 innings, allowing only 2 runs. But the Indians were blanked in the double header opener, 2-0.

Oscar Mercado reached base 3 times in the opening 2-0 Indians loss to the Twins. In the nightcap, he got 3 more hits, including a homer, driving in 2, but Cleveland lost that game as well, 9-5.

Hyun-Jin Ryu found his ace groove, blanking the Mets over 7 innings of 2 hit ball. The Dodgers bullpen would lose the shutout and the 3-0 game.

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

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Let’s see owned baseball on September 12, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

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

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

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

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

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

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

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

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

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

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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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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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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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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 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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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?

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

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

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Let’s see owned baseball on August 26, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

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

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

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

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

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

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

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

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

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

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

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Let’s see owned baseball on August 24, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

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

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

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

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

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

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

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

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

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

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

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Let’s see owned baseball on August 24, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

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

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

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

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

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

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

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

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

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

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

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Let’s see owned baseball on August 23, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Starlin Castro came off of the bench to homer twice and drive in 5 runs to give the Marlins a stunning 19-11 victory over the Phillies.

J. D. Martinez drove in 7 runs with 3 hits, including 2 homers, as the Red Sox blanked the Padres 11-0.

James Paxton struck out 11 Dodgers giving the Yankees a much needed quality start, lasting 6 2/3 innings, allowing 2 runs and earning the 10-2 decision.

Aníbal Sánchez pitched into the 9th, allowing 1 hit and 1 run over 8 1/3 innings and even drove in a run himself to give the Nationals a 9-3 win over the Cubs.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Aristides Aquino homered and collected 2 more hits, driving in both Reds runs in the 3-2 defeat by Pittsburgh.

Kole Calhoun went 4 for 4 with a home run but the Angels came up short against Houston, 5-4.

Jacob deGrom struck out 13 Braves in 7 innings, allowing 1 run and hitting a solo homer for the Mets’ only run in a 2-1 extra inning loss.

Dillon Tate threw 3 innings of shutout relief for Baltimore in the 7-1 pounding by Tampa Bay.

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

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

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

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Let’s see owned baseball on August 22, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

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

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

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

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

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

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

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

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

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

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

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Let’s see owned baseball on August 21, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Nicholas Castellanos led a strong Cubs offense with 4 hits, including a homer in the 12-11 slug fest over the Giants.

Patrick Corbin gave the Nationals 8 strong innings, allowing no runs and striking out 4 in the 11-1 pounding of the Pirates.

Lucas Giolito threw a complete game shutout, allowing 3 hits while striking out 12 as the White Sox blanked the Twins, 4-0.

Kevin Kiermaier went 2 for 4 with a stolen base, 4 RBI and a game tying 9th inning homer as the Rays walked off against the Mariners, 8-7.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Robinson Chirinos got 4 hits, including a homer in the Astros 2-1 loss to Detroit.

Junior Fernández gave the Cardinals 2 key innings of no hit shutout relief and a chance to come back against Milwaukee. They would fall short, 5-3.

Justin Verlander tossed a complete game, striking out 11 and allowing only 2 hits. But the Astros were edged by the Tigers, 2-1.

Mike Yastrzemski got 3 hits, including a homer and a double, and several key defensive plays but the Giants dropped a wild and heart breaking 12-11 game to the Cubs.

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

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

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

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Let’s see owned baseball on August 20, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

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

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

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

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

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Who Owned Baseball – August 18, 2019 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVPs) + 2019

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Let’s see owned baseball on August 18, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Rafael Devers doubled twice, singled and homered, driving in 4 as the Red Sox cruised to a 13-7 final over Baltimore.

Brian Dozier got on base 4 times altogether, homering twice, driving in 4, leading the Nationals to a 16-8 victory over Milwaukee.

Yusei Kikuchi threw a complete game 2 hit shutout, striking out 8, to help the Mariners blank the Blue Jays, 7-0.

José Quintana kept the Pirates scoreless over 7 innings allowing 5 hits and earning the 7-1 decision for the Cubs.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Matthew Boyd threw 7 innings, allowing 2 hits and struch out 9 Tampa Bay batters. The Tigers bullpen imploded and dropped the 5-4 game in the 9th.

Eloy Jiménez tripled and homered in the White Sox 9-2 loss to the Angels.

Mike Moustakas reached base 4 times, including 2 homers, but the Brewers were doubled up by the Nationals, 16-8.

Jordan Yamamoto kept the mayhem in Coors Field to a minimum, allowing 2 runs over 5 2/3 innings. Miami’s bullpen would blow the lead in the 9th and the 7-6 game in the 10th to the Rockies.

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

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Earning Full WOBs:

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

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

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

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

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

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

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

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

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

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

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Earning Full WOBs:

Jon Gray threw 8 shutout innings, allowing 5 hits and striking out 7 as the Rockies blanked the Marlins, 3-0.

James McCann got 3 hits including a grand slam that broke open a close game and gave the White Sox a 7-2 victory over the Angels.

Mike Montgomery allowed a single unearned run over 6 innings to earn the 4-1 decision for Kansas City over the Mets.

Mike Yastrzemski belted 3 homers, driving in 4, as the Giants won a wild 10-9 homer fest in Arizona.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Nick Ahmed reached base 4 times, homering and driving in a pair in the bizarre and for Diamondbacks fans frustrating 10-9 extra inning loss to the Giants.

Adrian Houser held the Nationals to 2 hits, 2 walks and 1 run over 7 innings but the Brewers could not rally and dropped the 2-1 final.

Charlie Morton allowed 3 hits and 1 unearned run in 7 innings of solid ball. But the Rays were shutout by the Tigers, 2-0.

José Ramírez homered again and added 2 more hits but the Indians fell short against the Yankees, 3-2.

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

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Let’s see owned baseball on August 15, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

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

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

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

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

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

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

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

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

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

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