Hats, Chaos and Pete Rose: Locked On MLB – July 5, 2019

rosieThe day after a National Holiday is disorienting.

I loved some of the Fourth of July hats. Meanwhile the NL Central is separated from top to bottom by 2 games in the loss column and a listener wants to know if Pete Rose should be in the Hall of Fame.

The real question is does Pete WANT to be?

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Who Owned Baseball – July 4, 2019

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Let’s see owned baseball on July 4, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Luis Castillo took a no hitter into the 7th and finished with 7 2/3 scoreless one hit innings, striking out 9 Brewers for the 1-0 final.

Lance Lynn worked out of jam after jam, holding the Angels to 2 runs over 7 innings to earn the 9-3 decision for the Rangers.

Marcus Semien reached base 3 times, including 2 homers, driving in 5 runs as the red hot A’s won again, 7-2, over Minnesota,

Dansby Swanson hit a double and two homers, driving in 5, to help the Braves double up the Phillies, 12-6.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Starlin Castro collected 3 hits, including a double, in the Marlins 5-2 loss to Washington.

Yonny Chirinos threw 7 solid innings, striking out 5 Yankees and giving up 3 runs. The wild 8-4 game was a bullpen affair lost by the Rays.

Danny Jansen homered twice and added another hit, driving in 5, but the Blue Jays bullpen dropped the 8-7 game to the Red Sox.

Brandon Woodruff allowed an early run and shut the Reds out for the rest of his 6 innings of work. That run was one too many as the Brewers were blanked, 1-0.

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The Summer Score – Updated for July 5, 2019

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We are now in July. So this month, each day a team is in a playoff position is worth TWO POINTS on their Summer Score.

It is time to update The Summer Score. For an explanation of The Summer Score, click HERE.

The Yankees, Astros, Twins, Rays and Indians are from the American League today.

The Dodgers, Braves, Brewers, Nationals and Cubs are from the National League.

SUMMER SCORE RANKINGS FOR JULY 5, 2019

AMERICAN LEAGUE

HOUSTON ASTROS – 44 (May 28 – July 5)
MINNESOTA TWINS – 44 (May 28 – July 5)
NEW YORK YANKEES – 44 (May 28 – July 5)
TAMPA BAY RAYS – 44 (May 28 – July 5)
TEXAS RANGERS – 27 (June 1 – June 19, June 26 – July 2)
BOSTON RED SOX – 17 (May 28 – June 1, June 5 – June 8, June 17 – June 23, June 26)
CLEVELAND INDIANS – 11 (June 23 – June 27, July 3 – July 5)
OAKLAND ATHLETICS  – 7 (May 28 – June 1, July 3)

NATIONAL LEAGUE

ATLANTA BRAVES – 44 (May 28 – July 5)
CHICAGO CUBS – 44 (May 28 – July 5)
LOS ANGELES DODGERS – 44 (May 28 – July 5)
MILWAUKEE BREWERS – 44 (May 28 – July 5)
PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES – 36 (May 28 – June 20, June 26 – June 29, July 1 – July 4)
COLORADO ROCKIES – 14 (June 20 – July 2)
WASHINGTON NATIONALS – 4 (July 4 – July 5)
ST. LOUIS CARDINALS – 2 (June 23 – June 24)
SAN DIEGO PADRES – 1 (June 1)

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