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Who Owns October (#WOO) Tallies Updated For October 12, 2017

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N.Y. Post: Charles Wenzelberg

So we are now living in a world where the YANKEES are the plucky Underdog, trying to upset the 100 win Indians and Astros.

That’s strange. And Jose Altuve is having nothing of it. He is turning the 2017 post season into his own personal legend building tour.

Think of this. Between the Division Series and ALCS, Altuve is batting .579 with an OPS of 1.705. If he slugs Houston to a title and continues to put up 200 hit seasons throughout his career, he would have the Hall of Fame resume that only requires piling up stats.

In other words, we may be watching a legend being born. Pay attention.

So who owned October?

Each winning team for every post season game gets a pitcher and a hitter who earn a full WOO (Who Owns October.)

And at my discretion, I award a 1/2 WOO’S to a worthy player on the losing team.

At the end of the post season, we will see who had the highest WOO total as a pitcher and a hitter.

A complete description of the rules can be found HERE.

From October 12

2017 National League Division Series Game 5:

Receiving 1 WOO

Jose Altuve kept on hitting. He went 3 for 4, stole a base and scored the first run to help Houston edge the Yankees, 2-1.

Dallas Keuchel shut down the strong New York lineup with 7 innings of shutout ball, striking out 10 and earning the 2-1 decision for the Astros.

Receiving 1/2 WOO

Greg Bird got two hits and broke up the shutout with a 9th inning homer that was not enough as the Yankees fell to the Astros, 2-1.

Masahiro Tanaka held the Astros to 4 hits and 2 runs over 6 solid innings but he absorbed the hard luck 2-1 Yankee loss.

 

Current WOO Totals MLB 2017

Hitters ‘WOO’ MLB 2017,

Jose Altuve – Astros 2, Greg Bird – Yankees 1 1/2, Jay Bruce – Indians 1 1/2, Anthony Rizzo – Cubs 1 1/2, Michael Taylor – Nationals 1 1/2,  Ryan Zimmerman – Nationals 1 1/2,  Alex Bregman – Astros 1, Cody Bellinger – Dodgers 1, Kris Bryant – Cubs 1, Willson Contreras – Cubs 1, Carlos Correa – Astros 1, Logan Forsythe – Dodgers 1, Brett Gardner – Yankees 1, Yan Gomes – Indians 1, Didi Gregorius – Yankees 1, Aaron Judge – Yankees 1, Ketel Marte – Diamondbacks 1, Hanley Ramirez – Red Sox 1, Justin Turner – Dodgers 1, Andrew Benitendi – Red Sox 1/2, Starlin Castro – Yankees 1/2, Daniel Descalso – Diamondbacks 1/2, Brian Dozier – Twins 1/2, Paul Goldschmidt – Diamondbacks 1/2, Yuli Gurriel – Astros 1/2, Jason Kipnis – Indians 1/2, Sandy Leon – Red Sox 1/2, J. D. Martinez – Diamondbacks 1/2, Gary Sanchez – Yankees 1/2, Carlos Santana – Indians 1/2, Trevor Story – Rockies 1/2, Christian Vazquez – Red Sox 1/2, Ben Zobrist – Cubs 1/2,

Pitchers ‘WOO’ MLB 2017,

David Robertson – Yankees 2, Sean Doolittle – Nationals 1 1/2, Dallas Keuchel – Astros 1 1/2, David Price – Red Sox 1 1/2, Stephen Strasburg – Nationals 1 1/2, Masahiro Tanaka – Yankees 1 1/2, Trevor Bauer – Indians 1, Archie Bradley – Diamondbacks 1, Yu Darvish – Dodgers 1,  Wade Davis – Cubs 1, Ken Giles – Astros 1, Kyle Hendricks – Cubs 1, Kenley Jansen – Dodgers 1, Clayton Kershaw – Dodgers 1, Jon Lester – Cubs 1, Jose Quintana – Cubs 1,  Robbie Ray – Diamondbacks 1, Josh Tomlin – Indians 1, Justin Verlander – Astros 1, Carlos Carrasco – Indians 1/2, Jaime Garcia – Yankees 1/2, Zack Godley – Diamondbacks 1/2, Andrew Miller – Indians 1/2, Chris Rusin – Rockies 1/2, Chris Sale – Red Sox 1/2, Max Scherzer – Nationals 1/2,

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Who Owns October (#WOO) Tallies Updated For October 6, 2017

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(Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)

The Dodgers scored as many runs before a single batter was retired as the Red Sox have in 2 whole games. Stephen Strasburg went from throwing a memorable masterpiece to a heartbreaking loss and Joe Girardi made one of the great managerial blunders in post season

Yup… it was an amazing day of baseball as only the playoffs can give us.

So who owned October?

Each winning team for every post season game gets a pitcher and a hitter who earn a full WOO (Who Owns October.)

And at my discretion, I award a 1/2 WOO’S to a worthy player on the losing team.

At the end of the post season, we will see who had the highest WOO total as a pitcher and a hitter.

A complete description of the rules can be found HERE.

From October 6
2017 National League Division Series Game 1
2017 American League Division Series Game 2:

Receiving 1 WOO

Kris Bryant broke up a no hitter in the 6th with a 2 out RBI single and would later come around to score as the Cubs blanked the Nationals, 3-0.

Carlos Correa homered, doubled and walked, driving in 4 as the Astros rolled again over Boston, 8-2.

Yan Gomes got on base 3 times including a dramatic walk off single in the bottom of the 13th in Cleveland’s wild 9-8 win against the Yankees.

Kyle Hendricks threw 7 shutout innings to earn the 3-0 decision for the Cubs over Washington.

Clayton Kershaw pitched into the 7th, allowing 5 hits and striking out 7 at the Dodgers took the opener against Arizona, 9-5.

Dallas Keuchel struck out 7 Red Sox in 5 2/3 innings to get the 8-2 victory for the Astros.

Josh Tomlin came out of the bullpen in the 12th and retired all 6 Yankees he faced, striking out 3 and setting up the walk off 9-8 finale in Cleveland.

Justin Turner homered in the first inning, reached base 4 times altogether, driving in 5 runs to lead the Dodgers past Arizona, 9-5.

 

Receiving 1/2 WOO

Zack Godley was pressed into service in the second inning and gave the Diamondbacks 5 frames of relief, allowing 2 earned runs and striking out 5. But it was too little too late as Los Angeles took the game, 9-5.

J. D. Martinez got 3 hits, including a homer, in the Diamondbacks 9-5 loss to the Dodgers.

David Price came out of the bullpen to throw 2 2/3 shutout innings and stop the bleeding. Nothing else worked however and the Astros clobbered the Red Sox, 8-2.

Gary Sanchez hit a startling 2 run homer off of Kluber in the first inning and added another hit. But the Yankees had an equally shocking meltdown and fell in 13 innings to the Indians, 9-8.

Stephen Strasburg took a no hitter into the 6th and allowed just 2 unearned runs and 3 hits over 7 innings, striking out 10 Cubs along the way. He would be charged with the hard luck 3-0 decision for the Nationals.

Christian Vazquez reached base 3 times and scored but the Red Sox were once again pounded by Houston, 8-2.

 

Current WOO Totals MLB 2017

Hitters ‘WOO’ MLB 2017,

Jose Altuve – Astros 1, Jay Bruce – Indians 1, Kris Bryant – Cubs 1, Carlos Correa – Astros 1, Brett Gardner – Yankees 1, Yan Gomes – Indians 1, Ketel Marte – Diamondbacks 1, Justin Turner – Dodgers 1, Starlin Castro – Yankees 1/2, Brian Dozier – Twins 1/2, Sandy Leon – Red Sox 1/2, J. D. Martinez – Diamondbacks 1/2, Gary Sanchez – Yankees 1/2, Trevor Story – Rockies 1/2, Christian Vazquez – Red Sox 1,

Pitchers ‘WOO’ MLB 2017,

Trevor Bauer – Indians 1, Kyle Hendricks – Cubs 1, Clayton Kershaw – Dodgers 1, Dallas Keuchel – Astros 1, Robbie Ray – Diamondbacks 1, David Robertson – Yankees 1, Josh Tomlin – Indians 1, Justin Verlander – Astros 1, Jaime Garcia – Yankees 1/2, Zack Godley – Diamondbacks 1/2, David Price – Red Sox 1/2, Chris Rusin – Rockies 1/2, Stephen Strasburg – Nationals 1,

Who Owned Baseball September 4, 2017 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2017 #WOB Standings

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J. D. Martinez became the 18th player in MLB history to hit 4 homers in one game, driving in 6 runs as the Diamondbacks demolished the Dodgers, 13-0.

Carlos Martinez threw a complete game 3 hit shutout, striking out 10 Padres enroute to St. Louis’ 2-0 final.

Starlin Castro went 3 for 5 with a homer, 3 RBI and 2 runs scored to help the Yankees overcome an early deficit and defeat the Orioles, 7-4.

Dallas Keuchel pitched into the 8th, allowing 2 runs over 7 2/3 innings to earn the 6-2 victory for Houston over the Mariners.

They all owned baseball on September 4, 2017

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Who Owned Baseball August 24, 2017 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2017 #WOB Standings

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Yandy Diaz missed the cycle when his second double hit the top of the wall, inches away from a homer. He settled for reaching base 5 times, scoring 4 times, singling, tripling and doubling twice with a pair of RBI as the Indians crushed Boston and Sale, 13-6.

Christian Yelich got on base 4 times, homered and scored 3 times to help the Marlins win a wild 9-8 game with Philadelphia.

Martin Perez threw 7 shutout innings as the stunning comeback of the Rangers continued with a 3-0 blanking of the Angels.

Stephen Strasburg struck out 7 Astros in 6 innings of 3 hit shutout ball. He did not get the decision but the Nationals won in extra innings, 5-4.

They all owned baseball on August 24, 2017

 

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Who Owned Baseball August 18, 2017 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2017 #WOB Standings

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Manny Machado hit 3 homers and drove in 7. The third homer was a come from behind walk off grand slam that pushed the Orioles past the Angels, 9-7.

Dallas Keuchel threw 7 shutout innings to earn the 3-1 Houston decision over Oakland.

Chris Taylor got 2 singles and 2 doubles, scoring once and driving in 2 for Los Angeles in the 8-5 win over the Tigers.

Matt Moore pitched into the 8th, allowing 2 hits and 2 runs over 7 1/3 frames as the Giants clobbered Philadelphia, 10-2.

They all owned baseball on August 18, 2017

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MLB DFS Picks 6/7/17

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This is one ugly 7 game slate folks. This feels more of a GPP-type night than anything to do with cash games. The pitching is scarce and the bats aren’t much better!

For this daily fantasy baseball season, each day we’ll be writing up a group of pitchers and hitters that we’re considering for our cash and GPP lineups on DraftKings and FanDuel. We’ll also provide a list of stacks to consider. As with any DFS sport, the advice below is relevant for fantasy purposes. A player or team might be better or worse from a fantasy perspective than they are in real life due to match-up, price, park factor, etc. This is important when constructing a roster.

One thing to remember outside of making sure your guy is in the lineup, is to always check the weather. Always. Make this something that is part of your basic research. Baseball games can get postponed! Your players receive no points from postponed games!

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MLB DFS Picks for 6/7/2017

Cash Pitchers

Stephen Strasburg

Career vs Current Dodgers Roster

AVG: 0.207 [12 for 58], BABIP: 0.293, K%: 27.9, BB%: 3.3
FIP: 1.35 Strikeout: 17 Single: 10Groundout: 8 Flyout: 7 Lineout: 6 Pop Out: 5 Walk: 2 Double: 2 Grounded Into DP: 2 Hit By Pitch: 1 Forceout: 1


Clayton Kershaw

Career vs Current Nationals Roster

AVG: 0.240 [36 for 150], BABIP: 0.300, K%: 25.0, BB%: 3.8
FIP: 2.59 Strikeout: 40 Groundout: 27Single: 27 Flyout: 20 Pop Out: 10Lineout: 8 Double: 6 Walk: 6 Forceout:4 Sac Fly: 3 Home Run: 3 Bunt Groundout: 2 Grounded Into DP: 2 Hit By Pitch: 1 Field Error: 1


Dallas Keuchel

Career vs Current Royals Roster

AVG: 0.265 [40 for 151], BABIP: 0.307, K%: 20.9, BB%: 6.1
FIP: 3.93 Groundout: 48 Strikeout: 34Single: 28 Flyout: 12 Walk: 8 Double: 6Grounded Into DP: 6 Home Run: 5Lineout: 5 Forceout: 3 Pop Out: 3 Intent Walk: 2 Sac Fly: 1 Triple: 1 Sac Bunt: 1


Zack Greinke

Career vs Current Padres Roster

AVG: 0.212 [34 for 160], BABIP: 0.250, K%: 21.3, BB%: 5.2
FIP: 3.01 Strikeout: 36 Groundout: 34Flyout: 26 Single: 21 Double: 10Lineout: 9 Walk: 9 Pop Out: 8 Bunt Groundout: 4 Home Run: 3 Fielders Choice Out: 3 Grounded Into DP: 3 Sac Bunt: 2 Sac Fly: 2 Forceout: 1 Strikeout – DP: 1 Hit By Pitch: 1 Field Error: 1


GPP (Tournament Pitchers)

CC Sabathia

Career vs Current Red Sox Roster

AVG: 0.229 [24 for 105], BABIP: 0.296, K%: 26.0, BB%: 13.0
FIP: 4.05 Strikeout: 32 Single: 20Groundout: 20 Walk: 15 Flyout: 10Lineout: 5 Pop Out: 5 Forceout: 4 Home Run: 3 Grounded Into DP: 3 Sac Fly: 1Bunt Pop Out: 1 Field Error: 1 Intent Walk: 1 Double: 1 Hit By Pitch: 1


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Jimmy Nelson

Career vs Current Giants Roster

AVG: 0.219 [16 for 73], BABIP: 0.233, K%: 15.4, BB%: 5.1
FIP: 3.94 Groundout: 20 Strikeout: 12Single: 12 Flyout: 11 Lineout: 7 Pop Out: 6 Walk: 4 Double: 2 Home Run: 2Sac Bunt: 1 Forceout: 1


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10 Hot Starts in MLB That Aren’t Built to Last

With each big league ballplayer staring down six months of regular season play on Opening Day, every single one of them hopes for a fast start. However, having a strong month or two doesn’t guarantee that those trends and high levels of production will continue through to September.

As we march toward the dog days of summer, it gets harder to use the “small sample size” argument, but there are still certain statistics that need more time to stabilize before putting a whole lot of stock in them.

Some hot starts appear to be legit — like Yonder Alonso turning into a power hitter and Chris Sale getting back to collecting strikeouts — but not all performances are created equally.

Potentially even more important than the numbers displaying a hot start are the underlying stats telling us whether certain trends appear to be sustainable.

The following 10 players have experienced success to start 2017, but landing on this list doesn’t necessarily mean their performance is going to bottom out at some point (some might, though). However, unless some peripheral stats change, it’ll be awfully hard to keep up their current pace.

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Who Owned Baseball April 30, 2017 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2017 #WOB Standings

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Anthony Rendon had a game for the ages, going 6 for 6, slugging 3 homers, scoring 5 runs and driving in a mind boggling 10 runs himself as the Nationals smothered the Mets, 23-5.

Patrick Corbin gave up 2 hits and no runs over 6 1/3 innings. He didn’t get a decision but set up the Diamondbacks walk off 2-0 win over Colorado.

Miguel Sano collected 3 hits, including a homer, driving in 5 to help the Twins beat the Royals 7-5.

Dallas Keuchel continued his fast start with 7 2/3 innings allowing 3 hits and 1 run while striking out 9 Oakland batters en route to a 7-2 victory.

They all owned baseball on April 30, 2017

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Who Owned Baseball April 25, 2017 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2017 #WOB Standings

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Trea Turner gave the Nationals their first cycle in 9 years, driving in 7 runs to help take a wild 15-12 Coors special against the Rockies.

Ian Kinsler went 4 for 5 with 2 RBI and 4 runs scored as the Tigers clobbered Seattle, 19-9.

Clayton Kershaw pitched 7 strong innings, striking out 7 Giants, allowing 1 run and 1 walk to give the Dodgers a 2-1 victory.

Dallas Keuchel went the distance, working out of jams throughout the game as the Astros topped Cleveland, 4-2.

 

They all owned baseball on April 25, 2017 

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Who Owned Baseball April 14, 2017 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2017 #WOB Standings

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Clayton Kershaw took a shutout into the 9th, finishing with 8 1/3 innings, 4 hits, 1 run and struck out 8 Arizona batters to earn the 7-1 decision for the Dodgers.

Dallas Keuchel struck out 7 A’s in 7 innings, allowing 1 run and 4 hits as the Astros rolled, 7-2.

David Freese collected 3 hits including an RBI single and an RBI double to help the Pirates win against the Cubs, 4-2.

Brad Miller reached base 4 times, homered and scored 3 times to lead the Rays past the Red Sox, 10-5..

They all owned baseball on April 14, 2017 

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Who Owned Baseball April 8, 2017 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2017 #WOB Standings

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Avisail Garcia went 3 for 4 with a homer, 3 RBI and 2 runs scored as the White Sox handed Minnesota their first loss of the year, 6-2.

Kendall Graveman took a no hitter into the 7th before it was broken up with 2 outs. He finished with 7 innings, 2 hits and 1 run, earning the 6-1 win for Oakland over Texas.

Aledmys Diaz slammed a pair of homers, got a third hit, drive in 4 and scored 3 in St. Louis’ 10-4 blow out of the Reds.

Jhoulys Chacin pitched shutout ball into the 7th, finishing with 6 2/3 scoreless 3 hit frames and earned the 2-1 decision for the Padres over San Francisco.

They all owned baseball on April 8, 2017 

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MLB Shutout Survivor 2017: Braves + M’s Eliminated On Opening Day

Barring a Shutout in the game with the Tigers and White Sox today exceeding 6 runs, than Atlanta will finish 30th in this contest this season.

MLB Shutout Survivor 2017:

Each year we run the list as it comes down in order.  From Opening Day until the last club is blanked, we see which squad can hold off getting zeroed  the longest.

Last year, the Pittsburgh Pirates lasted into June to win the honors. 

You always have to go with the favorites to win this category. This would be the Colorado Rockies and Boston Red Sox considering their potent offenses and home venue for their ball games. Read the rest of this entry

Who Owned Baseball April 3, 2017 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2017 #WOB Standings

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Clayton Kershaw struck out 8 Padres in 7 innings of 2 hit ball allowing one earned run and one unearned run, earning the 14-3 opening day decision for Los Angeles.

Yasmani Grandal clobbered a pair of homers to power the Dodgers in a 14-3 laugher over San Diego.

Dallas Keuchel kept the Mariners off the board over 7 shutout frames, giving up 2 hits and 2 walks and got the Astros a 3-0 win.

Khris Davis slammed 2 homers to lead Oakland past the Angels, 4-2.

They all owned baseball on April 3, 2017 

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New York Yankees State Of The Union For 2017: Stemming The Tide For Upcoming Seasons

The Yankees shocked the baseball world by contending for the last 2 months after dealing away Aroldis Chapman, Andrew Miller and Carlos Beltran at the Deadline. With a the young '"Baby Bombers" on the way, tt will take a few good veterans to compliment the talent in order for the Yankees to become extremely dangerous once again. It all starts with the GM Brian Cashman.

The Yankees shocked the baseball world by contending for the last 2 months in 2016 after dealing away Aroldis Chapman, Andrew Miller and Carlos Beltran at the Deadline. With a the young ‘”Baby Bombers” on the way, tt will take a few good veterans to compliment the talent in order for the Yankees to become extremely dangerous once again. It all starts with the GM Brian Cashman.

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I will be the first one to give credit to Brian Cashman for arranging the July Trade Deadline deal moves to free up a rebuild on the fly.  The Yankees rewarded their longterm GM by continuing their season streak of over .500 to 22 years.

The management has also been fortunate that Gary Sanchez fared so incredibly well – so they could sell Brian McCann to the Astros, and effectively free up another $10 MIL into their couch cushions.

As it sits right now the clubs projected roster is looking to be in the $167 MIL range for total team salary.  Unfortunately they are still on the hook to CC Sabathia for $25 MIL and Alex Rodriguez for $21 MIL in 2017. even though latter is not even on the roster anymore.

So what do the Yanks do this winter?  They are perennial abusers of the Salary Tax Threshold, and have been paying 50% of their dollars spent beyond the limit for the last several years. 

With the news of talks proceeding on that number potentially reaching $200 MIL or under the new CBA, the Pinstripers should definitely dole out some bread for Free Agents this offseason.

I would say that for the Bronx Bombers to be competitive for the AL East, they need to add at least $50 MIL in players salaries this winter in order to fight the Jays and Red Sox for the Division.

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5 MLB Starting Pitchers With a lot to Prove in 2017

With the 2016 MLB season officially in the rearview mirror, the entire baseball world now shifts its focus to the offseason and preparing for 2017.

Some players and teams hope to build upon the progress they’ve made over the last six months, but others are out to re-establish themselves and prove that recent subpar performances were a blip in the radar. That’s easier said than done, of course.

Plenty of players have an eye toward rebounding in 2017, but the following starting pitchers find themselves in an unfamiliar situation. They’ve each experienced a period of dominance on the mound – some longer than others – but had to deal with tough times in 2016.

To regain their status of being one of baseball’s top starters, these five hurlers have plenty to prove once April rolls around. 

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Who Owned Baseball August 21, 2016 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2016 #WOB Standings

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Nolan Arenado went 4 for 5 with a pair of homers and 6 RBI as the Rockies clobbered the Cubs, 11-4.

Noah Syndergaard shut the Giants out over 8 strong innings, allowing 2 hits and getting the 2-0 Mets victory.

Justin Upton drove in 6 with 2 homers to lead Detroit past Boston, 10-5.

Dallas Keuchel allowing 2 runs over 8 innings, striking out 7 Baltimore hitters and earning the 5-3 decision for Houston.

They All Owned Baseball on August 21, 2016.

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Who Owned Baseball July 25, 2016 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2016 #WOB Standings

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Adrian Beltre got 4 hits including 2 homers. The second one was a 2 out, 2 run, come from behind walk off shot to propel the Rangers to a 7-6 final over Oakland.

Aaron Sanchez threw 7 innings with no earned runs and 7 strikeouts to earn the 4-2 decision for the Blue Jays over San Diego.

Jay Bruce slammed a pair of 2 run homers to help the Reds sink the struggling Giants, 7-5.

Jeremy Hellickson threw 6 innings of 1 hit shutout ball. He did not get the decision but set up the Phillies 4-0 blanking of the Marlins.

They All Owned Baseball on July 25, 2016.

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Daily Fantasy MLB DFS Picks For DraftKings – 7/19/16

P – Carlos Martinez (vs. San Diego Padres): $10,200. Martinez has been on fire recently. Over his last six starts, Martinez has allowed a total of six runs, which is just insane. Over his last three starts, he owns a 2.00 ERA and 21 strikeouts in 18 innings pitched. The Padres lineup hasn’t faced CMart very much throughout his career, so this could bring about an element of surprise while he has been red hot.

P – Dallas Keuchel (vs. Oakland Athletics): $8,200. It looks like Keuchel is finally heading in the right direction after a rough start to 2016. Over his last five starts, he owns a 3-0 record, 2.78 ERA, and a 1.18 WHIP. The Astros offense has been red hot recently, so he should get the run support necessary to come out with a win on Tuesday.

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Daily Fantasy MLB DFS Picks For Fanduel, DraftKings, and Fanpicks – 6/29/16

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Daily Matchups for 6/29/2016

Pitcher

David Price

Dallas Keuchel

Archie Bradley

Max Scherzer

Danny Salazar

Jameson Taillon


Catcher

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Who Owned Baseball June 27, 2016 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2016 #WOB Standings

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Kris Bryant went 5 for 5 with 3 homers, driving in 6 and scoring 4 to lead the Cubs in a wild 11-8 slugfest in Cincinnati.

Jon Gray struck out 8 Blue Jays over 7 innings, walking none and worked around a pair of homers to get the 9-5 victory for Colorado.

Nick Franklin singled, doubled and homered, driving in 5 runs as the Rays snapped their losing streak, 13-7 over Boston.

Danny Duffy pitched 8 innings, allowing 2 runs, walking none and struck out 8 Cardinals batters to earn the 6-2 decision for the Royals.

They all owned baseball on June 27, 2016.

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Who Owned Baseball June 26, 2016 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2016 #WOB Standings

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Tyler Duffey did not allow a hit until the 6th and finished with 8 innings, 2 hits, 8 strikeouts and 1 run as the Twins clobbered the Yankees, 7-1.

Jose Fernandez struck out 13 Cubs and allowed just 4 hits and 1 run to earn the 6-1 decision for the red hot Marlins.

Lonnie Chisenhall collected 9 total bases with his 4 hits, including a homer and 3 RBI as the Indians continued to roll, 9-3, in Detroit.

Freddie Freeman reached base 4 times, including a homer and a pair of runs scored in the Braves 5-2 victory over the Mets.

They all owned baseball on June 26, 2016.

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Who Owned Baseball June 18, 2016 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2016 #WOB Standings

 

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Wil Myers homered and hit a game tying single, added another hit and stole a base as the Padres came back to stun Washington 7-3.

Zack Greinke allowed just 3 hits and 1 run over 8 innings to give Arizona a 4-1 victory over Philadelphia.

Tyler Naquin reached base 5 times, homered and drove in 4 as the Indians clobbered the White Sox 13-2.

Dallas Keuchel pitched 7 strong innings, allowing 2 runs and walking none. He would not get the decision but the Astros walked off 5-4 winners over the Reds.

They all owned baseball on June 18, 2016.

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Who Owned Baseball May 28, 2016 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2016 #WOB Standings

 

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Chase Utley, much to the disgust of Mets fans and pitchers, avoided a pitched ball and launched a go ahead homer and later a grand slam to lead the Dodgers to a not exactly home town crowd pleasing 9-1 blow out.

Kyle Hendricks threw a complete game allowing 1 run and 5 hits to get the 4-1 decision for the Cubs over the Phillies.

Hank Conger went 3 for 4 with a homer and 3 RBI and 2 runs scored as the Rays topped the Yankees, 9-5.

Dallas Keuchel allowed just 3 hits and 2 runs over 7 innings, walking no Angels to get a 4-2 victory for the Astros.

They all owned baseball on May 28, 2016.

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Who Owned Baseball May 7, 2016 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2016 #WOB Standings

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Bartolo Colon pitched into the 7th, finishing with 6 2/3 solid innings to earn the 6-3 decision for the Mets in San Diego. But most of all, he broke the internet with the first home run of his career that became one of the most joyful moments in recent baseball history.

Aaron Hill slammed three homers, including a 2 run shot that brought the Brewers to within one, a solo blast that tied the game in the 8th and a 10th inning grand slam that was the difference in the 13-7 slug-fest against the Reds.

Ian Kennedy slowed down a red hot Indians team with 7 shutout frames, allowing only 4 hits and 2 walks and got the 7-0 victory for the defending champ Royals.

Robinson Cano hit a pair of homers, including a go ahead blast in the tenth. He added two more hits for ten total bases and led the Mariners past Houston, 3-2.

They all owned baseball on May 7, 2016.

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MLB Fantasy Daily (DFS) Picks For DraftKings – 5/3/16

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Hunter Stokes (Chief Writer/Part Owner) 

2nd Lineup (Look to hit on the Astros again tonight @ Minute Maid Park)

Last night was burned by Dallas Keuchel not pulling his weight on the mound.  I am laying off Collin McHugh tonight, as I feel there is to be lots of runs scored against the Twins – with Alex Meyer on the bump, and McHugh toting an over 6 ERA.

I also am feeling the Nationals breaking out the lumber versus Chris Young, and in particular Bryce Harper, who has had a slower 7 day stretch after a torrid pace the 1st 3 weeks.

I am still going to use the Buster Posey, Hunter Pence tandem versus Jon Moscot.

In order to field a huge amount of firepower, that comes with a Jose Altuve, Carlos Correa, George Springer stack versus Meyer, I used bargain bids of the night in Matt Carpenter ($3900) and Brandon Moss ($2700) against 2nd year man Aaron Nola. Read the rest of this entry

MLB Fantasy Baseball Two – Start Pitchers Week Five Rankings: 5/2 – 5/8

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Michelle V. Agins – New York Times

Trey Rose (Featured BBBA Fantasy Baseball Writer/Owner – dynastydigest.sportsblog.com) 

Below you can find the two start pitchers for week five (5/2-5/8) and their match-ups. If you have any questions or comments about this article or fantasy baseball, please Tweet me.  If you enjoyed this post, please follow my blog for more updates!

  1. Matt Harvey (vs. ATL/ @ SD)
  2. Dallas Keuchel (vs. MIN/ vs. SEA)
  3. Jake Arrieta (@ PIT/ vs. WAS)
  4. Johnny Cueto (@ CIN/ vs. COL)
  5. Gerrit Cole (vs. CHC/ @ STL)

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Texas Is Blanked By The White Sox FRI: Then There Were 10 Teams Left In 2016 MLB Shutout Survivor:

Texas is always a favorite for this competition, but they were knocked out on Friday night by the Chicago White Sox and Jose Quintana. On a good note, being blanked has them tied for the AL lead in quickest to 11 variations in MLB Runs Scoring Survivor with the Seattle Mariners,

Texas is always a favorite for this competition, but they were knocked out on Friday night by the Chicago White Sox and Jose Quintana. On a good note, being blanked has them tied for the AL lead in quickest to 11 variations in 3026 MLB Runs Scoring Survivor with the Seattle Mariners – with 9 out of the 11 runs scored scenarios in games thus far.

Chuck Booth (MLB Reports Majority Owner/Lead  Analyst)

Texas was the 20th squad to see all of their run totals of a game all see zeroes on Friday night.  The White Sox and Jose Quintana provided the opposition – and knocked out one of the best clubs to be left in this category.

So there are now 10 clubs left in this quest to be last team bageled in 2016.

The 4 American League teams remaining are overall favorite Toronto, and the potent offensive of Baltimore are also alive  Surprisingly,  the A’s have to be blanked, and not surprising, the Astros are still on the board.

I fully expect the O’s, Jays and Astros to lead the league in HRs 1, 2 and 3, so this is about right.  Oakland on the other hand is the odd man still there.  Kudos to them for a great start to the campaign.

In the NL, the Rockies are always hard to keep from scoring – and are blessed with a nice run scoring home stadium.  Pittsburgh, Arizona and Los Angeles are worthy choices of being left in the running.

Washington should be a tough out here as well. Read the rest of this entry

Chicago Cubs Win Runs Scoring Survivor 2016 – Then Shutout Reds To Knock Them Out Of MLB Shutout Survivor

John Minchillo - AP

John Minchillo – AP

Chuck Booth (MLB Reports Majority Owner/Lead  Analyst)

Jake Arrieta through his 2nd no hitter in just 12 regular season starts, and effectively eliminated Cincinnati from the quest to be the last team blanked in the MLB.

The Reds will finish no worse than 13th.

Chicago also wrapped up the MLB Runs Scoring Survivor when the Marlins failed to tally either 8 or 9 runs in their 5 – 1 win vs the Nats Thursday.  There are still plenty of things to look forward to in the contest, including who is the last to complete the journey.

What Runs Survivor is: A MLB team scoring 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 or (10+) in different games throughout the course of the season.

Once a club has one of these run totals once, you cross it off and keep going until they complete the 11 different variations.

A Bold Italic illustrates it has been done for runs by the club. We are also doing the MLB Shutout Survivor as well.
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Odds To Win The MLB 2016 World Series + Best And Worst Bets

The Mets made it to the World Series in 2015 after a subpar start heading into the Trade Deadline. With a ton of pitching and some decent positional players still on the roster, they could set themselves up for a lengthy run in the NL East. Especially if they can coordinate a couple of trades (Pitching for hitters).

The Mets made it to the World Series in 2015 after a subpar start heading into the Trade Deadline. With a ton of pitching and some decent positional players still on the roster, they could set themselves up for a lengthy run in the NL East. Especially if they can coordinate a couple of trades near the Trade Deadline.  While they may have started slow, the bats are alive and well, and the rotation should come around soon.  They are this week’s best odd.

Hunter Stokes (Chief Writer/Part Owner) 

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The Nationals asserted themselves on this leaderboard thanks to a quick start.  They were my 2nd best bet last week at +1100.  Now the odd at +650 is not worth any money at all.

Since Washington was able to play so well, this has created the perfect storm to put some more cash on the Mets.  At +1300, New York is just begging for a wager.

The strength of schedule to which the Nats have played has definitely factored in.  2 series versus the Braves and Marlins and one against the Phillies already, Dusty Baker‘s club has had about a ‘cupcake itinerary’ as you possibly could find.

It gets better for the District’s squad, as they go home for another series with Philadelphia – that comes on the heels of a weekend Interleague series versus the Twins.

If Washington wins those 2 series, they should be about 15 or 16 wins after 22 games.  They should cement themselves in the playoffs with an easy NL East opponents schedule all year.  I just want to see them play some tougher clubs.

The Mets offense has sprung to life behind the backs of Yoenis Cespedes, Neil Walker, David Wright and Michael Conforto.  When the Pitching Rotation settles in a little bit, they should take off.

While Washington is leading the Division, they have yet to face the NL reigning pennant winners.  The division win could come down to the 19 contests between the two clubs.

Terry Collins‘ team has 16 straight games versus squads with losing records.  While the Giants are capable of contending all year, New York should be able to match them well for pitching. Read the rest of this entry

Cards + White Sox Eliminated From MLB Shutout Survivor 2016: ALL AL Central Teams Are Also Gone

The Cardinals were shutout 5 - 0 by NL Division rival Chicago last night (in the 1st game of a 19 game head versus head this season).  At least the RedBirds prevented them from scoring 3 runs, and completing the MLB Runs Scoring Survivor last night.  The Cards could still finish in the top 15 depending on some outcomes coming up.

The Cardinals were shutout 5 – 0 by NL Division rival Chicago last night (in the 1st game of a 19 game head versus head this season). At least the RedBirds prevented them from scoring 3 runs, and completing the MLB Runs Scoring Survivor last night. The Cards could still finish in the top 15 depending on some outcomes coming up.

Chuck Booth (Owner/Lead  Analyst)

The teams are putting up zeroes faster than Vegas casino’s are padding their bottom lines now.

St. Louis couldn’t handle ex teammate John Lackey. and were effectively knocked out of the contest via a 5 – 0 loss.

The Angels wiped out the White Sox for a 7 – 0 victory on Monday night.  In doing so, every club in the AL Central is now gone from MLB Shutout Survivor 2016.

Meanwhile the Padres are the squad that has been vanquished in the NL West by a Shutout so far.  Yes, and they are making up for the other clubs by taking the egg-shaped number 5 separate times already.

There are only 5 teams left in the American League, and now there are 9 clubs still alive in the NL.

I am contemplating going all the way back to 1918 – in order to figure out who won this competition every year.  That would be a lot easier than running through game scores for all of the seasons of MLB Runs Scoring Survivor.

With only 8 teams in play Monday night – there wasn’t much action in the MLB Runs Scoring Survivor.  The only note was that the Cubs didn’t capitalize on their fist chance to complete the journey.  They have another chance tonight against St.  Louis (the magic number of runs is 3). Read the rest of this entry

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