Who Owns Baseball – August 22, 2020



Let’s see who owned baseball on August 22, 2020.

For an explanation of how WOB works, click here.

Earning Full WOBs:

José Abreu hit 3 homers and reached base 2 more times as the white hot White Sox topped their cross town rival Cubs, 7-4.
Tyler Anderson threw a complete game, allowing 3 hits and 1 unearned run, striking out 4 Diamondbacks to earn the 5-1 decision for the Giants.

Trent Grisham homered three times, added another hit, collecting 6 RBI for the Padres in their 13-2 thrashing of Houston.

Triston McKenzie made his MLB debut a memorable one, striking out 10 Tigers in 6 innings, allowing 2 hits and 1 run to earn the 6-1 victory for Cleveland.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Yan Gomes collected a pair of hits, including a homer, but the Nationals came up short to the Marlins, 5-3.

Alex Gordon singled and homered in the Royals 7-4 loss to the Twins.

Martín Pérez threw 7 strong innings, allowing 1 run, but Boston’s bullpen let the Orioles walk off in the 5-4 final.

Zack Wheeler kept the Braves in check over 7 innings but did not fare in the decision as the Phillies fell, 6-5.


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The Sully Baseball Official BBA Awards Ballot



As a proud member of the Baseball Blogger Alliance, every year, I submit my vote for the individual awards and I post them publicly.

I am going to simply list my choices and if you have any issues or disagreements with me, please leave them in the comment section below or click HERE to get to my Twitter handle


The Connie Mack Award (Manager of the Year):

1. Bruce Bochy, San Francisco
2. Clint Hurdle, Pittsburgh
3. Mike Matheny, St. Louis

1. Buck Showalter, Baltimore
2. Mike Scioscia, Los Angeles
3. Bob Melvin, Oakland


The Willie Mays Award (Rookie of the Year):

1. Jacob deGrom, New York
2. David Buchanan, Philadelphia
3. Billy Hamilton, Cincinnati

1. Jose Abreu, Chicago
2. Danny Santana, Minnesota
3. Yordano Ventura, Kansas City



The Goose Gossage Award (Reliever of the Year): 

1. Drew Storen, Washington
2. Craig Kimbrel, Atlanta
3. Tony Watson, Pittsburgh

1. Wade Davis, Kansas City
2. Sean Doolittle, Oakland
3. Dellin Betances, New York



The Walter Johnson Award (Pitcher of the Year): 

1. Clayton Kershaw, Los Angeles
2. Johnny Cueto, Cincinnati
3. Adam Wainwright, St. Louis
4. Jordan Zimmermann, Washington
5. Cole Hamels, Philadelphia

1. Felix Hernandez, Seattle
2. Corey Kluber, Cleveland
3. Chris Sale, Chicago
4. Dallas Keuchel, Houston
5. David Price, Tampa Bay and Detroit


The Stan Musial Award (MVP): 

1. Giancarlo Stanton, Miami
2. Andrew McCutchen, Pittsburgh

3. Buster Posey, San Francisco
4. Jonathan LuCroy, Milwaukee
5. Josh Harrison, Pittsburgh
6. Yasiel Puig, Los Angeles

7. Anthony Rendon, Washington
8. Jhonny Peralta, St. Louis
9. Jason Heyward, Atlanta
10. Russell Martin, Pittsburgh

1. Mike Trout, Los Angeles
2. Josh Donaldson, Oakland
3. Jose Altuve, Houston
4. Alex Gordon, Kansas City
5. Michael Brantley, Cleveland
6. Miguel Cabrera, Detroit
7. Victor Martinez, Detroit
8. Nelson Cruz, Baltimore
9. Adam Jones, Baltimore
10. Jose Bautista, Toronto

So let’s see how my votes lineup with the final tallies.