Who Owns October? (WOO) Tally Updated for October 7, 2013


Photo: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

Photo: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

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.

From today’s games:

Receiving 1 WOO

Alex Cobb was not on top of his game but he kept the Red Sox from breaking open the game in his 5 innings of work and helped set up Tampa’s 5-4 come from behind win.

Matt Holliday provided all the offense the Cardinals with need with his 2 run homer that sparked St. Louis’ 2-1 win over the Pirates.

Clayton Kershaw pitched on short rest and threw 6 innings with 2 unearned runs, 6 strikeouts and 1 walk. He would not get the decision but the Dodgers would prevail, 5-4.

Evan Longoria saved the series with one swing of his bat by launching a 2 out 3 run homer in the 5th that woke the Rays up. Tampa would go on to win 5-4.

Dan Otero worked out of trouble in two scoreless innings from the bullpen and prevented the Tigers from staging a comeback as the A’s won 6-3.

Seth Smith got two hits including a 2 run homer that gave the A’s insurance in their 6-3 win in Detroit.

Juan Uribe launched a 2 run 8th inning go ahead come from behind homer that gave the Dodgers the clinching lead over the Braves that they would not relinquish, 5-4.

Michael Wacha threw a no hitter into the 8th inning and kept the Cardinals alive, defeating the Pirates in Pittsburgh, letting up just 1 run and 1 hit for a final of 2-1.

Receiving 1/2 WOO:

Jose Alvarez stopped the bleeding in Detroit with 3 innings of no hit shutout ball out of the bullpen. It would not be enough as the Tigers could not score or mount a comeback, losing 6-3.

Pedro Alvarez broke up the no hitter with a towering home run that brought the Pirates to within one run. It would be practically all of the Pirates offense in their 2-1 loss.

Jacoby Ellsbury got three hits, two of them doubles, and a stolen base and scored 2 of the Red Sox 4 runs in their 5-4 loss to the Rays.

Freddy Garcia stunned the Dodger Stadium crowd with a wonderful 6 inning performance where his lone blemishes came on a pair of solo homers. He struck out 6 and let up only 2 runs and would have received the win if the bullpen did not melt down in the 8th.

Charlie Morton let only 2 Cardinals score and allowed only 3 hits while pitching into the 6th in the Pirates 2-1 loss.

Jhonny Peralta drove in 1/3 of the Tigers entire run total for the series with his game tying 2 run single in the 4th. The Tigers would lose 6-3.

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Current WOO tallies:

Hitters

Pedro Alvarez, Pirates – 1 1/2

Carlos Beltran, Cardinals – 1 1/2

Adrian Gonzalez, Dodgers – 1

Matt Holliday, Cardinals – 1

Desmond Jennings, Rays – 1

Chris Johnson, Braves – 1

Evan Longoria, Rays – 1

Russell Martin, Pirates – 1

Victor Martinez, Tigers – 1

Andrew McCutchen, Pirates = 1

David Ortiz, Red Sox – 1

Hanley Ramirez, Dodgers – 1

Jarrod Saltalamacchia, Red Sox – 1

Seth Smith, Athletics – 1

Juan Uribe, Dodgers – 1

Stephen Vogt, Athletics – 1

Yoenis Cespedes, Athletics – 1/2

Lonnie Chisenhall, Indians – 1/2

Jacoby Ellsbury, Red Sox – 1/2

James Loney, Rays – 1/2

Ryan Ludwick, Reds – 1/2

Jhonny Peralta, Tigers – 1/2

Pitchers

Alex Cobb, Rays – 2

Clayton Kershaw, Dodgers – 2

Francisco Liriano, Pirates -2

Chris Capuano, Dodgers, 1

Gerrit Cole, Pirates – 1

Sonny Gray, Athletics – 1

Jon Lester, Red Sox – 1

Mike Minor, Braves – 1

Dan Otero, Athletics – 1

Max Scherzer, Tigers – 1

Koji Uehara, Red Sox – 1

Adam Wainwright, Cardinals – 1

Jose Alvarez, Tigers – 1/2

Freddy Garcia, Braves – 1/2

Zack Greinke, Dodgers – 1/2

Charlie Morton, Pirates – 1/2

Justin Verlander, Tigers – 1/2

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