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

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Let’s see owned baseball on July 20, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Javier Baez got 3 hits including a homer, driving in 3 to lead the Cubs past San Diego, 6-5.

Jackie Bradley Jr. hit a pair of 3 run homers to lead the Red Sox in a 17-6 thrashing of the Orioles.

Clayton Kershaw struck out 10 Marlins in 6 scoreless innings. He did not get the decision but set up the Dodgers 10-6 victory.

José Urquidy was brilliant in his third major league start, striking out 9 Rangers in 7 innings, allowing 2 hits and 1 run to earn the 6-1 win for Houston.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Zack Greinke threw 7 strong innings, allowing 2 runs and striking out 9 Brewers. The Diamondbacks bullpen dropped the 8-3 final.

Brian McCann collected 3 hits, including a home run, but the Braves fell to Washington, 5-3.

Adam Plutko allowing 2 hits and 1 run over 7 innings but was saddled with the hard luck 1-0 Cleveland loss to Kansas City.

Anthony Santander went 4 for 5 with a homer and a pair of run scored but the Orioles were pounded by the Red Sox, 17-6.

 

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

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Let’s see owned baseball on July 19, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Tyler Beede threw 8 masterful innings, allowing 3 hits and striking out 5, setting up the Giants wild 1-0 walk off victory in the 10th.

Eduardo Escobar homered and tripled to help the Diamondbacks top the Brewers, 10-7.

Mike Leake took a perfect game into the 9th, finished with a 1 hitter, striking out 6 as the Mariners blanked the Angels, 10-0.

Oscar Mercado went 5 for 5 with a double and a stolen base, scoring 2 and driving in 2 to help the surging Indians double up the Royals, 10-5.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Asdrubal Cabrera singled, doubled, homered, walked and stole a base but could not prevent the Astros from beating the Rangers, 4-3.

Jacob deGrom struck out 10 Giants over 7 shutout innings but could not prevent the Mets defense from crumbling in the 10th inning for a crushing 1-0 defeat.

Mike Minor struck out 10 Astros in 7 innings but took the hard luck 4-3 loss for the Rangers.

Ryan Lavarnway reached base 4 times, homering twice and drove in 6 runs but the Reds lost a wild 12-11 slug fest with St. Louis.

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Who Owned Baseball – July 16, 2019 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVPs) + 2019

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Let’s see owned baseball on July 16, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Matt Chapman singled, doubled and homered, driving in 5 to power the red hot A’s past Seattle, 9-2.

Bryce Harper reached base 4 times, homered and hit a dramatic 2 run walk off double in the bottom of the 9th to give the Phillies a wild 9-8 win over the Dodgers.

Glenn Sparkman threw a complete game 5 hit shutout, striking out 8 as the Royals blanked the White Sox, 11-0.

Brandon Woodruff pitched into the 7th, allowing 1 run over 6 2/3 innings and striking out 7 as the Brewers won a 13-1 laugher over the Braves.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Jack Flaherty struck out 8 Pirates in 7 innings, allowing 3 hits and 1 run. The Cardinals bullpen would drop the 3-1 final.

Manuel Margot singled and homered in the Padres 12-7 loss to Miami.

Omar Narváez homered twice and added a single but his Mariners were blown out in Oakland, 9-2.

Michael Pineda allowed 1 earned run over 6 innings, walking none and striking out 3 Mets. He would be saddled with the hard luck 3-1 decision for the Twins.

 

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GRAB BAG! Talking Baseball with Liam McEneaney, Stacey Gotsulias and Neal Hughlett: Locked On MLB – July 17, 2019

E43430B2-1383-466D-8748-F27D90086A90Here are bits of conversations I had from previous interviews. Padres lover Neal Hughlett and I talk about Padres announcers. Stacey Gotsulias, host of the Locked on Yankees podcast talks about the 1996 World Series. And Liam McEneaney, host of the Tell Your Friends podcast praises Mariano Rivera.

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

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

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Let’s see owned baseball on July 15, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Brandon Crawford collected 5 hits, 2 of them homers, and drove in 8 by himself in the double header opener which the Giants cruised to a 19-2 beating of the Rockies. He added another home run in the 2-1 nightcap.

Travis d’Arnaud homered to lead off the game, homered again later in the game and then completed the home run trio with a dramatic 3 run shot come from behind show with 2 outs in the 9th inning, driving in all of Tampa Bay’s runs in their shocking win over the Yankees.

Jakob Junis struck out 10 White Sox over 7 innings, allowing 1 run in the Royals 5-2 victory.

Miles Mikolas threw a complete game 8 hit shutout, striking out 3 Pirates and walking none to earn the 7-0 decision for St. Louis.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Kyle Hendricks pitched 5 innings, allowing 4 hits and 2 runs but did not fare in the decision as the Cubs fell to the Reds, 6-3.

Keston Hiura singled, doubled and tripled, driving in a run and stole a base for good measure but the Brewers were doubled up by the Braves, 4-2.

James Paxton allowed 2 runs over 6 innings, striking out 7 Tampa Bay batters. The Yankee bullpen would blow his lead and the 5-4 game.

George Springer went 3 for 5 with 2 homers but the Astros came up short against the Angels, 9-6.

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Saluting Mike Montgomery, Surging Giants and Appreciating the Game: Locked On MLB – July 16, 2019

2EE38543-EFBA-42E8-8955-3DC600FF61ACThe Cubs say good bye to Mike Montgomery, an unlikely hero. Meanwhile the Giants are only 3 games out of a playoff spot and there are too many grumpy announcers and voices of baseball.

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

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

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Let’s see owned baseball on July 14, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

José Altuve went 3 for 5 with a grand slam and 3 runs scored to help the Astros pound the Rangers, 12-4.

A. J. Pollock hit a 3 run homer in the first innings, added 2 more hits, including scoring a run in the 12 inning game winning rally to help the Dodgers survive in Boston, 7-4.

Mike Soroka held the Padres scoreless over 7 innings, collected 9 strikeouts en route to a 4-1 Atlanta victory.

Ryan Yarbrough came into the game in the third inning and took the combined perfect game into the 9th. He would surrender 2 hits and a run over 6 1/3 innings and earn the 4-1 decision for Tampa Bay over the Orioles.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Xander Bogaerts reached base 4 times including a homer, in the Red Sox 12 inning 7-4 loss to the Dodgers.

Reynaldo López allowed 1 unearned run over 6 innings, striking out 7 Oakland batters. The White Sox would commit a critical error in the 9th which led to the 3-2 walk off defeat.

Cal Quantrill blanked the Braves in his 6 innings of work, allowing 3 hits and 1 walk. He would not fare in the decision as the Padres fell, 4-1.

Christian Yelich homered and singled but the Brewers dropped the 8-3 game to San Francisco.

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

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Let’s see owned baseball on July 13, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Michael Brosseau went 3 for 5 with 2 homers to help the Rays take the second game of a double header from Baltimore, 12-4. He also walked in the opening 2-1 loss.

Phillip Ervin matched a Reds record with 6 hits, including a double and a triple, throwing in a stolen base and 3 RBI for good measure in the 17-9 slug fest victory in Colorado.

Brad Keller allowed 1 run and no walks over 8 innings to earn the 4-1 decision for Kansas City over Detroit.

Noah Syndergaard struck out 9 Marlins in 7 innings, allowing 2 runs to give the Mets a 4-2 win.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Brendan McKay struck out 7 Orioles in 5 shutout innings in the Rays 2-1 double header opener loss.

Daniel Murphy reached base 5 times, including a homer, scoring twice but the Rockies dropped the wild 17-9 game to the Reds.

Aaron Nola gave up 1 run over 6 strong innings, striking out 9 Nationals and walking none. The Phillies bullpen would implode in the 9th and give up the 4-3 final.

Danny Santana doubled, homered and stole a base but the Rangers fell to the Astros, 7-6 in 11 innings.

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

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Let’s see owned baseball on July 12, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

 

Josh Donaldson hit a pair of homers, driving in 4, to slug the Braves past San Diego, 5-3.

Dallas Keuchel struck out 9 over 7 strong innings allowing 1 run and 6 hits as the Braves topped the Padres, 5-3.

Felix Peña threw the final 7 innings of the Angels 13-0 combined no hitter of the Seattle Mariners, striking out 6 during the emotional evening.

Mike Trout paid tribute to his late friend Tyler Skaggs by reaching base 5 times, homering and doubling in the first inning alone, driving in 6 as the Angels pulled off a dramatic 13-0 no hitter against the Mariners.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Yordan Álvarez homered twice, singled and walked, scoring 3 times, but the Astros watched the Rangers walk off 9-8 winners.

Gerrit Cole struck out 13 Rangers in 6 innings, but the Astros bullpen imploded in their 9-8 walk off loss.

Sonny Gray held the Rockies to 1 run and 5 hits over 7 Coors Field innings. But the Reds bullpen blew his lead and the game, 3-2.

Keston Hiura wemt 3 for 4 with a homer, a walk and 2 RBI but the Brewers dropped the 10-7 game to San Francisco.

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Talking Brewers with Ben Larson: Locked On MLB – July 11, 2019

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Ben Larson, host of the Locked On Brewers podcast, joins the show to talk about Milwaukee’s up and down season and what they need to do to clinch a mediocre NL Central division.

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

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In Memoriam 2019 Video plus the previous entries

In Memoriam 2019For the sixth consecutive All Star Game, Sully Baseball has produced an In Memoriam video. In the past year, we lost legends like Frank Robinson, Willie McCovey and Mel Stottlemyre as well as lesser known figures like Betty Carveth and Neale Henderson.

They all contributed to the game of baseball in their own way that will live beyond their years.

Here is the new video.

The previous videos include the 2018 edition…

The 2017 edition…

The 2016 edition…

The 2015 edition…

And the original version from 2014

Opportunity for the Pirates and the In Memoriam Video: Locked On MLB – July 8, 2019

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It is the All Star Break and the Pittsburgh Pirates find themselves just 2 1/2 games out of a Division Title. They should go for it cautiously.

Meanwhile the Nationals wear Expos gear and I discuss my video project, the In Memoriam video.

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

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

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AP Photo

Let’s see owned baseball on July 7, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Greg Allen homered, tripled and added a pair of singles, to help the Indians clobber Cincinnati, 11-1.

Jay Bruce went 3 for 4 with 2 homers to slug the Phillies past the Mets, 8-3.

Trevor Bauer threw 7 strong innings, allowing 1 run and striking out 9 to lead Cleveland past Cincinnati, 11-1.

Patrick Corbin threw 7 shutout innings, striking out 11 Royals en route to a 5-2 Washington victory.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Jesus Aguilar went 3 for 4 with 2 homers but the Pirates edged the Brewers, 6-5.

Jack Flaherty took a no hitter into the 7th. A solo homer would break up the no no and would be his undoing as St. Louis was blanked by the Giants, 1-0.

Jakob Junis threw 7 strong innings, allowing 5 hits and 2 runs while striking out 6 Nationals. The Kansas City bullpen would blow the 5-2 game.

Omar Narvaez homered twice and singled twice, driving in 4, but the Mariners came up short against Oakland, 7-4.

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

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Let’s see owned baseball on July 5, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Dylan Bundy pitched into the 7th, allowing 1 run in 6 2/3 innings, striking out 6 Blue Jays as the Orioles got a rare win, 4-1.

Zack Greinke struck out 9 Rockies over 7 shutout innings to earn the 8-0 decision for Arizona.

Aaron Judge homered twice, including a go ahead shot in the 11th, to give the Yankees a dramatic 8-4 victory in Tampa Bay.

Christian Walker got 3 hits, 2 of them home runs, driving in 5 to help the Diamondbacks blank the Rockies, 8-0.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Michael Brantley went 4 for 4 with a homers and 3 RBI but the Astros came up short against the Angels, 5-4.

Jacob deGrom allowed just 3 hits over 7 innings, striking out 10 Phillies along the way. The Mets bullpen once again imploded in the 9th, ending in a 7-2 final.

Yusei Kikuchi threw 7 solid innings, allowing 2 earned runs and 1 unearned run while fanning 5 Oakland batters. The Mariners would lose the 5-2 game.

Ryan Zimmerman singled twice and doubled in the Nationals 7-4 loss in 11 innings to Kansas City.

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Hats, Chaos and Pete Rose: Locked On MLB – July 5, 2019

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I loved some of the Fourth of July hats. Meanwhile the NL Central is separated from top to bottom by 2 games in the loss column and a listener wants to know if Pete Rose should be in the Hall of Fame.

The real question is does Pete WANT to be?

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

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

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Let’s see owned baseball on July 4, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Luis Castillo took a no hitter into the 7th and finished with 7 2/3 scoreless one hit innings, striking out 9 Brewers for the 1-0 final.

Lance Lynn worked out of jam after jam, holding the Angels to 2 runs over 7 innings to earn the 9-3 decision for the Rangers.

Marcus Semien reached base 3 times, including 2 homers, driving in 5 runs as the red hot A’s won again, 7-2, over Minnesota,

Dansby Swanson hit a double and two homers, driving in 5, to help the Braves double up the Phillies, 12-6.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Starlin Castro collected 3 hits, including a double, in the Marlins 5-2 loss to Washington.

Yonny Chirinos threw 7 solid innings, striking out 5 Yankees and giving up 3 runs. The wild 8-4 game was a bullpen affair lost by the Rays.

Danny Jansen homered twice and added another hit, driving in 5, but the Blue Jays bullpen dropped the 8-7 game to the Red Sox.

Brandon Woodruff allowed an early run and shut the Reds out for the rest of his 6 innings of work. That run was one too many as the Brewers were blanked, 1-0.

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

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Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

Let’s see owned baseball on July 3, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Cody Bellinger launched 2 homers including a walk off shot in the 10th inning to give the Dodgers another dramatic victory, 5-4 over Arizona.

Mike Clevinger threw 6 shutout innings, striking out 9 Royals to earn the 4-0 decision for the Indians.

Sonny Gray struck out 12 over 8 scoreless innings as the Reds blanked the Brewers, 3-0.

Yoán Moncada homered in the first and hit a game tying homer in the 10th, setting up the White Sox double header sweep walk off 9-6 victory over the Tigers. He had singled and scored in the 7-5 opening win.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Victor Caratini hit a solo homer and a 2 run shot but the Cubs saw the Pirates walk off as 6-5 winners.

Nicholas Castellanos collected 4 hits, including a homer, driving in 3 in the Tigers 9-6 extra innings loss to the White Sox.

Jhoulys Chacín struck out 8 Reds in 6 innings, walking none and allowing 2 runs. He took the hard luck 3-0 decision for Milwaukee.

Mike Leake pitched shutout ball into the 8th, finishing with 7 2/3 scoreless frames, striking out 7 Cardinals. Seattle’s bullpen would meltdown in the 9th and drop the 5-2 final.

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

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Let’s see owned baseball on July 2, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Rafael Devers went 4 for 5 with 2 homers and 6 RBI to give the travel weary Red Sox a much needed 10-6 victory.

Evan Longoria homered twice, singled and doubled as the Giants rolled to a 10-4 beating of the Padres.

Charlie Morton struck out 12 Orioles in 7 innings, giving up a single run as the Rays won, 6-3.

Aaron Nola threw 8 scoreless innings, allowing 4 hits and recording 8 strikeouts as the Phillies blanked the Braves, 2-0.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Jason Castro hit a pair of homers and added another hit but the Twins were stopped by Oakland, 8-6.

Dallas Keuchel held the Phillies to 2 runs over 7 solid innings. The Braves bats were shutout in the 2-0 final.

José Martínez slammed 2 home runs but the Cardinals were edged by the Mariners, 5-4.

James Paxton worked out of jam after jam over 6 innings, allowing just 1 run to the Mets. The Yankees bullpen would blow his lead and ultimately the 4-2 game.

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

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Let’s see owned baseball on July 1, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Josh Bell homered 3 times, added another hit, and drove in 7 to help the Pirates bomb the Cubs, 18-5.

Freddy Galvis compiled 10 total bases by homering twice and doubling to help the Blue Jays cruise to an 11-4 final over the Royals.

Clayton Richard threw 6 innings, allowing 3 runs and struck out 4 Royals en route to an easy 11-4 win for the Blue Jays.

Jeff Samardzija gave the Giants 8 innings, allowing 2 runs and striking out 6 Padres to get the 13-2 victory.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Thomas Eshelman held the Rays to 2 runs over 5 innings. He would not get the decision as the Orioles bullpen lost the 6-3 game.

Tyler Mahle struck out 8 Brewers in 6 innings, allowing just 3 hits and 2 walks. The Reds would drop the 8-6 final.

Renato Núñez singled and doubled, scoring a run, but the Orioles were doubled up by the Rays, 6-3

Eugenio Suárez went 3 for 4, including 2 homers, in the Reds 8-6 loss to Milwaukee.

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

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Let’s see owned baseball on June 29, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Brett Anderson pitched shutout ball into the 8th, finishing with 7 1/3 innings, 2 hits and 2 walks as Oakland blanked the Angels, 4-0.

Nelson Cruz homered twice, added 2 more hits, driving in 5, as the Twins pounded the White Sox, 10-3.

Manny Machado hit a pair of home runs, knocking in 5, as the Padres topped St. Louis 12-2.

Brandon Woodruff threw 7 2/3 innings, allowing 1 run and striking out 6 Pirates to earn the 3-1 decision for Milwaukee.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Luis Castillo was solid over 7 innings, allowing 1 run and striking out 6 Cubs. But the Reds bats were dead and were shutout, 6-0.

Michael Chavis made the most of HIS London trip, homering twice, walking and driving in 6 runs. The Red Sox dropped the bizarre 17-13 slug fest to the Yankees.

Anthony Rendon collected 3 hits, including a homer, but the Nationals fell to the Tigers, 7-5.

Adrian Sampson struck out 7 Rays in 6 innings, allowing 3 runs. The Rangers lost the 5-2 final.

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Who Owned Baseball – June 28, 2019 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVPs) + 2019

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Andy Cross – The Denver Post

Let’s see owned baseball on June 28, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Nolan Arenado went 4 for 5 with a homer and 2 RBI to help the Rockies finally slug one past the Dodgers, 13-9.

Lance Lynn struck out 10 in 8 scoreless innings, allowing 3 hits and 1 walk as the Rangers blanked the Rays, 5-0.

Matt Olson reached base 4 times, including a pair of homers, driving in 5, powering the A’s past the Angels, 7-2.

Aníbal Sánchez held the Tigers to 1 run over 6 innings, striking out 8, to give the Nationals a 3-1 victory.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Danny Duffy pitched into the 7th, striking out 8 Blue Jays in 6 2/3 innings, but was saddled with the 6-2 Kansas City loss.

Max Muncy homered, singled and walked, driving in 5 runs but the Dodgers dropped the 13-9 slug fest to Colorado.

Miguel Sanó hit a pair of homers and added a walk in the Twins 6-4 loss to the White Sox.

Michael Wacha held the Padres to 2 runs an 6 hits over 7 innings but took the hard luck 3-1 decision for the Cardinals.

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Mets and Astros Slump, London is Calling and Answering Tweets: Locked On MLB – June 28, 2019

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The Mets are losing in a horrific fashion and the Astros are in a surprise slump.

The Red Sox and Yankees are off to London, some Tweeters have issues with my All Star picks and I compare Madison Bumgarner to Doug Drabek.

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 26, 2019 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVPs) + 2019

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Let’s see owned baseball on June 26, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Jose Abreu got 3 hits including a dramatic 2 run, come from behind home run in the 9th inning to help the White Sox stun the Red Sox, 8-7.

Patrick Corbin struck out 9 Marlins in 7 innings, allowing a single run and the Nationals held on to win, 7-5.

Corey Dickerson reached base 5 times, driving in 3 and scoring 3, as the Pirates thrashed the Astros, 14-2.

Mike Minor threw a complete game, striking out 7 Tigers in 9 innings, allowing 1 run to earn the 4-1 decision for the Rangers.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Matthew Boyd went 7 innings, striking out 11 Rangers, but took the 4-1 loss for Detroit.

Lourdes Gurriel Jr. homered twice and added another hit, driving in 4, but the Yankees would ultimately walk off against Toronto, 8-7.

Dominic Smith got on base a total of 4 times, homered and stole a base but the Mets collapsed again and dropped the 5-4 game in Philadelphia.

Jason Vargas struck out 10 Phillies and allowed 3 hits in 6 1/3 innings. The Mets bullpen blew the lead and the game, 5-4.

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All Star Ballots and Minnesota’s Pursuit of Bumgarner – Locked on MLB for June 27, 2019

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I share my All Star Ballot and demonstrate how the second half is discounted.

Plus the Twins should go all in on Madison Bumgarner and I respond to a bad review.

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 25, 2019 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVPs) + 2019

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Wilfredo Lee – AP

Let’s see owned baseball on June 25, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Jesse Chavez pitched into the 7th, allowing 1 unearned run, no walks and 7 strikeouts over 6 1/3 innings as the Rangers beat the Tigers, 5-3.

Rafael Devers doubled 3 times and added a single, scoring twice as the Red Sox came from behind again to beat the White Sox, 6-3.

Manny Machado returned to Baltimore by homering and reaching base 2 other times to lead the Padres to an 8-3 victory.

Max Scherzer struck out 10 Marlins in 8 innings, allowing 1 run to earn the 6-1 decision for Washington.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Hanser Alberto got 4 hits including a double but the Orioles fell to San Diego, 8-3.

Jeff McNeil went 4 for 5 with an RBI and a run score in the Met 7-5 loss to Philadelphia.

Robbie Ray struck out 9 Dodgers in 6 1/3 innings, but took the hard luck 3-2 decision for Arizona.

Clayton Richard settled down after a rough start to throw 6 innings, allowing 3 runs on 3 solo homers, walking 1 Yankee batter. But the early homers were enough to sink him and the Blue Jays, 4-3.

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Who Owned Baseball – June 24, 2019 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVPs) + 2019

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Let’s see owned baseball on June 24, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Jon Gray threw 6 scoreless innings, striking out 6 to help the Rockies blanked the Giants, 2-0.

Jason Kipnis collected 3 hits including a walk off homer in the 10th to give the Indians a 3-2 final over Kansas City.

CC Sabathia struck out 9 Blue Jays in 6 innings as the Yankees hung on to win 10-8.

Jean Segura went 4 for 6, with a double and a homer, driving in 2 and scoring 2 to give the struggling Phillies a much needed 13-7 victory over the Mets.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Michael Conforto reached base 4 times, including a double and a homer. But the reeling Mets lost to Philadelphia, 13-7.

Yoán Moncada homered, singled and walked, scoring 2 and driving in 2, but the Red Sox walked off against the White Sox, 6-5.

Drew Pomeranz struck out an eye popping 11 Rockies in just 5 innings, allowing 5 hits and 2 runs. He would be saddled on the short end of a 2-0 decision for San Francisco.

Sean Reid-Foley slowed down the Yankee bats with 2 scoreless innings out of the bullpen, giving Toronto a chance to comeback. The Blue Jays rally fell short as they fell, 10-8.

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Talking Royals with Mike Engel: Locked On MLB – June 25, 2019

E0EFA10F-7D4B-4B1E-A5E4-76D41F1083ADMike Engel, co host of KC Baseball Vault, joins the show to talk Kansas City Royals. We remember the glory of 2015 and the rebuilding of today.

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Collapsing in Colorado, Philadelphia and Queens: Locked On MLB – June 24, 2019

B39C8E73-2176-49E9-8744-2ED13BF5F9DAThe Colorado bullpen had a staggering 9 days filled with epic collapses.

Meanwhile 3 of the 5 managers in the NL East are driving their teams out of contention and it might be time to replace all three.

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Who Owned Baseball – June 23, 2019 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVPs) + 2019

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Let’s see owned baseball on June 23, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Garrett Cooper went 3 for 5 with a homers to help the Marlins complete the sweep of Philadelphia with a 6-4 final.

J. P. Crawford got 4 hits, including a homer, scoring 2 and driving in 4 as the Mariners thrashed the Orioles, 13-2.

Kenta Maeda held the Rockies to 2 runs over 7 innings. He did not get the decision but helped set up the Dodgers third straight walk off win, 6-3.

Zach Plesac gave Cleveland 7 strong innings, allowing 5 hits, 1 walk and 1 run while striking out 2 to beat the Tigers 8-3.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Jacob deGrom struck out 9 Cubs in 6 innings, walking none and keeping them to 2 run. The Mets bullpen blew the lead and the 5-3 game.

D. J. LeMahieu singled, tripled and homered but the Yankees fell to Houston, 9-4.

Joey Votto reached base 4 times, including a homer and 3 RBI but the Reds were stopped by Milwaukee, 7-5.

J. B. Wendelken threw 2 shutout and hitless innings, walking one Tampa Bay batter. It was too little too late as the A’s lost 8-2

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

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Getty Images – Ezra Shaw

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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