Who Owned Baseball – August 24, 2020

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Paul Sancya/AP

Let’s see who owned baseball on August 24, 2020.

For an explanation of how WOB works, click here.

Earning Full WOBs:

Javier Báez homered twice and added a single to lead the Cubs past the Tigers, 9-3.

Jack Flaherty allowed 1 hit and no runs over 5 innings to earn the 9-3 decision for St. Louis over the Royals.

Lance Lynn struck out 8 Oakland batters in 6 strong innings and the Rangers hung on to a 3-2 victory.

Kyle Tucker reached base 4 times, including a homer and a double, as the Astros pounded the Angels, 11-4.
 

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Trevor Bauer pitched into the 7th, striking out 8 Brewers in 6 1/3 innings. But he was on the wrong end of a 6-4 decision for Cincinnati.

Blake Snell fanned 9 Blue Jays in 5 2/3 innings but the Rays bullpen dropped the 6-4 final.

Juan Soto went 4 for 5 with 2 doubles but the Nationals lost an 11-8 slugfest with Miami.

Yoshi Tsutsugo got on base 4 times, including a home run, scoring a pair of runs but the Rays fell short to Toronto, 6-4.

 

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Who Owned October (#WOO) – Tallies Updated For NL Division Series Game 5, October 9, 2019

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Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

The Cardinals took care of business early. The Nationals needed extra innings to get it done. Now we have an NLCS set up that NOBODY saw coming.

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 9
2019 NL Division Series Game 5:

Receiving 1 WOO

Patrick Corbin got 4 critical outs, striking out 3, to help the Nationals push the game into extra innings and upset the Dodgers, 7-3.

Jack Flaherty struck out 8 Braves in 6 innings, allowing 1 run, as the Cardinals cruised to a Series clinching 13-1 laugher in Atlanta.

Anthony Rendon hit 2 doubles, including one to spark the 10th inning rally, and homered off of Kershaw to help the Nationals win the game 7-3 and the series over Los Angeles.

Kolten Wong reached base 3 times, including a double, scoring twice and driving in 2 as the Cardinals finished the Division Series with a 13-1 blow out of the Braves.

Receiving 1/2 WOO

Walker Buehler dominated the Nationals, striking out 7 in 6 2/3 innings, allowing 1 run. The Dodgers bullpen would melt down in the 7-3 final.

Josh Donaldson homered to give Braves their lone highlight in the 13-1 season ending loss to St. Louis.

Max Muncy hit a 2 run homer in the first that put the Nationals on their heels early. The Dodgers would blow the lead late and the 7-3 game in 10 innings.

Josh Tomlin gave the Braves 2 1/3 scoreless innings but it was too little too late as the Cardinals rampaged to a 13-1 final.

Current WOO Totals MLB 2019

Hitters ‘WOO’ MLB 2019,

Paul Goldschmidt – Cardinals 2, Max Muncy – Dodgers 2, Anthony Rendon – Nationals 2, José Altuve – Astros 1 1/2,  Juan Soto –  Nationals 1 1/2, Willy Adames – Rays 1, Alex Bregman – Astros 1, Yandy Diaz – Rays 1, Adam Duvall – Braves 1, Didi Gregorius – Yankees 1, DJ LeMahieu – Yankees 1, Russell Martin – Dodgers 1, Austin Meadows – Rays 1, Tommy Pham – Rays 1, Dansby Swanson – Braves 1, Gleyber Torres – Yankees 1, Kolten Wong – Cardinals 1, Ryan Zimmerman – Nationals 1, Ronald Acuña Jr. – Braves 1/2, Robinson Chirinos – Astros 1/2, Mitch Garver – Twins 1/2, Yasmani Grandal  – Brewers 1/2, Freddie Freeman – Braves 1/2, Yadier Molina – Cardinals 1/2, Marcell Ozuna – Cardinals 1/2, Jorge Polanco – Twins 1/2, Jurickson Profar – Athletics 1/2, Eddie Rosario – Twins 1/2, Justin Turner – Dodgers 1/2, Trea Turner – Nationals 1/2

Pitchers ‘WOO’ MLB 2019,

Nick Anderson – Rays 2, Miles Mikolas – Cardinals 2,  Stephen Strasburg – Nationals 2, Walker Buehler – Dodgers 1 1/2, Patrick Corbin – Nationals 1 1/2, Jack Flaherty – Cardinals 1 1/2, Zack Britton – Yankees 1, Gerrit Cole – Astros 1, Mike Foltynewicz – Braves 1, Chad Green – Yankees 1, Charlie Morton – Rays 1, Hyun-Jin Ryu – Dodgers 1, Mike Soroka – Braves 1, Max Scherzer – Nationals 1, Masahiro Tanaka – Yankees 1, Josh Tomlin – Braves 1, Justin Verlander – Astros 1, Diego Castillo – Rays 1/2, Clayton Kershaw – Dodgers 1/2, Jesus Luzardo – Athletics 1/2, Dustin May – Dodgers 1/2, Drew Pomeranz- Brewers 1/2, Aníbal Sánchez – Nationals 1/2, Devin Smeltzer – Twins 1/2, José Urquidy – Astros 1/2, Adam Wainwright – Cardinals 1/2

Who Owned October (#WOO) – Tallies Updated For AL Division Series Game 1 and NL Division Series Game 2, October 4, 2019

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Jason Getz

Some old fashioned pitchers duels took place today. A pitcher who started the season so badly that he was sent to the minors dominated and a future Hall of Famer padded his resume.

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 4
2019 AL Division Series Game 1
2019 NL Division Series Game 2:

Receiving 1 WOO

José Altuve broke a scoreless tie with a 2 run home run that put the Astros up over the Rays for good in the 6-2 final.

Zack Britton pitched a key shutout inning in relief that kept the Twins at bay before the Yankees opened the flood gates to a 10-4 laugher.

Adam Duvall hit a key pinch hit 2 run homer to give the Braves breathing room in their 3-0 victory over St. Louis.

Mike Foltynewicz threw 7 scoreless innings, allowing 3 hits and striking out 7 as the Braves blanked St. Louis, 3-0.

DJ LeMahieu got 3 hits, including a home run and a bases clearing double, to lead the Yankees to a 10-4 rout of the Twins.

Anthony Rendon reached base 3 times, including an RBI double, to help the Nationals double up the Dodgers, 4-2.

Stephen Strasburg dominated the Dodgers, striking out 10 in 6 innings, allowing 3 hits and 1 run while walking none as the Nationals held on to win, 4-2.

Justin Verlander struck out 8 Rays over 7 innings of 1 hit shutout ball to earn the 6-2 decision for Houston.

Receiving 1/2 WOO

Jack Flaherty threw 7 strong innings, striking out 8 Braves, but took the hard luck 3-0 decision for St. Louis.

Clayton Kershaw got off to a shaky start but rebounded to give the Dodgers 6 innings and 3 runs. The early damage was too much as the Nationals took the 4-2 final.

Austin Meadows doubled, driving in a run, in the Rays 6-2 loss to Houston.

Yadier Molina collected 2 hits and threw out a runner in the Cardinals 3-0 shutout by the Braves.

Max Muncy walked and homered but the Dodgers dropped the 4-2 game to the Nationals.

Jorge Polanco reached base 4 times, including a homer, driving in 2, but the Twins were pounded by the Yankees, 10-4.

Current WOO Totals MLB 2019

Hitters ‘WOO’ MLB 2019,

José Altuve – Astros 1, Yandy Diaz – Rays 1, Adam Duvall – Braves 1, Paul Goldschmidt – Cardinals 1, DJ LeMahieu – Yankees 1, Max Muncy – Dodgers 1, Juan Soto –  Nationals 1, Yasmani Grandal  – Brewers 1/2, Freddie Freeman – Braves 1/2, Austin Meadows – Rays 1/2, Yadier Molina – Cardinals 1/2, Max Muncy – Dodgers 1/2, Jorge Polanco – Twins 1/2, Jurickson Profar – Athletics 1/2, Anthony Rendon – Nationals 1, Trea Turner – Nationals 1/2

Pitchers ‘WOO’ MLB 2019,

Stephen Strasburg – Nationals 2, Nick Anderson – Rays 1, Zack Britton – Yankees 1, Walker Buehler – Dodgers 1, Mike Foltynewicz – Braves 1, Miles Mikolas – Cardinals 1,  Justin Verlander – Astros 1, Patrick Corbin – Nationals 1/2, Clayton Kershaw – Dodgers 1/2, Jesus Luzardo – Athletics 1/2, Drew Pomeranz- Brewers 1/2