WHO OWNED OCTOBER (#WOO) – TALLIES UPDATED FOR AL WILD CARD SERIES GAME 2 and NL WILD CARD SERIES GAME 1, September 30, 2020

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The Reds couldn’t hit. The Indians couldn’t score and the Twins and Blue Jays couldn’t get out of their way. Meanwhile the Astros, Rays and Yankees move on.

Who owned October on the last day of September?

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 30, 2020 –

GAME 2 of the AL WILD CARD SERIES

GAME 1 of the NL WILD CARD SERIES

Receiving 1 WOO

Sandy Alcantara pitched into the 7th, allowing 1 run over 6 2/3 innings striking out 4 Cubs to get the 5-1 win for Miami.

Randy Arozarena reached base 4 times, scoring twice and driving in another to lead Tampa Bay to a clinching 8-2 victory of the Blue Jays.

Chris Bassitt allowed 1 run over 7 strong innings to earn the 5-3 decision for the A’s over the White Sox.

Mookie Betts doubled twice, scored a run and drove in another as the Dodgers doubled up the Brewers, 4-2.

Carlos Correa got 2 hits including a home run to push the Astros past the Twins, 3-1.

Corey Dickerson turned the series around with a come from behind three run homer that put the Marlins ahead of the Cubs for good in their 5-1 win.

Freddie Freeman hit a walk off single in the bottom of the 13th to drive in the only run of the game as the Braves blanked the Reds, 1-0.

Max Fried held the Reds scoreless for 7 strong innings to set up Atlanta’s 1-0, 13 inning shutout.

Tyler Glasnow struck out 8 Blue Jays in 6 innings to push the Rays to a clinching 8-2 final.

Chad Green struck out 3 Indians in 1 1/3 innings of shutout relief in the Yankees 10-9 slugfest victory in Cleveland.

Christian Javier threw 3 innings of no hit shutout ball to earn the 3-1 decision for the Astros over the Twins.

Yadier Molina got 3 hits, scoring twice, as the Cardinals stunned the Padres 7-4 in the opener.

Alex Reyes threw a 4 out save, retiring all 4 batters he faced, to seal the Cardinals 7-4 win over the Padres.

Marcus Semien hit a 2 run home run in the A’s 5-3 win over the White Sox.

Julio Urías tossed 3 shutout innings, striking out 5, to earn the 4-2 decision for the Dodgers.

Gio Urshela hit a grand slam, added a double and started a critical double play to help the Yankees eliminate the Indians with a 10-9 slugfest.

Receiving 1/2 WOO

Orlando Arcia brought the Brewers back into the game with a 2 run homer but they would fall to the Dodgers, 4-2.

Trevor Bauer dominated the Braves into the 8th, finishing with 7 2/3 innings, allowing 2 hits, walking none and striking out 12. He was long gone when the Reds bullpen allowed the Braves to walk off, 1-0, in 13.

José Berríos threw 5 strong innings, allowing 1 run and striking out 4 Astros. The Twins bullpen dropped the 3-1 final.

Nick Castellanos collected 3 hits, including a double, but could not be driven in as the Reds were shutout by the Braves, 1-0.

Jimmy Cordero stopped the A’s attack with 2 2/3 shutout innings but the White Sox could not come all the way back and fell, 5-3.

Nelson Cruz hit an RBI double and in the end drove in the only two runs the Twins could produce in the series as they were eliminated by the Astros, 3-1.

Yasmani Grandal got on base 3 times and hit a 2 run home run but the White Sox came up just short to the A’s, 5-3.

Ian Happ homered and added another hit in the Cubs 5-1 loss to the Marlins.

Kyle Hendricks kept the Marlins scoreless through 6 but allowed 3 in the 7th to put the Cubs behind the Marlins for good in the 5-1 defeat.

Danny Jansen homered twice in the Blue Jays 8-2 defeat by Tampa Bay.

Nate Pearson struck out 5 Rays in 2 innings, retiring all 6 batters he faced. But the Blue Jays fell, 8-2.

Tommy Pham singled and doubled in the Padres 7-4 loss to the Cardinals.

Drew Pomeranz pitched a 1-2-3 inning but the Padres were beaten by the Cardinals, 7-4.

José Ramírez doubled twice and walked, driving in 3 runs but the Indians dropped the heart crushing 10-9 game to the Yankees.

Nick Wittgren was one of the only Cleveland pitchers to do their job in the whole series, striking out 3 Yankees in 1 1/3 shutout innings of relief during the 10-9 series ending loss.

Eric Yardley stopped the bleeding by giving the Brewers 2 1/3 shutout innings in relief but the Dodgers held on to a 4-2 win.

CURRENT WOO Totals MLB, 2020

HITTERS “WOO” MLB, 2020

Jose Abreu – White Sox 1, Randy Arozarena – Rays 1, Mookie Betts – Dodgers 1, Michael Brantley – Astros 1, Carlos Correa – Astros 1, Nelson Cruz – Twins 1, Corey Dickerson – Marlins 1, Freddie Freeman – Braves 1, Manuel Margot – Rays 1, Yadier Molina – Cardinals 1, Marcus Semien – Athletics 1, Gleyber Torres – Yankees 1, Gio Urshela – Yankees 1, Orlando Arcia – Brewers 1/2, Nick Castellanos – Reds 1/2, Yasmani Grandal – White Sox 1/2, Lourdes Gurriel Jr. – Blue Jays 1/2, Ian Happ – Cubs 1/2, Danny Jansen – Blue Jays 1/2, Tommy La Stella – Athletics 1/2, Josh Naylor – Indians 1/2, Tommy Pham – Padres 1/2, José Ramírez – Indians 1/2

PITCHERS “WOO” MLB, 2020

Sandy Alcantara – Marlins 1, Chris Bassitt – Athletics 1, Gerrit Cole – Yankees 1, Max Fried – Braves 1, Lucas Giolito – White Sox 1, Tyler Glasnow – Rays 1, Chad Green – Yankees 1, Christian Javier – Astros 1, Alex Reyes – Cardinals 1, Blake Snell – Rays 1, Julio Urías – Dodgers 1, Framber Valdez – Astros 1, Trevor Bauer – Reds 1/2, José Berríos – Twins 1/2, Jimmy Cordero – White Sox 1/2, Kyle Hendricks – Cubs 1/2, Kenta Maeda – Twins 1/2, Phil Maton – Indians 1/2, Nate Pearson – Blue Jays 1/2, Drew Pomeranz – Padres 1/2, Matt Shoemaker – Blue Jays 1/2, J. B. Wendelken – Athletics 1/2, Nick Wittgren – Indians 1/2, Eric Yardley – Brewers 1/2,

Who Owned Baseball – September 25, 2020

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Let’s see who owned baseball on September 25, 2020.

For an explanation of how WOB works, click here.

Earning Full WOBs:

Chris Bassitt held the Mariners scoreless over 7 innings, allowing 5 its to set up the A’s 3-1 walk off win.

Willson Contreras reached base 3 times, launched a pair of homers and an epic bat flip as the Cubs blanked the White Sox, 10-0.

Yu Darvish threw 7 shutout innings, striking out 5 as the Cubs humiliated the White sox, 10-0.

Sam Huff homered twice and singled to lead the Rangers past the Astros, 5-4.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Jackie Bradley Jr. homered and drove in 3 but the Red Sox fell short against the Braves, 8-7

Mitch Keller was wild but did not allow a hit over 5 innings. The Pirates would watch the Indians walk off 4-3 winners.

Yusei Kikuchi matched the A’s pitching staff zero for zero in his 6 innings of shutout ball. The Mariners dropped the 3-1 final in extra innings.

Kevin Pillar went 3 for 4 in the Rockies 11-5 loss to Arizona.

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Leaders for American League Hitters in Who Owned Baseball for 2020


Mike Trout – 5 1/2
Tim Anderson – 4 1/2
Kyle Tucker – 3
Luke Voit – 3
Jeimer Candelario – 2 1/2
José Ramírez – 2 1/2
José Abreu – 2
DJ LeMahieu – 2
Franmil Reyes – 2
Xander Bogaerts – 1 1/2
Willy Adames – 1 1/2
Matt Chapman – 1 1/2
Rafael Devers – 1 1/2
Hunter Dozier – 1 1/2
Maikel Franco – 1 1/2
Teoscar Hernández – 1 1/2
Yoán Moncada – 1 1/2
Miguel Sanó – 1 1/2
Marcus Semien – 1 1/2
Giancarlo Stanton – 1 1/2
Max Stassi – 1 1/2

Leaders for National League Hitters in Who Owned Baseball for 2020

Fernando Tatis Jr. – 3
Ronald Acuña Jr. – 2 1/2
Charlie Blackmon – 2 1/2
Freddie Freeman – 2 1/2
Bryce Harper – 2 1/2
Marcell Ozuna – 2 1/2
Pete Alonso – 2
Javier Báez – 2
Mookie Betts – 2
Michael Conforto – 2
Alex Dickerson – 2
Adam Duvall – 2
Manny Machado – 2
Colin Moran – 2
Eugenio Suárez – 2
Brian Anderson – 1 1/2
Nicholas Castellanos – 1 1/2
Brandon Crawford – 1 1/2
Wilmer Flores – 1 1/2
Trent Grisham – 1 1/2
Brandon Nimmo – 1 1/2
Jean Segura – 1 1/2
Juan Soto – 1 1/2
Chris Taylor – 1 1/2
Mike Yastrzemski – 1 1/2

Leaders for American League Pitchers in Who Owned Baseball for 2020
Shane Bieber – 5 1/2
Lance Lynn – 4 1/2
Zach Plesac – 3 1/2
Chris Bassitt – 3
Dylan Bundy – 3
Carlos Carrasco – 3
Yusei Kikuchi – 3
Kenta Maeda – 3
Gerrit Cole – 2 1/2
Marco Gonzales – 2 1/2
J. A. Happ – 2 1/2
Dallas Keuchel – 2 1/2
Justin Dunn – 2
Mike Fiers – 2
Lucas Giolito – 2
Andrew Heaney – 2
Brad Keller – 2
Nick Margevicius – 2
Triston McKenzie – 2
Framber Valdéz – 2
Thomas Eshelman 1 1/2
Lance McCullers Jr. – 1 1/2
Frankie Montas – 2
Martín Pérez – 1 1/2
Hyun-Jin Ryu – 1 1/2
Justus Sheffield – 1 1/2
José Urquidy – 1 1/2
Taijuan Walker – 1 1/2
Ryan Yarbrough – 1 1/2

Leaders for National League Pitchers Who Owned Baseball for 2020
Trevor Bauer – 6
Yu Darvish – 5 1/2
Clayton Kershaw – 5

Kyle Hendricks – 3 1/2
Aaron Nola – 3 1/2
Jacob deGrom – 3
Dinelson Lamet – 3
Luis Castillo – 2 1/2
Jon Lester – 2 1/2
Zack Wheeler – 2 1/2<Steven Brault – 2
Tyler Chatwood – 2
Zac Gallen – 2
Alec Mills – 2
Brandon Woodruff – 2
Sandy Alcantara – 1 1/2
Ian Anderson – 1 1/2
Tyler Anderson – 1 1/2
Taylor Clarke – 1 1/2
Tony Gonsolin – 1 1/2
Jon Gray – 1 1/2
Sonny Gray – 1 1/2
Merrill Kelly – 1 1/2
Max Scherzer – 1 1/2
Antonio Senzatela – 1 1/2
Riley Smith – 1 1/2

Combined AL and NL WOB Total for Hitters 2020 MLB

Combined AL and NL WOB Total for Pitcher 2020 MLB

Mike Clevinger – 1 (1/2 AL, 1/2 NL)

Players Who Owned Baseball For One Day in 2019 MLB

Nick Ahmed, Jorge Alfaro, Kolby Allard, Orlando Arcia, Randy Arozarena, Cody Bellinger, Brandon Belt, Brandon Bielak, Alex Bregman, Walker Buehler, Corbin Burnes, Asdrúbal Cabrera, Mark Cahna, Kole Calhoun, Jason Castro, Michael Chavis, Ji-Man Choi, Aaron Civale, Willson Contreras,  Patrick Corbin, Nelson Cruz, Johnny Cueto, Travis d’Arnaud, Anthony DeSclafani, Randy Dobnak, Josh Donaldson, Dane Dunning, Zach Eflin, Jack Flaherty, Todd Frazier, Max Fried, Leury García, Kyle Gibson, Erik González, Brian Goodwin, Phil Gosselin, Didi Gregorius,  Ke’Bryan Hayes, Kiké Hernández, Kyle Higashioka, Rich Hill, Rhys Hoskins, Eric Hosmer, Adrian Houser, Dakota Hudson, Sam Huff, José Iglesias, Danny Jansen, Eloy Jiménez, Aaron Judge, Mitch Keller, Howie Kendrick, Max Kepler, Kwang-Hyun Kim, Alejandro Kirk, Adam Kolarek, Dean Kremer, Chad Kuhl, Francisco Lindor, Pablo López, Gavin Lux, Tyler Mahle,   José Marmolejos, German Márquez, Steven Matz, Dusitn May, James McCann, Mike Minor, Anthony Misiewicz, Dylan Moore, Mitch Moreland, Mike Moustakas, Daniel Murphy, Sean Murphy, Wil Myers, Tyler Naquin, Austin Nola, Renato Núñez, Matt Olson, Tyler O’Neill, James Paxton, Joc Pederson, Manny Piña, Stephen Piscotty, Jurickson Profar, Albert Pujols, Wilson Ramos, J. T. Realmuto, Victor Reyes, Anthony Rizzo, Tanner Roark, Luis Robert, Miguel Rojas, Sixto Sánchez, Anthony Santander, Jonathan Schoop, Kyle Schwarber, Brady Singer, Tarik Skubal, Austin Slater, Burch Smith, Jorge Soler, George Springer, D. J. Stewart, Masahiro Tanaka, Rowdy Tellez, Touki Toussaint, Spencer Turnbull, Trea Turner, Christian Vázquez, Alex Verdugo, Jonathan Villar, Ryan Vogelbach, Adam Wainwright, Christian Walker, Kyle Wright,

Players Who Owned Earned 1/2 A WOB 2020 MLB
Jesús Aguilar, Tyler Alexander, José Altuve,  Matt Andriese, Nolan Arenado, Jaime Barria, Josh Bell, José Berríos, Bo Bichette, Brandon Bielak, Alec Bohm, Jackie Bradley Jr., Colten Brewer, Jay Bruce, Byron Buxton, Miguel Cabrera, Daz Cameron, Griffin Canning, Matt Carpenter, Daniel Castano, Ryan Castellani, Willi Castro, Dylan Cease, Jazz Chisholm, Mike Clevinger (AL Only), Mike Clevinger (NL Only), Zach Davies, Yandy Díaz, Mauricio Dubon, Danny Duffy, Adam Eaton, Clint Frazier, Kyle Freeland, Josh Fuentes, Kevin Gausman,  Zack Godley, Yan Gomes, Brian Goodwin, Alex Gordon, Lourdes Gurriel Jr., Yuli Gurriel, Ronald Guzmán, Adam Haseley, Kyle Hendricks, Elieser Hernández, Christian Javier, JaCoby Jones, Brady Lail, Michael Lorenzen, Jordan Lyles, Lance Lynn, Sean Manaea, John Means, Connor Menez, Whit Merrifield, Brad Miller, Casey Mize, Yadier Molina, Ryan Mountcastle, Yairo Muñoz, Joe Musgrove, Kevin Newman, Josh Osich, Nate Pearson, Luis Perdomo, Salvador Perez, Kevin Pillar, Kevin Plawecki, Rick Porcello, Cody Reed, Trevor Rogers, Eddie Rosario, Corey Seager, Justin Smoak, Drew Smyly, Blake Snell, Nick Solak, Donovan Solano, Mike Soroka, Andrew Suarez, Raimel Tapia, Leody Taveras, Anderson Tejada, Yoshi Tsutsugo, Justin Turner, Julio Urías, César Valdez, Phillips Valdez, Austin Voth, Joey Votto, Luke Weaver, Evan White, Bruce Zimmerman

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Who Owned Baseball – August 7, 2020

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Let’s see who owned baseball on August 7, 2020.

For an explanation of how WOB works, click here.

Earning Full WOBs:

Chris Bassitt threw 7 strong innings, allowing 1 run and striking out 3 Astros. The A’s would walk off the 3-2 game in extra innings.

Trevor Bauer fanned 12 Brewers in 6 innings, allowing 1 run along the way, to earn the 8-3 decision for Cincinnati.

Nicholas Castellanos hit a 2 run home run, got another hit for 3 RBI total as the Reds topped the Brewers, 8-3.

Alex Verdugo homered twice and walked to power the Red Sox past Toronto, 5-3.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Taylor Clarke retired all 9 batters he faced in 3 perfect innings of relief, striking out 3 Padres in the 3-0 Diamondbacks loss.

Erik González drove in 6 runs, going 4 for 5 with a homer as the Pirates came up short in the 17-13 extra inning slug fest against Detroit.

Austin Nola doubled and homered, driving in 3, but the Rockies doubled up the Mariners, 8-4.

Masahiro Tanaka held the Rays to 1 hit and no runs over 5 strong innings but the Yankee bullpen dropped the 1-0 game.

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