Improvements in Atlanta and the Mets as Columbo: Locked On MLB – August 7, 2019

5B407996-47ED-43E2-94E7-1DBAB8D1CE5FThe Braves improve their pitching staff without giving up players. Meanwhile the Mets are doing an impersonation of Peter Falk as Columbo.

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Who Owned Baseball – August 6, 2019

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Let’s see owned baseball on August 6, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Ronald Acuña Jr. reached base 4 times, homered, stole a base and scored 4 runs to help Atlanta take Minnesota, 12-7.

Jakob Junis held the Red Sox to 1 run over 6 innings to earn the 6-2 decision for Kansas City.

Dinelson Lamet took a no hitter into the 7th and finished with 12 strikeouts in 7 innings of 2 hit shutout ball as the Padres topped Seattle, 9-4.

Jorge Soler homered twice and walked twice, scoring 3 runs and added a stolen base to help the Royals beat Boston, 6-2.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Kris Bryant singled and homered but the A’s ambushed the Cubs, 11-4.

Nelson Cruz went 4 for 5 with 2 homers and 4 RBI but the Twins dropped the 12-7 slug fest to Atlanta.

Sam Gaviglio entered the game in the 4th and gave the Blue Jays 3 1/3 innings of 2 hit, shutout relief, striking out 3 Rays. The game would go into extra innings where the Rays walked off 7-6 on a wild pitch.

Miles Mikolas struck out 7 Dodgers in 6 1/3 innings, allowing 2 runs and 1 walk. He would be saddled with the hard luck 3-1 loss for St. Louis.

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The Summer Score – Updated for August 7, 2019

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

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

The Twins, Yankees, Astros, Indians and Rays are from the American League.
The Dodgers, Braves, Cubs, Nationals and Phillies are from the National League.

SUMMER SCORE RANKINGS FOR AUGUST 7, 2019

AMERICAN LEAGUE

HOUSTON ASTROS – 113 (May 28 – August 7)
MINNESOTA TWINS – 113 (May 28 – August 7)
NEW YORK YANKEES – 113 (May 28 – August 7)
TAMPA BAY RAYS – 91 (May 28 – July 19, July 27, August 2 – August 7)
CLEVELAND INDIANS – 76 (June 23 – June 27, July 3 – July 13, July 16 – August 7)
OAKLAND ATHLETICS  – 41 (May 28 – June 1, July 3, July 14 – July 26, July 28 – July 31)
TEXAS RANGERS – 27 (June 1 – June 19, June 26 – July 2)
BOSTON RED SOX – 19 (May 28 – June 1, June 5 – June 8, June 17 – June 23, June 26, July 27)

NATIONAL LEAGUE

ATLANTA BRAVES – 113 (May 28 – August 7)
CHICAGO CUBS – 113 (May 28 – August 7)
LOS ANGELES DODGERS – 113 (May 28 – August 7)
PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES – 71 (May 28 – June 20, June 26 – June 29, July 1 – July 4, July 6, July 13, July 15 – July 17, July 20, July 31, August 2, August 4 – August 7)
WASHINGTON NATIONALS – 71 (July 4 – July 5, July 8 – August 7)
MILWAUKEE BREWERS – 60 (May 28 – July 7, July 14, July 18 – July 19, July 21 – July 22, July 27)
ST. LOUIS CARDINALS – 39 (June 23 – June 24, July 16, July 20, July 23 – August 5)
COLORADO ROCKIES – 14 (June 20 – July 2)
SAN DIEGO PADRES – 1 (June 1)

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