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

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Let’s see owned baseball on June 22, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Aaron Civale threw 6 shutout innings in his big league debut, striking out 6 Tigers along the way to earn the 2-0 decision for Cleveland.

Dakota Hudson kept the Angels to 1 run and 5 hits over 7 innings as St. Louis won 4-2.

Nomar Mazara homered twice in the Rangers 6-5 victory over the White Sox.

Alex Verdugo collected 4 hits, including 2 homers. The second shot was an 11th inning walk off blast that powered the Dodgers past rival Colorado, 5-4.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Tim Anderson went 3 for 4 with a homers and 4 runs driven in but the White Sox came up short against Texas, 6-5.

Danny Duffy threw 8 innings, allowing 3 runs while striking out 4 Twins. He did not get the decision as the Royals fell, 5-3.

Juan Soto collected 3 hits and drove in 4 in the Nationals 13-9 loss to Atlanta.

Vince Velasquez allowed 1 hit and 1 run over 5 innings, striking out 5 and walking none. The Phillies bullpen would give up the lead and the 5-3 game to the Marlins.

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

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Let’s see owned baseball on June 20, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Austin Barnes singled, doubled and homered, driving in 2 runs as the Dodgers hung on for dear life, defeating the Giants, 9-8.

Matt Chapman got on base 3 times, finishing with a dramatic 2 out 3 run walk off homer to give the A’s a wild 5-4 victory over Tampa Bay.

Frankie Montas struck out 9 Rays over 8 innings, allowing 4 hits, 1 run and no walks. He did not get the decision but set up the 5-4 A’s walk off win.

Tanner Roark pitched 6 innings, striking out 7 Brewers and walking none as the Reds cruised to a 7-1 final.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Jay Bruce got on base 4 times, including a home run, but the Phillies still lost to the Nationals, 7-4.

Jake Marisnick homered twice and added another hit in the Astros 10-6 loss to the Yankees.

Charlie Morton pitched into the 7th, allowing 1 run and striking out 6. The Rays bullpen would collapse in the 9th, giving Oakland the 5-4 win.

Robbie Ray struck out 9 Rockies in 6 innings, allowing 3 runs. The Diamondbacks would drop the 6-4 game in extra innings.

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Astros vs. Yankees Lineup Plus the Tampa Bay and Montreal Connection: Locked On MLB – June 21, 2019

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A wild weekend of games are about to kick off, including those involving the surging Rockies and the free falling Phillies.

Meanwhile Twitter followers ask about the Astros lineup vs. the Yankees lineup plus thoughts on the Rays splitting time between Montreal and Tampa Bay.

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

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

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Let’s see owned baseball on June 19, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

CC Sabathia won his 250th decision in his career, striking out 7 Rays in 6 innings, allowing 1 run and 3 hit for the Yankees 12-1 win.

Max Scherzer ignored his broken nose to throw 7 shutout innings, striking out 10 to help the Nationals blank the Phillies 2-0 for a double header sweep.

Chris Taylor went 3 for 4 with a pair of homers and 4 RBI as the Dodgers pounded the Giants, 9-2.

Mike Trout homered twice and added an RBI single, driving in 7 runs altogether in the Angels slug fest 11-6 win in Toronto.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Jake Arrieta held the Nationals to 2 hits and 1 run over 6 strong innings. But the Phillies were shutout, 2-0.

Gerrit Cole struck out 8 Reds in 6 innings, allowing 1 run. The Astros bullpen would meltdown in the 9th and drop the 3-2 final.

Ryan Braun reached base 3 times, including a homer, knocking in 3, but the Brewers came up short in San Diego, 8-7.

Rowdy Tellez hit 2 homers, driving in 4, but the Blue Jays dropped the 11-6 game to the Angels.

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

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Let’s see owned baseball on June 18, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Pete Alonso reached base 6 times, including a homer, driving in 3 and scoring 3, in the Mets 10-2 victory in Atlanta.

Homer Bailey pitched into the 8th, throwing 7 2/3 scoreless inning, striking out 6 as the Royals blanked the Mariners, 9-0.

Jacob deGrom took a shutout into the 9th, finishing with 8 1/3 innings, 2 runs, no walks and striking out 10 Braves as the Mets took the 10-2 final.

Whit Merrifield hit a 2 run homer and a 3 run homer and added another hit and a 6th RBI as the Royals pounded Seattle, 9-0.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Rafael Devers got 3 hits, including a homer, driving in 2, but the Red Sox dropped the 4-3 final to the Twins in a 17 inning marathon.

Cole Hamels threw 7 strong innings, allowing 1 run while striking out 8 White Sox hitters. He did not fare in the decision as the Cubs fell in the 9th, 3-1.

Kevin Newman singled, tripled and walked, driving in a run, but the Pirates were edged out by the Tigers, 5-4.

Marcus Stroman allowed 3 runs in 7 innings, striking out 3 Angels but took the hard luck 3-1 loss for Toronto.

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

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Let’s see owned baseball on June 17, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Joey Lucchesi shut out the Brewers over 7 innings, allowing 3 hits and striking out 5 to earn the 2-0 decision for San Diego.

Brian McCann reached base 5 times, including a home run, scoring 2 and driving in 2 to help red hot Atlanta clobber the Mets, 12-3.

Masahiro Tanaka threw a complete game 2 hit shutout, striking out 10 and walking 1 as the Yankees blanked Tampa Bay, 3-0.

Mike Trout put on a show in Toronto, collecting 4 hits including a double and a homer, driving in 3, as the Angels cruised to a 10-5 final.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

José Berríos struck out 10 Red Sox in 8 strong innings, allowing 1 run, 5 hits and no walks. The Twins bats were shut down, however, in the 2-0 final.

Cavan Biggio homered twice and walked twice but his Blue Jays were doubled up by the Angels, 10-5.

Elieser Hernández held the Cardinals to 1 earned run and 1 unearned run over 6 innings, striking out 6 and walking none. He took the hard luck 5-0 loss for Miami.

Max Muncy got on base 3 times including a homer but the Dodgers fell short against San Francisco, 3-2.

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An Avalanche in Colorado, A Collapse for Philadelphia and A Decision for Cleveland: Locked On MLB – June 17, 2019

17ADEC62-FCF3-465A-9071-DE376CD04CBDThe Rockies lost two games that defied belief. That could haunt them later. So might the Phillies collapse against rival Atlanta.

Meanwhile the Indians have crept back into the playoff picture, which could put the team in a cross road while deciding to go for it or rebuild.
This is the Locked On MLB Podcast hosted by me, Paul Francis Sullivan. Please call me Sully.

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

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Let’s see owned baseball on June 15, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Shane Bieber pitched into the 8th, finishing with 7 2/3 innings, 12 strikeouts, 2 runs and 1 walk to lead the Indians past Detroit, 4-2.

Yu Darvish struck out 10 Dodgers in 7 innings, allowing a single run and helped set up the Cubs 2-1 comeback win.

Ketel Marte homered twice in the Diamondbacks 10-3 thrashing of the Nationals.

Marcus Semien collected 3 hits, including a homer, driving in 2 and scoring 3 times as the A’s pounded the Mariners, 11-2.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Walker Buehler started the game with 5 hitless innings and would finish with 7 scoreless frames, allowing 2 hits and walking none. The Cubs would rally against the Dodgers bullpen to win 2-1.

Josh Donaldson singled, doubled and launched a go ahead 3 run homer but the Braves bullpen blew the lead and the 6-5 final to the Phillies.

Whit Merrifield went 4 for 5 with a homer and 2 runs scored but the Twins came from behind to beat his Royals, 5-4.

Tayler Scott stopped the bleeding by stranding his two inherited runners and tossing 2 shutout innings. But the damage was done as the Mariners were blown out by Oakland, 11-2.

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

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Let’s see owned baseball on June 14, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Jake Bauers hit for the cycle, driving in 4 runs and scoring a pair, giving the Indians a much needed 13-4 victory over Detroit.

Kyle Gibson threw 8 innings of 2 hit shutout ball as the Twins blanked Kansas City, 2-0.

Hunter Renfroe homered 3 times, including one in the wild 6 run 9th inning and 1 in the 12th inning game winning rally as the Padres stunned the Rockies, 16-12.

Max Scherzer struck out 10 Diamondbacks over 7 innings, giving up 3 hits, 2 runs and 1 walk to earn the 7-3 decision.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Charlie Blackmon went 4 for 7, including a homer, but the Rockies had an epic collapse in the 16-12 final against San Diego.

Jacob deGrom threw 7 innings, striking out 8 and no walks in the suspended game against the Cardinals. The game resumed and the Mets bullpen dropped the game 5-4.

Brad Keller silenced the mighty Twins bats with 7 scoreless frames, allowing 3 hits and 3 walks. The Kansas City bullpen would allow 2 runs which was enough in the 2-0 loss.

Luke Voit got on base 4 times including a homer that briefly gave the Yankees the lead. The rest of the night was all White Sox, who won 10-2.

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

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Let’s see owned baseball on June 13, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Homer Bailey helped the Royals put on a show in Omaha with 6 shutout innings, striking out 6 Tigers and earning the 7-3 decision.

Charlie Blackmon collected 4 hits, including 2 homers, driving in 4, as the Rockies topped the Padres, 9-6.

Zack Greinke flirted with a no hitter, finishing with 7 1/3 scoreless innings, allowing 2 hits and no walks as the Diamondbacks blanked the Nationals, 5-0.

Shohei Ohtani hit the first cycle for the Angels since 2013, driving in 3 runs to top the Rays, 5-3.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Manny Machado homered twice and singled but the Padres could not catch the Rockies in the 9-6 Coors slug fest.

Dovydas Neverauskas slowed down the Braves bats with 2 scoreless and hitless innings in relief to give the Pirates a chance. They came up just short, 6-5.

Hunter Pence reached base 4 times, including 2 doubles, scoring a run and driving in another as the Rangers dropped a wild 7-6 game in Boston.

Hunter Wood gave the Rays a pair of scoreless innings of relief to give them a chance to comeback. The Angels would hold on in the 5-3 final.

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Most Recent Cycle Hit For Each MLB Franchise (Updated For Shohei Ohtani, June 13, 2019 )

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SHOHEI HIT THE LIGHTS OUT!

In a night where the lights literally went out in Tampa Bay, Shohei Ohtani provided the electricity with a Cycle, the first one by the Angels since his teammate Mike Trout did so in 2013.

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

THE MOST CYCLE HIT
FOR EACH FRANCHISE

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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
(DIVISION SERIES)
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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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Washington Nationals
Trea Turner
April 25, 2017 vs. Colorado
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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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CLEVELAND INDIANS
Rajai Davis
July 2, 2016 vs. Toronto
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ATLANTA BRAVES
June 15, 2016 vs. Cincinnati
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HOUSTON ASTROS
Brandon Barnes
July 19, 2013 vs. Seattle
downloadARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS
Aaron Hill
June 29, 2012 vs. Milwaukee
NEW YORK METS
April 27, 2012 vs. Colorado
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SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS
September 15, 2011 vs. Colorado

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BALTIMORE ORIOLES
Felix Pie
August 14, 2009 vs. Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

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NEW YORK YANKEES
Melky Cabrera.
August 2, 2009 vs Chicago White Sox

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SEATTLE MARINERS
Adrian Beltre.
September 1, 2009 vs. Texas
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OAKLAND ATHLETICS
Mark Ellis
June 4, 2007 vs. Boston
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DETROIT TIGERS
Carlos Guillen
August 1, 2006 vs Tampa Bay.
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ST. LOUIS CARDINALS
Mark Grudzielanek
April 27, 2005 vs. Milwaukee Brewers
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PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES
David Bell
June 28, 2004 vs. Montreal
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TORONTO BLUE JAYS
Jeff Frye
August 17, 2001 vs. Texas
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CHICAGO CUBS
Mark Grace
May 9, 1993 vs San Diego

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KANSAS CITY ROYALS
George Brett
June 24, 1990 vs. Toronto

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CINCINNATI REDS
June 2, 1989 vs. San Diego Padres

BONUS –

Last Cycles Hit For Teams in Old Locations

MONTREAL EXPOS
Vladimir Guerrero
September 14, 2003 vs. New York Mets

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WASHINGTON SENATORS
Jim King
May 26, 1964 vs. Boston

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NEW YORK GIANTS
Don Mueller
July 11, 1954 vs. Pittsburgh

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PHILADELPHIA ATHLETICS
Elmer Valo
August 2, 1950 vs. Chicago White Sox

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Gil Hodges
June 25, 1949 vs. Pittsburgh

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ST. LOUIS BROWNS
George McQuinn
July 19, 1941 vs. Boston Red Sox

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BOSTON DOVES
Bill Collins
October 6, 1910 vs. Philadelphia Phillies

Still no Marlins player has ever hit for the cycle.

Braves Have New Life and the Phillies Need To Counter: Locked On MLB – June 13, 2019

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The rise of Austin Riley and the signing of Dallas Keuchel have given the Braves a nice spark as they sit in first place alone. The Phillies need to make a trade to keep up.

Meanwhile the Twins can score at will, Justin Verlander dominates and the Red Sox won in the stupidest way possible: A Walk Off Walk.

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

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

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Let’s see owned baseball on June 12, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Brett Anderson pitched into the 7th, holding the Rays to 2 runs in 6 1/3 innings. He did not get the decision but the A’s slammed themselves to a 6-2 win.

Cole Hamels went into Coors Field and threw 7 shutout innings, striking out 9 Rockies as the Cubs rolled, 10-1.

Austin Riley collected 3 hits, including a game tying 9th inning homer, and scored the winning run in the 11th as Atlanta walked off against Pittsburgh, 8-7.

Daniel Vogelbach reached base 5 times, including a homer and 2 runs scored, in the Mariners wild 9-6 extra inning victory in Minnesota.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Zach Eflin threw 8 innings, allowing 2 runs while striking out 9. But the Phillies were blanked by Arizona, 2-0.

Trey Mancini homered and reached base 2 more times but the Orioles fell short against Toronto, 8-6.

Kevin Newman went 3 for 5 with 2 RBI and a stolen base in the Pirates extra inning 8-7 loss to Atlanta.

Justin Verlander struck out 15 Brewers in 7 innings, walking none and allowing just 4 hits and 3 runs. The Astros would drop the 6-3 final in extra innings.

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The Trade Deadline TV Show: Locked On MLB – June 12, 2019

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On a day that is way too hot in California, I breakdown a new way to set up the season. This includes opening the season with the All Star Game and creating TV show for the trade deadline.

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

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Who Owned Baseball – June 11, 2019 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVPs) + 2019

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Let’s see owned baseball on June 11, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Trevor Bauer pitched into the 8th, finishing with 7 2/3 innings, 1 run and striking out 6 Reds batters. He did not get the decision but set up Cleveland walking off to a 2-1 final.

Dakota Hudson threw 7 strong innings, giving up 1 run and striking out 6 as the Cardinals slugged the Marlins, 7-1.

Brian McCann homered twice in the rain shorted 7-5 Atlanta victory over the Pirates.

Gio Urshela singled, doubled and homered, driving in 4 runs in the Yankees 12-5 double header opening win over the Mets. He added an RBI n the 10-4 nightcap loss.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Luis Castillo threw 6 innings, striking out 6 Cleveland batters and giving up just 1 run. But Cleveland came back to double up Cincinnati, 2-1.

Edwin Encarnación reached base 3 times, including a homer, driving in 3, but the Twins came back against his Mariners, 6-5.

Mike Leake held Minnesota to 3 runs, 6 hits and no walks over 7 innings. Seattle’s bullpen would collapse and drop the 6-5 final.

Anthony Rendon hit a pair of homers and walked but the Nationals came up short against the White Sox, 7-5.

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Rangers Win a Wild One and Phillies Throw Home Run Derby: Locked On MLB – June 11, 2019

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The Rangers took a wild extra inning victory against the Red Sox to keep part of the AL Wild Card. Meanwhile the Phillies are facing real issues with their pitching staff that could haunt them.

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

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An Unlikely Relevant Red Sox vs. Rangers Series: Locked On MLB – June 10, 2019

B7BA125E-6FC2-41E6-9CAC-8396B6EE6D60At the beginning of the season, the Red Sox and Rangers meeting in June did not look like a very important series. But now it has significance, especially for Texas who want to give their fans a summer.

Also, the Braves shore up their pitching staff with Dallas Keuchel in a move that other teams should have matched,

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

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

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Let’s see owned baseball on June 9, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Matt Joyce doubled twice, walked twice and drove in the go ahead run in the 12th inning for the Braves 7-6 victory in Miami.

Brandon Lowe homered twice and singled, scoring 3 and driving in 3 as the Rays won in Boston, 6-1.

Jake Odorizzi struck out 8 Tigers in 6 innings, allowing 1 run as the Twins took the 12-2 blowout.

Noah Syndergaard allowed 1 hit and struck out 7 Rockies over 7 shutout innings to earn the 6-1 decision for the Mets.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Madison Bumgarner gave up 1 run over 7 innings, striking out 5 Dodgers. But that one run was too many as the Giants were blanked, 1-0.

Asdrubal Cabrera singled, doubled and homered but the Rangers wild comeback against the A’s fell one run short, 9-8.

Austin Dean got 3 hits, including a homer, driving in 3, but the Marlins lost 7-6 in 12 innings to Atlanta.

Peter Fairbanks stopped the bleeding with 2 perfect innings of relief, striking out 3 Oakland batters in his Major League debut. The Rangers dropped the 9-8 slug fest.

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

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Let’s see owned baseball on June 7, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Ronald Acuña Jr. got 3 hits, including a homer, driving in 3, leading the Braves past Miami, 7-1.

Yonny Chirinos struck out 6 Red Sox in 8 scoreless frames to earn the 6-1 decision for Tampa Bay.

Cole Hamels threw 8 innings of 3 hit shutout ball, striking out 10 Cardinals to keep the Cubs tied for first with a 3-1 final.

Marcus Semien got 4 hits including a game tying single in the 7th and a go ahead 2 run homer in the 9th as the A’s took a dramatic 5-3 victory in Texas.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Delino DeShields got 3 hits and a walk but the Rangers lost 5-3 to the A’s.

Clayton Kershaw threw 7 strong innings, allowing 2 runs and struck out 4 Giants. But she took the hard luck 2-1 Dodgers loss.

Lance Lynn struck out 8 Oakland batters in 6 innings, allowing 2 runs. The Rangers bullpen blew the lead and the game, 5-3.

Joey Votto reached base 3 times, including a homer, but the Reds were doubled upped by the Phillies, 4-2.

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Craig Kimbrel is Employed and I was Wrong About Chris Sale: Locked On MLB – June 6, 2019

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Craig Kimbrel found a job! Good work for the Cubs and stupid non move for Atlanta.

Meanwhile, Wednesday was a totally bananas day of big league ball and I was wrong about Chris Sale.

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

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

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Let’s see owned baseball on June 5, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

David Bote doubled, homered and singled two times, driving in an eye popping 7 runs as the Cubs won a wild 9-8 game over the Rockies.

Randal Grichuk homered twice, scoring 3 runs, in the Blue Jays 11-7 comeback victory over the Yankees.

Chris Sale threw a complete game 3 hit masterpiece, striking out 12, walking none and throwing an immaculate inning along the way as the Red Sox blanked the Royals, 8-0.

Jason Vargas struck out 8 Giants in his 5 hits complete game shutout to earn the 7-0 decision for the Mets.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

David Dahl went 3 for 5 with a double and a triple, driving in 3, in the Rockies 9-8 loss to the Cubs.

Robbie Grossman doubled twice and singled twice, scoring twice and drove in a run but the A’s collapsed and allowed the Angels to walk off, 10-9.

Adrian Houser threw 3 innings out of the bullpen, with 1 hit, 1 walk and 1 unearned run, striking out 6 Marlins but the Brewers fell 8-3.

John Means allowed 1 run in 6 innings, striking out 5 Rangers but the Orioles dropped the 2-1 game in the 9th.

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Who Owned Baseball – June 4, 2019 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVPs) + 2019

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Let’s see owned baseball on June 4, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Shane Bieber threw 7 strong frames, allowing 2 runs and 1 walk, striking out 7 Twins as the Indians took the 5-2 final.

Garrett Cooper reached base 5 times, homered, driving in 4 while scoring 2, leading the Marlins to an eye popping 16-0 blanking of the Brewers.

Hyun-Jin Ryu continued to shutout batters, tossing 7 scoreless frames, striking out 2 Arizona batters and earning the 9-0 decision for the Dodgers.

Pedro Severino homered 3 times, driving in 4, in the Orioles wild 12-11 slug fest victory over Texas.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Griffin Canning struck out 8 Oakland batters in 6 innings but was on the losing end of the 4-2 final for the Angels.

Aaron Hicks doubled, homered and walked, scoring 2 but the Yankees fell short in Toronto, 4-3.

Franmil Reyes homered twice in San Diego’s 9-6 loss to Philadelphia.

Noah Syndergaard pitched into the 7th, finishing with 3 runs in 6 2/3 innings. He did not fare in the decision as the Mets bullpen melted down in the 10th, losing to the Giants, 9-3.

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Dale Murphy, Liam McEneaney and Jeff Carr in the Grab Bag Episode: Locked On MLB – June 5, 2019

31C00515-16F8-4FFA-9E54-10A0F04C4EF0It is a GRAB BAG episode of Locked On MLB.

First, Braves’ legend Dale Murphy tells of his time living in Boston.

Comedian and host of the Tell Your Friends podcast Liam McEneaney shares a story about me being a jerk in New York.

And Jeff Carr, host of the Locked On Reds podcast, talks about the origin of his Cincinnati fandom.

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

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Who Owned Baseball – June 3, 2019 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVPs) + 2019

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Terrence Antonio James/Chicago Tribune

Let’s see owned baseball on June 3, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Javier Baez homered and doubled, driving in 3, to lead the Cubs to an 8-1 beating of the Angels.

Walker Buehler struck out 11 Diamondbacks in 8 innings, allowing 2 hits, no walks and a single run to earn the 3-1 decision for the Dodgers.

Josh Reddick went 2 for 4 with a triple, an RBI and a run scored to lead the Astros past Seattle, 4-2.

Framber Valdéz threw 4 shutout innings in relief, striking out 3 as the Astros doubled up the Mariners, 4-2.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Wade LeBlanc came into the game in the second and threw 8 innings, allowing 3 hits and 1 run. The Astros scored all the runs they needed in the first to beat Seattle, 4-2.

Robbie Ray pitched 7 innings, allowing 3 runs and striking out 9 Dodgers. But he would be saddled with the tough luck 3-1 Arizona decision.

J. T. Realmuto went 2 for 4 with a homer and 2 RBI but the Phillies were pounded by San Diego, 8-2.

Mallex Smith homered and walked in the Mariners 4-2 loss to the Astros.

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

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AP

Let’s see owned baseball on June 2, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Brandon Crawford hit a pair of homers as the Giants pounded Baltimore, 8-1.

Lucas Giolito pitched shutout ball into the 8th, finishing with 7 1/3 innings, 5 hits, no runs and struck out 9 Cleveland batters for the White Sox 2-0 victory.

Max Scherzer struck out 15 Reds in 8 innings, allowing 3 hits, 1 walk and 1 run to earn the 4-1 decision for Washington.

Myles Straw reached base 4 times, stole 3 bases and scored 3 runs in the Astros 6-4 extra innings win in Oakland.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Matt Chapman got 3 hits, including a game tying homer in the 8th but the Astros topped the A’s in the 12th, 6-4.

Cole Hamels held the Cardinals to 2 hits, 2 walks and a single unearned run over 7 innings. But he still ended up on the wrong end of a 2-1 Cubs loss.

Zach Plesac had the best outing of his young career, allowing 4 hits, 1 run and struck out 7. But the Indians were blanked by the White Sox, 2-0.

Hunter Renfroe homered twice in the Padres 9-3 defeat by the Marlins.

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

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Ben Margot – AP

Let’s see owned baseball on June 1, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Orlando Arcia homered twice and walked, driving in 4 key runs in the Brewers come from behind extra innings 12-10 slug fest win against the Pirates.

Marwin Gonzalez doubled and homered in the Twins 6-2 victory in Tampa Bay.

Clayton Kershaw struck out 6 Phillies in 7 innings, allowing 1 run and walking none. He did not get the decision but the Dodgers walked off on top, 4-3.

Justin Verlander threw 8 strong innings, allowing 4 hits and 1 run while striking out 8 Oakland batters to earn the 5-1 decision for the Astros.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Jacob deGrom pitched into the 7th, allowing 1 run and 5 hits while striking out 7 Diamondbacks in 6 2/3 innings. The Mets bullpen would have another spectacular meltdown and fumble away the 6-5 final in extra innings.

Edwin Encarnación homered twice for the Mariners in a losing 6-3 cause against the Angels.

Starling Marte went 4 for 7 with a homer and 3 RBI but the Pirates lost the wild 12-10 game to Milwaukee in extra innings.

Marcus Stroman threw 7 innings in Coors Field and allowed 3 earned runs and 1 unearned run while walking none. His Blue Jays were doubled up by the Rockies, 4-2.

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

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Andy Cross – Denver Post

Let’s see owned baseball on May 31, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

José Berríos struck out 8 Rays in 6 2/3 innings, allowing 3 hits and 3 runs, setting up the Twins 5-3 win.

Niko Goodrum went 5 for 5 with 2 homers and 3 RBI as the Tigers topped Atlanta, 8-2.

Miles Mikolas threw 7 strong innings, allowing 1 run and striking out a trio of Cubs. He did not get the decision but set up the 10th inning St. Louis walk off 2-1 victory.

Trevor Story homered twice, doubled and walked, driving in 7 and scoring 4 to lead the surging Rockies past Toronto, 13-6.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Yu Darvish struck out 6 Cardinals in 6 innings, holding them to 1 run. He did not get the decision as the Cubs fell 2-1 in the 10th.

Mike Fiers pitched into the 7th, allowing 4 hits and 2 runs in 6 2/3 innings, striking out 3 Houston batters. But the Oakland bullpen blew the lead in the 7th and ultimately the 3-2 final.

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. reached base 4 times altogether, homering along the way, in the Blue Jays 13-6 slug fest loss to Colorado.

Juan Soto got 3 hits, including a homer, but the Nationals were tripled up by the Reds, 9-3.

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Weekend Preview, Twitter Questions and Organizing Reallignment – Locked On MLB for May 31, 2019

EA8ACA4E-B25C-4670-8B52-BABA3B766B14Red Sox and Yankees continue their rivalry this weekend, but Twins and Rays is the better series.

I also answer Twitter questions from listeners about which managers should get Manager of the Year so far. And I figure out how to realign divisions and teams in terms of East and West.

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

 

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

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Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

Let’s see owned baseball on May 30, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Adalberto Mondesi reached base 4 times, including a homer, scoring twice as the Royals doubled up Texas, 4-2.

Charlie Morton threw 7 strong innings, holding the mighty Twins to 4 hits, 2 runs and no walks as the Rays rolled to a 14-3 finish.

Mike Moustakas got 4 hits including 2 homers to slug Milwaukee past Pittsburgh, 11-5.

Hyun-Jin Ryu pitched a shutout into the 8th, finishing with 7 2/3 scoreless innings, 4 hits and 7 strikeouts as the Dodgers blanked the Mets, 2-0.

 

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Shin-Soo Choo homered and singled in the Rangers 4-2 loss to Kansas City.

Eduardo Escobar singled and homered, driving in 3, but the Rockies walked off against the Diamondbacks, 11-10 in 10.

Mike Minor struck out 8 Royals in 5 innings but the Rangers came up short, 4-2.

Jason Vargas was solid over 7 innings, allowing 1 hit and striking out 6 Dodgers. But he took the hard luck 2-0 decision for the Mets.

 

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

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Paul Rutherford-USA TODAY Sports

Let’s see owned baseball on May 29, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Griffin Canning held the A’s to 1 run, 3 hits and no walks over 6 innings. He did not get a decision but the Angels won in extra innings, 12-7.

Bryce Harper singled, doubled and homered, knocking in 4, to help the Phillies clobber St. Louis, 11-4.

Kyle Hendricks threw 8 innings, allowing 4 hits, 1 run and striking out 7 Astros to earn the 2-1 decision for the Cubs.

Carlos Santana missed the cycle by a single, walking twice to add to his three extra base hits and 5 RBI to help the Indians out slug the Red Sox, 14-9.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Pete Alonso homered twice and added another hit, driving in 4, but the Dodgers came from behind to edge the Mets, 9-8.

Jackie Bradley Jr. went 3 for 4 with a homer in the Red Sox 14-9 loss to Cleveland.

Madison Bumgarner gave up 2 runs in 6 innings, striking out 4 Marlins but the punchless Giants fell, 4-2.

Wade Miley struck out 9 Cubs in 7 innings but took the hard luck 2-1 defeat for the Astros.

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