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

Who Owned Baseball – April 5, 2019

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Photo: Gene J. Puskar – AP

Let’s see owned baseball on April 5, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Shane Bieber struck out 9 Blue Jays over 6 innings, allowing 2 hits. He would not get the decision but he helped set up Cleveland’s 3-2 walk off win.

Max Muncy walked, singled, tripled and homered, driving in 3, in the Dodgers 10-6 slugfest with Colorado.

Joe Musgrove threw 7 innings of 3 hit shutout ball, striking out 8 Reds and walking just 1 as the Pirates blanked Cincinnati, 2-0.

Mike Trout hit a go ahead homer and added another solo shot to give the Angels a 3-1 victory.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Sonny Gray took a shutout into the 7th and finished with 3 hits and 1 run with 7 strikeouts while walking no Pirate batters. That run was 1 too many as the Reds were shutout 2-0.

Lance Lynn threw 7 strong innings, striking out 5 Angels and giving up just 5 hits. Unfortunately for Lynn, one of those hits was a Trout homer, giving him the hard luck 3-1 decision for the Rangers.

Jorge Polanco hit for the cycle and finished the game with 5 hits. The Twins could not stop Philadelphia in the 10-4 final.

Trevor Story homered twice, driving in 3 runs, in Colorado’s 10-6 loss to the Dodgers.

 

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.

Most Recent Cycle Hit For Each MLB Franchise (Updated For Jorge Polanco, April 5, 2019)

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Bill Streicher, USA TODAY Sports

A CYCLE IN A LOSING CAUSE!

You can’t blame Jorge Polanco for the Twins loss. He smacked a cycle and collected 5 hits. The fact that his homer was the only run he scored and the only run he knocked in may have explained how he had such a highlight in a 10-4 blowout the other way.

Either way, Minnesota has their first cycle since Michael Cuddyer’s in 2009 and we got the first one of the year.

Here is the list, updated for today’s action!

THE MOST CYCLE HIT
FOR EACH FRANCHISE

 

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MINNESOTA TWINS
Jorge Polanco
April 5, 2019 vs Philadelphia

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BOSTON RED SOX
October 8, 2018 vs. New York Yankees
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COLORADO ROCKIES
Charlie Blackmon
September 30, 2018 vs. Washington

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MILWAUKEE BREWERS
Christian Yelich
September 17, 2018 vs Cincinnati Reds

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CHICAGO WHITE SOX
September 9, 2017 vs. San Francisco Giants
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TAMPA PAY RAYS
Evan Longoria
August 1, 2017 vs. Houston Astros
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LOS ANGELES DODGERS
Cody Bellinger
July 15, 2017
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TEXAS RANGERS
April 29, 2017 vs. Angels
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Washington Nationals
Trea Turner
April 25, 2017 vs. Colorado
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SAN DIEGO PADRES
April 10, 2017 vs. Colorado
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PITTSBURGH PIRATES
John Jaso
September 28, 2016 vs. Chicago Cubs

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CLEVELAND INDIANS
Rajai Davis
July 2, 2016 vs. Toronto
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ATLANTA BRAVES
June 15, 2016 vs. Cincinnati
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HOUSTON ASTROS
Brandon Barnes
July 19, 2013 vs. Seattle
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LOS ANGELES ANGELS OF ANAHEIM
Mike Trout
May 21, 2013 vs. Seattle
downloadARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS
Aaron Hill
June 29, 2012 vs. Milwaukee
NEW YORK METS
April 27, 2012 vs. Colorado
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SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS
September 15, 2011 vs. Colorado

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BALTIMORE ORIOLES
Felix Pie
August 14, 2009 vs. Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

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NEW YORK YANKEES
Melky Cabrera.
August 2, 2009 vs Chicago White Sox

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SEATTLE MARINERS
Adrian Beltre.
September 1, 2009 vs. Texas
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OAKLAND ATHLETICS
Mark Ellis
June 4, 2007 vs. Boston
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DETROIT TIGERS
Carlos Guillen
August 1, 2006 vs Tampa Bay.
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ST. LOUIS CARDINALS
Mark Grudzielanek
April 27, 2005 vs. Milwaukee Brewers
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PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES
David Bell
June 28, 2004 vs. Montreal
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TORONTO BLUE JAYS
Jeff Frye
August 17, 2001 vs. Texas
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CHICAGO CUBS
Mark Grace
May 9, 1993 vs San Diego

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KANSAS CITY ROYALS
George Brett
June 24, 1990 vs. Toronto

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CINCINNATI REDS
June 2, 1989 vs. San Diego Padres

BONUS –

Last Cycles Hit For Teams in Old Locations

MONTREAL EXPOS
Vladimir Guerrero
September 14, 2003 vs. New York Mets

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WASHINGTON SENATORS
Jim King
May 26, 1964 vs. Boston

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NEW YORK GIANTS
Don Mueller
July 11, 1954 vs. Pittsburgh

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PHILADELPHIA ATHLETICS
Elmer Valo
August 2, 1950 vs. Chicago White Sox

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BROOKLYN DODGERS
Gil Hodges
June 25, 1949 vs. Pittsburgh

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ST. LOUIS BROWNS
George McQuinn
July 19, 1941 vs. Boston Red Sox

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BOSTON DOVES
Bill Collins
October 6, 1910 vs. Philadelphia Phillies

Maybe the Marlins could finally hit for the cycle in the post season.