SULLY BASEBALL PODCAST: The Honesty Files Part 1 – They Shoud Not Be Playing

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Alex Brandon – AP

I do the majority of my podcasting at Locked on MLB. But when I want to let loose and have my unfiltered feelings known, I will repost here on the original feed.

I am calling these episodes “The Honesty Files.”

On the first installment, I express my disbelief that baseball is being played at all during a pandemic and why this is such a stupid idea.

Who Owned October (#WOO) – Tallies Updated For AL Division Series Game 5, October 10, 2019

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Karen Warren – Houston Chronicle

That’s it for the Division Series. On to the ALCS and NLCS.

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 10
2019 AL Division Series Game 5:

Receiving 1 WOO

Michael Brantley reached base 3 times, scoring twice including a back breaking 8th inning homer to help the Astros eliminate the Rays with a 6-1 victory.

Gerrit Cole dominated Tampa Bay, striking out 10 in 8 innings, allowing 2 hits and 1 run to earn the decision in the Astros 6-1 Division Series clincher.

Receiving 1/2 WOO

Blake Snell stopped the bleeding with 1 1/3 shutout relief, starting in the third, allowing no Astros hits or walks. It was too little too late as the Rays fell, 5-1.

Eric Sogard homered for the Rays only run in their 6-1 loss to the Astros.

Current WOO Totals MLB 2019

Hitters ‘WOO’ MLB 2019,

Paul Goldschmidt – Cardinals 2, Max Muncy – Dodgers 2, Anthony Rendon – Nationals 2, José Altuve – Astros 1 1/2,  Juan Soto –  Nationals 1 1/2, Willy Adames – Rays 1, Michael Brantley – Astros 1, Alex Bregman – Astros 1, Yandy Diaz – Rays 1, Adam Duvall – Braves 1, Didi Gregorius – Yankees 1, DJ LeMahieu – Yankees 1, Russell Martin – Dodgers 1, Austin Meadows – Rays 1, Tommy Pham – Rays 1, Dansby Swanson – Braves 1, Gleyber Torres – Yankees 1, Kolten Wong – Cardinals 1, Ryan Zimmerman – Nationals 1, Ronald Acuña Jr. – Braves 1/2, Robinson Chirinos – Astros 1/2, Mitch Garver – Twins 1/2, Yasmani Grandal  – Brewers 1/2, Freddie Freeman – Braves 1/2, Yadier Molina – Cardinals 1/2, Marcell Ozuna – Cardinals 1/2, Jorge Polanco – Twins 1/2, Jurickson Profar – Athletics 1/2, Eddie Rosario – Twins 1/2, Eric Sogard – Rays 1/2, Justin Turner – Dodgers 1/2, Trea Turner – Nationals 1/2

Pitchers ‘WOO’ MLB 2019,

Nick Anderson – Rays 2, Gerrit Cole – Astros 2,  Miles Mikolas – Cardinals 2,  Stephen Strasburg – Nationals 2, Walker Buehler – Dodgers 1 1/2, Patrick Corbin – Nationals 1 1/2, Jack Flaherty – Cardinals 1 1/2, Zack Britton – Yankees 1, Mike Foltynewicz – Braves 1, Chad Green – Yankees 1, Charlie Morton – Rays 1, Hyun-Jin Ryu – Dodgers 1, Mike Soroka – Braves 1, Max Scherzer – Nationals 1, Masahiro Tanaka – Yankees 1, Josh Tomlin – Braves 1, Justin Verlander – Astros 1, Diego Castillo – Rays 1/2, Clayton Kershaw – Dodgers 1/2, Jesus Luzardo – Athletics 1/2, Dustin May – Dodgers 1/2, Drew Pomeranz- Brewers 1/2, Aníbal Sánchez – Nationals 1/2, Devin Smeltzer – Twins 1/2, Blake Snell – Rays 1/2, José Urquidy – Astros 1/2, Adam Wainwright – Cardinals 1/2

Who Owned October (#WOO) – Tallies Updated For NL Division Series Game 5, October 9, 2019

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Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

The Cardinals took care of business early. The Nationals needed extra innings to get it done. Now we have an NLCS set up that NOBODY saw coming.

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 9
2019 NL Division Series Game 5:

Receiving 1 WOO

Patrick Corbin got 4 critical outs, striking out 3, to help the Nationals push the game into extra innings and upset the Dodgers, 7-3.

Jack Flaherty struck out 8 Braves in 6 innings, allowing 1 run, as the Cardinals cruised to a Series clinching 13-1 laugher in Atlanta.

Anthony Rendon hit 2 doubles, including one to spark the 10th inning rally, and homered off of Kershaw to help the Nationals win the game 7-3 and the series over Los Angeles.

Kolten Wong reached base 3 times, including a double, scoring twice and driving in 2 as the Cardinals finished the Division Series with a 13-1 blow out of the Braves.

Receiving 1/2 WOO

Walker Buehler dominated the Nationals, striking out 7 in 6 2/3 innings, allowing 1 run. The Dodgers bullpen would melt down in the 7-3 final.

Josh Donaldson homered to give Braves their lone highlight in the 13-1 season ending loss to St. Louis.

Max Muncy hit a 2 run homer in the first that put the Nationals on their heels early. The Dodgers would blow the lead late and the 7-3 game in 10 innings.

Josh Tomlin gave the Braves 2 1/3 scoreless innings but it was too little too late as the Cardinals rampaged to a 13-1 final.

Current WOO Totals MLB 2019

Hitters ‘WOO’ MLB 2019,

Paul Goldschmidt – Cardinals 2, Max Muncy – Dodgers 2, Anthony Rendon – Nationals 2, José Altuve – Astros 1 1/2,  Juan Soto –  Nationals 1 1/2, Willy Adames – Rays 1, Alex Bregman – Astros 1, Yandy Diaz – Rays 1, Adam Duvall – Braves 1, Didi Gregorius – Yankees 1, DJ LeMahieu – Yankees 1, Russell Martin – Dodgers 1, Austin Meadows – Rays 1, Tommy Pham – Rays 1, Dansby Swanson – Braves 1, Gleyber Torres – Yankees 1, Kolten Wong – Cardinals 1, Ryan Zimmerman – Nationals 1, Ronald Acuña Jr. – Braves 1/2, Robinson Chirinos – Astros 1/2, Mitch Garver – Twins 1/2, Yasmani Grandal  – Brewers 1/2, Freddie Freeman – Braves 1/2, Yadier Molina – Cardinals 1/2, Marcell Ozuna – Cardinals 1/2, Jorge Polanco – Twins 1/2, Jurickson Profar – Athletics 1/2, Eddie Rosario – Twins 1/2, Justin Turner – Dodgers 1/2, Trea Turner – Nationals 1/2

Pitchers ‘WOO’ MLB 2019,

Nick Anderson – Rays 2, Miles Mikolas – Cardinals 2,  Stephen Strasburg – Nationals 2, Walker Buehler – Dodgers 1 1/2, Patrick Corbin – Nationals 1 1/2, Jack Flaherty – Cardinals 1 1/2, Zack Britton – Yankees 1, Gerrit Cole – Astros 1, Mike Foltynewicz – Braves 1, Chad Green – Yankees 1, Charlie Morton – Rays 1, Hyun-Jin Ryu – Dodgers 1, Mike Soroka – Braves 1, Max Scherzer – Nationals 1, Masahiro Tanaka – Yankees 1, Josh Tomlin – Braves 1, Justin Verlander – Astros 1, Diego Castillo – Rays 1/2, Clayton Kershaw – Dodgers 1/2, Jesus Luzardo – Athletics 1/2, Dustin May – Dodgers 1/2, Drew Pomeranz- Brewers 1/2, Aníbal Sánchez – Nationals 1/2, Devin Smeltzer – Twins 1/2, José Urquidy – Astros 1/2, Adam Wainwright – Cardinals 1/2