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

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Let’s see owned baseball on June 18, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Pete Alonso reached base 6 times, including a homer, driving in 3 and scoring 3, in the Mets 10-2 victory in Atlanta.

Homer Bailey pitched into the 8th, throwing 7 2/3 scoreless inning, striking out 6 as the Royals blanked the Mariners, 9-0.

Jacob deGrom took a shutout into the 9th, finishing with 8 1/3 innings, 2 runs, no walks and striking out 10 Braves as the Mets took the 10-2 final.

Whit Merrifield hit a 2 run homer and a 3 run homer and added another hit and a 6th RBI as the Royals pounded Seattle, 9-0.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Rafael Devers got 3 hits, including a homer, driving in 2, but the Red Sox dropped the 4-3 final to the Twins in a 17 inning marathon.

Cole Hamels threw 7 strong innings, allowing 1 run while striking out 8 White Sox hitters. He did not fare in the decision as the Cubs fell in the 9th, 3-1.

Kevin Newman singled, tripled and walked, driving in a run, but the Pirates were edged out by the Tigers, 5-4.

Marcus Stroman allowed 3 runs in 7 innings, striking out 3 Angels but took the hard luck 3-1 loss for Toronto.

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

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Let’s see owned baseball on June 17, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Joey Lucchesi shut out the Brewers over 7 innings, allowing 3 hits and striking out 5 to earn the 2-0 decision for San Diego.

Brian McCann reached base 5 times, including a home run, scoring 2 and driving in 2 to help red hot Atlanta clobber the Mets, 12-3.

Masahiro Tanaka threw a complete game 2 hit shutout, striking out 10 and walking 1 as the Yankees blanked Tampa Bay, 3-0.

Mike Trout put on a show in Toronto, collecting 4 hits including a double and a homer, driving in 3, as the Angels cruised to a 10-5 final.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

José Berríos struck out 10 Red Sox in 8 strong innings, allowing 1 run, 5 hits and no walks. The Twins bats were shut down, however, in the 2-0 final.

Cavan Biggio homered twice and walked twice but his Blue Jays were doubled up by the Angels, 10-5.

Elieser Hernández held the Cardinals to 1 earned run and 1 unearned run over 6 innings, striking out 6 and walking none. He took the hard luck 5-0 loss for Miami.

Max Muncy got on base 3 times including a homer but the Dodgers fell short against San Francisco, 3-2.

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

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Earning Full WOBs:

Matt Adams hit a 3 run homer and a grand slam to lead the Nationals in a 15-5 pounding of the Diamondbacks.

Trevor Bauer threw a complete game 4 hit shutout, striking out 8 Tigers while walking none to earn the 8-0 decision for Cleveland.

Teoscar Hernández homered twice in the Blue Jays 12-0 blanking of Houston.

Hyun-Jin Ryu allowed 2 unearned runs over 7 innings, striking out 8 Cubs and walking none to set up the Dodgers 3-2 victory.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Ketel Marte homered, doubled, singled and walked, scoring 3 runs but the Diamondbacks were trashed by the Nationals, 15-5.

Shelby Miller stopped the bleeding with 3 innings of shutout relief, allowing 2 hits and 1 walk. But it was too little and too late as the Rangers were blown out by Cincinnati 11-3.

Jose Quintana kept the Cubs in the game during a Ryu start with 5 solid frames allowing 2 runs. He did not factor in the decision as the Dodgers won, 3-2.

Mike Trout reached base 3 times, including a homer, scoring 2 and driving in 2, but the Angels comeback fell a run short against Tampa Bay, 6-5.

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

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Earning Full WOBs:

Shane Bieber pitched into the 8th, finishing with 7 2/3 innings, 12 strikeouts, 2 runs and 1 walk to lead the Indians past Detroit, 4-2.

Yu Darvish struck out 10 Dodgers in 7 innings, allowing a single run and helped set up the Cubs 2-1 comeback win.

Ketel Marte homered twice in the Diamondbacks 10-3 thrashing of the Nationals.

Marcus Semien collected 3 hits, including a homer, driving in 2 and scoring 3 times as the A’s pounded the Mariners, 11-2.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Walker Buehler started the game with 5 hitless innings and would finish with 7 scoreless frames, allowing 2 hits and walking none. The Cubs would rally against the Dodgers bullpen to win 2-1.

Josh Donaldson singled, doubled and launched a go ahead 3 run homer but the Braves bullpen blew the lead and the 6-5 final to the Phillies.

Whit Merrifield went 4 for 5 with a homer and 2 runs scored but the Twins came from behind to beat his Royals, 5-4.

Tayler Scott stopped the bleeding by stranding his two inherited runners and tossing 2 shutout innings. But the damage was done as the Mariners were blown out by Oakland, 11-2.

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

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Let’s see owned baseball on June 13, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Homer Bailey helped the Royals put on a show in Omaha with 6 shutout innings, striking out 6 Tigers and earning the 7-3 decision.

Charlie Blackmon collected 4 hits, including 2 homers, driving in 4, as the Rockies topped the Padres, 9-6.

Zack Greinke flirted with a no hitter, finishing with 7 1/3 scoreless innings, allowing 2 hits and no walks as the Diamondbacks blanked the Nationals, 5-0.

Shohei Ohtani hit the first cycle for the Angels since 2013, driving in 3 runs to top the Rays, 5-3.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Manny Machado homered twice and singled but the Padres could not catch the Rockies in the 9-6 Coors slug fest.

Dovydas Neverauskas slowed down the Braves bats with 2 scoreless and hitless innings in relief to give the Pirates a chance. They came up just short, 6-5.

Hunter Pence reached base 4 times, including 2 doubles, scoring a run and driving in another as the Rangers dropped a wild 7-6 game in Boston.

Hunter Wood gave the Rays a pair of scoreless innings of relief to give them a chance to comeback. The Angels would hold on in the 5-3 final.

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

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Let’s see owned baseball on June 12, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Brett Anderson pitched into the 7th, holding the Rays to 2 runs in 6 1/3 innings. He did not get the decision but the A’s slammed themselves to a 6-2 win.

Cole Hamels went into Coors Field and threw 7 shutout innings, striking out 9 Rockies as the Cubs rolled, 10-1.

Austin Riley collected 3 hits, including a game tying 9th inning homer, and scored the winning run in the 11th as Atlanta walked off against Pittsburgh, 8-7.

Daniel Vogelbach reached base 5 times, including a homer and 2 runs scored, in the Mariners wild 9-6 extra inning victory in Minnesota.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Zach Eflin threw 8 innings, allowing 2 runs while striking out 9. But the Phillies were blanked by Arizona, 2-0.

Trey Mancini homered and reached base 2 more times but the Orioles fell short against Toronto, 8-6.

Kevin Newman went 3 for 5 with 2 RBI and a stolen base in the Pirates extra inning 8-7 loss to Atlanta.

Justin Verlander struck out 15 Brewers in 7 innings, walking none and allowing just 4 hits and 3 runs. The Astros would drop the 6-3 final in extra innings.

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

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Let’s see owned baseball on June 11, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Trevor Bauer pitched into the 8th, finishing with 7 2/3 innings, 1 run and striking out 6 Reds batters. He did not get the decision but set up Cleveland walking off to a 2-1 final.

Dakota Hudson threw 7 strong innings, giving up 1 run and striking out 6 as the Cardinals slugged the Marlins, 7-1.

Brian McCann homered twice in the rain shorted 7-5 Atlanta victory over the Pirates.

Gio Urshela singled, doubled and homered, driving in 4 runs in the Yankees 12-5 double header opening win over the Mets. He added an RBI n the 10-4 nightcap loss.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Luis Castillo threw 6 innings, striking out 6 Cleveland batters and giving up just 1 run. But Cleveland came back to double up Cincinnati, 2-1.

Edwin Encarnación reached base 3 times, including a homer, driving in 3, but the Twins came back against his Mariners, 6-5.

Mike Leake held Minnesota to 3 runs, 6 hits and no walks over 7 innings. Seattle’s bullpen would collapse and drop the 6-5 final.

Anthony Rendon hit a pair of homers and walked but the Nationals came up short against the White Sox, 7-5.

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

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Earning Full WOBs:

Matt Joyce doubled twice, walked twice and drove in the go ahead run in the 12th inning for the Braves 7-6 victory in Miami.

Brandon Lowe homered twice and singled, scoring 3 and driving in 3 as the Rays won in Boston, 6-1.

Jake Odorizzi struck out 8 Tigers in 6 innings, allowing 1 run as the Twins took the 12-2 blowout.

Noah Syndergaard allowed 1 hit and struck out 7 Rockies over 7 shutout innings to earn the 6-1 decision for the Mets.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Madison Bumgarner gave up 1 run over 7 innings, striking out 5 Dodgers. But that one run was too many as the Giants were blanked, 1-0.

Asdrubal Cabrera singled, doubled and homered but the Rangers wild comeback against the A’s fell one run short, 9-8.

Austin Dean got 3 hits, including a homer, driving in 3, but the Marlins lost 7-6 in 12 innings to Atlanta.

Peter Fairbanks stopped the bleeding with 2 perfect innings of relief, striking out 3 Oakland batters in his Major League debut. The Rangers dropped the 9-8 slug fest.

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

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Earning Full WOBs:

JaCoby Jones homered twice, adding another hit, driving in 5, to slug the Tigers past first place Minnesota, 9-3.

Nick Pivetta threw a complete came, allowing 1 run and walking no Reds to give the Phillies a 4-1 win.

Adrian Sampson led the Rangers in the first game of a doubleheader with a complete game 4 hits, 1 run victory, striking out 7 Oakland batters for the 3-1 final.

Corey Seager compiled 4 hits, driving in 4, as the Dodgers topped the Giants, 7-2.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Didi Gregorius went 2 for 4 with a homer and 2 RBI and 2 runs scored but the Yankees came up short in Cleveland, 8-4.

Brad Keller went 8 strong innings, giving up only 2 runs while striking out 4 White Sox batters. The Royals were shutout, however, 2-0.

Marcell Ozuna hit a 3 run homer in the first but the Cardinals offense sputtered out and the Cubs came back to win, 9-4.

Trevor Richards held the Braves to 2 hits and 1 run over 7 innings. But he took the hard luck loss as the Marlins were blanked, 1-0.

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

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Let’s see owned baseball on June 6, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Max Kepler homered 3 times and added another hit and walk, driving in 4 runs to help the Twins widen their Division Lead by topping Cleveland, 5-4.

J. A. Happ threw 7 innings, allowing 1 run and walking no Toronto batters in the Yankees 6-2 win.

Peter Lambert struck out 9 in his Major League debut, going 7 innings and 1 run to earn the 3-1 Rockies decision over the Cubs.

Mike Moustakas hit a pair of homers in the Brewers 5-1 victory over Miami.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Trevor Bauer gave the Indians 8 innings, striking out 7 batters. But Cleveland fell, 5-4.

Brian Dozier doubled and homered and drove in 2 in the Nationals 5-4 defeat by San Diego.

Alex Gordon went 3 for 5, homered and scored twice but the Red Sox came from behind to beat the Royals, 7-5.

Jose Quintana pitched into the 8th, going 7 1/3 innings, giving up 3 runs and no Colorado walks. He took the tough luck 3-1 Cubs loss.

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

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Earning Full WOBs:

David Bote doubled, homered and singled two times, driving in an eye popping 7 runs as the Cubs won a wild 9-8 game over the Rockies.

Randal Grichuk homered twice, scoring 3 runs, in the Blue Jays 11-7 comeback victory over the Yankees.

Chris Sale threw a complete game 3 hit masterpiece, striking out 12, walking none and throwing an immaculate inning along the way as the Red Sox blanked the Royals, 8-0.

Jason Vargas struck out 8 Giants in his 5 hits complete game shutout to earn the 7-0 decision for the Mets.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

David Dahl went 3 for 5 with a double and a triple, driving in 3, in the Rockies 9-8 loss to the Cubs.

Robbie Grossman doubled twice and singled twice, scoring twice and drove in a run but the A’s collapsed and allowed the Angels to walk off, 10-9.

Adrian Houser threw 3 innings out of the bullpen, with 1 hit, 1 walk and 1 unearned run, striking out 6 Marlins but the Brewers fell 8-3.

John Means allowed 1 run in 6 innings, striking out 5 Rangers but the Orioles dropped the 2-1 game in the 9th.

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

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Earning Full WOBs:

Shane Bieber threw 7 strong frames, allowing 2 runs and 1 walk, striking out 7 Twins as the Indians took the 5-2 final.

Garrett Cooper reached base 5 times, homered, driving in 4 while scoring 2, leading the Marlins to an eye popping 16-0 blanking of the Brewers.

Hyun-Jin Ryu continued to shutout batters, tossing 7 scoreless frames, striking out 2 Arizona batters and earning the 9-0 decision for the Dodgers.

Pedro Severino homered 3 times, driving in 4, in the Orioles wild 12-11 slug fest victory over Texas.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Griffin Canning struck out 8 Oakland batters in 6 innings but was on the losing end of the 4-2 final for the Angels.

Aaron Hicks doubled, homered and walked, scoring 2 but the Yankees fell short in Toronto, 4-3.

Franmil Reyes homered twice in San Diego’s 9-6 loss to Philadelphia.

Noah Syndergaard pitched into the 7th, finishing with 3 runs in 6 2/3 innings. He did not fare in the decision as the Mets bullpen melted down in the 10th, losing to the Giants, 9-3.

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

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Earning Full WOBs:

Javier Baez homered and doubled, driving in 3, to lead the Cubs to an 8-1 beating of the Angels.

Walker Buehler struck out 11 Diamondbacks in 8 innings, allowing 2 hits, no walks and a single run to earn the 3-1 decision for the Dodgers.

Josh Reddick went 2 for 4 with a triple, an RBI and a run scored to lead the Astros past Seattle, 4-2.

Framber Valdéz threw 4 shutout innings in relief, striking out 3 as the Astros doubled up the Mariners, 4-2.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Wade LeBlanc came into the game in the second and threw 8 innings, allowing 3 hits and 1 run. The Astros scored all the runs they needed in the first to beat Seattle, 4-2.

Robbie Ray pitched 7 innings, allowing 3 runs and striking out 9 Dodgers. But he would be saddled with the tough luck 3-1 Arizona decision.

J. T. Realmuto went 2 for 4 with a homer and 2 RBI but the Phillies were pounded by San Diego, 8-2.

Mallex Smith homered and walked in the Mariners 4-2 loss to the Astros.

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

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Earning Full WOBs:

Brandon Crawford hit a pair of homers as the Giants pounded Baltimore, 8-1.

Lucas Giolito pitched shutout ball into the 8th, finishing with 7 1/3 innings, 5 hits, no runs and struck out 9 Cleveland batters for the White Sox 2-0 victory.

Max Scherzer struck out 15 Reds in 8 innings, allowing 3 hits, 1 walk and 1 run to earn the 4-1 decision for Washington.

Myles Straw reached base 4 times, stole 3 bases and scored 3 runs in the Astros 6-4 extra innings win in Oakland.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Matt Chapman got 3 hits, including a game tying homer in the 8th but the Astros topped the A’s in the 12th, 6-4.

Cole Hamels held the Cardinals to 2 hits, 2 walks and a single unearned run over 7 innings. But he still ended up on the wrong end of a 2-1 Cubs loss.

Zach Plesac had the best outing of his young career, allowing 4 hits, 1 run and struck out 7. But the Indians were blanked by the White Sox, 2-0.

Hunter Renfroe homered twice in the Padres 9-3 defeat by the Marlins.

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

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Earning Full WOBs:

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

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

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

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

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

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

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

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

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

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

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Earning Full WOBs:

José Berríos struck out 8 Rays in 6 2/3 innings, allowing 3 hits and 3 runs, setting up the Twins 5-3 win.

Niko Goodrum went 5 for 5 with 2 homers and 3 RBI as the Tigers topped Atlanta, 8-2.

Miles Mikolas threw 7 strong innings, allowing 1 run and striking out a trio of Cubs. He did not get the decision but set up the 10th inning St. Louis walk off 2-1 victory.

Trevor Story homered twice, doubled and walked, driving in 7 and scoring 4 to lead the surging Rockies past Toronto, 13-6.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Yu Darvish struck out 6 Cardinals in 6 innings, holding them to 1 run. He did not get the decision as the Cubs fell 2-1 in the 10th.

Mike Fiers pitched into the 7th, allowing 4 hits and 2 runs in 6 2/3 innings, striking out 3 Houston batters. But the Oakland bullpen blew the lead in the 7th and ultimately the 3-2 final.

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. reached base 4 times altogether, homering along the way, in the Blue Jays 13-6 slug fest loss to Colorado.

Juan Soto got 3 hits, including a homer, but the Nationals were tripled up by the Reds, 9-3.

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

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Earning Full WOBs:

Adalberto Mondesi reached base 4 times, including a homer, scoring twice as the Royals doubled up Texas, 4-2.

Charlie Morton threw 7 strong innings, holding the mighty Twins to 4 hits, 2 runs and no walks as the Rays rolled to a 14-3 finish.

Mike Moustakas got 4 hits including 2 homers to slug Milwaukee past Pittsburgh, 11-5.

Hyun-Jin Ryu pitched a shutout into the 8th, finishing with 7 2/3 scoreless innings, 4 hits and 7 strikeouts as the Dodgers blanked the Mets, 2-0.

 

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Shin-Soo Choo homered and singled in the Rangers 4-2 loss to Kansas City.

Eduardo Escobar singled and homered, driving in 3, but the Rockies walked off against the Diamondbacks, 11-10 in 10.

Mike Minor struck out 8 Royals in 5 innings but the Rangers came up short, 4-2.

Jason Vargas was solid over 7 innings, allowing 1 hit and striking out 6 Dodgers. But he took the hard luck 2-0 decision for the Mets.

 

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

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Earning Full WOBs:

Alex Bregman homered twice and walked to help the Astros top the Cubs, 9-6.

Derek Dietrich launched 3 homers, driving in 6 runs, to power the Reds past Pittsburgh, 11-6.

Lucas Giolito struck out 10 Royals in 8 innings, allowing 3 hits and earning the 4-3 victory for the White Sox.

Trevor Richards allowed 2 hits and 1 run over 7 innings, striking out 5 Giants to get the 11-3 decision for Miami.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

David Bote hit a pair of homers and added another hit in the Cubs 9-6 loss to Houston.

Zach Davies held the mighty Minnesota lineup scoreless for 6 innings, striking out 4. The Brewers bullpen could not hold them ans fell, 5-3.

David Price threw 6 shutout innings, striking out 6. But the Indians ambushed the Red Sox bullpen with 2 in the 8th and 5 in the 9th to win, 7-5.

Mallex Smith got 3 hits, driving in 2, in the Mariners 11-4 defeat to the Rangers.

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

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Earning Full WOBs:

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

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

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

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

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

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

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

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

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

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

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Earning Full WOBs:

Ben Gamel homered twice in the Brewers 8-1 bashing of the Phillies.

Austin Meadows hit a lead off homer and collected 3 more hits, stealing a base, driving in 3 and scoring 2 as the Rays doubled up Cleveland, 6-3.

Eduardo Rodriguez held the Astros to 1 run over 6 strong innings, setting up the Red Sox 4-1 win.

Brandon Woodruff took a perfect game into the 6th, allowing 1 hit in 8 innings, striking out 10 Phillies to give the Brewers an 8-1 victory.

 

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Javier Baez went 3 for 4 with a homer but the Cubs were pounded by Cincinnati, 10-2.

Jack Flaherty threw 6 shutout innings, striking out 7 Braves along the way. He did not fare in the decision as the Cardinals fell short, 4-3.

Gleyber Torres got 2 hits including a 3 run homer but the Royals walked off against the Yankees, 8-7.

Justin Verlander did not walk a batter in 7 innings, allowing 3 runs and striking out 6. However the Astros would drop the 4-1 game to Boston.

 

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

 

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Let’s see owned baseball on May 25, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Kole Calhoun went 3 for 3 with a homer, a game tying 9th inning double, added a walk and scored the walk off run as the Angels stunned the Rangers, 3-2.

Patrick Corbin threw a complete game 4 hit shutout, striking out 5 Marlins to give the Nationals a day off with a 5-0 victory.

Kyle Gibson struck out 9 White Sox in 7 innings, allowing 1 run, earning the 8-1 decision for the first place Twins.

Hunter Renfroe homered twice, added two other hits and stole a base helping the red hot Padres to clobber the Blue Jays,19-4.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Nolan Arenado went 3 for 4 with a homer and 5 RBI in the Rockies 9-6 loss to Baltimore.

Mike Minor threw 6 innings, giving up 1 run, striking out 5, but the Rangers watch the Angels walk off against them, 3-2.

Domingo Santana homered twice but the Mariners fell short in Oakland 6-5.

Mike Soroka allowed 1 earned run and 1 unearned run in 6 innings but the Braves dropped the 6-3 game to St. Louis.

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

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Let’s see owned baseball on May 24, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

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

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

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

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

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

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

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

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

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

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

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Earning Full WOBs:

Josh Bell reached base 4 times, including a homer, scoring 3 times and driving in 2 as the Pirates powered past Colorado, 14-6.

C. J. Cron singled twice, doubled twice and homered in the 16-5 Twins laugher over the Angels.

Lucas Giolito threw a complete game 4 hit shutout of the Houston Astros, earning the 4-0 decision for the White Sox.

Steven Matz struck out 7 Nationals in 6 innings, allowing a single run. He did not get the decision but helped set up the Mets sweep concluding 6-4 victory.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Matthew Boyd threw 6 shutout innings, allowing 5 hits. The Tigers bullpen melted down in the 9th and Miami won again, 5-2.

Renato Núñez got a pair of hits including a game tying 3 run homer in the 8th. The Yankees would comeback the next inning and win against Baltimore, 6-5.

Anthony Rizzo went 4 for 5 with a homer and 3 RBI but the Cubs could not top Philadelphia in a 9-7 final.

Stephen Strasburg threw 7 strong innings, allowing 5 hits and 3 runs while striking out 5 Mets. The Nationals bullpen failed again and lost, 6-4.

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

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Earning Full WOBs:

Brad Keller allowed 2 hits and 2 runs as the Royals beat the Cardinals in Game 1 of their double header, 8-2.

Eric Lauer allowed 1 run over 7 innings, striking out 7 Diamondbacks and walking none to earn the 5-2 decision for San Diego.

Marcell Ozuna homered, doubled and walked as the Cardinals trounced the Royals 10-3 in the second game of a double header. In the opening game loss for St. Louis, Ozuna added a double and 2 RBI.

Gleyber Torres continued his domination of the Orioles with 2 homers to lead the Yankees to a 7-5 victory.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Marco Gonzales allowed 1 earned run and 1 unearned run as Seattle dropped another game, this one 2-1 to Texas.

Richie Martin homered and singled, scoring twice, in the Orioles 7-5 loss to the Yankees.

Andrew McCutchen got 3 hits, including a home run, but the Phillies were doubled up by the Cubs, 8-4.

Max Scherzer gutted out 6 shutout innings, striking out 9 Mets along the way. Washington had another bullpen meltdown and lost, 6-1.

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

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Earning Full WOBs:

Brian Anderson homered and doubled, driving in 2 to help the Marlins to a rare victory, 5-4 over Detroit.

German Márquez threw 8 shutout innings, striking out 7 Pirates as the Rockies won, 5-0.

Rowdy Tellez homered twice driving in 5 runs to help the Blue Jays pound the Red Sox, 10-3.

Justin Verlander took a no hitter into the 7th inning, finishing with 1 hit 1 run and 1 walk while striking out 12 White Sox in 8 innings as Houston cruised to a 5-1 final.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Trevor Cahill held the Twins to 2 hits and 1 run while striking out 5 in 5 innings. The Angels bullpen collapsed in their 8-3 defeat.

Zack Greinke reached the 2,500 career strikeout milestone by pitching 7 innings giving up 4 hits and 3 runs while fanning 5 Padres. But he was the hard luck loser as Arizona fell short, 3-2.

Juan Soto homered and hit a game tying RBI double in the 8th. The Nationals watched the Mets walk off 6-5 victors.

Mike Trout reached base twice, including a homer, but the Angels lost to the Twins, 8-3.

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

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Let’s see owned baseball on May 20, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Ronald Acuña Jr. reached base 4 times, including a pair of solo homers, to lead Atlanta past San Francisco, 4-1.

Rafael Devers went 3 for 5 with a homer, 3 RBI and a stolen base to power the Red Sox to a 12-2 laugher in Toronto.

Mike Minor struck out 11 Mariners in 6 innings, allowing 2 runs as the Rangers held on to a 10-9 win.

Mike Soroka threw 8 innings, allowing 2 hits and 1 run, walking none and striking out 7 Giants for the Braves 4-1 victory.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Hanser Alberto homered twice, added two more hits, stole a base and scored 3 runs, but the Orioles bullpen collapsed against the Yankees, 10-7.

Felix Peña came into the game in the second and threw 5 frames, allowing 1 run and striking out 3 Twins. The Angels fell, 3-1.

Anthony Rendon got on base 4 times, including a homer, but the Nationals lost again, this time 5-3 to the Mets.

Luke Weaver threw 6 innings, striking out 7 and no walks and 2 runs, but took the hard luck 2-1 Arizona loss in San Diego.

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

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Earning Full WOBs:

Sandy Alcantara threw a complete game, 2 hit shutout, striking out 8 Mets and walking 1 as the Marlins completed the sweep with a 3-0 final.

Albert Almora Jr. reached base 4 times, including 2 doubles, scoring twice to help the Cubs win over Washington, 6-5.

Shane Bieber dazzled with a 15 strikeout, zero walk performance, going all nine innings as the Indians blanked the Orioles, 10-0.

Edwin Encarnación singled, doubled and homered, driving in 3 runs, to help the slumping Mariners top Minnesota, 7-4.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Reynaldo López allowed just 1 run over 6 innings, keeping the Blue Jays to 4 hits and 2 walks. The White Sox bullpen would drop the 5-2 game.

Ryan McMahon homered twice in a losing cause as Colorado fell to the Phillies, 7-5.

Jorge Polanco went 4 for 5 with an RBI and a run scored in Minnesota’s 7-4 defeat in Seattle.

Noah Syndergaard pitched 7 innings, allowing 5 hits and 2 runs, but was on the wrong end of the Marlins 3-0 shutout of the Mets.

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

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Earning Full WOBs:

Josh Bell homered twice, added another hit and drove in 4 to power the Pirates past San Diego, 7-2.

Griffin Canning tossed 7 shutout frames, striking out 5 Royals, to earn the 6-3 decision for the Angels.

C. J. Cron hit 2 of Minnesota’s 6 homers, adding a third hit, scoring 3 and driving in 4 in their 18-4 blowout in Seattle.

Pablo Lopez threw 7 innings of 1 hit shutout ball, walking only 2 as the Marlins blanked the Mets, 2-0.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Walker Buehler struck out 7 Reds in 6 innings, allowing 1 earned run. However 3 unearned runs would sink him and the Dodgers, 4-0.

Lorenzo Cain doubled twice and singled, scoring a run and driving in another. But the Braves walked off against the Brewers, 4-3.

Whit Merrifield hit a pair of doubles, knocking in 2 and scoring a run in the Royals 6-3 loss to the Angels.

Masahiro Tanaka held Tampa Bay scoreless for 6 innings, striking out 6 along along the way. The Yankee bullpen would lose the lead in the 7th and the 2-1 game in the 11th.

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

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Let’s see owned baseball on May 17, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Kris Bryant homered 3 times, driving in 5, and added another hit to power the Cubs past Washington, 14-6.

Jordan Lyles struck out 12 Padres in 7 innings, allowing 1 run and earning the 5-3 decision for the Pirates.

Frankie Montas pitched into the 9th, finishing with 10 strikeout in 8 2/3 innings as the A’s beat the Tigers, 7-2.

Luke Voit went 3 for 4 with a homer in the Yankees 4-3 come from behind walk off win over Tampa Bay.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Pete Alonso homered twice in the Mets 8-6 loss to Miami.

Xander Bogaerts collected 3 hits, including a double, scored and stole a base but the Red Sox fell to the Astros, 3-1.

Yonny Chirinos came into the game in the third and threw 4 2/3 key shutout innings, striking out 2 Yankees and walking none. The Tampa Bay bullpen imploded in the 9th and blew the game, 4-3.

Tyler Webb struck out 5 Rangers in 2 2/3 innings of no hit shutout relief but the Cardinals could not complete a comeback and dropped the 7-3 final.

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

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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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