Karen Warren – Houston Chronicle

The Astros and Yankees came to play and slugged their way to early series leads. Will Oakland and Tampa Bay bounce back?

Who owned October on October 5?

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, 2020 –


Receiving 1 WOO

Gerrit Cole was not his dominant self but he did the job with 8 strikeouts in 6 innings to earn the 9-3 decision for the Yankees.

Carlos Correa homered twice and singled as the Astros came from behind to double up the A’s, 10-5.

Kyle Higashioka reached base 3 times, including a game tying home run, and scored 2 runs to help the Yankees top Tampa Bay, 9-3.

Enoli Paredes threw 2 key shutout innings, not allowing a hit nor a walk while striking out a pair of Athletics to help the Astros seal the 10-5 final.

Receiving 1/2 WOO

Ji-Man Choi hit a 2 run homer that briefly gave the Rays the lead. They would fall to the Yankees, 9-3.

Khris Davis hit a home run and added a single in the A’s 10-5 loss to Houston.

Yusmeiro Petit pitched the A’s out of a 5th inning jam and looked to be the pitcher of record when they took the lead. The Astros would come back to take the 10-5 final.

Ryan Thompson gave the Rays 2 shutout innings in relief but the Yankees would hold on to a 9-3 defeat.

CURRENT WOO Totals 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, Corey Dickerson – Marlins 1, Freddie Freeman – Braves 1, Kyle Higashioka – Yankees 1, Manuel Margot – Rays 1, Chad Pinder – Athletics – 1, Marcus Semien – Athletics 1, Fernando Tatís Jr. – Padres 1, Gleyber Torres – Yankees 1, Gio Urshela – Yankees 1, Orlando Arcia – Brewers 1/2, Nick Castellanos – Reds 1/2, Ji-Man Choi – Rays 1/2, Khris Davis – Athletics 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, Tommy Pham – Padres 1/2, José Ramírez – Indians 1/2, Luis Robert – White Sox 1/2, Luis Urías – Brewers 1/2, Kolten Wong – Cardinals 1/2


Gerrit Cole – Yankees 2, Sandy Alcantara – Marlins 1, Ian Anderson – Braves 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, 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, Framber Valdez – Astros 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, 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, J. B. Wendelken – Athletics 1/2, Nick Wittgren – Indians 1/2, Eric Yardley – Brewers 1/2,

Who Owned Baseball – August 19, 2020


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Let’s see who owned baseball on August 19, 2020.

For an explanation of how WOB works, click here.

Earning Full WOBs:

Trevor Bauer threw 7 shutout innings, giving up 1 hit and struck out 9 as the Reds blanked Kansas City, 5-0.

Aaron Civale threw a complete game victory, allowing 1 run and striking out 6 Pirates earning the 6-1 decision for Cleveland.

Manny Machado got 2 hits, including a walk off, come from behind 10th inning grand slam to push the Padres past the Rangers, 6-3.

Kyle Tucker collected 11 total bases with 4 hits, including a homer as the Astros slugged their way past Colorado, 13-6.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Jeimer Candelario doubled and homered but the Tigers came up short against the White Sox, 5-3.

Gerrit Cole struck out 10 Rays in 6 2/3 innings, allowing 2 runs  but the Yankees bullpen dropped the 4-2 final.

Pablo López pitched into the 7th, allowing 2 runs in 6 1/3 innings. He did not factor in the decision as the Mets won the wild 5-3 game over the Marlins.

Raimel Tapia went 2 for 3 in the Rockies 13-6 loss to Houston.


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Who Owned Baseball – July 23, 2020


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Well… the season has begun. And that means it is time once again to determine who owns baseball.

For an explanation of how WOB works, click here.

Earning Full WOBs:

Gerrit Cole pitched all 5 innings in his Yankee debut, allowing only a first inning homer and a walk to beat the Nationals, 4-1.

Kiké Hernández went 4 for 5 with a homer, 2 runs scored and 5 runs driven in to help the Dodgers pop the Giants, 8-1.

Adam Kolarek recorded 5 outs in hitless relief, striking out 2 San Francisco batters to earn the 8-1 decision for Los Anageles.

Giancarlo Stanton kicked off the scoring for the season with a 2 run first inning homer. He collected a second hit and powered the Yankees past the Champion Nationals, 4-1 in a rain shortened 6 inning game.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Adam Eaton hit a first inning homer that provided all the Washington offense in their 4-1 loss to the Yankees.

Max Scherzer struck out 11 Yankees in 5 1/3 innings but also allowed a few key hits including a 2 run homer as the Nationals fell, 4-1.


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