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 – July 18, 2019

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Scott Strazzante / The San Francisco Chronicle

Let’s see owned baseball on July 18, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Madison Bumgarner pitched 9 innings, allowing 5 hits while striking out 6 Mets batters. The game went into extra innings where the Giants walked off, 3-2 in 16.

Chris Sale struck out 12 in 6 innings of 2 hit shutout ball as the Red Sox blanked Toronto, 5-0.

Stephen Strasburg went 3 for 3 with a homer and 5 RBI, owning the night as a hitter all the while throwing 5 1/3 innings, striking out 7 Braves to earn the 13-4 decision as a pitcher for the Nationals.

Gio Urshela went 3 for 4 in the opening game of a doubleheader, homering and driving in 3 runs to help the Yankees beat Tampa Bay, 6-2. He added a walk in the 5-1 nightcap win.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Kiké Hernández homered twice and singled twice, driving in 4 runs in the Dodgers 7-6 loss in Philadelphia.

Jake Jewell stopped the bleeding and gave the Angels 3 innings of shutout relief and a chance to comeback. But the Houston lead was too large in the 6-2 final.

Yoán Moncada got 3 hits, including a home run, but the White Sox came up short against Kansas City, 6-5.

Noah Syndergaard gave the Mets 7 strong innings, striking out 8 San Francisco batters while allowing 1 run. He was long gone from the game by the time the Giants walked off 3-2 in 16.

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Who Owned Baseball – April 25, 2019

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Elaine Thompson / The Associated Press

Let’s see owned baseball on April 25, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Trevor Bauer allowed 4 hits and 1 run over 8 innings as the Indians edged the Astros, 2-1.

Tim Beckham reached base 3 times with a homer and 3 RBI to help the Mariners clobber the Rangers, 14-2.

Jarrod Dyson went 3 for 5 with a triple, 2 runs scored and an RBI as Arizona blanked Pittsburgh, 5-0.

Zack Greinke threw 7 shutout innings, striking out 7 Pirates and smacking a triple of his own to raise his average to .462 in the Diamondbacks 5-0 victory.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Gerrit Cole struck out 10 Indians in 7 innings while giving up only 2 runs. He took the hard luck decision as the Astros were doubled up, 2-1.

Freddie Freeman singled twice and homered but the Braves rally in Cincinnati came up short, 4-2.

Aaron Nola pitched into the 7th, allowing 1 run and striking out 4 Marlins in 6 2/3 innings. The Phillies bullpen would drop the 3-1 final in extra innings.

Gio Urshela homered and walked in the Yankees 11-5 loss to the Angels.

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.