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Who Owned Baseball September 24, 2018 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVPs) + 2018 #WOB

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AP Photo/Kamil Krzaczynski

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Corey Kluber put together another dominating performance, striking out 11 White Sox in 7 scoreless innings for the 4-0 Cleveland shutout.

Mookie Betts collected a pair of hits, including a homer, driving in 2, scoring 2 and stealing a base to help lock down the Red Sox club record 106th victory with a 6-2 final over Baltimore.

Bryan Mitchell took a shutout into the 9th, finishing with 8 2/3 scoreless innings, striking out 7 as the Padres blanked the Giants, 5-0.

David Freese got 3 hits, including a game tying homer, to inch the Dodgers closer to an NL West title by beating the Diamondbacks, 7-4.

They all owned baseball on September 24, 2018

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Sully Baseball: Rockies are the Key To Anarchy plus Bryce Harper to the Phillies – September 24, 2018

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Do you want an exciting final week of the season? Then you better start rooting for the Rockies to make things interesting.

That and Bryce Harper’s inevitable free agent departure from the Nationals might have him wind up in Philadelphia.

Stumbling through the opening in this episode of Sully Baseball.

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

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Who Owned Baseball September 23, 2018 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVPs) + 2018 #WOB

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Laurie Skrivan – St. Louis Post Dispatch

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Miles Mikolas brought the Cardinals closer to the postseason with 7 innings of 2 hit, 1 run ball, striking out 8 Giants en route to a 9-2 decision.

Blake Snell struck out 11 Blue Jays in 6 2/3 innings, allowing no runs and earning the 5-2 victory for Tampa Bay.

Matt Kemp singled, doubled and homered, driving in 3, to help the Dodgers blank San Diego 14-0.

Tim Beckham homered twice as the Orioles shocked the Yankees, 6-3.

They all owned baseball on September 23, 2018

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Who Owned Baseball September 22, 2018 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVPs) + 2018 #WOB

 

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Karen Warren, Houston Chronicle Staff Photographer

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 Jose Altuve sparked a wild comeback with a walk and later in the same inning launched a homer, reaching base 4 times altogether in the wild 10-5 Astros win over the Angels.

Trea Turner got on base 3 times,homered and stole a base as the Nationals blanked the Mets, 6-0.

Justin Verlander threw 6 innings of 1 hit, shutout ball, striking out 11 Angels. He did not get the decision but he set up the 10 Houston victory.

Rich Hill struck out 7 Padres in 7 innings, allowing 1 run as the Dodgers held onto their Division Lead with a 7-2 final.

They all owned baseball on September 22, 2018

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Who Owned Baseball September 21, 2018 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVPs) + 2018 #WOB

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David J. Phillip – AP Photo

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Yuli Gurriel collected 3 hits, including a pair of homers, driving in 7 runs alone as the Astros clinched a playoff spot with an 11-3 thrashing of the Angels.

Devin Mesoraco doubled twice and singled, driving in a run, as the Mets beat the Nationals, 4-2.

Reynaldo Lopez threw 7 innings, allowing 1 run, 5 hits and no walks while striking out 8 Cubs to get the 10-4 decision for the White Sox.

Jacob deGrom struck out 8 Nationals in 7 innings of work, allowing 1 run and earned a rare win for himself with the Mets 4-2 final.

They all owned baseball on September 21, 2018

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

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Boston Herald

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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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Sully Baseball Podcast: LA Sweeps In While The Rockies Blow It – September 20, 2018

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Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

 

The Dodgers were left for dead less than a month ago. But after taking 5 of 6 from the Rockies, they have a clear path to get back to the NLCS.

Meanwhile, Colorado might regret letting a once in a generation opportunity slip away.

Looking West in this episode of Sully Baseball.

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

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Who Owned Baseball September 19, 2018 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVPs) + 2018 #WOB

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Anthony J. Causi

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Luke Voit homered twice and added 2 more hits, driving in 3 and scoring 4 as the Yankees prevented a Red Sox clinching party with a 10-1 thrashing.

Carlos Carrasco pitched into the 7th, striking out 11 White Sox in 6 2/3 innings. He did not get the decision but helped set up the 4-1 Cleveland walk off win.

Freddie Freeman reached base 4 times, homered, drove in 3 and stole a base to inch the Braves closer to a Division Title by topping St. Louis, 7-3.

Robbie Ray allowed 1 hits over 6 innings, striking out 8 as the Diamondbacks blanked the Cubs, 9-0.

They all owned baseball on September 19, 2018

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Sully Baseball Podcast – Yankee Bats Are Not Hot While Tampa Bay’s Pitching System Works – September 19, 2018

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The Yankees should be very worried if their bats remain this dead into October. Meanwhile, say what you want about the Rays new “Opener System.” But it works and since late May, they are one of the best teams in baseball.

Making One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest references in this episode of Sully Baseball.

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Who Owned Baseball September 18, 2018 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVPs) + 2018 #WOB

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Christian Petersen – Getty Images

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Daniel Murphy reached base 3 times, homered and drove in a pair as the Cubs inched closer to a Division Title with a 9-1 thrashing of the Diamondbacks.

Kaleb Cowart tripled and hit a go ahead grand slam to push the Angels past the A’s. 9-7.

Jameson Taillon threw 7 shutout innings, striking out 11 Royals, helping set up the Pirates 2-1 walk off victory.

Corey Kluber struck out 11 White Sox in 8 innings, allowing 3 runs and earning the 5-3 decision for Cleveland.

They all owned baseball on September 18, 2018

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Who Owned Baseball September 17, 2018 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVPs) + 2018 #WOB

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Benny Sieu, USA TODAY Sports

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Christian Yelich  hit for the cycle in the second time in less than a month, driving in 4 and helping the Brewers continue on their playoff push by blanking the Reds, 8-0.

Kyle Hendricks took a shutout into the 9th and finished with 3 hits and 1 run over 8 2/3 innings, striking out 8 Diamondbacks to lock down the 5-1 decision for the Cubs.

Daniel Vogelbach came off the bench and launched an 8th inning grand slam that turned a 1-0 Houston lead into a 4-1 Seattle victory.

Tyler Glasnow threw 6 shutout innings, striking out 6 Rangers along the way, to win the 3-0 game for Tampa Bay.

They all owned baseball on September 17, 2018

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Most Recent Cycle Hit For Each MLB Franchise (Updated For Christian Yelich, September 17, 2018 )

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Another cycle for Christian Yelich?

Why not?

Is hitting for the cycle a once in a lifetime experience? Evidently not for Christian Yelich. In less than a month, he has pulled off the trick twice. BOTH times? Against the Reds. Safe to say he has their number.

With the 8-0 drubbing, the Brewers still have a shot at first place. And it is safe to say Yelich has been a good pick up for the Brewers.

How will the Reds pitch to him tomorrow?

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

THE MOST CYCLE HIT
FOR EACH FRANCHISE

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MILWAUKEE BREWERS
Christian Yelich
September 17, 2018 vs Cincinnati Reds

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BOSTON RED SOX
August 9, 2018 vs. Toronto Blue Jays
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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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COLORADO ROCKIES
Nolan Arenado
June 18, 2017 vs. San Francisco
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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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LOS ANGELES ANGELS OF ANAHEIM
Mike Trout
May 21, 2013 vs. Seattle
downloadARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS
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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MINNESOTA TWINS
Michael Cuddyer
May 22, 2009 vs Milwaukee

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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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BROOKLYN DODGERS
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

Christian Yelich, a former Marlin, has 2 Cycles in 2 Months… while the Marlins are still waiting for their first ever.

Who Owned Baseball September 16, 2018 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVPs) + 2018 #WOB

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Karen Warren, Houston Chronicle / Staff photographer

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Justin Verlander struck out 11 Diamondbacks over 7 innings, giving up just 3 hits and 1 run to earn the 5-4 decision for the Astros.

Adam Wainwright threw 6 shutout innings, striking out 9 and pushed the Cardinals into a Wild Card tie with a 5-0 blanking of the Dodgers.

Johnny Field homered, doubled and added a pair of singles, driving in  2 to help the Twins past the Royals, 9-6.

Anthony Rendon reached base 4 times, homered and drove in a pair to help the Nationals top Atlanta, 6-4.

They all owned baseball on September 16, 2018

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Sully Baseball Podcast: Deceptively Hot Astros and Suddenly Old School Rickey Henderson – September 16, 2018

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While standing on the Stanford campus, and avoiding a creepy guy, I look at the potential 100 win defending World Champion Astros as an unlikely post season underdog.

Plus Rickey Henderson, with the benefit of time, has suddenly become old school and the type of player kids today should emulate.

Finding my spot in this episode of Sully Baseball.

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

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Who Owned Baseball September 15, 2018 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVPs) + 2018 #WOB

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Bill Boyce / Associated Press

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 Yasiel Puig launched a trio of homers, driving in 7, to slug the Dodgers back into first place with a 17-4 drubbing of St. Louis.

Randal Grichuk amassed 10 total bases with his 2 homers and a double in the wild Blue Jays 8-7 win over the Yankees.

Jon Lester threw 7 shutout innings, striking out 9 Reds, to give the Cubs a 1-0 victory.

Reynaldo Lopez did not allow a run over 7 frames as the White Sox blanked the Orioles, 2-0.

They all owned baseball on September 15, 2018

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Sully Baseball Podcast – Let’s Give Up On Divisions – September 15, 2018

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The Indians will be the worst AL Playoff team… so naturally they are the first team to clinch a division.

The concept of geographical divisions made sense once but are obsolete now. And my concept of playoff seeding would provide a ton of drama in the AL this year.

Making tweaks on this episode of Sully Baseball.

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

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Who Owned Baseball September 14, 2018 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVPs) + 2018 #WOB

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Photo: Thearon W. Henderson / Getty Images

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Chris Stratton threw a complete game shutout, allowing only 2 hits and striking out 7 Rockies to end the Giants losing streak with a 2-0 final.

Masahiro Tanaka continued to make a case to start the Wild Card Game by shutting out Toronto over 6 innings, striking out 8 along the way in the 11-0 Yankee laugher.

Aaron Altherr collected 4 hits, including 2 homers, driving in 5, to give the sliding Phillies a much needed 14-2 victory over Miami.

Andrew McCutchen reached base 5 times, homered and scored a pair as the Yankees blanked the Blue Jays, 11-0.

They all owned baseball on September 14, 2018

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Who Owned Baseball September 13, 2018 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVPs) + 2018 #WOB

Colorado Rockies vs Arizona Diamondbacks

(Photo by Andy Cross/The Denver Post)

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Kyle Freeland pitched into the 7th, throwing 6 1/3 innings, 4 hits, 3 runs and struck out 6 Diamondbacks to inch the Rockies closer to a Division title with a 10-3 final.

Mike Leake threw 7 innings, allowing 1 run and 4 hits to earn the 8-2 Seattle victory over the Angels.

Javier Baez finished his day 3 for 4 with a homer and a go ahead 10th inning RBI bunt to push the Cubs past the Nationals, 4-3.

Nelson Cruz had 2 hits, including a home run and 3 RBI in the Mariners 8-2 win over the Angels.

They all owned baseball on September 13, 2018

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Who Owned Baseball September 12, 2018 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVPs) + 2018 #WOB

Colorado Rockies vs Arizona Diamondbacks

(Photo by Andy Cross/The Denver Post)

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DJ LeMahieu had 3 hits including a bottom of the 9th, 2 run come from behind walk off homer to blast the Rockies past Arizona, 5-4.

Zack Wheeler threw 8 shutout innings, striking out 7 Marlins, and enjoyed rare run support from the Mets in the 13-0 laugher.

Francisco Arcia homered twice and added another hit, driving in 4, to help the Angels pound the Rangers, 8-1.

Jake Odorizzi took a no hitter into the 8th, finishing with 1 hit and 1 run over 7 1/3 innings, striking out 5 Yankees  and earning the 3-1 decision for Minnesota.

They all owned baseball on September 12, 2018

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

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Photo by Matt Slocum – AP

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

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

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

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

They all owned baseball on September 11, 2018

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

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Kirk Irwin – Getty Images

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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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Sully Baseball Podcast – The Roller Coaster Diamondbacks Season – September 10, 2018

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Are the Diamondbacks a dominant team powering their way into the post season? Or are they a maddeningly inconsistent team who find new ways to lose critical games?

They have been both this year and that could cost them a chance at a winnable pennant.

Running out of time for the snakes in this episode of Sully Baseball.

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

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

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Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

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Justin Turner reached base 5 times, including a homer, driving in 2 runs as the Dodgers crept closer to Colorado with a 9-6 final.

Willians Astudillo singled and hit a 2 run walk off homer in the 9th to lead the Twins past Kansas City, 3-1.

John Gant pitched into the 7th, finishing with 2 runs and 5 hits over 6 2/3 innings, striking out 6 Tigers to earn the 5-2 decision for St. Louis.

Andrew Heaney struck out 12 over 7 frames, allowing 3 hits, no walks and no runs as the Angels blanked the White Sox, 1-0.

 

They all owned baseball on September 9, 2018

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Sully Baseball Podcast: SUNDAY REQUEST – A New Challenge For Theo Epstein – September 9, 2018

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Still driving on the 5 while doing a Sunday Request from friend of the podcast CU8SFAN (aka Cubs Fan with an 8.)

He wants to know which team should be the next great championship challenge for Theo Epstein after delivering to Red Sox and Cubs fans.

He makes some suggestions. I have a thought of my own.

Taking a pitstop in this episode of Sully Baseball.

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

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(Photo by Jon Durr/Getty Images)

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Mike Trout had a 5 hit performance, including a pair of homers, driving in 5, as the Angels clobbered the White Sox, 12-3.

Jorge Lopez took a perfect game into the 9th, finishing with 8 plus innings, 1 hit, 1 run and struck out 4 Twins for the 4-1 Kansas City victory.

Anthony Rendon homered, doubled and scored in the key 7th inning rally to help the Nats sweep a double header from the Cubs with a 6-5 final in the night cap. In the first game he also got a hit and drove in a run.

Max Scherzer saved the Nationals bullpen in game 1 of a double header by going 9, striking out 11 Cubs and earning the 10-3 decision.

They all owned baseball on September 8, 2018

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Sully Baseball Podcast: Searching for the Great Mets and L.A. Dodger Slugger – September 8, 2018

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While at a rest stop traveling up the 5, I realized that neither the Mets nor the Los Angeles Dodgers have a franchise defining offensive superstar. I wondered if Mike Piazza had stayed with LA if he could have been that figure for the Dodgers. And would David Wright have been that player if he remained healthy?

Taking a pitstop in this episode of Sully Baseball.

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Sully Baseball Podcast: Thinking of Pitching While Driving – September 7, 2018

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Driving along along the 5 freeway, I began to think about ways to put together a pitching staff that doesn’t require wearing a bullpen down but still tries to keep starters from facing an order more than twice.

I have an idea.

On the road again in this episode of Sully Baseball.

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

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

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Nick Markakis went 4 for 5 with a double and a pair of RBI to lead the Braves to a wild 7-6 extra inning victory in Arizona.

Francisco Lindor homered twice and singled twice, driving in 4, leading the Indians closer to another Division Title with a 9-4 final over Toronto.

Anibal Sanchez struck out 8 Diamondbacks in 5 innings in the 7-6 win for the Braves.

Shane Bieber pitched into the 7th, allowing 3 earned runs in 6 1/3 innings and earned the 9-4 decision for the Indians over Toronto.

They all owned baseball on September 6, 2018

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Sully Baseball Podcast – The Categories of Champion Players – September 6, 2018

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When the World Series is clinched, a whole team will celebrate knowing they are champions.

There are two categories of champions: Those who have never won one before and those who have.

And in those categories, there are several subsets. Today, I will break those down.

That and being annoyed by helicopters in this episode of Sully Baseball.

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

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Andy Cross – Denver Post

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

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

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

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

They all owned baseball on September 5, 2018

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