Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – September 17, 2016



The Cubs have clinched the Division. After being swept out of the playoffs last year, they have the NL’s best record and with their star former Tampa Bay manager leading the way, this seems like this is THE YEAR! Am I talking about 2016 or 2008?

It is an “I think I’ve seen this before!” episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

Bartolo Colon, Collin McHugh, Mike Napoli, Trea Turner, Chris Archer, Scooter Gennett and Justin Upton all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball yesterday.

See the updated listing of WOB on MLB Reports


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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – April 18, 2013

Today’s episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast was taped during the San Jose Giants and Stockton Ports game played at San Jose Municipal Stadium on April 17, 2013.

The Ports won 7-2. It wasn’t a very good game.

I talked a little baseball, shared some memories, made some observations and bumped into comedian Garret Gonzales.

The G-Man is a San Jose native and Giants fans and had some clear points of view about where his heart lies in baseball and thoughts about mascots.

Check out Garret’s album on iTunes and he will be appearing on CBS later this year.

Wade Davis, James Loney, A. J. Burnett and Zack Cozart owned baseball on April 17, 2013.

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Players who owned baseball for a Day

Clay Buchholz – 2
Zack Cozart – 2
Prince Fielder – 2
Bryce Harper – 2
Derek Holland – 2
Clayton Kershaw – 2
Cliff Lee – 2
Justin Maxwell – 2
Adam Wainwright – 2

Alexi Amarista – 1
Bronson Arroyo – 1
Homer Bailey – 1

Madison Bumgarner – 1 
A. J. Burnett – 1
Miguel Cabrera – 1
Robinson Cano – 1
Shin-Soo Cho – 1
Alex Cobb – 1 
Kevin Correia – 1
Yu Darvish – 1 
Chris Davis – 1 
Wade Davis – 1
Jacoby Ellsbury – 1 
Adrian Gonzalez – 1
Carlos Gonzalez – 1 
Gio Gonzalez – 1 
A. J. Griffin – 1
Matt Harvey – 1
Felix Hernandez – 1
Austin Jackson – 1
 Adam Jones – 1 
Jon Lester – 1
James Loney – 1
Jed Lowrie – 1 
Manny Machado – 1
Paul Maholm – 1
Justin Masterson – 1
Joe Mauer – 1
Andrew McCutchen – 1
Michael McKenry – 1
Will Middlebrooks – 1
Shelby Miller – 1
Brandon Moss – 1
Mike Napoli – 1
Bud Norris – 1
Gerardo Parra – 1 
Andy Pettitte – 1 
Brandon Phillips – 1
Buster Posey – 1
Albert Pujols – 1
Sergio Romo – 1
Wilin Rosario – 1
CC Sabathia – 1
Ervin Santana – 1
Drew Smyly – 1 
Nick Tepesch – 1
Justin Upton – 1
Will Venable – 1
Jake Westbrook – 1
Ryan Zimmerman – 1
Barry Zito – 1

Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – April 18, 2013
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Fly balls to Matt Holliday in the post season are always interesting

Things get really exciting in a Cardinals post season game when someone hits a fly ball to left field. Matt Holliday has become the most unpredictable trouble magnet in left since Manny Ramirez played with the Red Sox.

In last night’s 7-1 blow out by the Giants, the game was blown open when Marco Scutaro hit a two out bases loaded single to left field. (Earlier Holliday slid hard into Scutaro and eventually causing him to leave. Karma would strike Holliday.)

Two runs were going to score to make it 4-1. But the ball rolled through Holliday’s legs and another run came in.

And his strange day did not end there. In the 8th, Aubrey Huff hit a fly ball that hung in the air about about a week and a half. The infielder ran all the way out to left field while Holliday stood there. It dropped in.

Now Sam Holbrook would have called that an infield fly, but it was another adventure in left.

In last year’s World Series Game 6, he had a “I got it! I got it! YOU got it!” moment that dropped in between Holliday and Rafael Furcal.

Only the great Cardinals comeback put that into the background and made it an obscure footnote.

And of course there was the mother of left field miscues.

Game 2 of the 2009 Division Series. 2 outs and nobody on with St. Louis holding to a one run lead. With 2 strikes on the Dodgers’ James Loney, he hit a pop up to left field to end the game.

Except of course it didn’t.

Holliday dropped the ball and the Dodgers went on to rally for two runs and win the game.

The way the Cardinals were so invincible in 2006 and 2011 despite not having home field advantage, I can’t help but wonder if the 2009 team would have done the same if they went back to St. Louis 1-1 rather than 0-2.

We will never know.

Something else we will never know is what will happen when a fly ball is hit to Matt Holliday.

It makes the post season a little more exciting.

His fielding highlights should be edited to Yackety Sax, the Benny Hill theme
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