The Astros took control, the Red Sox flipped the script and the pitching for the Brewers and the Giants could not look better.
Who owned October on October 8?
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 8, 2021 –
AL DIVISION SERIES GAME 2 and NL DIVISION SERIES GAME 1
Receiving 1 WOO
Kris Bryant went 3 for 3 with a home run as the Giants shutout the Dodgers, 4-0.
Corbin Burnes kept the Braves off of the scoreboard with 6 scoreless frames, setting up the Brewers 2-1 victory.
Kike Hernandez amassed 11 total bases with 5 hits including a game tying home run as the Red Sox cme from behind to top the Rays, 14-6.
Tanner Houck threw 5 magnificent innings, extending his consecutive batter retired streak to 30 before allowing a single. He would be credited with the 14-6 decision for Boston over Tampa Bay.
Ryne Stanek threw a key shutout inning, strking out a pair of White Sox and earned the 9-4 victory for Houston.
Rowdy Tellez hit a 2 run homer that accounted for all the Brewers runs in the 2-1 victory over Atlanta.
Kyle Tucker homered and singled, driving in 3, as the Astros topped the White Sox 9-4.
Logan Webb had one of the great pitching performances in Giants history, pitching shutout ball into the 8th, striking out 10 Dodgers in 7 2/3 innings, walking none to earn the 4-0 victory.
Receiving 1/2 WOO
Walker Buehler pitched into the 7th inning, scattering 6 hits over 6 1/3 innings, but a pair of home runs sunk him as the Dodgers were shutout by the Giants, 4-0.
Jordan Luplow launched a grand slam in the first but the Rays bats went silent afterwards as the Red Sox prevailed 14-6.
Charlie Morton fanned 9 Brewers in 6 innings but allowed a 2 run homer which gave him the hard luck decision as the Braves were doubled up, 2-1.
Joc Pederson hit a pinch hit home run in the Braves 2-1 loss in Milwaukee.
Luis Robert reached base 4 times, scoring twice and driving in another but the White Sox could not hang on against the Astros and fell 9-4.
David Robertson kept the Red Sox from homering in his inning of shutout relief in the Rays 14-6 drubbing.
Will Smith singled and doubled but did not score as the Dodgers dropped the opener to the Giants 4-0.
Ryan Tepera kept the White Sox hopes alive with a shutout inning that preserved a tie but the Astros rallied late to take the 9-4 game.
CURRENT WOO Totals MLB, 2021
HITTERS “WOO” MLB, 2021
Yordan Alvarez – Astros 1, Randy Arozarena – Rays 1, Xander Bogaerts – Red Sox 1, Kris Bryant – Giants 1, Kike Hernandez – Red Sox 1, Chris Taylor – Dodgers 1, Rowdy Tellez – Brewers 1, Kyle Tucker – Astros 1, Jose Abreu – White Sox 1/2, Tommy Edman – Cardinals 1/2, Jordan Luplow – Rays 1/2, Joc Pederson – Braves 1/2, Luis Robert – White Sox 1/2, Kyle Schwarber – Red Sox 1/2, Will Smith – Dodgers 1/2, Giancarlo Stanton – Yankees 1/2
PITCHERS “WOO” MLB, 2021
Corbin Burnes – Brewers 1, Nathan Eovaldi – Red Sox 1, Tanner Houck – Red Sox 1, Shane McClanahan – Rays 1, Lance McCullers – Astros 1, Ryne Stanek – Astros 1, Blake Treinen – Dodgers 1, Logan Webb – Giants 1, Walker Buehler – Dodgers 1/2, Clay Holmes – Yankees 1/2, Charlie Morton – Braves 1/2, Nick Pivetta – Red Sox 1/2, David Robertson – Rays 1/2, Jose Ruiz – White Sox 1/2, Ryan Tepera – White Sox 1/2, Adam Wainwright – Cardinals 1/2