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Who Owned Baseball September 20, 2018 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVPs) + 2018 #WOB

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Mookie Betts went 4 for 5, scored 3 runs and put a dagger in the heart of the Yankees with a 11-6 AL East clincher for the Red Sox.

Edwin Jackson struck out 7 Angels in 5 1/3 innings as the A’s won a 21-3 laugher against the Angels.

Scooter Gennett got on base 3 times, homered and drove in all 4 Reds runs and played solid defense in the 4-2 victory over Miami.

Cody Reed threw 6 shutout innings, walking non and earning the 4-2 Reds decision over the Marlins.

They all owned baseball on September 20, 2018

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Who Owned Baseball September 10, 2018 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVPs) + 2018 #WOB

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Scooter Gennett went 4 for 5 with 3 runs batted in to lead the Reds past the Dodgers in a 10-6 slug fest.

Gary Sanchez collected 3 hits, including a homer, to inch the Yankees closer to a Wild Card berth by beating Minnesota, 7-2.

German Marquez struck out 11 Diamondbacks over 7 innings, allowing 1 run and earning the 13-2 decision for the first place Rockies.

Justin Verlander returned to Detroit for the first time since being traded last August and responded by going 7 innings, allowing 2 runs and striking out 10 as the Astros won, 3-2.

They all owned baseball on September 10, 2018

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Who Owned The All Star Game July 17, 2018 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2018 #WOB

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Alex Bregman homered to lead off the 10th inning and put the American League up for good in their 8-6 victory over the National League. He receives a full WOB.

Blake Treinen threw a 1-2-3 inning in the middle of a slugfest. That in itself was an accomplishment during the American League’s 8-6 win over the National League. He receives a full WOB.

Scooter Gennett hit a 2 run homer in the bottom of the 9th to tie the game and send it into extra innings. The NL would eventually fall in 10 innings, 8-6. He receives a Half WOB.

Aaron Nola struck out a pair and did not allow a run in his inning of work as the National League fell short to the American League, 8-6 in 10 innings.

They all owned the All Star Game on July 17, 2018

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Who Owned Baseball July 11, 2018 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2018 #WOB

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Jose Ramirez homered twice, driving in 5 runs, as the Indians built up a lead big enough against the Reds that the bullpen wasn’t a factor, 19-4.

Carlos Gonzalez hit a 3 run homer and a solo shot to lead the Rockies in a wild and embarrassing 19-2 thrashing of Arizona.

Carlos Rodon pitched into the 8th, finishing with 7 1/3 shutout innings, striking out 7 Cardinals, as the White Sox won, 4-0.

Jacob deGrom threw 8 shutout innings, striking out 7. He did not get the decision but helped the Mets 3-0 extra inning blanking of Philadelphia.

 

They all owned baseball on July 11, 2018

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Who Owned Baseball June 3, 2018 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2018 #WOB

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Eddie Rosario homered three times, the last one being a 9th inning walk off shot, driving in 4 altogether, to power the Twins past Cleveland, 7-5.

Max Muncy hit two homers, driving in 4, to help the surging Dodgers eat Colorado in a 10-7 slug fest.

Felix Hernandez threw 8 innings, allowing 1 run and 5 hits, earning the 2-1 decision for the surging Mariners past Tampa Bay.

Michael Wacha took a no hitter into the 9th, finishing with 8 plus innings, 1 hit, no runs and struck out 8 Pirates in the Cardinals 5-0 victory.

They all owned baseball on June 3, 2018

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Who Owned Baseball May 26, 2018 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2018 #WOB

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Mike Trout had the best offensive night of his career, which is saying something. He went 5 for 5 with 3 doubles, a homer and 4 RBI to lead the Angels past the Yankees, 11-4.

Scooter Gennett also collected 5 hits, including a homer, as the Reds held on to take a 6-5 thriller in Colorado.

Daniel Mengden threw a complete game 2 hit shutout, striking out 5 Diamondbacks in the A’s 3-0 final.

Aaron Nola took a no hitter into the 7th, finishing with 6 2/3 innings, 1 hit and 1 run while striking out 10 Blue Jays. He did not get the decision but set up the Phillies’ 2-1 win.

They all owned baseball on May 26, 2018

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Who Owned Baseball May 7, 2018 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2018 #WOB

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George Springer matched an Astros record with a 6 hit game, including a homer and a double, and led the way in a 16-2 thrashing of the A’s.

Matt Adams reached base 3 times, including a pair of homers, driving in 5 to help the Nationals beat San Diego, 8-5.

Fernando Romero threw 6 shutout innings, striking out 9 as the Twins blanked the Cardinals, 6-0.

Zach Eflin pitched into the 7th, throwing 6 2/3 shutout innings, 4 hits and struck out 9 Giants in the Phillies 11-0 blanking.

They all owned baseball on May 7, 2018

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Who Owned Baseball April 24, 2018 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2018 #WOB

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Scooter Gennett hit a pair of homers, including a walk off 2 run shot in the 12th, to give the Reds a 9-7 victory over the Braves.

Andrelton Simmons collected 3 hits, including 2 homers, driving in 5, as the Angels took another game in Houston, 8-7.

Kyle Freeland threw 8 shutout innings, striking out 8 Padres and earning the 8-0 decision for Colorado.

J. A. Happ struck out 10 Boston batters over 7 innings, allowing 1 run and set up the 4-3 extra inning win for Toronto.

They all owned baseball on April 24, 2018

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Who Owned Baseball March 30, 2018 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2018 #WOB Standings

 

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Johnny Cueto was perfect through 6 innings and faced the minimum over 7 one hit shutout frames. He did not get the decision but led the Giants to yet another 1-0 victory over the Dodgers.

David Price faced his former team and threw 7 shutout innings, scattering 5 hits and sealing Boston’s first win, 1-0.

Gregory Polanco singled, doubled, walked and hit a 13th inning 2 out 3 run homer as the Pirates took the wild 13-10 game in Detroit.

Mike Trout scored both Angels runs, including a homer, and cut off a ball that would have tied the game in the 9th and preserved the 2-1 final in Oakland.

They all owned baseball on March 30, 2018

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

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Chad Bettis made his first start of the year after testicular cancer treatment count. He threw 7 shutout innings, striking out a pair of Braves. He did not get the decision but the Rockies went on to win, 3-0.

Kevin Gausman threw 7 strong innings, giving up 2 runs as Baltimore slammed Seattle, 11-3.

Cory Spangenberg reached base 4 times, homered, drove in 3 and stole a base in the Padres 7-4 victory over Philadelphia.

Edwin Encarnacion homered twice, driving in 4 and walked to help the Indians beat the Red Sox, 7-3.

They all owned baseball on August 14, 2017

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Who Owned Baseball July 3, 2017 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2016 #WOB Standings

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Stephen Strasburg threw 7 shutout innings, allowing 2 hits and striking out 6 Mets. He did not get the decision but the Nationals walked off with the 3-2 final.

Raimel Tapia got 3 hits including a go ahead homer in the 6th that proved to be the game winner in Colorado’s 5-3 victory over the Reds.

Masahiro Tanaka struck out 8 Blue Jays over 7 strong innings, allowing 1 earned run to lead the Yankees to a much needed 6-3 win.

Dustin Pedroia reached base 4 times, drove in 4 runs and made an amazing defensive play in the bottom of the 9th to help the Red Sox top Texas 7-5 in extra innings.

They all owned baseball on July 3, 2017

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Who Owned Baseball June 23, 2017 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2016 #WOB Standings

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Masahiro Tanaka reverted to his ace form, throwing 8 shutout innings, striking out 9 Rangers. He set up the Yankees 2-1 walk off extra inning victory.

Luis Perdomo pitched 6 innings of shutout ball, getting the 1-0 San Diego win over Detroit.

Sandy Leon went 3 for 4 with a homer and 4 RBI on Big Papi Night to lead the Red Sox past the Angels, 9-4.

Brian Goodwin hit 2 homers, one of them a game tying shot, and reached base 3 other times as the Nationals came from behind against Cincinnati, 6-5.

They all owned baseball on June 23, 2017

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Who Owned Baseball June 6, 2017 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2016 #WOB Standings

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Scooter Gennett had the game of his life, going 5 for 5 and matching the MLB single game record of 4 home runs, driving in 10 runs along the way, to lead Cincinnati in a 13-1 dismantling of the Cardinals.

Max Scherzer dominated the Dodgers, throwing 7 innings, allowing no earned runs, 3 hits and 14 strikeouts to earn the 2-1 victory for Washington.

Mike Moustakas went 4 for 5, homered and drove in 3 as the Royals came from behind to beat the Astros, 9-7.

Jesse Hahn allowed 1 unearned run while scattering 7 hits and a walk over 6 innings to get the 4-1 win for the A’s over the Blue Jays.

They all owned baseball on June 6, 2017

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Who Owned Baseball September 16, 2016 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2016 #WOB Standings

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Bartolo Colon threw 7 shutout innings, striking out 6 Twins and made some interesting but effective defensive plays to nail down the Mets 3-0 victory.

Collin McHugh gave the Astros 7 shutout 2 hit frames to take a 6-0 game from Seattle and keep their thin playoff hopes alive.

Trea Turner got 4 hits, including a homer, drove in 2 and stole 2 bases as the Nationals inched closer to a division title by beating the Braves, 7-2.

Mike Napoli got on base 4 times, homered and drove in 4 as the division leading Indians cruised to an 11-4 win over Detroit.

They all owned baseball on September 16, 2016.

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Daily Fantasy MLB DFS Picks For DraftKings 8/12/16

P- Stephen Strasburg (vs. Atlanta Braves): $12,400. In two starts against Atlanta this year, Strasburg owns a 1.98 ERA. He is 15-2 on the year, with a 2.80 ERA, and 169 strikeouts. He is putting up a Cy Young caliber season and the Braves won’t stand in his way on Friday.

P- Joe Musgrove (vs. Toronto Blue Jays): $8,300. As many of my readers well know, I am quite a fan of Joe Musgrove. He is incredibly efficient on the mound, issues very few walks, and has an above average strikeout rate. Over the last seven games, the Blue Jays have struck out 70 times (4th worst in baseball) and have a .686 OPS (ranked 19th in baseball).

 

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

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

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

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

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

They all owned baseball on June 27, 2016.

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

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

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

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

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

They all owned baseball on June 26, 2016.

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Who Owned Baseball June 9, 2016 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2016 #WOB Standings

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D. J. LeMahieu reached base 4 times, homered, drove in 3 and scored 3 runs in Colorado’s 11-5 win over Pittsburgh.

Chris Davis singled and homered, driving in 3 to lead the Orioles past Toronto, 6-5.

Jorge De La Rosa pitched 4 perfect innings out of the bullpen, striking out 5 Pirates and got the 11-5 victory in Colorado.

Miguel Gonzalez held the Nationals to 3 hits and 1 run over 6 innings of work and earned the 3-1 decision for the slumping White Sox.

They all owned baseball on June 9, 2016.

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Milwaukee Brewers Notes For Week 3 Of MLB Action

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Chris Zantow (Featured BBBA Baseball Writer/Owner – chriszantowauthor.wordpress.com) 

In last week’s Milwaukee Brewers post I touched on the new plate patience philosophy from manager Craig Counsell. So far, so good.  Going into Wednesday’s game with Minnesota, the Brew Crew had a team total of 54 walks, good for third in the National League behind Pittsburgh and Chicago.

As individuals, every regular position player has drawn at least one walk with second baseman Scooter Gennett leading the way with nine.  Also mentioned in the previous post is the new plate approach from “all or nothing” basher Chris Carter.  He’s drawn six walks so far and had an on base percentage of .340 prior to yesterday’s contest.

Right now the increased .OBP is an important stat for the team as these guys really aren’t hitting – the team batting average is just .215 while the collective .OBP is .304 – a whopping 94 points higher.

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MLB Power Rankings 2016: Week 1 – April

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Hunter Stokes (Chief Writer/Part Owner) 

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Disclaimer:  We based these rankings on best strength to win the World Series.  Therefore some teams that have an easier division to play in, with the least path of resistance to the postseason overall may be ranked a lot higher than a club who is equally talented, yet may play in a juggernaut of a division.

Team – Rank (W – L Record) (Last week ranking in parenthesis)

(1) Chicago Cubs  (5 – 1)  (1):  The Cubs weathered the loss of their slugging OF Kyle Schwarber this week – by taking 5 of the 1st 6 games played, and all on the road.  After these 6 contests – the squad is outscoring their opponents 42 – 15.

Love the idea of setting the table with Dexter Fowler, Jason Heyward and Ben Zobrist 1-2-3 prior to the boppers coming after in Anthony Rizzo and Kris Bryant.

Having the 2015 NL ROY may help Rizzo win the NL MVP this season.  He had 10 RBI this week – including a 6 RBI effort.

Jake Arrieta is already 2 – 0, and this team shows no signs of slowing down.

(2)  KC Royals  (4 – 1) (2):  This club just knows how to win with the dominant Bullpen and clutch hitting.  They have only yielded 11 runs thus far, and this team has not even hit huge strides on offense yet.

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WHO OWNED BASEBALL – THE FINAL RESULTS FOR 2015

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The regular season is over. My daily tally for Who Owns Baseball is at an end. Every day I determine which player had the best individual day on a winning team to earn a full WOB and on a losing team for a 1/2 WOB.

These are final leaders in each categor for Who Owns Baseball

NATIONAL LEAGUE HITTER WHO OWNED BASEBALL

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(AP Photo/Al Behrman)

JOEY VOTTOCincinnati Reds

(Final Total – 7 1/2 WOB.)

Second Place (TIE):

Paul Goldschmidt, Arizona Diamondbacks.
Andrew McCutchen, Pittsburgh Pirates.
(Final Total – 7 WOB.)

NATIONAL LEAGUE PITCHER WHO OWNED BASEBALL

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Alex Brandon / Associated Press

CLAYTON KERSHAW – Los Angeles Dodgers

(Final Total – 13 1/2 WOB.)

Second Place:
Jake Arrieta, Chicago Cubs
(Final Total – 11 WOB)

Third Place
Zack Greinke, Los Angeles Dodgers
(Final Total – 9 1/2 WOB.)

AMERICAN LEAGUE HITTER WHO OWNED BASEBALL

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Rob Carr – Getty Image Sports

MIKE TROUT – Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

(Final Total – 10 1/2 WOB.)

Second Place:
Josh Donaldson, Toronto Blue Jays
(Final Total – 6 1/2 WOB)

Third Place
Miguel Cabrera, Detroit Tigers
(Final Total – 6 WOB.)

AMERICAN LEAGUE PITCHER WHO OWNED BASEBALL

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Karen Warren, Houston Chronicle

DALLAS KEUCHEL – Houston Astros

(Final Total – 10  WOB.)

Second Place (TIE):

Sonny Gray, Oakland Athletics.
Chris Sale, Chicago White Sox.
(Final Total – 7 WOB.)

THE WINNERS FROM PREVIOUS SEASONS:

2013

NL Batter: Paul Goldschmidt, Arizona Diamondbacks

NL Pitcher: Clayton Kershaw, Los Angeles Dodgers

AL Batter: Miguel Cabrera, Detroit Tigers

AL Pitcher: (3 Way Tie) R. A. Dickey, Toronto Blue Jays
Matt Moore, Tampa Bay Rays
Max Scherzer, Detroit Tigers

2013

NL Pitcher: Andrew McCutchen, Pittsburgh Pirates

NL Pitcher: Clayton Kershaw, Los Angeles Dodgers

AL Batter: Mike Trout, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

AL Pitcher:  Felix Hernandez, Seattle Mariners

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Who Owned Baseball October 4, 2015 (Daily AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2015 #WOB standings

 

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Cole Hamels settled down after a shaky first inning to throw a complete game, allowing 3 hits and 2 runs, striking out 8 and topped the Angels, 9-2 to clinch the AL West title for the Texas Rangers.

Chris Davis homered twice and reached base 4 times altogether, driving in 4 and helping the Orioles beat the Yankees, 9-4.

Shelby Miller finally recorded another win, throwing 8 shutout innings, allowing 3 hits and 7 strikeouts, as Atlanta was victorious over St. Louis, 6-0.

A. J. Pollock went 3 for 5, homering and driving in a pair to have the Diamondbacks crush Houston’s hopes to host the Wild Card Game with a 5-3 final.

They all owned baseball on October 4, 2015

Earning 1/2 WOBs on losing efforts.

 

Rick Porcello allowed 2 earned runs and 1 unearned run over 7 innings but was saddled with the 3-1 Red Sox loss in Cleveland.

Jose Altuve went 3 for 5 with a triple and two runs scored. His Astros would fall just short to Arizona, 5-3.

Tanner Roark threw 6 shutout innings, allowing 3 hits and 1 walk. He would not factor into the decision as the Nationals lost to the Mets, 1-0.

Dee Gordon captured the NL Batting Title with a single, double and homer, scoring both Marlins runs along the way but Philadelphia won, 7-2.

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Who Owned Baseball October 3, 2015 (Daily AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2015 #WOB standings

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Max Scherzer threw his second no hitter of the season, walking none and striking out 17 Mets along the way for the 2-0 Washington final.

Corey Kluber struck out 9 over 8 shutout innings, allowing 3 hits and 2 walks and earning the 2-0 decision for the Indians over Boston.

Christian Yelich had a terrific double header. In all he went reached base nine times, going 5-5 in one game and 3 for 4 with a walk in the other, combining for 3 runs scored and 2 RBI as the Marlins beat the Phillies twice, 7-6 and 5-2.

Colby Rasmus homered twice and added a single to lead the Astros closer to a playoff spot, 6-2 over the Diamondbacks.

They all owned baseball on October 3, 2015

Earning 1/2 WOBs on losing efforts.

Noah Syndergaard allowed 2 hits and 1 run and 1 walk while striking out 10 Washington batters. But the Mets were no hit, 2-0.

Marco Estrada pitched into the 7th, finishing with 6 2/3 innings, striking out 9 while giving up 3 hits and walking none. He would get a no decision as the Blue Jays lost to Tampa Bay 4-3.

Paul Goldschmidt reached base 3 times and homered in the Diamondbacks 6-2 loss to the Astros.

Josh Hamilton‘s two homers off the Angels (on their dime) was almost the greatest middle finger in recent years. Unfortunately for him, the Angels made a dramatic rally in the 9th inning to put the Division Clinching on hold and beat the Rangers 11-10.

 

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Who Owned Baseball October 2, 2015 (Daily AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2015 #WOB standings

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Chris Sale set the single season strikeout mark for a White Sox pitcher with 274, finishing the game with 7 whiffs in 7 innings, allowing 1 run and 5 hits in the 2-1 final over Detroit.

Carlos Correa kept Houston’s playoff hopes alive by leading a mind boggling offensive attack. He reached base 4 times, including a homer and a stolen base, scoring 4 and driving in 4 as the Astros obliterated the Diamondbacks 21-5.

Jake Arrieta finished his regular season with another shutout performance, striking out 7, allowing just 2 hits over 6 innings and sealing the 6-1 Cubs victory in Milwaukee.

Daniel Castro collected 3 hits including a homer, driving in a pair in the Braves 4-0 blanking of St. Louis.

They all owned baseball on October 2, 2015

Earning 1/2 WOBs on losing efforts.

Martin Perez allowed 1 run over 7 innings but got a no decision as the Rangers fell to the Angels, 2-1.

Brad Miller went 3 for 3 with a homer in the Mariners 4-2 defeat to the A’s.

Eugenio Suarez homered and singled, driving in 3 in Cincinnati’s 6-4 loss in Pittsburgh.

 

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Who Owned Baseball October 1, 2015 (Daily AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2015 #WOB standings

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AP Photo – Patrick Semansky

Manny Machado reached base 4 times, including 2 homers, a pair of stolen bases, 3 runs scored and 3 RBI to help Baltimore win a rain soaked 6-4 game over the Blue Jays.

Jake Odorizzi topped Miami with 7 innings, one unearned run and 7 strikeouts and earned the 4-1 decision for Tampa Bay.

Socrates Brito came off the bench and went 3 for 3, including a triple and a stolen base, scoring twice and driving in a run, scoring in the game winning rally in Diamondbacks come from behind victory, 8-6.

Jerad Eickhoff pitched 7 shutout innings, striking out 10 and 4 hits to lead the Phillies past the Mets, 3-0.

 

They all owned baseball on October 1, 2015

Earning 1/2 WOBs on losing efforts.

 

Albert Pujols doubled and homered, scoring twice, but saw the Rangers beat his Angels 5-3.

Trevor Bauer was terrific for 7 innings, giving up 2 hits and a run and 3 walks. He got no decision as the Twins won in Cleveland, 4-2.

Kirk Nieuwenhuis doubled twice and singled in the Mets 3-0 loss to Philadelphia.

Ryan Weber went 7 innings, allowing 1 run, no walks and 10 strikeouts. He would get a hard luck loss as the Braves lost to the Nationals, 3-0.

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Who Owned Baseball September 30, 2015 (Daily AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2015 #WOB standings

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Gene J. Puskar – AP Photo

 

Jason Heyward reached base 4 times, including a grand slam and made some terrific catches in right field in the Cardinals Division Clinching 11-1 laugher over the Pirates. He also added another hit in the opening game of the double header.

Mike Leake threw a complete game 2 hit, no walk shutout to give the Giants a too little too late 5-0 victory over the NL West champion Dodgers.

Ryan Goins reached base 6 times, scoring 3 times and driving in another to led the Blue Jays to a 15-2 blow out of the Orioles and Toronto’s first AL East title since 1993.

Kevin Gausman picked up the Orioles in the second game of the double header with 8 innings, 5 hits and no walks while striking out 10 en route to an 8-1 win over the Blue Jays.

They all owned baseball on September 30, 2015

Earning 1/2 WOBs on losing efforts.

Matt Carpenter doubled and homered, driving in a pair in the Cardinals 8-2 defeat by the Pirates in the opening game of their double header. In the night cap, he reached base 4 times, scoring 3 and doubling.

Chad Bettis allowed 1 earned run and 1 unearned run over 6 solid innings but took the 3-1 Rockies loss to Arizona.

Mike Trout reached base 5 times including a homer and a walk in the 9th that made him the tying run. He would be stranded as the Angels come back came just short, 8-7 to Oakland.

Jose Quintana went 9 innings, allowing 5 hits, 3 runs and striking out 8. He would get a no decision as the White Sox fell to Kansas City in 10 innings, 5-3.

 

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Who Owned Baseball September 29, 2015 (Daily AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2015 #WOB standings

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Curtis Compton / ccompton@ajc.com

A. J. Pierzynski went 3 for 3 with 2 homers, providing all of Atlanta’s offense as they snuck past Washington, 2-1.

Clayton Kershaw threw a complete game 1 hit, 1 walk, 13 strikeout shutout to top the Giants 8-0 and clinch the National League West crown for the Dodgers.

Blake Swihart homered twice, driving in 5 runs, helping Boston clobber the Yankees in the Bronx, 10-4

Nick Tropeano struck out 11 and walked just 1 in 6 2/3 innings, earning the 8-1 decision for the Angels over Oakland.

They all owned baseball on September 29, 2015

Earning 1/2 WOBs on losing efforts.

Lucas Duda collected 3 hits, 2 of them home runs, and drove in 3, but it was not enough as the Phillies edged the playoff bound Mets, 4-3.

Tanner Roark pitched into the 7th, finishing with 6 2/3 innings, allowing 2 runs and 5 hits. He would be saddled with the loss, however, as the Nationals fell to Atlanta, 2-1.

Eric Hosmer homered and singled in the Royals 4-2 loss to the White Sox.

 

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Who Owned Baseball September 28, 2015 (Daily AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2015 #WOB standings

 

(AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

(AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Max Scherzer threw a no hitter into the 8th and finished with 8 innings, 2 hits, 1 run, 3 walks and 10 strikeouts, giving the Nationals a controversy free 5-1 decision over the Reds.

Matt den Dekker got 3 hits, including a homer, driving in 2 and scored 2 in Washington’s 5-1 victory over Cincinnati.

Marco Estrada pitched into the 8th inning, settling down after some early trouble to finish with 7 1/3 innings, 4 hits, 3 runs and 1 walk. He did not get the decision but helped set up Toronto’s 4-3 win over the Orioles.

Jackie Bradley Jr. reached base 3 times, including a 2 run homer, driving in 3 and stealing a pair of extra base hits away with his defense as the Red Sox topped the Yankees 5-1 and delayed a post season clinching for their rivals for at least a day.

They all owned baseball on September 28, 2015

Earning 1/2 WOBs on losing efforts.

J. A. Happ allowed 1 hit and no walks over 6 shutout innings. He did not get the decision in the Pirates heart breaking 3-0 loss to St. Louis.

Andre Ethier got a pair of hits and drove in the tying run in the 9th inning but the Dodgers fell to San Francisco in the 12th inning, 3-2.

Yordano Ventura was perfect through 5, finishing with 7 shutout frames, allowing 2 hits, 1 walk and striking out 6. He would not get a decision as the Cubs walked off 1-0 winners in the 11th.

Prince Fielder singled, doubled and homered, driving in 4 but the Rangers came up short to Detroit, 7-4.

 

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Who Owned Baseball September 27, 2015 (Daily AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2015 #WOB standings

 

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NAM Y. HUH/AP

Jake Arrieta was perfect through 6 and finished with 7 innings, 1 hit, 1 hit batsman, no walks, 9 strikeouts and a home run of his own as the playoff bound Cubs blanked Pittsburgh, 4-0.

Dallas Keuchel solidified his Cy Young bid by striking out 10 Rangers in 7 innings, allowing 2 hits, 2 walks and 1 run and giving the Astros a critical 4-2 victory.

Ender Inciarte went 4 for 5 with a pair of homers and 3 RBI to lead Arizona past San Diego, 4-2.

Byron Buxton doubled and homered, driving in a pair and scoring 2 to help the still contending Twins clobber the Tigers, 7-1.

They all owned baseball on September 27, 2015

Earning 1/2 WOBs on losing efforts.

 

John Lackey threw 7 strong innings, striking out 7 and giving up just 1 run. The bullpen would implode and the Brewers beat the Cardinals, 8-4.

Hisashi Iwakuma pitched into the 8th, finishing with 7 1/3 innings and giving up 3 runs while walking no Angels. He would be saddled with the decision in the 3-2 Mariners loss.

Matt den Dekker collected 4 hits, homered and scored 3 times in the Nationals 12-5 defeat at the hands of the Phillies.

Mikie Mahtook got 2 hits including a homer and 2 RBI but Tampa Bay fell to Toronto, 5-4.

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Who Owned Baseball September 26, 2015 (Daily AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2015 #WOB standings

Ben Margot - AP

Ben Margot – AP

Jarrett Parker put on a mind boggling show, launching 3 homers, including a grand slam, to drive in 7 runs in the football sounding 14-10 San Francisco over Oakland final score.

Stephen Strasburg struck out 13 in 8 innings, allowing 3 hits, 1 walk and 1 run. He did not factor in the decision but helped set up Washington’s 2-1 victory over Philadelphia.

Carlos Correa gave the Astros a much needed burst of energy by going 3 for 4 with 2 homers, including a game tying shot, and 3 RBI to beat Houston 9-7.

Adam Warren pitched 6 strong innings, allowing 3 hits and 1 run, earning the 2-1 win for the Yankees over the White Sox.

They all owned baseball on September 26, 2015

Earning 1/2 WOBs on losing efforts.

Andre Ethier went 2 for 4 with a homer and 3 RBI but the Dodgers lost on a walk off homer to the Rockies, 8-6.

Jeremy Hellickson allowed just 4 hits and 1 run over 6 innings but was saddled with the 3-0 loss as San Diego topped Arizona.

Kevin Kiermaier doubled and homered, scoring 3 times and driving in 2 in but the Rays fell 10-8 in Toronto.

 

 

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