Who Owned October (#WOO) – Tallies Updated for American League Wild Card Game – October 5, 2021

Charles Wenzelberg / New York Post

One ace looked the part in the Wild Card Game and the Red Sox bats timed their hits against the Yankees.

Who owned October on October 5?

Each winning team for every post season game gets a pitcher and a hitter who earn a full WOO(Who Owns October.)

And at my discretion, I award a 1/2 WOO’S to a worthy player on the losing team.

But the World Series deserves its own stats. WOWS (Who Owns the World Series.)

At the end of the post season, we will see who had the highest WOO total as a pitcher and a hitter. The WOWS total will be kept separately. Each game now counts towards both tallies.

A complete description of the rules can be found HERE.

From October 5, 2021 –

AMERICAN LEAGUE WILD CARD

Receiving 1 WOO

Xander Bogaerts put the Yankees on their heels with a 2 run first inning home run. He would reach base 2 more times in the Red Sox 6-2 win.

Nathan Eovaldi pitched brilliantly into the 6th, finishing with 1 run over 5 1/3 innings, fanning 8 Yankees while walking none to earn the 6-2 decision for the Red Sox.

Receiving 1/2 WOO

Clay Holmes kept the Yankees in the game with 2 shutout innings of relief. The damage was already done as Boston took the 6-2 final

Giancarlo Stanton collected 3 hits, including a home run, but the Yankees lost to Boston in the Wild Card Game, 6-2.

CURRENT WOO Totals MLB, 2021

HITTERS “WOO” MLB, 2021

Xander Bogaerts – Red Sox 1, Giancarlo Stanton – Yankees 1/2

PITCHERS “WOO” MLB, 2021

Nathan Eovaldi – Red Sox 1/2 Clay Holmes – Yankees 1/2

THE SULLY BASEBALL OFFICIAL POSTSEASON PICKS FOR 2021

The playoffs get started in a few hours… somewhere a player is waking up, unaware that they are going to be the name associated with the World Series title for 2021.

Before the Red Sox and Yankees get the playoffs started with tonight’s Wild Card Game, let me make my official picks. This is not what I want to happen (I want the Red Sox and Giants in the World Series.) This is what I THINK will happen.

AL Wild Card

Yankees defeat Red Sox – 7-1

NL Wild Card

Dodgers defeat Cardinals – 3-2

AL Division Series

Rays defeat Yankees, 3-0

Astros defeat White Sox, 3-1

NL Division Series

Giants defeat Dodgers, 3-2

Brewers defeat Braves, 3-1

ALCS

Rays defeat Astros, 4-1

NLCS

Brewers defeat Giants, 4-3

World Series

Brewers defeat Rays, 4-2

So there you have it. For only the second time in the last 100 years, I think two franchises who have never won the World Series will face off for the title and I think there will be joy for the Brew Crew.

These are my picks. Now let’s see how wrong I am.

Who Owned Baseball – Updated for September 22, 2021

Matt Stone – Media News Group – Boston Herald

Full WOB

Ian Anderson struck out 8 Diamondbacks in 7 innings of 2 hit, 1 run ball to earn the 9-2 decision for the Braves.

Chris Flexen held the A’s to 1 run over 7 innings, fanning 8, to keep Seattle’s slim playoff hopes alive with a 4-1 win.

Kyle Schwarber sunk the Mets early with a pair of home runs. He would reach base 4 times altogether, driving in 4 as Boston rolled to a 12-5 final.

Juan Soto got on base 5 times, homering and driving in 3 to spark the Nationals to a 7-5 victory over the Marlins.

1/2 WOB

Keegan Akin was solid into the 6th innings, holding the Phillies to 1 run over 5 1/3 innings. Baltimore’s bullpen would drop the 4-3 final.

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. got on base 3 time and scored a run in the Blue Jays 7-1 defeat in Tampa Bay.

Eric Hosmer collected 4 hits in the Padres 8-6 loss to the Giants.

Ryan Weathers came out of the bullpen to shut out the Giants over 3 solid innings, allowing 2 hits and no walks. But the damage was already done and San Diego fell, 8-6.

National League HitterFernando Tatís Jr. – 8 Manny Machado – 6 Pete Alonso – 5 Joey Votto – 5 Nick Castellanos – 4 ½ Eduardo Escobar – 4 ½ Tyler Naquin – 4 ½ Adam Duvall- 4 Paul Goldschmidt – 4 Buster Posey – 4 J. T. Realmuto – 4 Austin Riley – 4 Jesse Winker – 4 Nolan Arenado – 3 ½ Javier Baez – 3½ Max Muncy – 3 ½  Tyler O’Neill – 3 ½ Juan Soto – 3 ½ Trevor Story – 3 ½ Dansby Swanson – 3 ½ Charlie Blackmon – 3 Freddie Freeman – 3 Ian Happ – 3 Jonathan India – 3 Kyle Schwarber – 3 (NL ONLY) Brandon Belt – 2 ½ Dylan Carlson – 2 ½ Bryce Harper – 2 ½ Rhys Hoskins – 2 ½ Eric Hosmer – 2 ½ Francisco Lindor – 2 ½ Joc Pederson – 2 ½ Tommy Pham – 2 ½ Justin Turner – 2 ½ Trea Turner – 2 ½ Ronald Acuña Jr.– 2 Willy Adames – 2 Jesus Aguilar – 2 Lewis Brinson – 2 Kris Bryant –2 C. J. Cron – 2 Ketel Marte – 2 Andrew McCutchen – 2 Wil Myers – 2 Omar Narvaez – 2 David Peralta – 2 Manny Pina – 2 Bryan Reynolds – 2 Josh Rojas – 2 Jean Segura – 2 Chris Taylor – 2 Jonathan Villar – 2 Josh Bell – 1 ½ Jazz Chisholm Jr. – 1½ Jake Cronenworth – 1 ½ Paul Dejong – 1 ½ Elias Diaz – 1 ½ Wilmer Flores – 1 ½ Ben Gamel – 1 ½ Avisail Garcia – 1 ½ Evan Longoria – 1 ½ Starling Marte – 1 ½ (NL ONLY) Ryan McMahon – 1 ½  Yadier Molina – 1 ½ Omar Navarez – 1 ½ Rafael Ortega – 1 ½ Gregory Polanco – 1 ½ AJ Pollack – 1 ½ Josh Reddick – 1 ½ Miguel Rojas – 1 ½ Jesus Sanchez – 1 ½ Tyrone Taylor – 1 ½ ,

American League Hitters  Vladimir Guerrero Jr. –  8 ½ Jared Walsh – 6 Bo Bichette – 5 ½ Giancarlo Stanton– 5 ½ Cedric Mullins – 5 Shohei Ohtani – 5 Jose Ramirez – 5 Marcus Semien – 5 Salvador Perez –  4 ½ Jose Abreu – 4 Nelson Cruz – 4 Joey Gallo – 4 Mitch Haniger – 4 Franmil Reyes – 4 Anthony Santander –  4 Joey Wendle – 4 Jose Altuve – 3 ½ Bobby Dalbec – 3½ David Fletcher – 3 ½ Ty France – 3½ Teoscar Hernandez – 3 ½ Aaron Judge – 3 ½ Ramon Laureano – 3 ½ Austin Meadows – 3 ½ Matt Olson – 3 ½ Rafael Devers – 3 Trey Mancini – 3 J. D. Martinez – 3 Andrew Benintendi – 2 ½ Adolis García – 2 ½ Nate Lowe – 2 ½ Hunter Renfroe – 2 ½ Amed Rosario – 2 ½ Miguel Sano – 2 ½ Jorge Soler – 2 ½ (AL ONLY) Yordan Alvarez – 2 Randy Arozarena – 2 Xander Bogaerts – 2 Michael Brantley – 2 Jeimer Candelario – 2 Yandy Diaz – 2 Josh Donaldson – 2 Yuli Gurriel – 2 Eloy Jimenez – 2 Eric Haase – 2 Max Kepler – 2 DJ LeMahieu – 2 Brandon Lowe – 2 Colin Moran – 2 Ryan Mountcastle – 2 Gavin Sheets – 2 Kyle Tucker – 2 Mike Trout – 2 Tim Anderson – 1 ½ Akil Baddoo – 1 ½ Alex Bregman – 1 ½ Byron Buxton– 1 ½ Matt Chapman – 1 ½ Corey Dickerson – 1 ½ Hunter Dozier – 1 ½ Lourdes Gurriel Jr. – 1 ½ Josh Harrison – 1 ½ Jarred Kelenic – 1 ½ Brandon Marsh – 1 ½ Starling Marte – 1 ½ (AL ONLY) Oscar Mercado – 1 ½ Yermin Mercedes – 1 ½ Brad Miller – 1 ½ Sean Murphy – 1 ½ Rob Refsnyder – 1 ½ Jonathan Schoop – 1 ½ Kyle Schwarber – 1 ½ (AL ONLY) Dominic Smith – 1 ½ Nick Solak – 1 ½

National League Pitchers  Max Scherzer – 10 ½ Zack Wheeler – 8 ½ Brandon Woodruff – 8 ½ Corbin Burnes – 8 Charlie Morton – 7½ Sandy Alcantara – 7 Jacob deGrom – 7 Freddy Peralta  – 7 Joe Musgrove – 6 ½ German Marquez – 6 Aaron Nola – 6 Adam Wainwright – 6 Yu Darvish – 5 Max Fried – 5 Julio Urias – 5 Walker Buehler – 4 ½ Madison Bumgarner – 4½ Anthony DeSclafani – 4 ½ Trevor Bauer–  4 Tyler Mahle – 4 Kevin Gausman – 3 ½ Eric Lauer – 3 ½ Pablo Lopez – 3 ½ Antonio Senzatela – 3 ½ Adbert Alzolay – 3 Erick Fedde – 3 Jon Gray – 3 Sonny Gray – 3 Clayton Kershaw – 3 Jon Lester – 3 Wade Miley – 3 Marcus Stroman – 3 Ian Anderson – 2 ½ Kyle Freeland – 2 ½ Austin Gomber – 2 ½ Kyle Hendricks – 2 ½ Trevor Rogers  –  2 ½ Taijuan Walker – 2 ½ Logan Webb – 2 ½ Braxton Garrett – 2 Kwang Hyun Kim – 2 Joe Ross – 2 Blake Snell – 2 Ryan Weathers – 2 Huascar Ynoa – 2 Brett Anderson – 1 ½ Johnny Cueto – 1 ½ Chi Chi Gonzalez – 1 ½ Adrian Houser – 1 ½ Merrill Kelly – 1 ½ Alec Mills – 1 ½ Josh Rogers – 1 ½ Caleb Smith – 1 ½ Ranger Suarez – 1 ½ Touki Toussaint – 1 1/2 Trevor Williams – 1 ½

American League Pitchers  Gerrit Cole – 9 Shohei Ohtani – 8 ½ Sean Manaea – 8 Robbie Ray – 7 ½ Nathan Eovaldi – 6 Tyler Glasnow – 6 Lance McCullers Jr. – 6 Aaron Civale – 5 ½ Lucas Giolito – 5 ½ John Means – 5 ½ Cole Irvin – 5 Yusei Kikuchi – 5 Frankie Montas – 5 Zach Plesac – 5 Chris Bassitt – 4 ½ Jose Berrios – 4 ½ Lance Lynn – 4 ½ Triston McKenzie – 4½ Nick Pivetta – 4 ½ Cal Quantrill – 4 ½ Carlos Rodon – 4 ½ Mike Foltynewicz – 4 Zack Greinke – 4 James Kaprielian – 4 Dylan Cease – 3 ½ Kyle Gibson – 3 ½ Marco Gonzales – 3½ Chris Flexen – 3 Corey Kluber – 3 Jordan Montgomery – 3 Patrick Sandoval – 3 Jose Suarez – 3 Alek Manoah – 2 ½ Mike Minor – 2 ½ Casey Mize –  2 ½ Framber Valdez – 2 ½ Michael Wacha – 2½ Tyler Anderson – 2 Dylan Bundy – 2 Alex Cobb – 2 Zach Eflin – 2 Luis Garcia – 2 Jordan Lyles – 2 Steven Matz – 2 Jake Odorizzi – 2 Jose Urquidy – 2 Ryan Yarbrough – 2 Keegan Akin – 1 ½ Danny Duffy – 1 ½ Luis Garcia – 1 ½ Domingo German – 1 ½ J. A. Happ – 1 ½ (AL ONLY) Brad Keller – 1 ½ Michael King – 1 1/2 Dean Kremer – 1 1/2 Jorge Lopez – 1 ½ Matt Manning – 1 ½ Eli Morgan – 1 ½ -Michael Pineda – 1 ½ Eduardo Rodriguez – 1 ½ Brady Singer – 1 ½ Cole Sulser – 1 ½ Bruce Zimmerman – 1 ½

American League Combined WOB (Hitter and Pitcher) Shohei Ohtani – 13 ½ (5 Hitter, 8 ½ Pitcher)

American League and National League Combined WOB (Hitter) Kyle Schwarber – 4 ½ (3 NL 1 ½ AL) Jorge Soler – 3 ½ (2 1/2 AL 1 NL) Starling Marte – 3 (1 ½ NL 1 ½ AL) Yan Gomes – 2 (1 AL 1 NL)

American League and National League Combined WOB (Pitcher) J. A. Happ 2½ (1 ½ AL 1 NL), Rich Hill 1½ (1 AL ½NL)

1 WOB Riley Adams, Ozzie Albies, A. J. Alexy, Logan Allen, Kohei Arihara, Luis Arraez, Shane Beiber, Cody Bellinger, Mookie Betts, Alec Bohm, JT Brubaker, Lorenzo Cain, Carlos Carrasco, Curt Casali, Luis Castillo, Starlin Castro, Ji-Man Choi, Michael Conforto, Garrett Cooper, Patrick Corbin, Brandon Crawford, J. P Crawford, Will Crowe, Charlie Culberson, Zach Davies, Bryan De La Cruz, Alex Dickerson, Matt Duffy, Dane Dunning, Tommy Edman, Kent Emanuel, Alcides Escobar, Paolo Espino, Thairo Estrada, Kyle Farmer, Jack Flaherty,, Josh Fleming, Wander Franco, Josh Fuentes, Freddy Galvis, Ben Gamel, John Gant, Logan Gilbert, Tyler Gilbert, Yan Gomes (AL Only), Yan Gomes (NL Only), Josiah Gray, Randal Grichuk, Trent Grisham, Billy Hamilton, J. A. Happ (NL Only), Andrew Heaney, Jonah Heim, Guillermo Heredia, Carlos Hernandez, Cesar Hernandez, Enrique Hernandez, Odubel Herrera, Kyle Higashioka, Rich Hill (AL ONLY), Jordan Holloway, Jose Iglesias, Cristian Javier, Ryan Jeffers, Taylor Jones, Jakob Junis, Dallas Keuchel, Isiah Kiner-Falefa, Chad Kuhl, Tommy La Stella, Nathaniel Lowe, Jed Lowrie, Daniel Lynch, Nick Madrigal, Kenta Maeda, Alek Manoah, Carlos Martinez, J. D. Martinez, Dustin May, James McCann, Chas McCormick, Reese McGuire, Jake Meyers, Brad Miller, Mike Moustakas, Kyle Muller, Josh Naylor, Rougned Odor, Marcel Ozuna, Chris Paddack, Joe Panik, Wily Peralta, DJ Peters, Jorge Polanco, Garrett Richards, Eddie Rosario, Darrin Ruf, Joe Ryan, Hyun-Jin Ryu, Gary Sanchez, Corey Seager, Kyle Seager, Jose Siri, Tarek Skubal, Pavin Smith, Drew Smyly, Jorge Soler (NL ONLY) Edmundo Sosa, George Springer, Max Stassi, Myles Straw, Eugenio Suarez, Jose Suarez, Chris Taylor, Lane Thomas, Spencer Turnbull, Jose Urena, Luis Urias, Gio Urshela, Daulton Varsho, Vince Velasquez, Luke Voit, LaMonte Wade Jr., Taylor Ward, Patrick Wisdom, Alex Wood, Christian Yelich, Mike Zunino

½ WOB Nick Ahmed, Kolby Allard, Anthony Alford, Jake Arrieta, Harrison Bader, Jaime Barria, Matthew Boyd, Bobby Bradley, Steven Brault, Kris Bubic, Asdrubal Cabrera, Mark Cahna, Willie Calhoun, Harold Castro, Kole Calhoun, Willie Calhoun, Griffin Canning, Rodolfo Castro, Andrew Chafin, Steve Cishek, Adam Climber, Adam Conley, William Contreras, Willson Contreras, Carlos Correa, Jharel Cotton, J. D. Davis, Wade Davis, Enyel de los Santos, Miguel Del Pozo, Ross Detwiler, Lewin Diaz, Isiah Kiner-Falefa, Bailey Falter, Mike Fiers, Freddie Freeman, Michael Fulmer, Zac Gallen, Mitch Garver, Kyle Gibson, Luis Gil. Andres Gimenez, Ashton Goudeau , Didi Gregorius, Robbie Grossman, Deolis Guerra, Ryne Harper, Kike Hernandez, Yadiel Hernandez, Rich Hill (NL ONLY), Jeff Hoffman, Andy Ibanez, Luke Jackson, Travis Jankowski, Carson Kelly, Tony Kemp, Reiss Knehr, Jackson Kowar, Justin Lawrence, Sammy Long, Nicky Lopez, Reynaldo Lopez, Zac Lowther, Luis Madero, Martin Maldonado, Jose Marmolejos, Nick Maton, Phil Maton, Shane McClanahan, Whit Merrifield, Miles Mikolas, Sam Moll, Patrick Murphy, Sean Murphy, John Nogowski, Bailey Ober, Josh Osich, Johan Oviedo, David Peterson, David Price, Wilson Ramos, Webster Rivas, Anthony Rizzo, Joely Rodriguez, Jake Rogers, Andrew Romine, Brent Rooker, Jose Ruiz, Carlos Santana, Anthony Senzatela, Pedro Severino, Burch Smith, Will Smith, Stephen Strasburg, Drew Steckenrider, Andrew Stevenson, Ross Stripling, Jameson Taillon, Raimel Tapia, Rowdy Tellez, Zach Thompson, Trent Thornton, Luis Torrens,  Ronald Torreyes, Cesar Valdez, Phillips Valdez, Alex Vesia, Ryan Weathers, Taylor Widener, Justin Williams, Kolten Wong, Seby Zavala, Bradley Zimmer