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Sully Baseball Podcast – Smart Moves In Pittsburgh So Far – May 18, 2018

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The Pirates considered 2018 to be a rebuilding year. So naturally they are approaching the 1/3 mark of the season in first place. Now they are bringing up one of their top prospects in a year that could be one to remember.

Raising the Jolly Rancher in this episode of Sully Baseball.

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Who Owned Baseball May 17, 2018 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2018 #WOB

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Justin Turner drove in 5 runs while collecting 3 hits, including a pair of doubles, leading the Dodgers to a much needed 7-0 win over Miami.

Khris Davis went 4 for 4 with a 2 run homer and scored 3 in Oakland’s 10-5 pounding of the Blue Jays.

Kenta Maeda struck out 8 Marlins over 8 innings of 2 hit shutout ball as the Dodgers finally broke their losing streak and blanked the Marlins, 7-0.

David Price took a shutout into the 9th and completed the 6-2 victory for the Red Sox over the Orioles.

They all owned baseball on May 17, 2018

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Sully Baseball Podcast – Why I’ve stopped following the Red Sox this year – May 17, 2018

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I’ve been a Red Sox fan my whole life. Even when we moved and there was no internet, I still followed them day in and day out.

They are the great sports passion of my life.

But when the Red Sox brought back domestic abuser Steven Wright to the team, it put a knot in my stomach.

I took the Cubs and Yankees to task for signing Aroldis Chapman and the Mets for signing Jose Reyes.

Could I take a similar stance for my beloved Red Sox?

It became clear to me that I had to stop following the team as long as he was on the squad.

Baseball punished Robinson Cano for 1/2 a season for PEDs and Steven Wright 15 days for domestic violence.

Something is wrong there and I do not need to support it. I will be watching a LOT of baseball… just not the Red Sox until Wright is gone.

Doing what is right in this episode of Sully Baseball.

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Who Owned Baseball May 16, 2018 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2018 #WOB

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Justin Verlander blanked the Angers with a complete game, 5 hit shutout where he recorded his 2,500th career strikeout in the Astros 2-0 win.

Justin Smoak homered, doubled and walked, driving in 3 to help the Blue Jays pound the Mets, 12-1.

Nick Pivetta struck out 11 Orioles over 7 innings, allowing 2 hits and 1 run to earn the 4-1 decision for Philadelphia.

Starlin Castro got 4 hits, including a double, driving in a run and scoring another as the Marlins rallied to top the Dodgers, 6-5.

They all owned baseball on May 16, 2018

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Who Owned Baseball May 15, 2018 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2018 #WOB

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Jordan Lyles was perfect into the 8th and came within 5 outs of the first no hitter in San Diego Padres history. He finished with 7 1/3 shutout innings, 1 hit, struck out 10 Rockies and earned the 4-0 decision.

Jose Berrios struck out 10 Cardinals over 7 1/3 innings, giving up just 2 hits and 1 run to help the Twins win, 4-1.

Devin Mesoraco reached base 5 times, including a homer, scoring 4 times and driving in a pair as the Mets clobbered the Blue Jays, 12-2.

Mitch Haniger got 3 hits, including a triple, walked, drove in 2 and helped the Mariners top the Rangers 9-8 in 11 innings.

They all owned baseball on May 15, 2018

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Who Owned Baseball May 14, 2018 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2018 #WOB

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Andrew Heaney threw 8 innings, allowing 4 hits, 1 walk and struck out 10 Astros as the Angels took the razor thin 2-1 divisional rival game.

Junior Guerra allowed 3 hits and 2 runs over 6 strong innings, striking out 6 Diamondbacks to earn the 7-2 decision for the first place Brewers.

Niko Goodrum homered twice, driving in 5, to help the Tigers sneak back into contention with a 6-3 final over Cleveland.

Brandon Belt singled, doubled and homered, driving in 3 to lead the Giants past Cincinnati, 10-4.

 

They all owned baseball on May 14, 2018

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Sully Baseball Podcast – Birthday Episode – Locked down AL and Free For All NL – May 14, 2018

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On my birthday, I looked at how different 2018 is shaping up compared to 2017. Last year a handful of NL teams contended while the AL was wide open. This year, it is the National League that looks like a free for all while the American League is top heavy.

Plus I gave my thoughts on legalized sports gambling, which weren’t many thoughts.

Blowing out candles in this episode of Sully Baseball.

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

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Joey Rickard hit a pair of homers, added a third hit, drive in 5 and scored 3 as the Orioles demolished the Rays, 17-1.

Dallas Keuchel threw 7 shutout innings, striking out 8 Rangers and earning the 6-1 decision for the Astros.

Mark Reynolds got two homers, including an 8th inning go ahead shot, and had a third hit to power the Nationals past the Diamondbacks, 6-4.

Freddy Peralta did not allow a hit until the 6th in his big league debut and struck out 13 Rockies over 5 2/3 shutout innings to propel the Brewers into first place, 7-3.

They all owned baseball on May 13, 2018

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

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Luke Maile reached base 4 times and hit a game tying homer and a walk off shot to give Toronto a dramatic 5-3 extra inning win over Boston.

Willson Contreras doubled twice and homered twice, including a grand slam, driving in 7 runs as the Cubs won the all Chicago game over the White Sox, 11-2.

Cole Hamels allowed 1 hit over 6 shutout innings as the Rangers blanked the Astros, 1-0.

Max Scherzer struck out 11 Diamondbacks over 7 innings, allowing just 1 run to earn the 3-1 decision for Washington.

They all owned baseball on May 11, 2018

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Sully Baseball Podcast – Yankees and Red Sox Sprint While the Astros Run A Marathon – May 10, 2018

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The Yankees are on an unbelievable streak and will probably sweep the Red Sox. But then again, the Red Sox ALSO were on an unbelievable streak earlier this year.

Meanwhile the Astros have been steady and on a 99 win pace and will probably be there when all is said and done.

Concentrating on the big picture in this episode of Sully Baseball.

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Who Owned Baseball May 9, 2018 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2018 #WOB

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Brett Gardner had a pair of doubles and the come from behind go ahead triple that sealed the Yankees dramatic 9-6 defeat of the Red Sox.

Carlos Carrasco went the distance, striking out 14 Brewers and allowing 5 hits and 2 runs and knocked in a run himself with a hit to earn the 6-2 decision for Cleveland.

Anthony Rizzo doubled twice and homered, driving in 5, as the Cubs smashed the Marlins, 13-4.

Julio Teheran struck out 7 Rays over 6 shutout innings to help the Braves win, 5-2.

They all owned baseball on May 9, 2018

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Who Owned Baseball May 8, 2018 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2018 #WOB

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James Paxton threw the 6th no hitter in Seattle Mariners history, striking out 7 Blue Jays for the 5-0 final.

Giancarlo Stanton reached base 3 times and homered twice, adding a stolen base as well, as the Yankees won the first showdown with the Red Sox, 3-2.

Jeremy Hellickson took a perfect game into the 7th, finishing with 6 2/3 shutout innings, 2 hits and 8 strikeouts to help the Nationals blank the Padres, 4-0.

Eugenio Suarez singled twice and doubled, driving in 4 in the Reds 7-2 beating of the Mets.

They all owned baseball on May 8, 2018

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The Most Recent No Hitter For Each Franchise (Updated for James Paxton)

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Third No Hitter This Year… In As Many Countries

Sean Manea threw one in America… Walker Buehler, Tony Cingrani, Yimi Garcia and Adam Liberatore combined for one in Mexico and now Canadian James Paxton threw one in his home country.

The Mariners lefty no hit the Blue Jays in a 5-0 final, the sixth no no in Seattle Mariners history. Hisashi Iwakuma had thrown the previous one

 

Paxton has always had ace stuff, but he has had trouble staying healthy. The Mariners are hoping that they finally are going to have that break out year.

Now to update the list.

THE MOST RECENT NO HITTERS
FOR EACH FRANCHISE
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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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OAKLAND A’S
Sean Manaea – April 21, 2018
3-0 over Boston.
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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

WASHINGTON SENATORS
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.

I am starting to think that the Padres do not WANT a no hitter in their franchise’s history!

Who Owned Baseball May 6, 2018 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2018 #WOB

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Mike Trout had his third consecutive 3 hit game, reaching base 4 times altogether. homering, stealing a base and driving in 3 to push the Angels into first place alone with an 8-2 victory in Seattle.

Domingo German threw 6 no hit innings, striking out 9 Cleveland batters along the way in his first major league start. The Yankees bullpen would give up the no hitter and the lead, but New York staged a dramatic 9th inning comeback to walk off 7-4 winners.

Ian Desmond homered twice in the Rockies 3-2 win over the Mets.

Chad Kuhl allowed 1 hit and struck out 8 Brewers over 7 shutout innings as the Pirates rolled to a 9-0 laugher.

They all owned baseball on May 6, 2018

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

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Chad Bettis threw 7 shutout innings, allowing 6 hits as the Rockies blanked the sinking Mets, 2-0.

Trevor Cahill struck out 12 Orioles over 6 shutout innings setting up the A’s 2-0 extra inning win.

Alen Hanson doubled and homered in the Giants 11-2 thrashing of Atlanta.

Eddie Rosario got 4 hits, including a homer, driving in 5, as the Twins topped the White Sox, 8-4.

They all owned baseball on May 5, 2018

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Sully Baseball Podcast – Going to a Nashville Sounds Game and Seeing a Fight – May 5, 2018

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I attended my first baseball game of the year and saw the Nashville Sounds top the Memphis Red Birds. I enjoyed the minor league setting but also witnessed a fight taking place in an unusual setting.

Out to the ballgame in this episode of Sully Baseball.

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

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Julio Teheran took a no hitter into the 7th and finished with 7 shutout frames as the first place Braves blanked the Mets, 11-0.

Nick Markakis reached base 4 times, including a double and a homer, driving in 3 to lead Atlanta past the Mets, 11-0.

Adam Putko gave the exhausted Indians bullpen a break by pitching into the 8th of the second game of the double header with Toronto, allowing 3 hits in 7 1/3 innings and earning the 13-4 decision.

Yangervis Solarte went 5 for 6 in the opening game of the double header, including a tie breaking grand slam that sparked the Blue Jays 13-11 win in Cleveland. He would add 3 more hits including another homer in the nightcap.

They all owned baseball on May 3, 2018

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Who Owned Baseball May 2, 2018 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2018 #WOB

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Mookie Betts was one of two players to hit 3 homers today. He gets the slight edge over Encarnacion because his second homer was the go ahead shot in a razor thin 5-4 Red Sox win over the Royals.

Luis Severino threw a complete game 5 hit shutout, striking out 10 Astros and earning the 4-0 decision for the Yankees.

Nick Hundley doubled twice, singled and homered, scoring 4 times as the Giants rolled over the Padres, 9-4.

Sean Newcomb threw 7 shutout innings, striking out 8 Mets en route to the Braves 7-0 victory.

They all owned baseball on May 2, 2018

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

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Jon Gray threw 7 strong innings, allowing 1 run and striking out 6 Cubs in the Rockies 3-1 victory.

Matt Adams went 3 for 4 with 2 homers to help the Nationals clobber the Pirates 12-4.

Nick Tropeano allowed just 1 hit over 6 1/3 shutout innings. He did not get the decision but helped set up the Angels 3-2 walk off win over Baltimore.

Dee Gordon collected 5 hits, including a double, stealing 2 bases and scoring as Seattle topped the A’s, 6-3.

They all owned baseball on May 1, 2018

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

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Xander Bogaerts got 3 hits, including a go ahead grand slam, to power Boston past Kansas City, 10-6.

Charlie Morton took a no hitter into the 6th and a shutout into the 8th, finishing with 7 2/3 innings, 2 hits and 1 run while striking out 10 Yankees as the Astros won the first game of the ALCS rematch, 2-1.

A. J. Pollock homered three times to help the Diamondbacks beat the stumbling Dodgers, 8-5.

Zack Greinke struck out 10 Dodgers over 6 innings, allowing 2 runs and added a single, double and RBI of his own to earn the 8-5 decision for Arizona.

They all owned baseball on April 29, 2018

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Who Owned Baseball April 28, 2018 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2018 #WOB

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Adrian Gonzalez singled, doubled and homered, driving in 5 to lead the Mets in a 14-2 thrashing of San Diego.

Nick Kingham made his big league debut a memorable one, not allowing a base runner for 6 2/3 innings, finishing with 7 innings of 1 hit ball, striking out 9 Cardinals and earning the 5-0 decision for Pittsburgh.

Ryon Healy homered twice and doubled, knocking in 4 as Seattle beat up Cleveland, 10-4.

CC Sabathia allowed 1 run over 7 tense innings, striking out 4, as the Yankees completed the sweep of the Angels, 2-1.

They all owned baseball on April 29, 2018

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Who Owned Baseball April 27, 2018 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2018 #WOB

 

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Matt Davidson hit two homers, including a go ahead shot in the 11th inning, to give the White Sox a 7-4 win over the Royals.

Chris Tillman threw 7 innings of 1 hit shutout ball, striking out 5 Tigers as Baltimore rolled to a 6-0 final.

Jose Peraza collected 4 hits, including 2 homers, to lead the Reds past the Twins in a wild 15-9 slug fest.

Jacob deGrom pitched into the 8th, finishing with 7 1/3 innings, 5 hits and 8 San Diego strikeouts to earn the 5-1 decision for the Mets.

 

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Sully Baseball Podcast – Dropping Yawkey Way and Hank Aaron as a Boston Sports Hero – April 26, 2018

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Yawkey Way’s name has been changed back to Jersey Street. That is a GOOD thing.

Meanwhile, I think about an alternate universe where the Braves, not the Red Sox, stayed in Boston and Hank Aaron blossomed alongside Bill Russell in New England.

Honoring only those who deserve it in this episode of Sully Baseball.

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

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Ronald Acuña Jr. went 3 for 4 including his first career homer to lead the Braves to a 7-4 final over Cincinnati.

Matt Davidson homered twice, driving in 3, in the White Sox 6-3 win in Kansas City.

Ivan Nova threw 8 shutout innings, allowing 6 hits to set up the Pirates 1-0 walk off victory over Detroit.

James Paxton fanned 10 Indians in 6 innings, allowing 5 hits and 2 runs. He did not get the decision but the Mariners took the 5-4 game.

 

 

They all owned baseball on April 26, 2018

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Who Owned Baseball April 25, 2018 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2018 #WOB

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Justin Verlander kept the Angels hitless into the 5th and finished with 7 innings, 4 hits, 2 runs, 9 strikeouts, no walks and a 5-2 decision for the Astros.

Jon Gray struck out 11 Padres over 6 innings of 3 hit shutout ball to earn the 5-2 Colorado victory.

Nicholas Castellanos reached base 5 times, including a homer and 4 RBI in the Tigers 13-10 slug fest Game 1 win over Pittsburgh. He added another hit and RBI in the nightcap which Detroit dropped.

Matt Adams singled, doubled and launched a homer, driving in 6 runs as the Nationals demolished the Giants, 15-2.

They all owned baseball on April 25, 2018

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Who Owned Baseball April 23, 2018 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2018 #WOB

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Tyler Skaggs shutout the mighty Astros over 7 innings, allowing 4 hits and earning a much needed 2-0 win for the Angels.

Sal Romano allowed 4 hits, 1 earned run and 1 unearned run over 6 innings, earning the Reds only their 4th victory of the season, 10-4 over the Braves.

Jose Abreu went 4 for 4 with a pair of homers in the White Sox 10-4 thrashing of the Mariners.

Wil Myers hit 2 doubles and added 2 singles and stole a base in the Padres wild 13-5 topping of Colorado.

They all owned baseball on April 23, 2018

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Sully Baseball Podcast – Angels flunked one test and are facing another – April 23, 2018

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The Angels got clobbered at home by the Red Sox and dropped two more to San Francisco, derailing their momentum. If they want to make a play for the AL West, they need to play the Astros well, head to head. The Angels and Astros series starts tonight.

Seeing the whole season as a series if tests in this episode of Sully Baseball.

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Who Owned Baseball April 20, 2018 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2018 #WOB

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Tyson Ross made a bid for the first San Diego no hitter in history. He settled for 7 2/3 innings of 1 hit ball, allowing 1 run and striking out 10 Diamondbacks in the 4-1 final.

Javier Baez went 4 for 6 with a homer and 4 RBI as the Cubs thumped the Rockies, 16-5.

Jakob Junis threw 8 strong innings, allowing 4 hits and 2 runs, striking out 4 Tigers, and ending the Royals losing streak with a 3-2 decision.

Carlos Correa homered twice and added another hit, driving in 3 to help push the Astros back into first place with a 10-0 blanking of the White Sox.

They all owned baseball on April 20, 2018

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Who Owned Baseball April 19, 2018 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2018 #WOB

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 Jake Arrieta struck out 10 Pirates over 7 innings of one hit shutout ball as the Phillies cruised to a 7-0 final.

Charlie Morton shutout the Mariners over 7 innings, collecting 8 strikeouts as the champion Astros continued to roll, 9-2.

Lorenzo Cain walked, homered and hit two doubles, scoring 4 times as the Brewers broke open a 12-3 beating of the Marlins.

Leonys Martin singled, tripled and smacked a grand slam to lead the Tigers past the Orioles, 13-8.

They all owned baseball on April 19, 2018

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Sully Baseball Podcast – Reds Managers and Yankee Pitching – April 19, 2018

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Giancarlo Stanton will get his hits. Don’t worry about him. Yankee fans should be concerned about their pitching depth for this season.

Meanwhile the Reds were right to fire Bryan Price but they should have done it nearly 2 years ago.

Better late than never in this episode of Sully Baseball.

While we are at it, enjoy the In Memoriam video.

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