Who Owned Baseball – August 2, 2020

IMG-3679Let’s see who owned baseball on August 2, 2020.

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Earning Full WOBs:

Trevor Bauer went all seven innings in his double header start, allowing 2 hits and no runs while striking out 7 to earn the 4-0 decision for the Reds.

Chris Bassitt struck out 7 Mariners in 5 2/3 innings to get the 3-2 victory for Oakland.

Aaron Judge hit his fifth and sixth homers in 8 games, the second shot putting the Yankees up for good in their 9-7 topping of the Red Sox.

Daniel Murphy went 4 for 4 with a homer to power the Rockies past San Diego, 9-6.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Tyler Alexander would set a record for most consecutive strikeouts by a reliever when he fanned 9 straight Reds. He would an 10 in 3 2/3 shutout, no hit innings but not are in the decision as the Tigers bullpen lost the 4-3 final.

Xander Bogaerts homered twice and added two other hits but the Red Sox dropped the 9-7 slugfest to the Yankees.

Merrill Kelly held the Dodgers to 3 runs over 6  innings but the Diamondbacks were blanked, 3-0.

Kevin Newman got a pair of hits and drove in the Pirates only run with a solo homer in their 2-1 defeat by the Cubs.

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Post Season MVPs who joined the team they beat

t_49151There have been times a player has bombed a team in the post season and picked up a post season MVP for their troubles. And later that player joined the very team they blasted out of the post season.

That must be odd for a fan base to welcome with open arms the very player that broke their hearts.

Here are the players who won hardware for one team and joined the team they beat.

1966 World Series MVP for the Baltimore Orioles against the
Los Angeles Dodgers.
Joined the Dodgers in 1972

1984 ALCS MVP for the Detroit Tigers against the
Kansas City Royals
Joined the Royals in 1991

1988 ALCS MVP for the Oakland Athletics against the
Boston Red Sox
Joined the Red Sox in 1998

1988 NLCS MVP for the Los Angeles Dodgers against the
New York Mets
Joined the Mets in 1999.

1989 ALCS MVP for the Oakland Athletics against the
Toronto Blue Jays
Joined the Blue Jays in 1993

2001 World Series Co-MVP for the Arizona Diamondbacks against the New York Yankees
Joined the Yankees in 2005.


2015 NLCS MVP for the New York Mets against the Chicago Cubs
Joined the Cubs in 2017

Who Owned Baseball – July 26, 2019

Boston Red Sox vs New York Yankees

Christopher Evans/MediaNews Group/Boston Herald

Let’s see owned baseball on July 26, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Mookie Betts accumulated 14 total bases with 3 homers and a double, driving in 5 and scoring 4 to help the Red Sox double up the Yankees, 10-5.

Gio González pitched into the 7th, keeping the Cubs to 3 hits and 2 runs while striking out 9. He did not get the decision but set up the Brewers 3-2 win.

Daniel Murphy drove in 6 runs with a double and a homer as the Rockies pounded the Reds, 12-2.

Asher Wojciechowski threw 7 innings, allowing 3 hits and 2 runs, earning another Orioles victory, topping the Angels, 9-3.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Michael Brantley homered and walked, driving in 3. But the Cardinals came from behind to beat the Astros, 5-3.

Adam Frazier went 2 for 4 with a homer in the Pirates 6-3 loss to the Mets.

Daniel Norris pitched into the 7th, striking out 8 over 6 1/3 innings and allowing 1 run. He did not get the decision as the Tigers fell to Seattle, 3-2.

Aníbal Sánchez gave the Nats 7 strong innings, allowing 1 run and striking out 6 Dodgers. But Washington’s bullpen lost again, 4-2.

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