Who Owned Baseball – August 10, 2020


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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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Who Owned Baseball – March 30, 2019



Let’s see owned baseball on March 30, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Trevor Bauer dominated the Twins 7 innings, allowing 1 hit, 1 walk and 1 run, striking out 9, setting up Cleveland’s 2-1 victory.

Cody Bellinger led the Dodger attack with 4 hits, including 2 homers, driving in 6 in the 18-5 mashing of Arizona.

Asdrubal Cabrera reached base 4 times, including a double and a homer, helping the Rangers come from behind to out slug the Cubs, 8-6.

Kenta Maeda pitched into the 7th, allowing 3 runs in 6 2/3 innings, fanning 6 Diamondbacks and earned the 18-5 decision for the Dodgers.


Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Freddie Freeman singled twice and doubled twice, driving in a pair in Atlanta’s 8-6 loss in Philadelphia.

Jake Odorizzi struck out 11 Indians over 6 innings of 1 hit ball. He did not get the decision as the Twins bullpen dropped the 2-1 game in the 9th.

Yoán Moncada went 3 for 5 with a 2 run homer but the White Sox came up short against Kansas City, 8-6.

Jose Quintana came out of the bullpen to give the Cubs 4 innings, striking out 8 Rangers along the way. Texas would rally late and take the 8-6 final.

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Wait… are the Indians good?

The Cleveland Indians season is little less than a quarter over. And as I type this post, they are in first place with a record of 20-16. They are scored 4 first inning runs against Felix Hernandez, so barring a lousy outing by Ubaldo Jimenez, they will go 21-16. Currently only the Orioles, Rays and Rangers have a better record than Cleveland in the American League.

What are we supposed to make of this?

At this point last year, the Indians were building up a lead the swelled to 7 games in late May. They were in first place by themselves after the All Star break.

Then after July 18, their last day on top by themselves, they went 29-38 the rest of the way and finished below .500.

So there is a lot of time for the Indians to stub their toe and wet the bed.
And all of the empty seats at the Jake (sorry I still call it the Jake) show that Cleveland fans just aren’t biting.

They are a strange team to figure out. Their stats don’t blow anyone out of the water and when Derek Lowe is their biggest star, that’s a problem.

But Shin Soo Choo and Asdrubal Cabrera are starting to hit and whoever Jason Kipnis is, he seems to always be involved in a win.

There are 125 games to go.
There is a lot of room for this team to be awful.

But the first quarter doesn’t look so bad.

I don’t want Cleveland fans to get too excited.
But get a LITTLE excited. Maybe this won’t be THE year… but did anyone expect Arizona to do squat last year?

I can’t figure this team out.
But for now, they are fun.

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