Who Owned Baseball – June 26, 2019


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Let’s see owned baseball on June 26, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Jose Abreu got 3 hits including a dramatic 2 run, come from behind home run in the 9th inning to help the White Sox stun the Red Sox, 8-7.

Patrick Corbin struck out 9 Marlins in 7 innings, allowing a single run and the Nationals held on to win, 7-5.

Corey Dickerson reached base 5 times, driving in 3 and scoring 3, as the Pirates thrashed the Astros, 14-2.

Mike Minor threw a complete game, striking out 7 Tigers in 9 innings, allowing 1 run to earn the 4-1 decision for the Rangers.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Matthew Boyd went 7 innings, striking out 11 Rangers, but took the 4-1 loss for Detroit.

Lourdes Gurriel Jr. homered twice and added another hit, driving in 4, but the Yankees would ultimately walk off against Toronto, 8-7.

Dominic Smith got on base a total of 4 times, homered and stole a base but the Mets collapsed again and dropped the 5-4 game in Philadelphia.

Jason Vargas struck out 10 Phillies and allowed 3 hits in 6 1/3 innings. The Mets bullpen blew the lead and the game, 5-4.

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Who Owned Baseball – June 5, 2019

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Let’s see owned baseball on June 5, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

David Bote doubled, homered and singled two times, driving in an eye popping 7 runs as the Cubs won a wild 9-8 game over the Rockies.

Randal Grichuk homered twice, scoring 3 runs, in the Blue Jays 11-7 comeback victory over the Yankees.

Chris Sale threw a complete game 3 hit masterpiece, striking out 12, walking none and throwing an immaculate inning along the way as the Red Sox blanked the Royals, 8-0.

Jason Vargas struck out 8 Giants in his 5 hits complete game shutout to earn the 7-0 decision for the Mets.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

David Dahl went 3 for 5 with a double and a triple, driving in 3, in the Rockies 9-8 loss to the Cubs.

Robbie Grossman doubled twice and singled twice, scoring twice and drove in a run but the A’s collapsed and allowed the Angels to walk off, 10-9.

Adrian Houser threw 3 innings out of the bullpen, with 1 hit, 1 walk and 1 unearned run, striking out 6 Marlins but the Brewers fell 8-3.

John Means allowed 1 run in 6 innings, striking out 5 Rangers but the Orioles dropped the 2-1 game in the 9th.

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The Mariners aren’t GOOD are they?

They were supposed to stink going into this year.
And frankly a quick peak at their stats on Baseball Reference isn’t pretty.

Even Ichiro’s stats look mortal.

Yet here we sit in June with the Mariners only a game out of first in the loss column.
Justin Smoak’s bat is starting to live up to its name.
Adam Kennedy is giving the team some pop.

And Jason Vargas (Jason VARGAS?) threw a complete game shutout.

Are we living in a world where Seattle AND Cleveland might be good again?

OK, maybe I’m getting carried away. I still think the Angels are going to win the division and the Mariners might just be having a nice middle third of the season.

Either way, I wish they’d go back to the Trident hat.

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