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Corey Kluber threw 7 innings of 2 hit shutout ball, striking out 8 as the Indians blanked the Rays, 3-0.
Andrew Suarez struck out 5 Mets over 7 shutout frames earning the 7-0 decision for San Francisco.
Mitch Garver went 3 for 5 with a pair of doubles and 4 RBI to lead Minnesota past Texas, 10-7.
Paul DeJong smacked a 2 run single and a 2 run homer as the Cardinals blasted the Reds, 12-5.
They all owned baseball on August 31, 2018
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Jon Gray threw 8 strong innings, striking out 8 Brewers and allowing just 4 hits and 1 run. He did not get the decision but Colorado won 5-4 in extra innings.
Trevor Cahill struck out 10 in 6 innings of shutout ball as the A’s blanked Detroit, 6-0.
Nick Markakis went 4 for 5 with the go ahead 10th inning homer to power the Braves past the Mets, 5-4.
Mark Trumbo homered twice and singled, driving in 5 runs to give the Orioles a rare victory, 9-6 in Texas.
They all owned baseball on August 5, 2018
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Matt Carpenter homered 3 times and doubled twice, driving in 7 runs to lead the Cardinals in an 18-5 laugher against the Cubs.
Yandy Diaz got 4 hits, including a triple, scoring twice and driving in 2, as Cleveland won a wild 9-8 game in 11 innings over Texas.
Dan Straily allowed 1 run over 7 innings, striking out 3 Rays batters to earn the 6-5 victory for the Marlins.
Dallas Keuchel pitched a no hitter into the 8th, which was broken up on a questionable scoring decision, and finished with 7 2/3 innings, 2 hits and 1 run, striking out 5 Angels en route to a 3-1 decision for Houston.
They all owned baseball on July 20, 2018
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James Paxton struck out 11 Royals over 8 innings of 2 hit shutout ball to set up the Mariners razor thin 1-0 victory.
Aaron Hicks homered three times, drove in 4 and added a walk for good measure to help the Yankees clobber the Red Sox, 11-1.
Mike Foltynewicz allowed 1 hit and no runs over 5 innings, striking out 9 Cardinals as the Braves held on to the 6-5 final.
Matt Kemp homered, doubled and singled, driving in 4, to help the Dodgers creep closer to first place with a 6-4 win over Colorado.
They all owned baseball on July 1, 2018
Cole Hamels threw 7 2/3 shutout innings, striking out 6 Angels while securing the 10-0 Rangers victory.
Dan Straily pitched into the 9th, finishing with 1 run over 8 1/3 innings to get Miami’s 6-1 decision over San Francisco.
George Springer went 4 for 4 with a double and 2 homers, driving in 5 runs to help Houston crush Toronto, 12-2.
Jesus Aguilar hit a go ahead homer in the 4th, a game tying sacrifice fly in the 6th and a go ahead grand slam in the 7th to drive in 7 runs altogether and be a one man Milwaukee wrecking crew against the Yankees for the 9-4 final.
They all owned baseball on July 7, 2017
Salvador Perez collected 3 hits, the last one being a go ahead grand slam in the 8th that propelled the Royals to a 6-4 win over the Red Sox.
Brandon Drury got 4 hits, drove in 6 and helped spark the Diamondbacks 10 run rally in the 4th to clobber the Rockies, 16-5.
Jose Berrios went 8 strong innings, allowing 4 hits and 2 runs, striking out 8 White Sox to earn the 4-2 decision for Minnesota.
Dan Straily kept the Marlins in the game against Washington and Scherzer, allowing 1 run and 3 hits over 6 innings. He did not get the decision but set up the 2-1 victory.
They all owned baseball on June 21, 2017
Sean Manaea struck out 7 Blue Jays in 6 innings, allowing 2 runs and getting the 5-3 decision for the A’s.
Jeff Samardzija pitched into the 8th, finishing with 2 runs and 10 strikeouts in 7 2/3 innings as the Giants topped Milwaukee, 7-2.
Ryon Healy homered twice and drove in all 5 of the A’s runs as they beat Toronto, 5-3.
Aaron Altherr got on base 4 times, homered and drove in 3 as Philadelphia clobbered Atlanta, 11-4.
They all owned baseball on June 5, 2017
Hunter Renfroe got on base 3 times and drove in 4, the last 2 in a walk off 2 run shot in extra innings that gave San Diego a come from behind 6-5 final over Milwaukee.
Lonnie Chisenhall got on base 3 times, homered and drove in 3 for Cleveland as they topped Tampa Bay, 8-7.
Zack Godley allowed 1 hit and struck out 7 Mets in 6 2/3 innings. He did not get a decision but Arizona’s bats unloaded on the Mets defense and won 7-3.
Jesse Chavez pitched 7 strong innings, allowing 3 runs and got a win for the Angels over the White Sox, 5-3.
They all owned baseball on May 15, 2017
Carlos Carrasco struck out 8 White Sox over 8 shutout innings and earned the 7-0 decision for Cleveland.
Dan Straily allowed only 2 runs over 7 innings and struck out an eye popping 14 Padres along the way. He did not get a decision but helped set up the Marlins 6-3 win in 11 innings.
Ronald Torreyes went 4 for 5 with a double, 2 RBI and a run scored to help the Yankees win an 11-5 slugfest in Pittsburgh.
Wilton Contreras went 3 for 4 with a grand slam and 3 runs scored to power the Cubs past Cincinnati, 12-8.
They all owned baseball on April 22, 2017
With Grapefruit and Cactus League games officially underway, everyone in baseball gets that coveted clean slate. The 2017 season presents endless opportunities for players and teams, no matter how good or how bad 2016 was to them.
Some are taking the field with the hopes of completely changing the narrative surrounding them, while others simply want to continue showing the progress they displayed just a few months ago is indeed the new normal.
The MLB regular season is a grind — as if 162 games in about 180 days doesn’t say that enough — and quick starts don’t always mean certain performances are sustainable over the long haul. The same also goes for poor starts, too.
The five starting pitchers below each saw their respective 2016 campaigns start on the wrong foot, but that didn’t stop them from having a strong finish in the second half.
Now, they’ll each try to use that momentum to produce from start-to-finish this season.
Last Updated: Jan 24, 2017
Over the last week we have seen some factors that have changed some win totals and rankings. Unfortunately the saddening loss of Yordano Ventura will cause the Royals to lose a win or 2.
We saw Jose Bautista re-sign with the Jays, Mark Trumbo re-sign with the O’s and the Phillies sign Michael Saunders. These are significant signings for the 1st 2 – and Saunders becomes one of Phlladelphia’s best clubs.
The Marlins also traded for Dan Straily.
For the MLB Rankings, we are also factoring in the World Series chances of each club.
It is important to also recognize the 300 games of the MLB Interleague. The American League holds a 13 year winning streak, and adds to their victories in the year.
So far in 2017, we have the Junior Circuit registering a record of 167 – 133 vs the Senior Circuit. Before you throw stones at me – it was exactly this record that the AL hung vs the NL in 2015.
Going back to Kansas City….I really hope I am wrong about their pending 2017 record. Hopefully they also go and sign a Jason Gammel or Doug Fister to help the rotation.
Lets also hope that we don’t have any more deaths have to be figure out where we have teams wins at. It is awful. I hate using the Miami Marlins win total as a struggle to grip with the loss of Jose Fernandez. Read the rest of this entry
P- Tanner Roark (vs. San Diego Padres): $10,300. Roark is by far the best pitching matchup on the slate for Thursday. He is facing a San Diego Padres offense that has struggled all season, and more importantly, recently. Over the last seven games, the Padres are batting .229 (25th overall), with 23 runs (26th overall), and a .286 OBP (28th overall). He will also be pitching at PetCo Park, which is known as a pitchers’ park. In 2016, Roark owns a 5-4 record, with 73 strikeouts, and a 2.93 ERA.
P- Dan Straily (vs. Atlanta Braves): $9,200. Honestly, I think any pitcher is a good start against the Atlanta Braves. Unless I’m stepping on that mound, you should feel comfortable that any MLB pitcher has a good shot at taking care of the Atlanta offense. In Straily’s last 10 starts, he has gone at least six innings in nine of those starts. He has gone at least seven innings in three of his last four starts. So far this season, he is 4-2, with 64 strikeouts, and a 3.15 ERA.
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Steven Matz pitched 8 shutout innings, allowing 4 hits and 1 walk while striking out 7 Nationals to earn the 2-0 decision for the Mets.
Corey Kluber pitched into the 8th, finishing with 1 earned run and 1 unearned run, 1 walk and 9 strikeouts as the Indians moved closer to first with a 4-3 final over the White Sox.
Kris Bryant reached base 3 times, homered and drive on 3 and led the Cubs past St. Louis, 9-8.
Adam Lind reached 11 total bases with a double, a single and 2 homers, driving in 6 and led the Mariners to a 13-3 thrashing of the A’s.
They all owned baseball on May 25, 2016.
Hunter Stokes (Chief Writer/Part Owner)
I will open up by saying that most good fantasy players will play several lineup entries into the contests. To save face, all of us also will put at least one roster up that takes Coors Field into consideration.
This website knows all to well what the home ballpark in Colorado does for the hitter. How about hitting .315 as a BA for positional hitters for the Rockies 0 even in the ‘humidor era’?
All the exposing the balls to that room has done is take away the sick amount of homers that were hit. The spacious outfield is still prone to lots of base knocks.
The reason why I won’t post that lineup is because it won’t help you win any money. The more players that are wagered on (and not unique) makes it unlikely to win any serious money. You must factor it in to just break even though.
With savings to the lineup placed forth by putting in a Danny Espinosa, and creative other value priced Nats in Michael Taylor, we are able to secure Bryce Harper. I love adding Taylor to offset Harper’s $5900 price tag. With him leading off a lot, it provides decent chances to at least provide value.
As for the Catcher, I can always switch out before the lineup locks should Matt Wieters not be confident in starting (he never played Friday). Stephen Vogt, Francisco Cervelli or Miguel Montero would be all right to take the spot. Read the rest of this entry
They all owned baseball in 2014.
After a full year of checking each game and determining which player owned the game for that day, there were 4 winners.
McCutchen beat out Atlanta’s Freddie Freeman by a 9 to 7 1/2 final.
Kershaw had the highest overall WOB total, 14 1/2, topping Johnny Cueto‘s 11.
The American League races were razor thin.
If I turned in a ballot with McCutchen winning NL MVP, Kershaw winning NL Cy Young, Trout winning AL MVP and Hernandez winning the AL Cy Young, could anyone protest?
Sure I could make valid arguments for Giancarlo Stanton winning the NL MVP. (His WOB total was a surprisingly low 4.) And of course Kluber and Hernandez is basically a coin toss right now. But the above ballot would certainly be acceptable.
WOB works. Adding the 1/2 WOB dynamic made it more accurate than last year.
Thanks for following it for the year. For the post season, I will have new tallies for “Who Owned October?” (WOO) and “Who Owned the World Series?” (WOWS.)
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Jordan Zimmermann threw the first no hitter in Washington Nationals history (and the franchise’s first since Dennis Martinez‘s perfect game for the Expos in 1991). He allowed only 1 walk while striking out 10 Miami hitters en route to his 1-0 masterpiece.
Sonny Gray provided relief for 2 months of Oakland frustration with a post season clinching 6 hit complete game shutout of the Rangers, striking out 5 and walking none.
Anthony Rizzo went 3-4 with a homer and 2 RBI, helping the Cubs win against Milwaukee 5-2.
Ian Kinsler homered, hit an RBI single and added another hit to lead the Tigers to the Division Title with a 3-0 victory over Minnesota.
They all owned baseball on Sept 28, 2014.
Eduardo Escobar got 4 hits, including a 3 run homer, and drove in 6 runs, helping the Twins spoil the Tigers hopes of clinching with a 12-3 blow out.
Mark Trumbo got on base 3 times and drove in 4, including a tie breaking 3 run homer in the 7th that was the difference in Arizona’s 5-2 win against the Cardinals.
John Danks gave the White Sox 7 strong innings, scattering 5 hits and allowing just 2 runs, earning the 5-4 decision over Kansas City.
Wily Peralta finished his season with 17 wins following his 7 innings, 1 run and 13 strikeout performance against the Cubs for a 2-1 final.
They all owned baseball on Sept 27, 2014.
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Doug Fister gave the bullpen a rest for the first game of a double header as he threw a 3 hit complete game shut out as the Nationals blanked the Marlins, 4-0.
Dalton Pompey Doubled and hit 2 triples (that is rare) driving in a pair, helping the Blue Jays top the Orioles, 4-2.
J.T. Realmuto missed the cycle by a homer, finished going 3-5 with 4 RBI in the Marlins wild 15-7 win in Washington.
They all owned baseball on Sept 26, 2014.
Derek Jeter went out in Hollywood style, getting a double and a walk off single in the 9th, driving in 3 runs all together and giving Yankee fans one last thrill with a 6-5 win over Baltimore.
Pablo Sandoval went 3 for 3, driving in 4 runs, including one in the wild 3 run come from behind rally as the playoff bound Giants topped the Padres, 9-8.
Hiroki Kuroda let up homers to the first two batters he faced and then let up 1 hit and no walks the rest of the way. The bullpen blew his lead but he set up the Yankees dramatic 6-5 walk off victory over Baltimore.
Edinson Volquez inched the Pirates closer to the Division Lead with 7 brilliant innings, allowing 4 hits, 1 walk and 10 strikeouts, blowing out the Braves 10-1.
They all owned baseball on Sept 25, 2014.
Kyle Lohse kept the Brewers dim playoff hopes alive with a complete game 2 hit shutout with 6 strike outs and no walks, blanking the Reds 5-0.
Carl Crawford got on base 4 times, broke open the game with a 2 run double in the 6th and scored 3 more runs as the Dodgers clinched the NL West with a 9-1 blow out of the Giants.
Mark Buehrle pitched 8 shutout innings, allowing 3 hits, 1 walk and 10 strikeouts as the Blue Jays snuck past the fading Mariners, 1-0.
Ryan Flaherty collected 3 hits, including a 2 run double, and helped the Orioles come from behind to beat the Yankees, 9-5.
They all owned baseball on Sept 24, 2014.
Justin Turner hit a pair of homers off of Bumgarner and led the Dodgers to a 4-2 victory over the Giants.
Zack Greinke pitched 8 strong innings, allowing just 2 runs and walking no San Francisco batter, bringing the Dodgers a little closer to the NL West title with a 4-2.
Nick Markakis went 4-5 with a homer and 3 RBI, helping Baltimore top the Yankees, 5-4.
David Price pitched a shutout into the 9th and was an out from a complete game. While he blew the lead, he pitched 8 2/3, striking out 8 and walking none. The Tigers would walk off in the 9th 4-3 winners against the White Sox.
They all owned baseball on Sept 23, 2014.
Adam Wainwright extended his scoreless inning streak to 21 while notching win number 20, throwing 7 scoreless 3 hit innings, striking out 8 Cubs for an 8-0 St. Louis triumph.
Michael Pineda kept the Yankees dim post season hopes alive with 7 1/3 innings of 1 hit shutout ball, striking out 8 and walking 1, beating the Orioles 5-0.
Gregor Blanco led off the game with a homer, scored in the third and hit a double that drove in a critical insurance run in the 13th as the Giants won a thrilling 5-2 extra inning marathon against the Dodgers.
Jose Bautista reached base 4 times, scored 3 times, drove in a pair, homered and made several fine defensive plays as the Blue Jays played spoiler to the Mariners 14-4.
They all owned baseball on Sept 22, 2014.
Josh Donaldson reached base 4 times, scored 3 and ended a wild 10 inning game with a 2 run walk off homer to give the A’s an 8-6 win over the Phillies.
Corey Kluber pitched 8 dominating innings, letting up 2 hits and 1 walk while striking out 14, as the Indians beat the White sox 7-2.
Matt Kemp went 4-5 with a homer and 4 RBI leading the Dodgers to an 8-5 win against the Cubs.
Vance Worley pitched the Pirates closer to contention with 8 innings of 4 hit shutout ball to get the 1-0 decision over Milwaukee.
They all owned baseball on Sept 21, 2014.
Jose Bautista reached base 5 times, scored 4 runs, lead off the go ahead rally with a walk where he would come around to score, launched a homer and had fun with the Yankee Stadium Bleacher Creatures as the Blue Jays beat the Yankees 6-3.
Chris Coghlan got on base 5 times, drove in 3, scored 3 and homered twice, the second one giving the Cubs the lead in a stunning come from behind 8-7 victory over the Dodgers.
Dallas Keuchel beat the Mariners in a game they could ill afford to lose. By going 8 innings, allowing 1 run and striking out 8, he got the decision in Houston’s 10-1 blow out.
Andrew Cashner took a shutout into the 9th inning. He would finish with 8 plus innings with 4 hits, 2 runs and 1 walk as the Padres held on against San Francisco, 3-2.
They all owned baseball on Sept 20, 2014.
Jon Lester gave the A’s another stellar outing, going 7 innings, allowing 1 run on a solo homer and striking out 7, earning the 3-1 decision over Philadelphia.
David Ortiz went 3-5 with a pair of homers, including a go ahead shot in the 10th and 3 RBI leading the Red Sox past Baltimore 5-3.
John Lackey went into the 8th, finishing with 7 2/3 innings, allowing 1 run and no walks, inching the Cardinals closer to a post season berth with a 2-1 win over the Reds.
A.J. Ellis reached base 3 times, scored all three times and homered twice, driving in 4 runs as the Dodgers clobbered the Cubs, 14-5, and clinched a post season berth.
They all owned baseball on Sept 19, 2014.
Felix Hernandez established a career high in strikeouts while throwing 7 shutout innings, allowing 3 hits, 2 walks and fanning 11 Angels. He did not get the decision but the Mariners stayed alive in the playoff chase with a 3-1 victory.
Logan Morrison hit a potential season saving 3 run homer with 2 outs in the 9th inning that gave Seattle a 3-1 win over the Angels.
Gerrit Cole pitched 7 strong inings, giving up 6 hits and 2 runs while walking none and striking out 7. His Pirates would complete the sweep of the Red Sox, 3-2.
Wilin Rosario went 4-5 with a double and a towering 2 run, bottom of the 9th, come from behind walk off homer to give the Rockies a 7-6 win over Arizona.
They all owned baseball on Sept 18, 2014.