Who Owned Baseball – August 31, 2020


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Let’s see who owned baseball on August 31, 2020.

For an explanation of how WOB works, click here.

Earning Full WOBs:

Ji-Man Choi reached base 5 times, including 2 homers, as the first place Rays beat the Yankees again, 5-3.

Marco Gonzales threw a complete game for the Mariners, striking out 8 Angels, in the 2-1 final.

Rhys Hoskins doubled and homered in the Phillies 8-6 win over Washington.

Dakota Hudson went 7 innings, allowing 1 earned run and 1 unearned run, striking out 7 Reds, to earn the 7-5 decision for the Cardinals.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Shane Bieber allowed 1 hit and no runs over 6 innings, fanning 9 Royals along the way. But the Indians bullpen broke down in the 8th and dropped the 2-1 game.

Jacob deGrom struck out 9 Marlins in 6 innings, allowing 1 earned run. But the Mets defense betrayed him in the 5-3 defeat.

Miguel Sanó homered, singled and walked but the Twins came up short against the White Sox, 8-5.

Juan Soto homered twice and he added a walk but the Nationals dropped the 8-6 slugfest to Philadelphia.


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Who Owned Baseball – August 11, 2020


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Let’s see who owned baseball on August 12, 2020.

For an explanation of how WOB works, click here.

Earning Full WOBs:

Pete Alonso reached base 4 times, homered and drove in 3 as the Mets took the 11-6 slugfest from Washington.

Tim Anderson got 4 hits, including a homer, and scored 3 times to help the White Sox come from behind and top Detroit, 7-5.

Kyle Hendricks threw 6 strong innings, allowing 1 run and walking no Cleveland batters to earn the 7-2 decision for the Cubs.

Brad Keller did not allow a run over 6 innings, striking out 3 Reds. The Royals would hang on to win, 5-4.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Bo Bichette reached base an eye popping 6 times, including a home run, scoring 3, but the Blue Jays fell short to Miami in a wild extra inning 14-11 game in Buffalo.

Zach Davies threw 7 strong innings, allowing only 2 runs. But he took the hard luck decision as the Dodgers blanked the Padres, 6-0.

Juan Soto hit two massive home runs and added another hit but it was not enough as the Nationals dropped the 11-6 final to the Mets.

Taijuan Walker dominated the Rangers over 6 innings, allowing a single unearned run along the way. The Mariners bullpen collapsed for the 7-4 loss.

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Who Owned October (#WOO) – Tallies Updated For NL Wild Card Game, October 1, 2019


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The post season is off to a wild start. The Nationals finally got a break and a magical Brewers run came to a shocking end.

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 1
2019 NL Wild Card Game:

Receiving 1 WOO

Juan Soto smacked a dramatic 2 out, 2 run single in the bottom of the 8th. The go ahead third run came around on an error as the Nationals prevailed over Milwaukee, 4-3.

Stephen Strasburg came out of the bullpen to throw 3 innings of 2 hit, no walk ball, striking out 4 Brewers along the way. He would get the decision in the Nationals 4-3 victory.

Receiving 1/2 WOO

Yasmani Grandal hit a 2 run homer in the first and added another walk but Brewers bullpen would give up the lead and the 4-3 game to Washington.

Drew Pomeranz retired all 6 Washington batters he faced, striking out 2. The Brewers would collapse in the 8th and lose, 4-3.

Current WOO Totals MLB 2019

Hitters ‘WOO’ MLB 2019,

Juan Soto –  Nationals- 1, Yasmani Grandal  – Brewers 1/2,

Pitchers ‘WOO’ MLB 2019,

Stephen Strasburg – Nationals 1,  Drew Pomeranz- Brewers 1/2