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Previewing the Live Twitter Show: Locked On MLB – June 18, 2019

A82CDBFF-C77E-4445-B8C3-014B3F5288ACToday, June 18, 2019, at 7:30 PM EDT (4:30 PM PDT) I will be doing a live podcast via Twitter.

So visit @LOCKEDONMLB at that time with questions that I will answer, or at least try to.

Meanwhile Mike Trout is good, so is Masahiro Tanaka and I play parts of interviews with Locked On Reds host Jeff Carr and Tell Your Friends host Liam McEneaney.

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

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

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

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

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

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Monica Herndon / Tampa Bay Times

SHOHEI HIT THE LIGHTS OUT!

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

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

THE MOST CYCLE HIT
FOR EACH FRANCHISE

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LOS ANGELES ANGELS
Shohei Ohtani
June 13, 2019 vs. Tampa Bay

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MINNESOTA TWINS
Jorge Polanco
April 5, 2019 vs Philadelphia

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BOSTON RED SOX
October 8, 2018 vs. New York Yankees
(DIVISION SERIES)
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COLORADO ROCKIES
Charlie Blackmon
September 30, 2018 vs. Washington

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MILWAUKEE BREWERS
Christian Yelich
September 17, 2018 vs Cincinnati Reds

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CHICAGO WHITE SOX
September 9, 2017 vs. San Francisco Giants
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TAMPA PAY RAYS
Evan Longoria
August 1, 2017 vs. Houston Astros
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LOS ANGELES DODGERS
Cody Bellinger
July 15, 2017
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TEXAS RANGERS
April 29, 2017 vs. Angels
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Washington Nationals
Trea Turner
April 25, 2017 vs. Colorado
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SAN DIEGO PADRES
April 10, 2017 vs. Colorado
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PITTSBURGH PIRATES
John Jaso
September 28, 2016 vs. Chicago Cubs

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CLEVELAND INDIANS
Rajai Davis
July 2, 2016 vs. Toronto
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ATLANTA BRAVES
June 15, 2016 vs. Cincinnati
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HOUSTON ASTROS
Brandon Barnes
July 19, 2013 vs. Seattle
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Aaron Hill
June 29, 2012 vs. Milwaukee
NEW YORK METS
April 27, 2012 vs. Colorado
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SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS
September 15, 2011 vs. Colorado

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

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

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

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

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CINCINNATI REDS
June 2, 1989 vs. San Diego Padres

BONUS –

Last Cycles Hit For Teams in Old Locations

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

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WASHINGTON SENATORS
Jim King
May 26, 1964 vs. Boston

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

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

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Gil Hodges
June 25, 1949 vs. Pittsburgh

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

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

Still no Marlins player has ever hit for the cycle.

Watching Mike Trout Live in Anaheim: Locked On MLB – June 7, 2019

C621ADB8-E00A-4416-A315-56EC788CD42FI went to Anaheim and recorded an episode from the stands as I watched Mike Trout play live and in person for the first time in my life.

He did NOT disappoint.
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 1, 2019 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVPs) + 2019

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Ben Margot – AP

Let’s see owned baseball on June 1, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

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

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

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

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

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

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

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

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

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

For an explanation of how WOB works, click here.

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Miami Marlins State of the Team with Ely Sussman of Fish Stripes – Locked On MLB – May 30, 2019

4DF35DF2-F9BA-4F77-89D9-1B9BBFD6D3BCEly Sussman, managing editor of Fish Stripes and host of the Fish Stripes podcast joins the show to talk about the current state of the Miami Marlins and what bright spots can be found on a team bound for 100 losses.

Follow Fish Stripes on Twitter at @FishStripes

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

To listen to the episode, click HERE.

Who Owned Baseball – May 27, 2019 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVPs) + 2019

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ALLIE GOULDING | Times

Let’s see owned baseball on May 27, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Orlando Arcia got an RBI double and a key homer, driving in 3 altogether, as the Brewers came from behind to win 5-4 in Minnesota.

Yonny Chirinos threw a no hitter over 5 innings, walking 2 and striking out 7 Blue Jays. Tampa Bay’s bullpen would lose the no hitter and the shutout but not the game, which ended 8-3.

Austin Meadows got 3 hits, including a homer, drove in 3 and stole a base to help the Rays beat Toronto 8-3.

José Ureña held the Nationals to 4 hits, 1 walk and 2 runs over 7 innings to earn the 3-2 victory for Miami.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Adeiny Hechavarria went 3 for 5 with a homer and 2 RBI in the Mets 9-5 loss to the Dodgers.

Lance Lynn pitched 6 strong innings, striking out 10 Mariners along the way, but was saddled with the 6-2 Rangers loss.

Albert Pujols homered and added another hit, scoring twice, but the Angels could not stop the red hot A’s who won again, 8-5.

Max Scherzer struck out 6 Marlins in 6 innings, holding them to a single run. The Nationals bullpen lost again, 3-2.

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

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Let’s see owned baseball on May 24, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

José Berríos threw 6 2/3 innings, allowing 1 earned run, no walks and struck out 4 White Sox in the Twins 11-4 blowout.

Joey Lucchesi struck out 11 Blue in 6 2/3 innings as San Diego doubled up Toronto, 6-3.

Eddie Rosario collected 4 hits, including a double and a game tying homer, driving in 3, as Minnesota bombed the White Sox, 11-4.

Ildemaro Vargas went 5 for 6 with a homer and 3 runs scored as the Diamondbacks gave the Giants a historic 18-2 beating.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Jorge Alfaro went 3 for 5 with a homer and 3 RBI but the Marlins dropped a wild 12-10 game in Washington.

Freddy Galvis singled and homered, driving in 2, in Toronto’s 6-3 loss to the Padres.

Mike Mikolas threw 7 innings, striking out 9 Braves in the process but was saddled with Atlanta’s 5-2 defeat.

Blake Snell pitched into the 7th, striking out 7 Cleveland batters in 6 2/3 innings, surrendering 1 run. He took the hard luck 3-1 decision for Tampa Bay.

For an explanation of how WOB works, click here.

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Baseball For Lunch -Locked On MLB – May 23, 2019

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There is a nearly full slate of games starting before noon, Pacific Daylight Time. Nothing is better than being a baseball fan on the west coast. I am going to be watching baseball for lunch!

The historically bad Marlins have almost caught the supposedly contending Nationals, and not because Miami has thoughts of winning the East.

The Yankees do not have a single player healthy on their squad and still can not lose. And Mike Minor somehow is a Cy Young Contender.

This is the LockedOn MLB Podcast with your host Paul Francis Sullivan. Please call me Sully.

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Talking Cincy Ball with Jeff Carr of Locked On Reds – Locked On MLB for May 9, 2019

033E921A-6BDD-4EB1-9D7F-9CB88DAB9FD7Jeff Carr, host of the Locked On Reds podcast, talks about why baseball fans in Cincinnati should have hope for their team in the very near future.

This is the LockedOn MLB Podcast with your host Paul Francis Sullivan. Please call him Sully.

And remember to check out the other baseball podcasts on the Locked On Podcast Network, your team every day.

Follow us on Twitter @LockedOnMLB Follow Jeff at @JeffCarr and his show at @LockedOnReds

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The Most Recent No Hitter For Each Franchise (Updated for Mike Fiers, May 7, 2019)

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Ben Margot – AP

IT IS A ONCE IN A LIFETIME GAME FOR MIKE FIERS… AGAIN

Think of the great pitchers who have NEVER thrown a no hitter, like Greg Maddux or Roger Clemens or Steve Carlton.

Well Mike Fiers not only has thrown one… last night he had number two. Sure everyone was a little groggy in a night where the lights did not work in Oakland, but it was a No No in Oakland for the second straight year.

Now to update the list.

THE MOST RECENT NO HITTERS
FOR EACH FRANCHISE
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OAKLAND A’S
Mike Fiers – May 8, 2019
3-0 over Boston.
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SEATTLE MARINERS
James Paxton May 8, 2018.
5-0 over Blue Jays
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LOS ANGELES DODGERS
4-0 over San Diego.
 
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MIAMI MARLINS
Edinson Volquez– June 3, 2017.
3-0 over Arizona.
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CHICAGO CUBS
Jake Arrieta – April 21, 2016.
16-0 over Cincinnati Reds.
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Washington Nationals
Max Scherzer – October 3, 2015
2-0 over New York Mets

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HOUSTON ASTROS
Mike Fiers – August 21, 2015.
3-0 over Los Angeles Dodgers.

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PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES
Cole Hamels – July 25, 2015
5-0 over Chicago Cubs.
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San Francisco Giants
Chris Heston – June 9, 2015
5-0 over New York Mets
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CINCINNATI REDS
Homer Bailey – July 2, 2013.
3-0 over San Francisco.
NEW YORK METS
Johan Santana – June 1, 2012
8-0 over St. Louis
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LOS ANGELES ANGELS OF ANAHEIM
Jered Weaver – May 2, 2012.
9-0 over Minnesota.
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CHICAGO WHITE SOX
Phillip Humber – April 21, 2012
4-0 over Seattle. (Perfect Game.)
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DETROIT TIGERS
Justin Verlander – May 7, 2011.
9-0 over Toronto.
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MINNESOTA TWINS
Francisco Liriano – May 3, 2011
1-0 over Chicago White Sox
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TAMPA PAY RAYS
Matt Garza – July 26th, 2010
5-0 over Detroit.
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Edwin Jackson – June 25, 2010
1-0 over Tampa Bay
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COLORADO ROCKIES
Ubaldo Jimenez – April 17, 2010
4-0 over Atlanta.
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BOSTON RED SOX
Jon Lester – May 19, 2008.
7-0 over Kansas City.

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ST. LOUIS CARDINALS
Bud Smith – September 3, 2001
4-0 over San Diego.

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NEW YORK YANKEES
David Cone – July 18, 1999.
6-0 over Montreal. (Perfect Game.)

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PITTSBURGH PIRATES
Francisco Cordova and Ricardo Rincon – July 12, 1997.
3-0 over Houston. (10 innings.)

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TEXAS RANGERS
Kenny Rogers – July 28, 1994.
4-0 over California. (Perfect Game.)

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ATLANTA BRAVES
Kent Mercker – April 8, 1994.
6-0 over Los Angeles.

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KANSAS CITY ROYALS
Bret Saberhagen – August 26, 1991
7-0 over Chicago White Sox.

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BALTIMORE ORIOLES
Bob Milacki, Mike Flanagan, Mark Williamson andGregg Olson – July 13, 1991.
2-0 over Oakland.

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TORONTO BLUE JAYS
Dave Stieb – September 2, 1990.
3-0 over Cleveland.

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MILWAUKEE BREWERS
Juan Nieves – April 15, 1987.
7-0 over Baltimore.

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CLEVELAND INDIANS
Len Barker – May 15, 1981.
3-0 over Toronto. (Perfect Game.)

BONUS –

Last No Hitters For Teams in Old Locations

MONTREAL EXPOS
Dennis Martinez – July 28, 1991.
2-0 over Los Angeles. (Perfect Game.)

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MILWAUKEE BRAVES

Warren Spahn – April 28, 1961
1-0 over San Francisco.

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BROOKLYN DODGERS
Sal Maglie – September 25, 1956
5-0 over Philadelphia

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ST. LOUIS BROWNS
Bobo Holloman – May 6, 1953
6-0 over Philadelphia

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BOSTON BRAVES

Vern Bickford – August 11, 1950
7-0 over Brooklyn

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PHILADELPHIA ATHLETICS
Bill McCahan – September 3, 1947
3-0 over Washington

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Bobby Burke – August 8, 1931
5-0 over Boston.

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NEW YORK GIANTS
Carl Hubbell – May 8, 1929
11-0 over Pittsburgh.

Mike Fiers has 2 more no hitters than every game pitched a by San Diego Padres starter combined

Dale Murphy Makes A Pitch For Portland Baseball – @lockedonmlb for May 2, 2019

83C55E97-88DA-4CD5-81F7-BB3F966835C7In the second part of my conversation with 2 time NL MVP Dale Murphy, we discuss Portland Oregon as a potential landing spot for an expansion MLB team.

This is the LockedOn MLB Podcast with your host Paul Francis Sullivan. Please call me Sully.

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DALE MURPHY SHARES BRAVES MEMORIES – LOCKED ON MLB FOR MAY 1, 2019

C6989831-04D8-40B8-97FB-9A5929D9AAE0Two time NL MVP Dale Murphy joins the show to talk about memories of his wonderful career with the Atlanta Braves.

This is the LockedOn MLB Podcast with your host Paul Francis Sullivan. Please call me Sully.

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

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Jeff Hanisch – USA Today Sports

Let’s see owned baseball on April 19, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Miles Mikolas threw 8 solid innings, allowing 4 hits and 2 runs and added his own RBI hit as the Cardinals clobbered the Mets, 10-2.

Eddie Rosario went 3 for 5 with 2 homers in the Twins 6-5 double header opening victory over Baltimore. In the nightcap, he singled and doubled to help the Twins sweep the two games with a 16-7 slug fest.

Masahiro Tanaka struck out 7 Royals in 7 innings, scattering 4 hits and a single run as the Yankees won easily, 9-2.

Christian Yelich homered twice and walked to help the Brewers blank the Dodgers, 5-0.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Trevor Bauer pitched into the 7th, striking out 10 Braves in 6 1/3 innings and holding them to 3 hits and 2 runs. The Indians bullpen had a meltdown in the 9th, however, to hand Atlanta the 8-7 final.

Charlie Blackmon went 4 for 5 with a homer and 4 RBI but his Rockies fell to Philadelphia, 8-5.

Hyun-Jin Ryu struck out 9 Brewers in 5 2/3 innings, allowing 2 runs. He would take the hard luck 5-0 Dodger decision.

Dwight Smith Jr. reached base 3 times with a homer in the Orioles 6-5 opener loss to the Twins.

For an explanation of how WOB works, click here.

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

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Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

Let’s see owned baseball on April 18, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Pete Alonso reached base 3 times, homered and scored a pair of runs as the Mets took a share of first place by holding on in St. Louis, 5-4.

Mookie Betts doubled and hit a go ahead homer to give the Red Sox a much needed 6-4 victory over Tampa Bay.

Kyle Hendricks struck out 11 Diamondbacks over 7 shutout innings as the Cubs rolled, 5-1.

Marcus Stroman kept the A’s to 1 run over 8 strong innings to earn the 5-1 decision for the Blue Jays.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Kyle Dowdy stopped the Astros offense with 3 2/3 shutout innings, striking out 3 along the way. It was too little too late as the Rangers lost, 7-2.

Joey Gallo singled and homered but the Rangers were out slugged by the Astros, 7-2.

Bryce Harper collected 5 hits and drove in the go ahead run in the 12th. But the Phillies bullpen lost the game to the Rockies in the bottom of the 12th, 4-3.

Matt Strahm allowed 2 hits and 1 run over 8 innings, striking out 5 Reds. He did not fare in the decision as San Diego fell 3-2 in 11.

For an explanation of how WOB works, click here.

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

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Let’s see owned baseball on April 17, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Jake Arrieta pitched into the 9th and finished with 8 innings, allowing 2 runs while striking out 3 Mets to earn the 3-2 decision for Philadelphia.

Javier Baez went 2 for 4, homered and drove in 2 to help the Cubs blank the Marlins, 6-0.

Carlos Carrasco tossed 7 shutout innings, giving up 3 hits while striking out 12 Mariners for the 1-0 Cleveland win.

Brandon Lowe doubled and homered, driving in 3 runs and scoring 2 as the Rays beat the Orioles, 8-1.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Tim Anderson homered with style and drove in 2 but the White Sox dropped the contentious 4-3 game to Kansas City.

Steven Duggar went 2 for 5 with a homer in the Giants 9-6 defeat by Washington.

Kevin Gausman struck out 10 Diamondbacks in 7 innings, allowing 3 hits, 1 walk and 2 runs but the Braves came up short, 2-1.

Spencer Turnbull allowed 2 hits and 1 unearned run in 6 strong innings. He did not get the decision as Detroit fell to Pittsburgh, 3-2.

 

For an explanation of how WOB works, click here.

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

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Mary Schwalm – Boston Herald

Let’s see owned baseball on April 13, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Elvis Andrus reached base 4 times, homered, drove in 2 runs and stole home in the Rangers 8-7 come from behind win against Oakland.

Josh Bell went 2 for 3 with a walk and 2 RBI and 2 runs scored as the Pirates edged the Nationals, 4-3.

German Marquez took a no hitter into the 8th and finished with a complete game 1 hit shutout, striking out 9 Giants in the Rockies 4-0 victory.

David Price blanked the Orioles over 7 innings, scattering 3 hits and striking out 7, to give the Red Sox a 4-0 win.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Manuel Margot led off the game with a homer and added another hit, but the Padres were out slugged by the Diamondbacks, 8-4.

Billy McKinney collected 3 hits, including a homer, but the Blue Jays were doubled up by the Rays, 8-4.

Thomas Pannone came out of the bullpen to throw 3 perfect innings including an immaculate 3 strikeout 9 pitch frame, in the Blue Jays 8-4 loss to Tampa Bay.

Jose Urena held the Phillies to 1 run over 7 strong innings. He would not factor into the decision as the Marlins dropped the 3-1 final in 14 innings.

For an explanation of how WOB works, click here.

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Big Wins and Listener Questions – @lockedonmlb for April 12, 2019

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The Red Sox, Mariners and Padres all had dramatic wins. In fact the Padres can think about their magic numbers. Then listener tweets are answered including questions about Chris Davis, Chris Sale and the Twins.

This is the LockedOn MLB Podcast with your host Paul Francis Sullivan. Please call him Sully.
Click HERE for the latest episode

This is the LockedOn MLB Podcast with your host Paul Francis Sullivan. Please call him Sully.

Who Owned Baseball – April 6, 2019 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVPs) + 2019

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Let’s see owned baseball on April 6, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Cole Hamels gave the Cubs a much needed quality start, shaking off early bumps to go 6 innings, allowing 2 runs and walking none. The Brewers would rally late but could not overtake Chicago, 14-8.

Jason Heyward reached base 5 times, including a pair of homers, and stole 2 bases to help the Cubs take a 14-8 slug fest in Milwaukee.

Aaron Judge homered twice, driving in 3, to help the Yankees come from behind to top Baltimore, 6-4.

Tyler Skaggs pitched into the 7th, finishing with 6 1/3 innings, 5 hits, 1 run and 1 walk while striking out 5 Rangers, earning the 5-1 decision for the Angels.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Tim Anderson went 3 for 4 with a homer but the White Sox were clobbered by the Mariners, 9-2.

Patrick Corbin struck out 9 Mets in 6 innings, walking 1. He did not fare in the decision as the Washington bullpen blew the lead and the game, 6-5.

Jorge Lopez threw 6 innings with 1 earned run and 1 unearned run, striking out 3 Tigers. Kansas City’s bullpen lost the 7-4 final.

Anthony Rendon got on base 3 times, including a homer, in the Nats wild 6-5 loss to the Mets.

For an explanation of how WOB works, click here.

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Both Sides Must Avoid A Labor War – New @LockedOnMLB Podcast – April 3, 2019

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Players will never win over fans with their labor problems in the court of public opinion. But owners can not allow for any work stoppage to happen. Baseball is an entertainment content product, and we have no shortage of those!

This is the LockedOn MLB Podcast with your host Paul Francis Sullivan. Please call him Sully.

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

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Let’s see owned baseball on April 1, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Brandon Belt homered to get the Giants on the board and then hit a 2 run double to put them ahead for good as the beat the Dodgers, 4-2.

David Hess took a no hitter into the 7th and finished with 6 1/3 hitless shutout innings, walking 1 and striking out 8 Blue Jays. The Orioles bullpen would blow the no hitter and the shutout but not the game, which was a 6-5 final.

Kevin Kiermaier hit an RBI double and a 3 run homer as the surging Rays crushed the Rockies, 7-1.

Merrill Kelly threw 6 strong innings, allowing 3 runs while striking out 3 Padres to earn the 10-3 decision for the Diamondbacks.

 

 

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Chris Archer struck out 8 Cardinals over 5 shutout innings. The Pirates bullpen would ultimately lose the 6-5 game in 11.

Randal Grichuk broke up a no hitter with his 7th inning homer and later hit a double in the Blue Jays 6-5 loss to Baltimore.

Colin Moran reached base 4 times, doubled and homered, driving in 3, but it was not enough as the Pirates dropped their home opener to the Cardinals, 6-5.

Ivan Nova held the Indians to 1 run over 7 strong innings, allowing 6 hits and 1 walk. He did not factor into the decision as the White Sox came up short, 5-3.

 

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

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Let’s see owned baseball on March 31, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

 

Jeimer Candelario collected 5 hits, including a double, driving in a pair, as the Tigers held on to a 4-3 extra inning final in Toronto.

Yonny Chirinos held the Astros to 2 hits, 1 run on a solo homer and no walks while striking out 6 and earning the 3-1 decision for Tampa Bay.

Christian Yelich got on base 5 times, hit a homer and a come from behind, walk off 2 run double in the 9th to give the Brewers a dramatic 5-4 win over St. Louis.

Sandy Alcantara threw 8 shutout innings, allowing 4 hits and no walks, striking out 6 as the Marlins blanked Colorado, 3-0.

 

 

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Matt Carpenter homered, doubled and walked but the Cardinals bullpen blew the 5-4 game in Milwaukee.

Jon Gray pitched into the 7th, striking out 10 Marlins and walking only 1 in 6 2/3 innings. He would take the hard luck 3-0 decision for the Rockies.

J. D. Martinez reached base 4 times, including a homer, but the Red Sox were out slugged by Seattle, 10-8.

Trent Thornton retired 15 of 17 batters he faced in his big league debut, striking out 8 Tigers over 5 shutout innings. He did not factor in the decision as the Blue Jays dropped the 4-3 game in 11 innings.

 

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

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Let’s see owned baseball on March 29, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Paul Goldschmidt homered 3 times, added a single and walk, driving in 5, leading the Cardinals to a 9-5 victory in Milwaukee.

German Márquez struck out 7 Marlins in 6 innings, holding them to 2 hits, 3 walks and 1 run as the Rockies took the 6-1 final.

Matt Shoemaker shutout Toronto over his 7 innings, allowing 2 hits and striking out 7 to earn the 6-0 decision for Detroit.

Mike Trout reached base 3 times, including a key 2 run double, as the Angels rallied late to win 6-2 over the A’s.

 

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Marco Estrada blanked the Angels over 6 innings, scattering 2 hits and 2 walks. The A’s bullpen would blow their lead and lose the 6-2 game.

A. J. Pollock got on base 5 times, including a homer, with 3 RBI, but the Dodgers dropped the 5-4 final to Arizona in 13 innings.

Trevor Richards allowed 1 run and 4 hits, striking out 4 Rockies over 6 strong innings. He would not get the decision as the Marlins were beaten, 6-1.

Domingo Santana singled, homered and walked twice. However his Mariners suffered their first loss of the year as the Red Sox rallied in the 9th, 7-6.

 

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Recapping Opening Day and Early Important Games – New @LockedOnMLB Podcast

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It is never the wrong time of the year to go on a winning streak. And it is always better to win crucial games with a division rival, especially when you stare down the other team’s ace.

This is the LockedOn MLB Podcast with your host Paul Francis Sullivan. Please call him Sully.

And remember to check out the other baseball podcasts on the Locked On Podcast Network, your team every day.

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

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Let’s see owned baseball on March 28, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Tim Beckham continued his torrid start, homering twice off of Sale, driving in 3, and making a sparkling defensive play as the Mariners pounded the defending champion Red Sox, 12-4.

José Berríos out dueled Kluber, taking a shutout into the 8th and finishing with 7 2/3 scoreless frames, striking out 10 Indians, giving the Twins a 2-0 opening day victory.

Jacob deGrom struck out 10 Nationals over 6 shutout innings, walking 1 while earning the 2-0 decision for the Mets.

Joc Pederson homered twice and doubled, driving in 4 to help the Dodgers bomb the Diamondbacks, 12-5.

 

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Elvis Andrus went 3 for 4 with a homer and 2 RBI but the Rangers were clobbered by the Cubs, 12-4.

Max Scherzer pitched brilliantly into the 8th, striking out 12 Mets in 7 2/3 innings. But he took the hard luck 2-0 loss for the Nationals.

Marcus Stroman shutout the Tigers over 7 strong innings, allowing 2 hits and striking out 7. He would not factor in the decision as the Blue Jays dropped the 2-0 final in 10 innings.

Kolten Wong homered twice in the Cardinals 5-4 defeat by the Brewers.

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The Season Has Begun… Just Give Us A Summer – New @lockedonmlb Podcast for #OpeningDay

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It is opening day… And the promise each team gives its fan base is NOT a World Series title but rather the hope of a memorable summer.

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Mike Trout Is Staying… Now He Needs A Spotlight – New @LockedOnMLB Podcast

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The Angels locked up Mike Trout, the best player in baseball. Now, for the good of the game, they need to build a championship team behind him.

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The LockedOn MLB Podcast is Relaunched… hosted by Paul Francis Sullivan of Sully Baseball @LockedOnMLB

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I’ve been away. Now I am back.

Thanks to the Locked On Podcasting Network, your pal Sully is posting all new baseball podcasts for the relaunched show Locked On MLB.

The first episode, I discuss which fan bases have replaced Cubs, White Sox and Red Sox fans as the longest suffering in baseball and who need a World Series title the most in 2019.

Plus, I suggest a few rules that might cut down on the number of pitchers used, reduce length of games and make a little more sense than what MLB is proposing for 2019 and beyond.

Fans of the old podcast will feel right at home.

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It is good to be back. I hope you enjoy floating down the River Sully again.

A New Season Begins… and a New Edition of Who Owns Baseball

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The 2019 season is about to begin… and once again it is time to tally Who Owns Baseball.

Last year, Mike Trout took the honors for American League hitters. Javier Baez did for National League Hitters. Max Scherzer took home the title for National League pitchers. Justin Verlander did the trick for American League pitchers.

Will one of them repeat? Will someone else take the title?

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Let’s get ready to play ball.

Who Owns October and Who Owns the 2018 World Series (#WOO and #WOWS) Tallies Updated For October 27, 2018

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What do you do if you have a negative narrative about you in the post season? You come up big in the World Series and rewrite the narrative.

David Price’s postseason woes are over. Done. Kaput. You can’t bring them up again. He ELWAYED them. Now his legacy is beating Verlander for the pennant, Kershaw for the World Series and going deep in both games… you know, like an ace does.

I personally would have given him World Series MVP, but with Steve Pearce launching all of those homers, it was a tough call.

But not tough in terms of figuring out who owned the World Series and 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.

But the World Series deserves its own stats. WOWS (Who Owns the World Series.)

At the end of the post season, we will see who had the highest WOO total as a pitcher and a hitter. The WOWS total will be kept separately. Each game now counts towards both tallies.

A complete description of the rules can be found HERE.

From October 28
2018 World Series Game 8:

Receiving 1 WOO and 1 WOWS

Steve Pearce homered in the first inning to put the Red Sox up 2-0 and added another shot in the 8th to put the Dodgers away, earning World Series MVP honors after the 5-1 final.

David Price pitched into the 8th, allowing 3 hits, 1 run and striking out 5 Dodgers in 7 plus innings, earning the 5-1 World Series clinching decision for Boston.

Receiving 1/2 WOO and 1/2 WOWS

David Freese homered on the first pitch of the bottom of the first and added a triple but the Dodgers could not hold off the Red Sox in the 5-1 clincher.

Clayton Kershaw kept the Dodgers in the game over 7 innings. But he let up 3 Boston homers along the way and the offense never woke up in the 5-1 loss.

Current WOWS Totals MLB 2018

Hitters ‘WOWS’ MLB 2018

Steve Pearce – Red Sox 2, Andrew Benintendi – Red Sox 1, Mookie Betts – 1 Red Sox, Max Muncy – Dodgers 1, Yasiel Puig – Dodgers 1, Jackie Bradley Jr.  – Red Sox 1/2, David Freese – Dodgers 1/2, Manny Machado – Dodgers 1/2,

Pitchers ‘WOWS’ MLB 2018

David Price – Red Sox 2, Walker Buehler – Dodgers 1, Joe Kelly – Red Sox 1, Eduardo Rodriguez – Red Sox 1, Nathan Eovaldi – Red Sox 1/2, Rich Hill – Dodgers 1/2, Clayton Kershaw – Dodgers 1/2,

Current WOO Totals MLB 2018

Hitters ‘WOO’ MLB 2018,

Manny Machado – Dodgers 3 1/2, Jackie Bradley Jr. – Red Sox 2 1/2, Andrew Benintendi – Red Sox 2,  Alex Bregman – Astros 2, Steve Pearce – Red Sox 2 1/2, Yasiel Puig – Dodgers 2, George Springer – Astros 2, Justin Turner – Dodgers 2, Ronald Acuña, Jr – Braves 1 1/2, Orlando Arcia – Brewers 1 1/2, Lorenzo Cain – Brewers 1 1/2, Marwin Gonzalez – Astros 1 1/2, Aaron Judge – Yankees 1 1/2, Francisco Lindor – Indians 1 1/2, Christian Yelich – Brewers 1 1/2, Jesús Aguilar – Brewers 1, Cody Bellinger – Dodgers 1, Mookie Betts – Red Sox 1, Rafael Devers – Red Sox 1, David Freese – Dodgers 1, Brock Holt – Red Sox 1, Erik Kratz – Brewers 1,  J. D. Martinez – Red Sox 1, Mike Moustakas Brewers – 1, Max Muncy – Dodgers 1, Eduardo Nunez – Red Sox  1, Gary Sanchez – Yankees 1, Tony Wolters – Rockies 1, Jose Altuve – Astros 1/2, Nolan Arenado – Rockies 1 /2, Javier Baez – Cubs 1/2, Charlie Blackmon – Rockies 1/2, Xander Bogaerts – Red Sox 1/2, Ryan Braun – Brewers 1/2, Khris Davis – Athletics 1/2, Freddie Freeman – Braves 1/2, Didi Gregorius – Yankees 1/2, Freddy Peralta – Brewers 1/2, Trevor Story – Rockies 1/2, Kurt Suzuki  – Braves 1/2, Chris Taylor  – Dodgers 1/2,

Pitchers ‘WOO’ MLB 2018,

David Price – Red Sox 3, Nathan Eovaldi – Red Sox 2 1/2, Clayton Kershaw –  Dodgers 2 1/2, Justin Verlander – Astros 2 1/2, Brandon Woodruff – Brewers 2 1/2, Corbin Burnes – Brewers 2, Matt Barnes – Red Sox 1 1/2, Walker Buehler – Dodgers 1 1/2, Joe Kelly – Red Sox 1 1/2, Pedro Baez – Dodgers 1, Dellin Betances – Yankees 1, Ryan Brasier – Red Sox 1, Jhoulys Chacín – Brewers 1, Gerrit Cole – Astros 1, Kyle Freeland – Rockies 1, Kenley Jansen – Dodgers 1, Jeremy Jeffress Brewers – 1, Ryan Madson – Dodgers 1, Collin McHugh – Astros 1, Rick Porcello – Red Sox 1, Eduardo Rodriguez – Red Sox 1, Hyun-Jin Ryu – Dodgers 1, Chris Sale – Red Sox 1, Masahiro Tanaka – Yankeees 1, Arodys Vizcaino – Braves 1,  Tyler Anderson – Rockies 1/2, Carlos Carrasco – Indians 1/2, Mike Clevinger – Indians 1/2, Chad Green – Yankees 1/2, Josh Hader – Brewers 1/2,  Rich Hill – Dodgers 1/2, Dallas Keuchel – Astros 1/2, Jon Lester – Cubs 1/2, Wade Miley – Brewers 1/2, Sean Newcomb – Braves 1/2, David Robertson – Yankees 1/2, Touki Toussaint – 1 /2 Braves, Lou Trivino – Athletics 1/2

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