WHO OWNED OCTOBER (#WOO) – TALLIES UPDATED FOR AL WILD CARD SERIES GAME 1, September 29, 2020

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There was lots of great pitching during the first day of the post season… oddly only Shane Beiber was bombed!

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 September 29, 2020 – GAME 1 of the AL WILD CARD SERIES

Receiving 1 WOO

Jose Abreu went 2 for 4 with a homer to power the White Sox past the A’s, 4-1.

Michael Brantley singled and doubled, driving in 2 runs as the Astros rallied in the 9th for a 4-1 win over the Twins.

Gerrit Cole struck out 13 Indians in 7 innings as the Yankees rolled, 12-3.

Lucas Giolito took a perfect game into the 7th and finished with 2 hits and 1 run over 7, stiking out 8 Oakland batters to help the White Sox take the 4-1 opener.

Manuel Margot singled and homered, driving in 2, helping the Rays take Game 1 over the Blue Jays, 3-1.

Blake Snell struck out 9 Blue Jays in 5 2/3 one hit shutout innings to earn the 3-1 win for the Rays.

Gleyber Torres reached base 5 times, homered, scored 3 and drove in 3 to help the Yankees pound Cleveland 12-3.

Framber Valdez threw the final 5 innings, allowing 2 hits and no runs, striking out 5 Twins to earn the 4-1 decision for Houston.

Receiving 1/2 WOO

Nelson Cruz doubled and walked, driving in the Twins lone run as they fell to the Astros, 4-1.

Lourdes Gurriel Jr. singled and doubled in the Blue Jays 3-1 loss in Tampa Bay.

Tommy La Stella broke up the no hitter in the 7th with a single but the A’s attack was dead against the White Sox in the 4-1 defeat.

Kenta Maeda threw 5 shutout innings, striking out 5 Astros but the Twins dropped the 4-1 final.

Phil Maton worked out of trouble to give Cleveland 1 1/3 shutout innings of relief. The damage had been done by the Yankees, who won 12-3.

Josh Naylor singled, homered and hit 2 doubles in the Indians 12-3 blow out loss to the Yankees.

Matt Shoemaker started the game with 3 shutout innings, striking out a pair of Rays. He was long gone when the Blue Jays lost the 3-1 opener.

J. B. Wendelken helped stop the bleeding with 2 2/3 shutout innings, striking out 3 White Sox. But the damage was done in the A’s 4-1 loss.

CURRENT WOO Totals MLB, 2020

HITTERS “WOO” MLB, 2020

Jose Abreu – White Sox 1, Michael Brantley – Astros 1, Manuel Margot – Rays 1, Gleyber Torres – Yankees 1, Nelson Cruz – Twins 1/2, Lourdes Gurriel Jr. – Blue Jays 1/2, Josh Naylor – Indians 1/2, Tommy La Stella – Athletics 1/2

PITCHERS “WOO” MLB, 2020

Gerrit Cole – Yankees 1, Lucas Giolito – White Sox 1, Blake Snell – Rays 1, Framber Valdez – Astros 1, Kenta Maeda – Twins 1/2, Phil Maton – Indians 1/2, Matt Shoemaker – Blue Jays 1/2, J. B. Wendelken – Athletics 1/2

Who Owned Baseball – August 24, 2020

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Let’s see who owned baseball on August 24, 2020.

For an explanation of how WOB works, click here.

Earning Full WOBs:

Javier Báez homered twice and added a single to lead the Cubs past the Tigers, 9-3.

Jack Flaherty allowed 1 hit and no runs over 5 innings to earn the 9-3 decision for St. Louis over the Royals.

Lance Lynn struck out 8 Oakland batters in 6 strong innings and the Rangers hung on to a 3-2 victory.

Kyle Tucker reached base 4 times, including a homer and a double, as the Astros pounded the Angels, 11-4.
 

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Trevor Bauer pitched into the 7th, striking out 8 Brewers in 6 1/3 innings. But he was on the wrong end of a 6-4 decision for Cincinnati.

Blake Snell fanned 9 Blue Jays in 5 2/3 innings but the Rays bullpen dropped the 6-4 final.

Juan Soto went 4 for 5 with 2 doubles but the Nationals lost an 11-8 slugfest with Miami.

Yoshi Tsutsugo got on base 4 times, including a home run, scoring a pair of runs but the Rays fell short to Toronto, 6-4.

 

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Who Owned Baseball – May 24, 2019

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Let’s see owned baseball on May 24, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

José Berríos threw 6 2/3 innings, allowing 1 earned run, no walks and struck out 4 White Sox in the Twins 11-4 blowout.

Joey Lucchesi struck out 11 Blue in 6 2/3 innings as San Diego doubled up Toronto, 6-3.

Eddie Rosario collected 4 hits, including a double and a game tying homer, driving in 3, as Minnesota bombed the White Sox, 11-4.

Ildemaro Vargas went 5 for 6 with a homer and 3 runs scored as the Diamondbacks gave the Giants a historic 18-2 beating.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Jorge Alfaro went 3 for 5 with a homer and 3 RBI but the Marlins dropped a wild 12-10 game in Washington.

Freddy Galvis singled and homered, driving in 2, in Toronto’s 6-3 loss to the Padres.

Mike Mikolas threw 7 innings, striking out 9 Braves in the process but was saddled with Atlanta’s 5-2 defeat.

Blake Snell pitched into the 7th, striking out 7 Cleveland batters in 6 2/3 innings, surrendering 1 run. He took the hard luck 3-1 decision for Tampa Bay.

For an explanation of how WOB works, click here.

To view the Yearly Leaders for Who Owned Baseball Standings  – Click the READ THE REST OF THIS ENTRY ICON OR SCROLL DOWN.