WHO OWNED OCTOBER (#WOO) – TALLIES UPDATED FOR NL DIVISION SERIES GAME 1 and AL DIVISION SERIES GAME 2, October 6 , 2020

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The A’s and Marlins stumbled. The Astros, Braves and Dodgers brought the lumber. The Rays held on and the Padres had dreams of a no hitter.

Who owned October on October 6?

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 6, 2020 –

GAME 1 of the NL DIVISION SERIES and GAME 2 of the AL DIVISION SERIES

Receiving 1 WOO

Nick Anderson struck out the side with the tying run at the plate and finished with 2 scoreless innings to preserve the Rays 7-5 score over the Yankees.

Travis d’Arnaud reached base 5 times, including a go ahead 3 run homer, drove in 4 runs and sparked the Braves in their 9-5 come from behind win against Miami.

Tyler Matzek struck out all 3 batters he faced in the Braves 9-5 victory against the Marlins.

Dustin May recorded 3 strikeouts of San Diego batters in 2 innings to earn the 5-1 decision for the Dodgers.

George Springer homered twice in the Astros 5-2 win over the A’s.

Justin Turner got on base 3 times, scored a run and drove in a run to help the Dodgers top the Padres, 5-1.

Framber Valdez threw 7 strong innings, allowing 2 runs to earn the 5-2 decision for the Astros over the A’s.

Joey Wendle reached base 3 times, scoring twice, to help the Rays beat the Yankees, 7-5.

Receiving 1/2 WOO

Sandy Alcantara had the lead going into the 7th, striking out 8 Braves in 6 plus innings. But the Marlins bullpen fell apart in the 9-5 final.

Brian Anderson got 3 hits, drove in a run and scored one in the Marlins 9-5 loss to Atlanta.

Khris Davis singled and homered in the A’s 5-2 loss to the Astros.

Mike Minor did not allow a hit or a run in 2 solid innings of relief but the A’s fell short to Houston, 5-2.

Nick Nelson kept the Rays off the board with a scoreless 8th, striking out 2. The Yankees could not take advantage of it and dropped the 7-5 final.

Austin Nola reached base twice and drove in the Padres only run in their 5-1 loss to the Dodgers.

Giancarlo Stanton homered twice but the Yankees comeback was not enough as the Rays took the 7-5 final.

Ryan Weathers made his big league debut in the postseason and threw 1 1/3 hitless and scoreless innings. The Padres dropped the 5-1 game to the Dodgers.

CURRENT WOO Totals MLB, 2020

HITTERS “WOO” MLB, 2020

Mookie Betts – Dodgers 2, Carlos Correa – Astros 2, Yadier Molina – Cardinals 1 1/2, Jose Abreu – White Sox 1, Ronald Acuña Jr. – 1, Randy Arozarena – Rays 1, Michael Brantley – Astros 1, Garrett Cooper – Marlins 1, Jake Cronenworth – Padres 1, Nelson Cruz – Twins 1, Travis d’Arnaud – Braves 1, Khris Davis – Athletics 1, Corey Dickerson – Marlins 1, Freddie Freeman – Braves 1, Kyle Higashioka – Yankees 1, Manuel Margot – Rays 1, Chad Pinder – Athletics – 1, Marcus Semien – Athletics 1, George Springer – Astros 1, Fernando Tatís Jr. – Padres 1, Gleyber Torres – Yankees 1, Justin Turner – Dodgers 1, Gio Urshela – Yankees 1, Joey Wendle – Rays 1, Brian Anderson – Marlins 1/2, Orlando Arcia – Brewers 1/2, Nick Castellanos – Reds 1/2, Ji-Man Choi – Rays 1/2, Freddy Galvis – Reds 1/2, Yasmani Grandal – White Sox 1/2, Lourdes Gurriel Jr. – Blue Jays 1/2, Ian Happ – Cubs 1/2, Jason Heyward – Cubs 1/2, Danny Jansen – Blue Jays 1/2, Tommy La Stella – Athletics 1/2, Josh Naylor – Indians 1/2, Austin Nola – Padres 1/2, Tommy Pham – Padres 1/2, José Ramírez – Indians 1/2, Luis Robert – White Sox 1/2, Giancarlo Stanton – Yankees 1/2, Luis Urías – Brewers 1/2, Kolten Wong – Cardinals 1/2

PITCHERS “WOO” MLB, 2020

Gerrit Cole – Yankees 2, Framber Valdez – Astros 2, Sandy Alcantara – Marlins 1 1/2, Ian Anderson – Braves 1, Nick Anderson – Rays 1, Chris Bassitt – Athletics 1, Max Fried – Braves 1, Lucas Giolito – White Sox 1, Tyler Glasnow – Rays 1, Chad Green – Yankees 1, Liam Hendriks – Athletics 1, Christian Javier – Astros 1, Clayton Kershaw – Dodgers 1, Tyler Matzek – Braves 1, Dustin May – Dodgers 1, Adrian Morejon – Padres 1, Enoli Paredes – Astros 1, Alex Reyes – Cardinals 1, Trevor Rosenthal – Padres 1, Sixto Sánchez – Marlins 1, Blake Snell – Rays 1, Julio Urías – Dodgers 1, Trevor Bauer – Reds 1/2, José Berríos – Twins 1/2, Luis Castillo – Reds 1/2, Jimmy Cordero – White Sox 1/2, Yu Darvish – Cubs 1/2, Jack Flaherty – Cardinals 1/2, Austin Gomber – Cardinals 1/2, Kyle Hendricks – Cubs 1/2, Adrian Houser – Brewers 1/2, Kenta Maeda – Twins 1/2, Phil Maton – Indians 1/2, Mike Minor – Athletics 1/2, Nick Nelson – Yankees 1/2, Nate Pearson – Blue Jays 1/2, Yusmeiro Petit – Athletics 1/2, Drew Pomeranz – Padres 1/2, Matt Shoemaker – Blue Jays 1/2, Ryan Thompson – Rays 1/2, Ryan Weathers – Rays 1/2, J. B. Wendelken – Athletics 1/2, Nick Wittgren – Indians 1/2, Eric Yardley – Brewers 1/2,

Who Owned Baseball – September 29, 2019

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Let’s see owned baseball on September 29, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Jack Flaherty threw 7 shutout innings, allowing 2 hits while striking out 6 as the Cardinals clinched, blanking the Cubs, 9-0.

Paul Goldschmidt reached base 4 times, with a homer, powering the Cardinals to the NL Central title by pounding the Cubs, 9-0.

Lance Lynn pitched into the 8th, striking out 10 Yankees over 7 1/3 innings, allowing 2 hits and 1 run for the Rangers 6-1 victory.

George Springer went 4 for 4 with a homer, driving in 2 and scoring 3, as the Astros finished the season topping the Angels, 8-5.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Brad Miller homered twice and added 2 more hits but the Phillies were edged by Miami, 4-3.

Martín Pérez pitched into the 6th, throwing 5 2/3 innings, allowing 3 hits. The Twins bullpen would blow the lead and the 5-4 game in Kansas City.

Mike Thaiss went 3 for 4 with 2 homers but the Angels dropped the 8-5 game to Houston.

Trevor Williams held the Reds to 2 runs over 7 innings but took the hard luck 3-1 decision for Pittsburgh.

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.

The Sully Baseball Fantasy 300

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Lucas Graciano, Artist

This is a first for Sully Baseball. I have never attempted this before, but what the heck? Trying out new things can never hurt. Actually new things can hurt horrifically sometimes. But I suppose this will be harmless.

The incomparable Erin Foley, the brilliant comic and host of my favorite sports podcast Sports Without Balls, has enlisted me to help her with her fantasy draft.

While I do not play fantasy baseball (365 baseball podcasts a year will suffice for my on line obsessions) I decided to do my best with my own rankings to help her draft.

There are 12 teams in her league with 24 roster spots on each team.That means 288 players will be drafted.

I am not sure what the Keeper situation is on the roster, but I figured I’d list the 288 players I personally would draft, then Erin’s team would be in good shape. But 288 isn’t a round number. 300 is.

Now keep in mind, there are some players I am just avoiding in my rankings.  BJ Upton (or Melvin Upton or whatever his name is) is done. So is Ryan Howard. I don’t care how far they fall in the draft, I am not touching them with a cattle prod.

The health of Victor Martinez and Jacoby Ellsbury scare me. And Wil Myers and Matt Kemp heading to San Diego feels like down season central.

I am scared of Nelson Cruz NOT playing for a contract and Ryan Braun falling off a cliff.

And the fickleness of who is closing games have me waiting pretty long to pick any relievers. Many top relievers of 2015 will no doubt start the year undrafted.

So this is MY list. Think what you will of it. Numbers have been combined with instinct to create my rankings. So sit back, read over and just begin to hate my list.

THE SULLY BASEBALL FANTASY 300

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