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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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Let’s see owned baseball on August 26, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

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

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

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

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

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

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

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

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

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

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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.

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 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.

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 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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Let’s see owned baseball on August 16, 2019

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

 

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Let’s see owned baseball on August 14, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

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

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

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

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

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

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

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

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

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

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

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Let’s see owned baseball on August 13, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Madison Bumgarner struck out 9 Oakland batters in 7 innings, allowing 2 hits and 1 run as the Giants hung on for the 3-2 final.

Rafael Devers went 6 for 6, driving in 3 runs and scoring another in the Red Sox wild 10 inning 7-6 win in Cleveland.

Ivan Nova threw a complete game, 4 hit victory, allowing 1 unearned run while striking out 3 Astros to earn the 4-1 decision for the White Sox.

Will “Louisville” Smith homered twice and walked as the Dodgers clubbed the Marlins, 15-1.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

David Fletcher reached base 5 times, scoring 3 runs in the Angels sloppy 10-7 loss to Pittsburgh.

Yasmani Grandal homered and added another hit and a walk, driving in 3, but the Brewers bullpen collapsed again and dropped the 7-5 game to the Twins.

José Quintana struck out 14 Phillies in 6 innings allowing 1 earned run and 1 unearned run. The Cubs would be doubled up by Philadelphia, 4-2.

Glenn Sparkman held the Cardinals to 2 runs, 1 of which was unearned, over 6 solid innings, but the Royals were blanked, 2-0.

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

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Let’s see owned baseball on August 12, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

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

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

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

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

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 11, 2019 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVPs) + 2019

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Let’s see owned baseball on August 11, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

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

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

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

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

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Let’s see owned baseball on August 10, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

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

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

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

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

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

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

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

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

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

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

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Let’s see owned baseball on August 8, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Madison Bumgarner took a no hitter into the 6th, finished with 7 innings of 1 hit shutout ball and got on base 3 times, scoring a run as the Giants blanked the Phillies, 5-0.

Nicholas Castellanos got on base 4 times, including 2 homers, to help the Cubs pound the Reds, 12-5.

Chris Sale struck out 13 Angels over 8 innings of 2 hit shut out ball to earn the 3-0 decision for the Red Sox.

Gio Urshela once again hit 2 homers, adding another single to his hit total as the Yankees doubled up Toronto, 12-6.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Charlie Blackmon hit a homer and a double in the Rockies 9-3 loss to the Padres.

Reese McGuire homered, doubled and hit 2 singles but the Blue Jays were beaten by the Yankees, 12-6.

Dillon Peters threw 6 innings, striking out 8 Boston batters, but took the hard luck 3-0 decision for the Angels.

Jeremy Walker held the Marlins to 1 run over 3 1/3 innings of bullpen saving relief in the Braves 9-2 defeat.

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

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Earning Full WOBs:

Ozzie Albies went 4 for 5 with 2 homers to help the Braves out slug the Twins, 11-7.

Iván Nova threw 8 shutout innings, allowing 5 hits as the White Sox won 8-1 in Detroit.

José Quintana allowed 2 hits and 1 run over 7 innings to earn the 10-1 decision for the Cubs over the A’s.

Gio Urshela homered twice, added another hit and drove in 4 as the red hot Yankees crushed the Orioles, 14-2.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Jack Flaherty struck out 10 Dodgers in 7 innings of 4 hits shutout ball. The Cardinals bullpen would melt down in the 9th and give up the 2-1 walk off defeat.

Lance Lynn went 7 innings, allowing 1 unearned run and 1 earned run while striking out 8 Cleveland batters. He took the hard luck 5-1 decision for Texas.

Miguel Sanó went 2 for 5 with a homer and 4 RBI in the Twins 11-7 loss to Atlanta.

Fernando Tatís Jr. reached base 3 times win a homer but the Padres lost to the Mariners, 3-2.

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

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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.

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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
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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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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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

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.

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