Last night was another wild and loopy night of baseball with come from behind wins, dramatic homers and dominating pitching.
But with all the drama in the National League yesterday, was I really NOT supposed to pick Jordany Valdespin and his walk off grand slam for the Mets?
The National League pitcher who owned baseball was Edinson Volquez of the Padres. He shutdown the hottest team in baseball, the Brewers, for seven shutout innings giving San Diego (the coldest team in baseball) a much needed win.
J. P Arencibia of the Blue Jays owned baseball with his home run and key 11th inning single that sparked Toronto’s victory over the Orioles.
And all due respect to Yu Darvish and his amazing start against the Angels, but Alex Cobb of the Rays owned baseball as Tampa Bay beat the Yankees 2-0 behind his 8 1/3 shutout innings.
They all owned baseball on April 24, 2013
My explanation for “Who Owns Baseball” can be found here.
At the end of the year, we will tally up who owned baseball the most individual days and see how it compares to the final MVP and Cy Young vote.
So let’s update the tally taking into account their heroics last night.
Players with Multiple Votes:
Guys Who Owned Baseball For One Day
Alexi Amarista, J. P. Arencibia, Bronson Arroyo, Homer Bailey, Madison Bumgarner, A.J. Burnett, Miguel Cabrera, Robinson Cano, Shin-Soo Choo, Bartolo Colon, Kevin Correia, Chris Davis, Wade Davis, R.A. Dickey, Jacoby Ellsbury, Yovani Gallardo, Adrian Gonzalez, Carlos Gonzalez, Gio Gonzalez, A.J. Griffin, Matt Harvey, Travis Hafner, Felix Hernandez, Austin Jackson, Adam Jones, Howie Kendrick, Hiroki Kuroda, Jon Lester, James Loney, Jed Lowrie, Lance Lynn, Manny Machado, Paul Maholm, Justin Masterson, Joe Mauer, Andrew McCutchen, Michael McKenry, Will Middlebrooks, Matt Moore, Brandon Moss, Mike Napoli, Daniel Nava, Bud Norris, Angel Pagan, Gerardo Parra, Andy Pettitte, Brandon Phillips, A. J. Pierzynski, Albert Pujols, Wandy Rodriguez, Sergio Romo, Wilin Rosario, CC Sabathia, Ervin Santana, Drew Smyly, Nick Tepesch, Troy Tulowitzki, Jordany Valdespin, Will Venable, Edinson Volquez, Matt Wieters, Jake Westbrook, Ryan Zimmerman,