Who Owned Baseball – September 1, 2020

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Let’s see who owned baseball on September 1, 2020.

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Earning Full WOBs:

Alex Dickerson had a night for the ages, reaching base 6 times, homering 3 times, scoring 5 runs and driving in 6 as the Giants ran away with a 23-5 laugher against the Rockies.

Aaron Nola blanked the Nationals over 8 shutout innings, allowing 2 hits while striking out 9 as the Phillies won, 6-0.

Zach Plesac struck out 6 Royals in 6 innings, allowing a single run as the Indians rolled to a 10-1 victory.

Victor Reyes drove in 5 runs, including a homer while going 4 for 6 in the Tigers 12-1 pounding of Milwaukee.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Willy Adames collected 3 hits, including a homer, but the Rays fell short to the Yankees, 5-3.

Ke’Bryan Hayes got 2 extra base hits in his big league debut, including a game tying homer, but the Pirates fell in extra innings to the Cubs, 8-7.

Cody Reed came out of the bullpen to throw 2 key shutout innings to stop the Yankee attack. The Rays could not take advantage of it and lost, 5-3.

Framber Valdéz threw 7 strong innings, striking out 8 Rangers. But Houston’s bullpen dropped the 6-5 final.

 

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Who Owned Baseball – August 15, 2020

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Let’s see who owned baseball on August 15, 2020.

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Earning Full WOBs:

Shane Bieber struck out 11 Tigers in 7 shutout innings to earn the 3-1 decision for Cleveland.

Mark Cahna got 3 hits including a 2 out, come from behind, 9th inning 3 run homer to put the A’s up for good, 7-6 against San Francisco.

Aaron Nola held the Mets scoreless over 7, collecting 8 strikeouts as the Phillies took the 6-2 final.

Tyler O’Neill reached base 3 times and scored in the Cardinals’ 5-1 win over the White Sox in the first game of the double header. Then in the night cap, doubled and homered as the Cardinals doubled up the White Sox, 6-3.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Daniel Castano held the Braves to 1 run over 6 innings but the Marlins bullpen dropped the 2-1 game.

Maikel Franco went 2 for 3 with a homer in the Royals 4-2 loss to the Twins.

Nick Margevicius threw 6 strong innings, allowing 4 hits, 2 runs and no walks, striking out 3 Astros. But the Mariners bats were dead and he took the hard luck 2-1 decision.

Fernando Tatís Jr. reached base 3 times, including a home run, scoreing 3 and driving in 3. But San Diego was edged by the Diamondbacks, 7-6.

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Who Owned Baseball – August 10, 2020

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David J. Phillip, AP

Let’s see who owned baseball on August 10, 2020.

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Earning Full WOBs:

Asdrúbal Cabrera homered twice, doubled twice and drove in 5 to help give the Nationals a much needed lopsided 16-4 win over the Mets.

Lance McCullers Jr. threw 7 innings of 1 hit shutout ball as the Astros snapped out of a losing streak to top San Francisco, 6-4.

Aaron Nola struck out 10 Braves in 8 strong innings, allowing 2 hits and 1 run as the Phillies rolled to a “not as close as the final score would indicate” 13-8 laugher.

Mike Trout collected 4 hits, including 2 homers. His second home run was a dramatic tie breaking solo shot in the 8th that ended the A’s winning streak and made the Angels 10-9 winners.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Charlie Blackmon went 4 for 5 with 3 RBI and a run scored but the Rockies fell to Arizona, 12-8.

Matt Chapman homered twice and tripled, driving in 6. It was not enough as the A’s lost for the first time in 10 games, 10-9 to the Angels.

Dallas Keuchel was effective through 6 innings, but the White Sox bats were dead and dropped the 5-1 final in Detroit.

Dustin May allowed 2 runs over 6 innings, striking out a pair of Padres, but took the hard luck 2-1 loss for Los Angeles.

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