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Who Owned Baseball September 11, 2018 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVPs) + 2018 #WOB

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Juan Soto hit 2 homers, including a go ahead shot in the 10th, and had 4 RBI in the Nationals 7-6 come from behind win over Philadelphia in the nightcap of a double header. He also had a pair of hits in the opening game, which Washington took , 3-1.

Mike Foltynewicz threw a complete game, allowing 6 hits and 1 run over 9 innings, striking out 7 Giants to earn the 4-1 decision for Atlanta.

Joe Mauer singled, walked and launched a grand slam to lead the Twins past the Yankees, 10-5.

Shane Bieber struck out 11 and allowed no runs over 6 2/3 innings as the Indians blanked the Rays, 2-0.

They all owned baseball on September 11, 2018

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Who Owned Baseball September 5, 2018 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2018 #WOB

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 Trevor Story homered 3 times to lead the first place Rockies past the Giants, 5-3.

Shohei Ohtani collected 4 hits, including 2 homers, walked and stole a base as the Angels clobbered Texas, 9-3.

Sandy Alcantara held the Phillies scoreless over 7 innings, giving up 3 hits as the Marlins won, 2-1.

Corey Kluber struck out 10 Royals in 6 2/3 innings, giving up 2 hits and 1 run to earn the 3-1 decision for the Indians.

They all owned baseball on September 5, 2018

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Who Owned Baseball August 18, 2018 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2018 #WOB

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Jacob deGrom built his Cy Young argument with a complete game and no earned runs while striking out 9 Phillies to give the Mets a 3-1 victory.

Alex Cobb threw a complete game victory, allowing 5 hits and 2 runs, giving the Orioles a 4-2 win over the Indians.

JT Riddle reached base 4 times, including a homer, driving in 4 runs, leading Miami past Washington, 7-5.

Miguel Andujar went 3 for 5, homered and drove in 3 runs as the Yankees took a 11-6 slugfest from Toronto.

They all owned baseball on August 18, 2018

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Who Owned Baseball August 13, 2018 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2018 #WOB

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Ronald Acuña led off both games of the double header with a homer. Over the two games, he reached base 7 times, driving in 5 runs, scoring 4 and stole a base as the Braves swept the twin bill from Miami, 9-1 and 6-1.

Nicholas Castellanos went 5 for 5 with a homer and 5 RBI as the Tigers topped the White Sox, 9-5.

Mike Foltynewicz threw 8 innings, allowing 1 run and struck out 7 Marlins en route to a 6-1 victory for the Braves.

Sean Manaea pitched into the 8th, finishing with 7 2/3 innings, allowing 5 hits and 2 runs, striking out 3 Mariners. The A’s bullpen struggled but held on to win, 8-5.

They all owned baseball on August 13, 2018

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Who Owned Baseball July 1, 2018 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2018 #WOB

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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

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Who Owned Baseball June 1, 2018 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2018 #WOB

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Mike Foltynewicz threw a complete game 2 hit shutout, striking out 11 Nationals, to give the Braves a 4-0 victory.

Yasiel Puig went 4 for 5 with a homer and a pair of RBI to help the Dodgers out slug Colorado, 11-8.

Frankie Montas threw 8 shutout innings, striking out a pair of Royals as Oakland rolled, 16-0.

Matt Olson reached base 4 times, including 2 homers, driving in 5, as the A’s blanked the Royals, 16-0.

 

 

They all owned baseball on June 1, 2018

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Who Owned Baseball June 30, 2017 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2016 #WOB Standings

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Mike Foltynewicz took a no hitter into the 9th before allowing a lead off homer. He would finish with 8 innings,1 hit, 1 run and 8 Oakland strikeouts for the 3-1 Atlanta victory.

Ariel Miranda threw 7 shutout innings to get the 10-0 Seattle decision over the Angels.

Austin Barnes hit a grand slam and a 3 run homer to lead the Dodgers past San Diego, 10-4.

Robinson Cano got 3 hits, including 2 homers, driving in 5 and scoring 2 as the Mariners crushed the Angels, 10-0.

They all owned baseball on June 30, 2017

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Who Owned Baseball April 23, 2017 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2017 #WOB Standings

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Nelson Cruz got on base 3 times, homered and drove in 5 as Seattle bombarded Oakland, 11-1.

Gerardo Parra drove in 3 runs with a single and a homer to help the Rockies pound the reeling Giants, 8-0.

Marcus Stroman overcame early trouble to threw a complete game, allowing 7 hits, 1 earned run and 1 unearned run to give the Blue Jays a 6-2 victory over the Angels.

Ivan Nova pitched 7 solid innings against his former team, striking out 7 Yankees and getting the 2-1 win for Pittsburgh.

They all owned baseball on April 23, 2017 

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

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Wei-Yin Chen threw 7 no hit innings before being lifted. The bullpen lost the no hitter but not the 5-0 final for the Marlins over Seattle.

Nolan Arenado went 3 for 4 with 2 homers to lead the Rockies past the Dodgers, 4-3.

Miguel Gonzalez pitched into the 9th, finishing with 4 hits and 1 run over 8 1/3 innings, earning the 4-1 decision for the White Sox against the Yankees.

Mookie Betts got 3 hits, including a homer, and scored 3 times in the Red Sox 8-7 victory in Toronto.

They all owned baseball on April 18, 2017 

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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 May 8, 2016 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2016 #WOB Standings

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Steven Wright came to within a pitch of a complete game shutout, settling for a complete game with 1 run and 3 hits, giving the Boston the 5-1 victory over the Yankees.

Manny Machado hit a go ahead two run homer and a game breaking grand slam to help Baltimore crush Oakland, 11-3.

Ross Stripling held the Toronto lineup to 1 hit and no runs over 6 innings. He did not factor in the decision but the Dodgers took the game, 4-2.

Chris Herrmann homered twice, driving in 3 including the go ahead 2 run blast in the 11th to give Arizona a 5-3 victory in Atlanta.

They all owned baseball on May 8, 2016.

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Atlanta Braves State Of The Union For 2016

Before the recent deal for Shelby Miller the Braves had been questioned on whether the rebuild they are currently going through was going to work. Now all of a sudden, the club going through trading of all veterans - starting with Jason Heyward a year ago, looks so much better. The next year or 2 is still going to be painstakingly to endure, but the organization now has a promising future

Before the recent deal for Shelby Miller the Braves had been questioned on whether the rebuild they are currently going through was going to work. Now all of a sudden, the club going through trading of all veterans – starting with Jason Heyward a year ago, looks so much better. The next year or 2 is still going to be painstakingly to endure, but the organization now has a promising future.  Atlanta will enter a new park in Sun Trust Park, located in Cobb County, GA for 2017 after playing one more year at Turner Field in 2016.

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John Hart knows how to build teams in the Majors.  He was at the forefront of the Cleveland Indians in the 1990’s when they signed a bunch of young nucleus players to multi year extensions.  It was a trend that worked out for nearly a decade.

A pile of organizations copied this template.  I must admit I thought he may have been a bit past his prime when the Braves finally hired him on last year,  but he seems to carrying out the mission with Atlanta as well.

Of course taking over for Frank Wren – there was not much to go but up.  Dan Uggla, Derek Lowe and B.J. Upton ultimately cost the former GM his job, but it should be noted he did orchestrate 3 decent trades in acquiring  Justin Upton, Michael Bourn and Javier Vasquez much earlier.

The Braves did the right thing in dismantling the 2013 to 2014 squad.  It would have cost too much money to re-sign Brian McCann and Jason Heyward – and Justin Upton may soon reel in a 9 figure sum.

Atlanta also traded away Craig Kimbrel and Andrelton of late.  The haul for Kimbrel was nice, while Simmons was set to make $53 MIL over 5 years. Not huge cash, but for a guy more noted for defense, and with a team rebuilding, losing the dollars owed was a more significant move.

I also can’t emphasize enough how awesome it was to rid themselves of the Melvin Upton JR. contract. Read the rest of this entry

How John Hart Is Quickly Fixing The Braves

The Braves GM has traded the entire OF, shed payroll, and tried to stockpile the Minor Leagues with a boatload of prospects - that should coincide with the opening for the new ballpark in 2017.  The transformation has been swift and just.

The Braves  acting GM John Hart has traded the entire OF, shed payroll, and tried to stockpile the Minor Leagues with a boatload of prospects – that should coincide with the opening for the new ballpark in 2017. The transformation has been swift and just.

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How John Hart is quickly fixing the Braves

When you think of the Atlanta Braves you think of three things:

Their dominant pitching once composed of Hall of Fame trio Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine, and John Smoltz.
Their former brash manager Bobby Cox.
The face of this franchise since Hank Aaron Chipper Jones.

They were perennially the best team in the NL for about 15 years and they are looking to get back to that especially once their new stadium opens in Cobb County in 2017. Read the rest of this entry

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