Who Owned October (#WOO) – Tallies Updated For NLCS Game 4 and ALCS Game 3, October 15, 2019

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The Nationals leaned on their much maligned bullpen to clinch the pennant. Meanwhile one of the best pitchers in the game did NOT have his best stuff but won anyway.

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 15
2019 ALCS Game 3
2019 NLCS Game 4:

Receiving 1 WOO

José Altuve homered and singled, scoring twice and stole a base in the Astros 4-1 win against the Yankees.

Gerrit Cole worked out of trouble to give the Astros 7 shutout innings, striking out 7 Yankees and earning the 4-1 decision.

Sean Doolittle got 5 critical outs, allowing no runs and striking out a batter to help the Nationals clinch the NLCS with a 7-4 final over St. Louis.

Trea Turner got 2 hits in the first inning, scoring a run and driving in 2 as the Nationals won the pennant with a 7-4 victory against the Cardinals.

Receiving 1/2 WOO

Luis Cessa struck out 3 Astros in 2 shutout innings of relief to keep the game close, but the Yankees dropped the 4-1 game.

Andrew Miller kept the Cardinals in the game with 2 shutout innings, striking out 3 Nationals. But St. Louis fell short, 7-4.

Yadier Molina got the Cardinals on the board with a home run but could not complete the comeback as the Nationals took the 7-4 game.

Gleyber Torres homered and drew a pair of walks in the Yankees 4-1 loss to Houston.

Current WOO Totals MLB 2019

Hitters ‘WOO’ MLB 2019,

José Altuve – Astros 2 1/2,  Gleyber Torres – Yankees 2 1/2, Paul Goldschmidt – Cardinals 2, Howie Kendrick – Nationals 2, Max Muncy – Dodgers 2, Anthony Rendon – Nationals 2, Juan Soto –  Nationals 1 1/2, Willy Adames – Rays 1, Michael Brantley – Astros 1, Alex Bregman – Astros 1, Carlos Correa – Astros 1, Yandy Diaz – Rays 1, Adam Duvall – Braves 1, Didi Gregorius – Yankees 1, DJ LeMahieu – Yankees 1, Russell Martin – Dodgers 1, José Martínez – Cardinals 1, Austin Meadows – Rays 1, Yadier Molina – Cardinals 1, Tommy Pham – Rays 1, Dansby Swanson – Braves 1, Michael A. Taylor – Nationals 1, Trea Turner – Nationals 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, Aaron Judge – Yankees 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,

Pitchers ‘WOO’ MLB 2019,

Gerrit Cole – Astros 3,  Stephen Strasburg – Nationals 3, Miles Mikolas – Cardinals 2 1/2, Nick Anderson – Rays 2, Max Scherzer – Nationals 2, Masahiro Tanaka – Yankees 2, Justin Verlander – Astros 2, Walker Buehler – Dodgers 1 1/2, Patrick Corbin – Nationals 1 1/2, Jack Flaherty – Cardinals 1 1/2, Aníbal Sánchez – Nationals 1 1/2, Zack Britton – Yankees 1, Sean Doolittle – Nationals 1, Mike Foltynewicz – Braves 1, Chad Green – Yankees 1, Tommy Kahnle – Yankees 1, Charlie Morton – Rays 1, Hyun-Jin Ryu – Dodgers 1, Mike Soroka – Braves 1, Josh Tomlin – Braves 1, Adam Wainwright – Cardinals 1, Diego Castillo – Rays 1/2, Luis Cessa – Yankees 1, Zack Greinke – Astros 1/2, Clayton Kershaw – Dodgers 1/2, Jesus Luzardo – Athletics 1/2, Dustin May – Dodgers 1/2, Andrew Miller – Cardinals 1/2, Drew Pomeranz- Brewers 1/2, Devin Smeltzer – Twins 1/2, Blake Snell – Rays 1/2, José Urquidy – Astros 1/2,

Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – October 18, 2016

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The Indians may not have clinched the pennant today but they are in the middle of doing something really special.

Andrew Miller is having an all time post season.

It is a good feeling in Ohio episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

For the up to date standings of Who Owns October,Go to MLB Reports

What is “Who Owns October”? Click HERE for an explanation.

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Teams with multiple pitchers with post season saves since 1969 (Updated for 2016)

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It is as if every manager is learning from Buck Showalter’s mistake of not using Zach Britton with the season on the line. Teams are being creative with their bullpens this post season and the Indians and Dodgers have added their teams to this list.

The save became an official stat in 1969. Teams in the post season initially played to the situation instead of using the closer in all close 9th innings. But as saves began to pile up (especially after Tony LaRussa began using Dennis Eckersley one inning at time) and the prices of an innings closers sky rocketed, managers seemed to manage by the book and stick the closer in no matter what.

Every once in a while, a team will have multiple pitchers record a save in a post season. It does not happen often, but they pop up. Just last year, the Giants had 3 different pitchers credited with a save. If Tolleson saves a game, then the Rangers will match that total.

So here are all the teams to use more than one pitcher to save a game since 1969.

Teams with multiple pitchers with post season saves since 1969
1969 New York Mets – Ron Taylor (WS), Nolan Ryan (WS)
1970 Baltimore Orioles – Pete Richert (WS), Dick Hall (WS)
1970 Cincinnati Reds – Clay Carroll (NLCS), Don Gullett (NLCS)
1972 Oakland A’s – Vida Blue (ALCS), Rollie Fingers (WS)
1972 Cincinnati Reds – Clay Carroll (WS), Jack Billingham (WS), Tom Hall (WS)
1973 New York Mets – Tug McGraw (NLCS, WS), George Stone (WS), Ray Sadecki (WS)
1973 Oakland A’s – Rollie Fingers (ALCS, WS), Darold Knowles (WS)
1974 Oakland A’s – Rollie Fingers (ALCS, WS), Catfish Hunter (WS)
1975 Cincinnati Reds – Pedro Borbon (NLCS), Rawly Eastwick (WS), Will McEnaney (WS)
1976 Cincinnati Reds – Pedro Borbon (NLCS), Will McEnaney (WS)
1978 New York Yankees – Ken Clay (ALCS), Rich Gossage (ALCS)
1979 Pittsburgh Pirates – Don Robinson (NLCS), Kent Tekulve (WS)
1980 Philadelphia Phillies – Tug McGraw (NLCS, WS), Ron Reed (WS)
1981 Los Angeles Dodgers – Bob Welch (NLCS), Steve Howe (WS)
1982 Milwaukee Brewers – Pete Ladd (ALCS), Jim Slaton (ALCS), Bob McClure (WS)
1983 Baltimore Orioles – Sammy Stewart (ALCS), Tippy Martinez (WS)
1984 San Diego Padres – Rich Gossage (NLCS), Craig Lefferts (WS)
1985 St. Louis Cardinals – Ken Dayley (NLCS), Todd Worrell (WS), Jeff Lahti (WS)
1986 Boston Red Sox – Calvin Schraldi (ALCS, WS), Bob Stanley (WS)
1987 Minnesota Twins – Juan Berenguer (ALCS), Jeff Reardon (ALCS, WS)
1987 St. Louis Cardinals – Ken Dayley (NLCS, WS), Todd Worrell (NLCS, WS)
1988 Los Angeles Dodgers – Alejandro Pena (NLCS), Orel Hershiser (NLCS), Brian Holton (NLCS), Jay Howell (WS)
1990 Cincinnati Reds – Randy Myers (NLCS, WS), Rob Dibble (NLCS)
1990 Pittsburgh Pirates – Ted Power (NLCS), Bob Patterson (NLCS)
1990 Oakland Athletics – Dennis Eckersley (ALCS), Rick Honeycutt (ALCS)
1991 Pittsburgh Pirates – Bob Walk (NLCS), Roger Mason (NLCS)
1992 Toronto Blue Jays – Tom Henke (ALCS, WS), Mike Timlin (WS)
1992 Atlanta Braves – Jeff Reardon (NLCS), Mike Stanton (WS)
1993 Philadelphia Phillies – Mitch Williams (NLCS), Larry Andersen (NLCS)
1995 Atlanta Braves – Mark Wohlers (DS, NLCS, WS) Greg McMichael (NLCS), Pedro Borbon (WS)
1995 Seattle Mariners – Norm Charlton (DS, ALCS), Bill Risley (DS)
1996 Baltimore Orioles – Randy Myers (DS), Armando Benitez (ALCS)
1997 Cleveland Indians – Jose Mesa (DS, ALCS, WS), Brian Anderson (WS)
1998 San Diego Padres – Trevor Hoffman (DS, NLCS), Donne Wall (NLCS)
1999 Atlanta Braves – Kevin Millwood (DS), John Rocker (DS, NLCS), John Smoltz (NLCS)
1999 New York Yankees – Mariano Rivera (DS, ALCS, WS), Ramiro Mendoza (ALCS)
2000 New York Mets – John Franco (DS), Armando Benitez (NLCS, WS)
2003 Florida Marlins – Ugueth Urbina (DS, NLCS, WS), Braden Looper (NLCS)
2003 Chicago Cubs – Joe Borowski (DS), Mike Remlinger (NLCS)
2003 Boston Red Sox – Derek Lowe (DS), Scott Williamson (ALCS)
2005 Chicago White Sox – Bobby Jenks (DS, WS), Mark Buehrle (WS)
2007 Colorado Rockies – Manny Corpas (DS, NLCS), Ryan Speier (NLCS)
2008 Tampa Bay Rays – Dan Wheeler (DS), David Price (ALCS)
2009 Philadelphia Phillies – Brad Lidge (DS, NLCS), Ryan Madson (WS)
2010 Texas Rangers – Darren Oliver (ALCS), Neftali Feliz (WS)
2011 Detroit Tigers – Jose Valverde (DS, ALCS), Phil Coke (ALCS)
2012 Detroit Tigers – Jose Valverde (DS), Phil Coke (ALCS)
2014 San Francisco Giants – Santiago Castilla (DS, NLCS, WS), Hunter Strickland (DS), Madison Bumgarner (WS)
2015 Texas Rangers – Sam Dyson (DS), Ross Ohlendorf (DS)

2016 Los Angeles Dodgers – Kenley Jansen (DS, NLCS), Clayton Kershaw (DS)
2016 Cleveland Indians – Cody Allen (DS, ALCS), Andrew Miller (ALCS)