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

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Let’s see owned baseball on May 16, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Chris Bassitt threw 8 shutout innings, striking out 7 Tigers to earn the 17-3 decision for Oakland.

Luis Castillo struck out 6 Cubs in 5 1/3 innings, allowing 2 runs as the Reds beat the Cubs, 4-2.

Jason Kipnis hit his first 2 homers of the season, driving in 6, to help the Indians come from behind in a wild 14-7 win over Baltimore.

Christian Yelich homered twice, added another hit and stole  a base as the Brewers clobbered Philadelphia, 11-3.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Robinson Cano got 3 hits, including a double, driving in a run and scoring another but the Mets comeback against Washington fell just short, 7-6.

Francisco Liriano struck out 3 Padres in his 1 1/3 innings of no hit shutout relief and was in line to be the pitcher of record. The Pirates bullpen allowed a game winning rally for a 4-2 loss.

Trey Mancini reached base 3 times, including a homer, driving in 3 but the Orioles were doubled up by Cleveland, 14-7.

Marcus Stroman allowed 1 earned run and 1 unearned run in 6 innings, striking out 6 White Sox batters along the way. The Toronto bullpen would drop the 4-2 decision.

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

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Let’s see owned baseball on May 15, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Patrick Corbin struck out 11 Mets in 8 innings, allowing 1 run and earning the 5-1 victory for the Nationals.

Jarrod Dyson reached base 3 times, scored 3 runs and stole a pair of bases to help the Diamondbacks thump the Pirates, 11-1.

Gleyber Torres hit two homers in the 5-3 Yankee double header opener over Baltimore and added a third homer in the 3-1 nightcap for the sweep.

Justin Verlander went 7 innings against his former team, the Tigers, striking out 9 and allowing a single run as the Astros won 5-1.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Andrew Cashner threw 6 innngs, allowing 4 hits, 2 runs and struck out 7 Yankees but took the hard luck 3-1 decision for Baltimore.

Yu Darvish struck out 11 Reds in 5 1/3 innings but the Cubs bullpen dropped the 6-5 final in 11 innings.

Tommy La Stella got 4 hits, including a homer, but the Angels comeback fell a run short against Minnesota, 8-7.

Jean Segura went 2 for 4 with a home run but the Phillies fell to Milwaukee, 5-2.

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

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Let’s see owned baseball on May 14, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Josh Bell homered twice and walked, driving in 4, as the Pirates won in Arizona, 6-2.

Carlos Carrasco threw 7 shutout innings, allowing 6 hits and no walks while striking out 6 as Cleveland blanked the White Sox, 9-0.

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. reached base 4 times, including his first two MLB homers, driving in 4, to lead the Blue Jays past San Francisco 7-3.

Kyle Hendricks held the Reds to 1 run and 3 hits over 8 innings while going 3 for 4 with a double and 2 RBI to earn the Cubs 3-1 victory.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Manny Machado hit a pair of homers and a double in the Padres 6-3 loss to the Dodgers.

Wes Parsons threw 3 innings of 1 hit shutout relief. It was too little too late as the Braves were clobbered by St. Louis, 14-3.

Ronny Rodriguez doubled and homered, driving in, but the Tigers fell to Houston, 11-4.

Chris Sale struck out 17 batters in 7 innings, allowing 2 runs. The Red Sox bullpen blew the lead in the 8th and the game in the 11th, 5-4 to the Rockies.

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

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Earning Full WOBs:

Eduardo Escobar singled, tripled and homered, driving in 3, to help Arizona top Pittsburgh, 9-3.

Reynaldo López pitched into the 8th, allowing 2 hits and 2 runs over 7 2/3 innings, striking out 6 Indians en route to a 5-2 decision for the White Sox.

Yoán Moncada homered twice and added another hit in the White Sox 5-2 win over the Indians.

Jimmie Sherfy struck out 5 Pirates in 2 innings of shutout relief to help preserve the Diamondbacks 9-3 victory.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Jacob Barnes gave the Brewers an inning of shutout relief but it was too little, too late as Philadelphia won, 7-4.

Lorenzo Cain got 5 hits, including a pair of doubles, but the Brewers bullpen lost the 7-4 game in Philadelphia.

Khris Davis homered twice and walked but the A’s dropped the 6-5 game to Seattle in 10 innings.

Zac Reininger retired all 6 batters he faced in relief, but the Tigers were clobbered by Houston, 8-1.

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

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Earning Full WOBs:

Josh Bell reached base 5 times, with a double and homer, scoring 3 runs and driving in 5 to help Pittsburgh come from behind to beat St. Louis 10-6.

Hyun-Jim Ryu took a no hitter into the 8th, finishing with 8 shutout frames with 1 hit, 1 walk and striking out 9 as the Dodgers blanked the Nationals, 6-0.

George Springer went 5 for 5 with 2 homers, 5 runs scored and 4 RBI as the blazing hot Astros clobbered the Rangers, 15-5.

Masahiro Tanaka threw 7 innings, walking no Tampa Bay batter while striking out 7 and earning the 7-1 decision for the Yankees.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Yasiel Puig homered and walked in the Reds 6-5 defeat by the Giants.

Blake Snell struck out 12 Yankees in 5 2/3 innings but the Rays fell 7-1.

Stephen Strasburg threw 6 strong innings, striking out 7 Dodgers and allowing 4 hits and 2 runs. He would be saddled with the hard luck 6-0 decision for the Nationals.

Mike Trout reached base 3 times including a homer in the Angels 5-1 loss to Baltimore.

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Who Owned Baseball – May 11, 2019 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVPs) + 2019

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Earning Full WOBs:

Gerrit Cole struck out 12 Rangers and walked none over 6 innings to earn the 11-4 decision for Houston.

Michael Conforto reached base 3 times, including a homer, driving in a pair as the Mets topped Miami, 4-1.

C. J. Cron went 4 for 5 with a homer and 3 RBI in the Twins nightcap 8-3 victory over Detroit. He also homered in the 5-3 opening loss for Minnesota.

Zach Eflin threw a complete game 4 hit shutout, striking out 7 Royals for a 7-0 final for the Phillies.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Trevor Bauer scattered 2 hits and 3 walks, allowing 2 unearned runs in 7 innings and struck out 10 Oakland batters. He did not fare in the decision as the A’s walked off against the Indians, 3-2 in the 9th.

Walker Buehler threw 7 shutout innings, striking out 7 Nationals along the way. The Dodgers bullpen imploded allowing Washington to comeback for a 5-2 win.

Steven Duggar got 3 hits, including a 2 run triple, but the Giants were edged by Cincinnati, 5-4.

Randal Grichuk tripled and homered in the Blue Jays 7-2 loss to the White Sox.

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Who Owned Baseball – May 10, 2019 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVPs) + 2019

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Earning Full WOBs:

Michael Conforto reached base 4 times, homered and scored 3 runs as the Mets ambushed the Marlins, 11-2.

Alex Gordon homered twice, driving in 3, to help the Royals beat first place Philadelphia, 5-1.

Justin Verlander held the Rangers to 1 hit over 7 shutout innings to give the Astros a 3-0 victory.

Zack Wheeler struck out 11 Marlins in 7 innings, allowing 2 runs and cruised to the lopsided 11-2 decision for the Mets.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Lance Lynn struck out 8 Astros in 7 innings, allowing 3 runs and 1 walk. He took the hard luck 3-0 loss for Texas.

Austin Meadows homered and added another hit and a walk, but the Rays rally came up short against the Yankees, 4-3.

Franmil Reyes collected 3 hits, including a double, and scored a run but the Padres were clobbered by the Rockies, 12-2.

Adam Wainwright pitched 7 strong innings, allowing 1 run, walking none and striking out 8 Pirates. He did not fare in the decision as the Cardinals were edged, 2-1.

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Who Owned Baseball – May 9, 2019 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVPs) + 2019

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Earning Full WOBs:

Nolan Arenado got on base 5 times, including a homer and 3 RBI as the Rockies held on to win a wild snow covered 12-11 Coors Field slug fest with the Giants.

Patrick Corbin struck out 8 Dodgers in 7 shutout innings as the Nationals won, 6-0.

Jordan Luplow hit a pair of solo homers as the Indians blanked the White Sox in a rain shortened 5-0 game.

Felix Peña pitched 7 innings of shutout relief, allowing 3 hits and striking out 7 Tigers to earn the 13-0 decision for the Angels.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Mike Leake held the Yankees to 1 run and 6 hits, walking none over 7 innings. But the Mariners bats were dead and he took the hard luck 3-1 loss.

Hunter Pence homered and walked in the Rangers 4-2 loss in Houston.

Gregory Polanco reached base 4 times, homered and drove in 3 but the Pirates were topped by St. Louis, 17-4.

Mike Soroka threw 6 strong innings, allowing 1 run and 4 hits. He did not factor in the decision as the Diamondbacks walked off in extra innings against St. Louis, 3-2.

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Who Owned Baseball – May 8, 2019 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVPs) + 2019

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Earning Full WOBs:

Jared Eickhoff held the Cardinals scoreless over 8 innings as the Phillies took the 5-0 final.

Jorge Polanco had his second 5 hit game of the season, homering and driving in 2 to lead the red hot Twins to a 9-1 blow out of Toronto.

Chris Sale struck out 14 Orioles in 8 innings, allowing 3 hits and 1 run. He did not get the decision but set up the Red Sox 2-1 win in 12 innings.

Christian Yelich reached base 4 times, homered and stole a base to power Milwaukee past Washington, 7-3.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Josh Bell went 2 for 4 with a homer but the Rangers came back to stun the Pirates, 9-6.

Andrew Cashner held the Red Sox offense to a solo homer, scattered 3 other hits and a walk over 6 innings, helping send the game to extra innings. The Orioles would eventually drop the 2-1 game.

Jonathan Lucroy got 2 hits, including a homer, but the Angels fell to Detroit, 10-3.

José Ureña allowed 1 earned run and 1 unearned run in a strong 7 inning performance. But the Marlins let the Cubs walk off again, this time to a 3-2 score.

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

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Earning Full WOBs:

Mike Fiers threw the second no hitter of his career, striking out 6 Reds along the way, for the 2-0 final in Oakland.

Whit Merrifield hit 2 singles, a triple and a grand slam, stealing a base along the way, to help the Royals clobber Houston, 12-2.

Hyun-Jin Ryu was perfect through 5 and tossed a complete game 4 hit shutout, walking none and striking out 6 Braves for the Dodgers 9-0 victory.

Justin Turner launched 3 homers and added a fourth hit, driving in 6 to help the Dodgers blank the Braves, 9-0.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Hunter Pence reached base 4 times, including a homer, but the Rangers came up short against the Pirates, 5-4.

Franmil Reyes went 3 for 5 with a homer and 2 RBI in the Padres wild 7-6 loss to the Mets.

Aaron Sanchez threw 7 strong innings, allowing 3 hits and striking out 6 Twins. But his Blue Jays were shutout, 3-0.

Caleb Smith struck out 11 Cubs in 6 2/3 innings, giving up 2 runs. But he was not involved in the decision as Chicago walked off against the Marlins 5-2.

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

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Earning Full WOBs:

Avisail Garcia went 3 for 4 with a homer and 3 RBI in the Rays 12-1 drubbing of the Diamondbacks.

Jose Iglesias singled, doubled and tripled, driving in 4 as the Reds topped the Giants, 12-4.

Chris Paddack pitched a shutout into the 8th with 7 2/3 innings allowing 4 hits, 1 walk and striking out 11 as the Padres blanked the Mets, 4-0.

Martín Pérez allowed 2 hits in 7 scoreless innings, striking out 9 Blue Jays as the Twins rolled, 8-0.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Jacob deGrom gave the Mets an encouraging 7 innings, 4 hit, 2 run performance. Unfortunately for him, the Mets were shutout by San Diego, 4-0.

Dee Gordon got 3 hits, including a homer, but the struggling Mariners lost again, this time to the Yankees, 7-3.

Pablo Sandoval homered and threw an inning of scoreless mop up relief as the Giants were clobbered by the Reds, 12-4.

Ryan Weber gave the Red Sox 4 shutout innings out of the bullpen in their 4-1 loss in Baltimore.

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

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Earning Full WOBs:

Asdrubal Cabrera went 2 for 4 with a homer and 4 RBI to help the Rangers clobber the Blue Jays, 10-2.

Zach Davies pitched into the 8th, finishing with 7 2/3 innings, 6 hits, 2 runs while striking out 5 Mets in Milwaukee’s 3-2 victory.

Buster Posey doubled and homered to help the Giants come from behind against the Reds, 6-5.

Spencer Turnbill pitched 7 innings, allowing 1 run and striking out 7 Royals. The Tigers bullpen blew his lead but walked off 5-2 in the 9th.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Pablo Lopez held the Braves scoreless over 6 innings, striking out 6 Braves. The Marlins bullpen dropped the 3-1 game in extra innings.

Frankie Montas threw 6 strong innings, walking none and allowing a single run. The A’s dropped the 5-3 game in 13 innings.

Jonathan LuCroy homered twice in the Angels 10-4 loss to Houston.

Tim Peterson threw 2 1/3 shutout innings, allowing 1 hit and no walks out of the bullpen. He could not prevent the Brewers from topping the Mets, 3-2.

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

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Earning Full WOBs:

Ryan Braun got 6 hits overall over 18 innings including a pair of doubles and a 2 run walk off single to end the 4-3 marathon for the Brewers over the Mets.

Dylan Bundy shutout the red hot Rays over 7 1/3 innings, allowing 3 hits and 4 strikeouts to earn the 3-0 win for Baltimore.

Michael Chavis amassed 11 total bases, including 2 homers, to lead a revived Boston offense to a lopsided 15-2 drubbing of the White Sox.

Luke Weaver struck out 8 Rockies over 7 innings, allowing 3 hits and 1 walk as the Diamondbacks rolled 9-2.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Yonny Chirinos pitched into the 8th, finishing with 7 1/3 innings and 3 runs allowed but took the hard luck decision as the Rays were blanked by Baltimore, 3-0.

Jose Martinez went 2 for 5 with a double and a homer, but the Cubs came from behind to beat St. Louis, 6-5.

Dylan Moore singled and homered in the Mariners 5-4 loss in Cleveland.

Zack Wheeler threw 7 innings, allowing 2 hits and striking out 10 Milwaukee batters. He did not factor in the decision as the Mets dropped a wild 4-3 game in 18 innings.

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

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Earning Full WOBs:

Kyle Hendricks only needed 81 pitches to toss a complete game, 4 hit, no walk shutout of the Cardinals, giving the Cubs a 4-0 final.

Josh Phegley doubled twice, homered and singled, driving in 8 runs and scoring 2 as the A’s rolled, 14-1, in Pittsburgh.

Trent Thornton threw 7 shutout innings, allowing 1 hit and striking out 5 Rangers. He did not fare in the decision as the Blue Jays won 1-0 in 12 innings.

Steven Vogt came off the bench to single, double and hit a dramatic 2 out, 9th inning homer to tie the game and set up a wild 12-11 come back 11 inning victory in Cincinnati.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Derek Dietrich homered twice, added another hit and stole a base. But the Giants made a stunning comeback to beat the Reds in extra innings, 12-11.

Justin Miller stopped the Phillies attack with a pair of shutout innings out of the bullpen. But the Nationals could not rally and lost 4-2.

Mike Minor shutout the Blue Jays over 8 solid innings, striking out 9 along the way. The Rangers bats were dead and dropped the 1-0 game in 12.

Jorge Soler went 3 for 3 with a homer in the Royals 4-3 defeat in Detroit.

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

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Earning Full WOBs:

José Berríos threw 7 strong innings, allowing 2 runs, walking none and striking out 5 Astros to earn the 8-2 decision for Minnesota.

Jason Castro doubled and homered, driving in 4, as the red hot Twins clubbed the Astros, 8-2.

Ian Kinsler got 3 hits, 2 of them were doubles and another a homer, to help the Padres pound Atlanta, 11-2.

Noah Syndergaard not only threw a complete game 4 hit shutout against the Reds but also hit the solo home run that accounted for the only run of the game as the Mets won, 1-0.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Andrew Benintendi reached base 3 times, including a homer, but the Red Sox fell apart in the 9th and the White Sox walked off 6-4 winners.

Ryan Braun singled and homered, driving in 2, but Milwaukee dropped the 11-6 game to Colorado.

Danny Duffy threw 6 strong innings, allowing 1 run and striking out 6 Rays hitters. The Kansas City bullpen would drop the 3-1 final.

Dakota Hudson struck out 7 Nationals in 6 innings, allowing 1 earned run and 1 unearned run in a hard luck 2-1 decision for St. Louis.

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

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Earning Full WOBs:

Jose Abreu singled and homered in the White Sox walk off 7-6 victory over the Orioles in the nightcap of a double header. In the opening 5-4 Chicago loss, Abreu singled and doubled, driving in a pair.

Nolan Arenado homered twice and added a single, driving in 4 to help the Rockies pound the Brewers, 11-4.

Jon Lester allowed 1 hit over 7 shutout innings, walking 1 and fanning 8 as the Cubs blanked the Mariners in an 11-0 laugher.

Martín Pérez struck out 7 Astros over 8 shutout innings, giving up only 4 hits to earn the 6-2 decision for Minnesota.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Jalen Beeks came into the game in the second and threw 6 2/3 innings of 1 hit, shutout ball, striking out 6 Royals along the way. Kansas City did all of their scoring in the first and topped Tampa Bay, 3-2.

Jacob deGrom returned to form with 7 innings of 3 hit, shutout ball. He did not get the decision as the Mets were edged in the 9th by Cincinnati, 1-0.

Kiké Hernández doubled and singled, scoring the Dodgers only run in the Giants 2-1 walk off win.

Danny Santana homered and doubled but the Rangers could not complete the comeback against the Pirates and fell, 7-5.

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Who Owned Baseball – April 30, 2019 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVPs) + 2019

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Earning Full WOBs:

Gerrit Cole held a red hot Twins team to 1 hit and no runs over 7, striking out 11 along the way as the Astros won an 11-0 laugher.

Zack Greinke pitched into the 8th, striking out 7 Yankees in 7 2/3 innings, allowing 1 run to earn the 3-1 decision for Arizona.

Franmil Reyes homered twice and doubled, driving in 3, to lead the Padres past Atlanta, 4-3.

Carlos Santana collected 3 hits, including a homer, driving in 2 to help the Indians win in Miami, 7-4.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Luis Castillo struck out 7 Mets in 6 2/3 innings, giving up 2 runs. He did not factor into the decision as the Reds dropped the 4-3 game in extra innings.

Adam Eaton went 2 for 5 with a homer but the Nationals came up short against St. Louis, 3-2.

CC Sabathia recorded career strikeout number 3,000 in a game where he pitched into the 6th, giving up only 2 runs. He would be charged with the loss as Arizona topped the Yankees, 3-1.

Gleyber Torres singled, doubled and drove in the Yankees only run in their 3-1 loss in Arizona.

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

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Earning Full WOBs:

Jesus Aguilar went 3 for 4 with a pair of homers, driving in 4, to power the Brewers past Colorado, 5-1.

Xander Bogaerts got two hits including an RBI double that helped the Red Sox come from behind and beat Oakland 9-4.

Jake Odorizzi out dueled Verlander with shutout innings, striking out 7 Astros, as the Twins took the 1-0 thriller.

Mike Soroka struck out 8 Padres over 6 innings to earn the 3-1 decision for Atlanta.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Cody Bellinger singled twice, walked and drove in a run but the Dodgers fell to San Francisco, 3-2.

Justin Miller stopped the bleeding by throwing 2 shutout innings after the Cardinals 5th inning uprising. It was too late for the Nationals, who were doubled up, 6-3.

Pedro Severino reached base 3 times, including a homer, the the Orioles 5-3 loss to the White Sox.

Justin Verlander allowed just 2 hits and struck out 7 in 6 innings. But the Twins blanked his Astros, 1-0.

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

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Earning Full WOBs:

Ozzie Albies got 3 hits, 2 of them homers, to help the Braves come from behind against the Rockies, 8-7.

Zach Eflin threw a complete game, allowing 7 hits while walking no Miami batters for the 5-1 Philadelphia victory.

Kyle Gibson struck out 6 Tigers and walking none over 7 solid innings to give the Twins a 4-1 win.

Hunter Pence singled, doubled and homered, driving in 4 and scoring 3 times as the Rangers rolled in Seattle, 14-1.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Chris Bassitt struck out 9 Blue Jays in 7 innings, allowing 3 hits and 1 run. The A’s bullpen would collapse in extra innings allowing Toronto to walk off as 5-4 winners.

Melky Cabrera homered twice and added a singled and a double but the Pirates were edged by the Dodgers, 7-6.

Jon Duplantier came out of the bullpen in extra innings to throw 4 shutout frames, allowing 1 hit, 2 walks and striking out 4 Cubs. He did not factor into the decision in the Diamondbacks 6-5 loss in 15 innings.

Daniel Vogelbach reached base 3 times but the rest of the Mariners were silenced in the 14-1 drubbing by the Rangers.

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

 

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Earning Full WOBs:

David Bote homered twice, driving in 5, in the Cubs 9-1 blow out of Arizona.

Hunter Dozier singled twice and tripled twice with 5 RBI to help the Royals top the Angels in a wild 9-4 game.

Clayton Kershaw did not walk a batter in 7 innings, giving up 4 hits and 1 run while striking out 8 Pirates to earn the 3-1 Dodger win.

Mike Minor struck out 13 Mariners in 7 innings, allowing 3 hits and 1 run as the Rangers rolled to a 15-1 final.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Pete Alonso homered and added two more hits but the Mets came up short against Milwaukee, 8-6.

Mookie Betts singled and homered, providing the Red Sox almost all of their offense as they were doubled up by the Rays, 2-1.

Shane Bieber threw 6 strong innings, allowing 3 hits and 3 runs, striking out 9 Astros along the way. He did not fare in the decision as the Indians bullpen lost the 4-3 game in extra innings.

Steven Strasburg went 7 innings, striking out 9 Padres and allowing 2 runs, 4 hits and 1 walk. The Nationals bullpen got blown out in extra innings, 8-3.

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Who Owned Baseball – April 26, 2019 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVPs) + 2019

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Let’s see owned baseball on April 26, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Tim Anderson went 4 for 6 with a double, 3 runs scored and a walk off homer to cap a wild 12-11 White Sox win over Detroit.

Austin Barnes homered and doubled, driving in 3 to help the Dodgers top Pittsburgh, 6-2.

Jerad Eickhoff blanked the Marlins over 7 innings, allowing 2 hits and 1 run, to earn the 4-0 decision for the Phillies.

Marcus Stroman allowed 1 hit over 7 shutout innings, striking out 7 A’s along the way. He set up the Blue Jays’ 4-2 walk off victory.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Miguel Cabrera collected 4 hits, including a homer, in the Tigers bizarre 12-11 loss to the White Sox.

Mike Fiers held the Blue Jays to 2 runs over 7 strong innings but Oakland’s bullpen dropped the 4-2 game in the 9th,

Tyler Flowers singled twice and homered twice but the Braves were doubled up by the Rockies, 8-4.

Max Scherzer struck out 10 Padres and walked none over 7 innings of 4 hits, 2 run ball. He did not factor into the decision as Washington fell, 4-3.

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Previewing the Weekend and Answering Tweets – @lockedonmlb April 26, 2019

4165FEB8-E00F-4359-B1C7-5A71483E59F0Before wrapping up another week, we preview the games for the weekend, including the arrival of Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and the urgency for the Red Sox to win against Tampa Bay again.

Then I answer Tweets from listeners, including one about the Phillies chances and another about White Sox fandom.

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

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Who Owned Baseball – April 25, 2019 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVPs) + 2019

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Let’s see owned baseball on April 25, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Trevor Bauer allowed 4 hits and 1 run over 8 innings as the Indians edged the Astros, 2-1.

Tim Beckham reached base 3 times with a homer and 3 RBI to help the Mariners clobber the Rangers, 14-2.

Jarrod Dyson went 3 for 5 with a triple, 2 runs scored and an RBI as Arizona blanked Pittsburgh, 5-0.

Zack Greinke threw 7 shutout innings, striking out 7 Pirates and smacking a triple of his own to raise his average to .462 in the Diamondbacks 5-0 victory.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Gerrit Cole struck out 10 Indians in 7 innings while giving up only 2 runs. He took the hard luck decision as the Astros were doubled up, 2-1.

Freddie Freeman singled twice and homered but the Braves rally in Cincinnati came up short, 4-2.

Aaron Nola pitched into the 7th, allowing 1 run and striking out 4 Marlins in 6 2/3 innings. The Phillies bullpen would drop the 3-1 final in extra innings.

Gio Urshela homered and walked in the Yankees 11-5 loss to the Angels.

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

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Earning Full WOBs:

Ketel Marte hit a pair of homers in the Diamondbacks 11-2 crushing of the Pirates.

Chris Paddack threw 7 innings of 1 hit, shutout ball, fanning 9 Mariners to give the Padres a razor thin 1-0 victory.

Jose Ramirez singled, doubled, walked, homered and drove in 4 in the Indians 6-2 win.

Justin Verlander threw 8 strong innings, striking out 8 Twins and allowing 1 run to help the Astros take the 7-1 final.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

 

Cody Bellinger reached base 3 times, including a homer, in the Dodgers 7-6 defeat at the hands of the Cubs.

Walker Buehler pitched well into the 6th inning, allowing 4 hits. But the Cubs bombed the Dodger bullpen, 7-6.

Felix Hernandez struck out 8 Padres in 7 innings, allowing 1 run. But the Mariners were blanked, 1-0.

Andrelton Simmons homered twice in the Angels 6-5 loss to the Yankees.

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

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Charles Wenzelberg

Let’s see owned baseball on April 23, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Franmil Reyes hit a pair of homers, driving in 3, to help the Padres double up the Mariners, 6-3.

Luke Voit homered twice and walked as the Yankees held on to beat the Angels, 7-5.

Zack Wheeler not only threw 7 shutout innings, allowing only 5 hits and no walks while striking out 11 Phillies, but he also homered and doubled, totally dominating the 9-0 victory by the Mets.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Xander Bogaerts homered twice in the Red Sox opening 7-4 loss to the Tigers. He added an RBI single in the 4-2 nightcap loss.

Jake Newberry came out of the bullpen and threw 3 shutout innings, allowing 2 hits and 1 walk. But the Rays damage was done early and the Royals could not come back in the 5-2 final.

Travis Shaw hit a pair of homers but the Brewers came up short against St. Louis, 4-3.

Trevor Williams threw 7 strong innings, allowing 4 hits and 2 runs, walking 1 and striking out 4 Diamondbacks. He took the hard luck 2-1 decision as the Pirates lost.

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Who Owned Baseball – April 22, 2019 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVPs) + 2019

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(Jeff Roberson/Associated Press)

Let’s see owned baseball on April 22, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Dexter Fowler got 4 hits, including a homer, driving in 4 and scoring 3 as the Cardinals won a slug fest against division rival Milwaukee, 13-5.

J. A. Happ threw 7 strong innings, allowing 3 hits, 2 runs and struck out 5 Angels. He did not get the decision but the Yankees topped the Angels in 14 innings, 4-3.

Steven Matz held the Phillies to 1 run over 6 innings to earn the 5-1 decision for the Mets.

Jorge Polanco went 4 for 5 with a homer, 4 RBI and 2 runs scored to lead the red hot Twins past Houston, 9-5.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Brian Dozier reached base 3 times, including a homer, in the Nationals 7-5 loss to the Rockies.

Hunter Dozier went 2 for 2 with a homer and a walk but the Royals dropped the 6-3 game to Tampa Bay.

Matt Harvey allowed just 3 hits and 2 walks over 6 innings, striking out a pair of Yankees. The Angels fell in 14 innings, 4-3.

Joe Musgrove threw 6 strong innings, allowing 3 hits and struck out 5 Diamondbacks along the way. But the Pirates bullpen melted down in the lopsided 12-4 final.

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Who Owned Baseball – April 21, 2019 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVPs) + 2019

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(Adam Hunger/AP)

Let’s see owned baseball on April 21, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Cody Bellinger got 3 hits, including the 2 out go ahead homer in the 9th, and stole a home run with a leaping catch to help the Dodgers win in Milwaukee, 6-5.

James Paxton blanked the Royals over 6 shutout innings, fanning 12 and walking only 1. The bullpen blew his lead but the Yankees walked off 7-6 winners in 10.

Justin Smoak got 4 hits, including a homer, driving in 2, to help the Blue Jays hang on against the A’s, 5-4.

Stephen Strasburg struck out 11 Marlins in 8 innings of 2 hit ball to earn the 5-0 decision for the Nationals.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Pete Alonso reached base 3 times, including a homer, but the Mets lost in St. Louis, 6-4.

Alex Gordon got a pair of hits including a dramatic 8th inning game tying home run. The Royals would lose the 7-6 game to the Yankees in 10.

Reynaldo Lopez pitched 6 innings, allowing 2 earned runs and striking out 8 and walking no Tigers. But the White Sox dropped the 4-3 game.

Robbie Ray allowed 1 run over 6 strong innings but did not get the decision as the Cubs walked off against the Diamondbacks, 2-1.

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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.

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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.

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Who Owned Baseball – April 18, 2019 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVPs) + 2019

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Let’s see owned baseball on April 18, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Homer Bailey held the Yankees to 3 hits and 1 run over 6 innings to help the Royals win, 6-1.

Patrick Corbin pitched into the 8th, finishing with 7 2/3 innings, allowing 2 hits and 1 run while striking out 9 San Francisco batters to earn the 4-2 decision for the Nationals.

Ryon Healy homered twice and walked, driving in 5 in Seattle’s wild 11-10 victory in Anaheim.

Ryan McMahon went 3 for 4 with 2 homers and 5 RBI as the Rockies beat the Phillies, 6-2.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Zach Eflin held the Rockies scoreless through 5 before allowing 2 earned runs and 1 unearned run in the 6th. He would take the hard luck 6-2 defeat for the Phillies.

Ryne Harper stopped the bleeding with 3 1/3 shutout innings out of the pen, holding the Blue Jays to 1 hit and no walks. It was too little too late as the Twins fell, 7-4.

Evan Longoria singled and doubled, scoring a run and driving in another but the Giants came up short 4-2 to Washington.

Tommy Pham collected 4 hits, including a homer and stole a base in the Rays 6-5 extra inning loss to Baltimore.

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