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.

The Summer Score – Updated for September 12, 2021

Kyusung Gong – AP

The NL Wild Card is slowly becoming as confusing as the AL Wild Card. And the Summer Score might be getting a bit crowded.

Every team in position for a playoff spot in September gets 4 points for each day. Each team that is within 1 game of a playoff spot will get 1 point.

The Rays, White Sox, Astros, Yankees, Blue Jays and Red Sox all added to the Summer Score from the AL.

The Braves, Brewers, Giants, Dodgers, Reds and Padres added from the NL.

For an explanation of The Summer Score, click HERE.

AMERICAN LEAGUE

CHICAGO WHITE SOX – 234 (May 31, 2021 – September 12, 2021)

TAMPA BAY RAYS – 234 (May 31, 2021 – September 12, 2021)

HOUSTON ASTROS – 233 (June 1, 2021 – September 12, 2021)

BOSTON RED SOX – 224 (May 31, 2021 – August 19, 2021, August 23, 2021 – September 12, 2021 )

OAKLAND ATHLETICS – 164 (May 31, 2021 – August 23, 2021) (One Game Out – September 1, 2021, September 11, 2011)

NEW YORK YANKEES – 89 (May 31, 2021, August 18, 2021 – September 12, 2021)

TORONTO BLUE JAYS – 6 (September 12, 2021) (One Game Out – September 10, 2021 – September 11, 2021)

CLEVELAND INDIANS – 5 (May 31, 2021 – June 2, 2021, June 4, 2021, June 6, 2021)

SEATTLE MARINERS – 1 (One Game Out – September 11, 2011)

NATIONAL LEAGUE

LOS ANGELES DODGERS – 234 (May 31, 2021 – September 12, 2021)

SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS – 234 (May 31, 2021 – September 12, 2021)

MILWAUKEE BREWERS – 227 (June 6, 2021 – June 9, 2021, June 11, 2021 – June 18, 2021, June 20, 2021 – September 12, 2021)

SAN DIEGO PADRES – 192 (May 31, 2021 – June 12, 2021, June 18, 2021 – August 22, 2021, September 1, 2021, September 6, 2021 – September 12, 2021) (One Game Out – September 2, 2021 – September 5, 2021)

NEW YORK METS – 111 (May 31, 2021 – August 6, 2021)

ATLANTA BRAVES – 105 (August 12, 2021, August 14, 2021 – September 12, 2021)

CINCINNATI REDS – 68 (August 21, 2021 – September 5, 2021, September 8, 2021, September 11, 2021 – September 12, 2021) (One Game Out – September 6, 2021- September 7, 2021, September 9, 2021 – September 10, 2021)

PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES – 27 (August 7, 2021 – August 15, 2021)

CHICAGO CUBS – 23 (May 31, 2021 – June 7, 2021, June 10, 2021 – June 23, 2021, June 25, 2021)

ST. LOUIS CARDINALS – 1 (May 31, 2021)