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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 –


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


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


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 -July 25, 2020


Photo by Elizabeth Robertson

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

For an explanation of how WOB works, click here.

Earning Full WOBs:

Dylan Bundy pitched into the 7th, finishing with 3 hits and 1 run over 6 2/3 innings, striking out 7 Oakland batters to secure a 4-1 Angels win.

Leury García homered twice, added another hit and drove in 4 to slug the White Sox past the Twins, 10-3.

Phil Gosselin reached base 4 times, including a pair of homers, to help the Phillies clobber the Marlins 7-1.

Zack Wheeler threw 7 innings, allowing 1 run and earned the 7-1 decision for the Phillies over Miami.


Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Mike Clevinger was solid in 7 innings, striking out 6 Royals along the way. The Indians would drop the 3-2 game in extra innings.

Steven Matz struck out 7 Braves over 6 strong innings, allowing 2 hits and 1 run. But the Mets bullpen collapsed and the Braves rallied in extra innings, 5-3.

Giancarlo Stanton homered and got on base 2 more times but the Yankees were blown out by the Nationals, 9-2.

Joey Votto reached base 3 times, including his second home run, but the Reds came up short to the Tigers, 6-4.


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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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