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I need to do a little catch up for “Who Owns October?” AKA WOO.
It is the post season answer to Who Owns Baseball? which I did the entire regular season.
Each winning team for every post season game gets a pitcher and a hitter who earn a full WOO.
And at my discretion, I award a 1/2 WOO to a worthy player on the losing team.
For a full explanation, click HERE.
Now that I figured it out, I need to get up to date and figure out the WOOs through the Wild Card Games and each Division Series 2 games in, and from now on I’ll update the new names daily.
From today’s games:
Receiving 1 WOO:
Stephen Vogt‘s walk off single sealed the A’s 1-0 victory over the Tigers.
Sonny Gray threw 8 brilliant shutout innings against Detroit, setting up the 9th inning heroics.
David Ortiz homered in the 1st and 8th off of David Price and put an exclamation point on Boston’s 7-4 win over Tampa.
Koji Uehara sealed the Red Sox win with a flawless 9th inning.
Receiving 1/2 WOO:
Justin Verlander threw 7 shutout innings and wiggled out of trouble constantly before the bullpen lost the game for Detroit.
James Loney drove in a pair and briefly gave the Rays hope against Boston.
Receiving 1 WOO From Previous Games:
Pedro Alvarez homered and scored another run in the Pirates Game 2 victory in St. Louis.
Carlos Beltran’s 3 run homer sparked a 7 run Cardinals rally that sunk the Pirates early in Game 1.
Alex Cobb pitched shutout ball into the 7th inning, working around 8 hits and pitching the Rays past the Indians in the Wild Card game 4-0.
Gerrit Cole not only was excellent in the Pirates series tying game 2 victory with 6 innings of 2 hit ball, but he also drove in a runner as a hitter.
Adrian Gonzalez homered and drove in 2 runs in the Dodgers Game 1 Division Series victory over the Braves.
Desmond Jennings drove in 2 of Tampa’s 4 runs against Cleveland.
Chris Johnson singled home the go ahead run in Atlanta’s Game 2 win in the Division Series.
Clayton Kershaw pitched 7 brilliant innings, letting up 3 hits and striking out 12 Braves in the Dodgers Game 1 Division Series victory.
Jon Lester dominated the Rays, pitching into the 8th, letting up only 3 hits as the Red Sox took the opener in a 12-2 laugher.
Francisco Liriano dominated the Reds with a 7 innings, 4 hit, 1 run performance, clinching the Wild Card.
Russell Martin homered twice and led the Pirates to a 6-2 Wild Card Game victory over the Reds.
Victor Martinez prolonged the opening rally with a double and a run scored, getting 2 hits in all during the Tigers Game 1 victory in Oakland.
Mike Minor held the Dodger attack to a single run while pitching into the 8th as the Braves evened the series, 4-3.
Jarrod Saltalamacchia drove in 3 of the Red Sox runs in Boston’s Game 1 blowout of the Rays.
Max Scherzer held the A’s to 3 hits and 2 runs over 7 innings in the Tigers Game 1 victory.
Adam Wainwright opened the Division Series by dominating the Pirates with a 7 innings, 3 hit 1 run no walk and 9 strikeout performance.
Receiving 1/2 WOO from Previous Games.
Yoenis Cespedes slammed a 2 run homer in the 7th inning that pulled the A’s to within 1 run.
Lonnie Chisenhall collected 3 hits, but was stranded each time by his Indians teammates in the Wild Card Game.
Zack Greinke let up only 2 runs and walked none in 6 innings of work in a tough loss Game 2 of the Division Series.
Ryan Ludwick got 3 hits out of the #2 hole but his Reds teammates could not drive him home in the Wild Card Game.
Current WOO tallies:
Pedro Alvarez, Pirates – 1
Carlos Beltran, Cardinals – 1
Adrian Gonzalez, Dodgers – 1
Desmond Jennings, Rays – 1
Chris Johnson, Braves – 1
Russell Martin, Pirates – 1
Victor Martinez, Tigers – 1
David Ortiz, Red Sox – 1
Jarrod Saltalamacchia, Red Sox – 1
Stephen Vogt, Athletics – 1
Yoenis Cespedes, Athletics – 1/2
Lonnie Chisenhall, Indians – 1/2
James Loney, Rays – 1/2
Ryan Ludwick, Reds – 1/2
Alex Cobb, Rays – 1
Gerrit Cole, Pirates – 1
Sonny Gray, Athletics – 1
Clayton Kershaw, Dodgers – 1
Jon Lester, Red Sox – 1
Francisco Liriano, Pirates – 1
Mike Minor, Braves – 1
Max Scherzer, Tigers – 1
Koji Uehara, Red Sox – 1
Adam Wainwright, Cardinals – 1
Zack Greinke, Dodgers – 1/2
Justin Verlander, Tigers – 1/2