Who Owned October (#WOO) – Tallies Updated For AL Division Series Game 2, October 5, 2019


Karen Warren, Houston Chronicle

The Astros got another dominating performance from an ace as both American League Division Series look lopsided.

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
2019 AL Division Series Game 2:

Receiving 1 WOO

Alex Bregman homered and singled, scoring twice in the Astros 3-1 victory over the Rays.

Gerrit Cole pitched shutout ball into the 8th, finishing with an eye popping 15 strikeouts against 4 hits and 1 walk and no runs as the Astros hung on against Tampa Bay, 3-1.

Didi Gregorius reached base 3 times and launched a grand slam in the third inning that helped give the Yankees 8-2 final over the Twins

Masahiro Tanaka struck out 7 Twins in 5 strong innings, allowing 1 run to earn the 8-2 decision for the Yankees.


Receiving 1/2 WOO

Diego Castillo pitched out of trouble in 1 2/3 shutout innings, allowing 1 hit and 1 run as the Rays dropped the 3-1 final to the Astros.

Mitch Garver doubled twice in the Twins 8-2 loss to the Yankees.

Austin Meadows singled and scored the Rays only run in their 3-1 defeat in Houston.

Devin Smeltzer stopped the bleeding with 3 1/3 shutout innings, striking out 4 Yankees, but the Twins were clobbered 8-2.

Current WOO Totals MLB 2019

Hitters ‘WOO’ MLB 2019,

Max Muncy – Dodgers 1 1/2, José Altuve – Astros 1, Alex Bregman – Astros 1, Yandy Diaz – Rays 1, Adam Duvall – Braves 1, Paul Goldschmidt – Cardinals 1, Didi Gregorius – Yankees 1, DJ LeMahieu – Yankees 1, Austin Meadows – Rays 1, Juan Soto –  Nationals 1, Mitch Garver – Twins 1/2, Yasmani Grandal  – Brewers 1/2, Freddie Freeman – Braves 1/2, Yadier Molina – Cardinals 1/2, Jorge Polanco – Twins 1/2, Jurickson Profar – Athletics 1/2, Anthony Rendon – Nationals 1, Trea Turner – Nationals 1/2

Pitchers ‘WOO’ MLB 2019,

Stephen Strasburg – Nationals 2, Nick Anderson – Rays 1, Zack Britton – Yankees 1, Walker Buehler – Dodgers 1, Gerrit Cole – Astros 1, Mike Foltynewicz – Braves 1, Miles Mikolas – Cardinals 1,  Masahiro Tanaka – Yankees 1, Justin Verlander – Astros 1, Diego Castillo – Rays 1/2, Patrick Corbin – Nationals 1/2, Clayton Kershaw – Dodgers 1/2, Jesus Luzardo – Athletics 1/2, Drew Pomeranz- Brewers 1/2, Devin Smeltzer – Twins 1/2

Who Owned Baseball – June 8, 2019


Ben Margot – AP

Let’s see owned baseball on June 8, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

JaCoby Jones homered twice, adding another hit, driving in 5, to slug the Tigers past first place Minnesota, 9-3.

Nick Pivetta threw a complete came, allowing 1 run and walking no Reds to give the Phillies a 4-1 win.

Adrian Sampson led the Rangers in the first game of a doubleheader with a complete game 4 hits, 1 run victory, striking out 7 Oakland batters for the 3-1 final.

Corey Seager compiled 4 hits, driving in 4, as the Dodgers topped the Giants, 7-2.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Didi Gregorius went 2 for 4 with a homer and 2 RBI and 2 runs scored but the Yankees came up short in Cleveland, 8-4.

Brad Keller went 8 strong innings, giving up only 2 runs while striking out 4 White Sox batters. The Royals were shutout, however, 2-0.

Marcell Ozuna hit a 3 run homer in the first but the Cardinals offense sputtered out and the Cubs came back to win, 9-4.

Trevor Richards held the Braves to 2 hits and 1 run over 7 innings. But he took the hard luck loss as the Marlins were blanked, 1-0.

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.

Sully Baseball Podcast Rewind – December 5, 2014


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On December 5, 2014, I talked about Didi Gregorius.

He did not need to replace Hall of Famer Derek Jeter… just old broken down Derek Jeter.

Enjoy this Podcast Rewind

Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – December 5, 2014