Who Owned Baseball – August 25, 2020

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Let’s see who owned baseball on August 25, 2020.

For an explanation of how WOB works, click here.

Earning Full WOBs:

Brandon Belt amassed 11 bases, including a pair of homers, the second one tied the game in the 9th as San Francisco took a wild 10-8 extra inning marathon from the Dodgers.

Lucas Giolito threw the first no hitter of the season, striking out 13 Pirates with a 4-0 final for the White Sox.

Marcus Semien went 3 for 5 with a homer in the A’s 10-3 pounding of the Rangers.

Brandon Woodruff struck out 8 Reds in 6 innings, allowing 2 runs to earn the 3-2 decision for the Brewers.

 

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Jaime Barria came into the game in the second and pitched 5 innings, allowing 1 hit and 1 run. But the Astros put up 5 in the first and the Angels were doubled up, 6-3.

Luis Castillo gave up 1 earned run over 6 innings, striking out 9 Brewers. But the Reds defense betrayed him as he took the hard luck 3-2 decision.

Renato Núñez homered and singled in the Orioles 4-2 loss to the Rays.

Justin Turner got 4 hits, scoring 3, but the Dodgers dropped the 10-8 extra inning game to the Giants.

 

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Who Owned October (#WOO) – Tallies Updated For AL Division Series Game 3 and NL Division Series Game 4, October 7, 2019

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The Yankees took care of business against the Twins while the other 3 series are still alive and well.

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 7
2019 AL Division Series Game 3
2019 NL Division Series Game 4:

Receiving 1 WOO

Willy Adames got on base 4 times, including a doubles and a homer, to help the Rays stun the Astros, 10-3.

Paul Goldschmidt reached base 4 times, homered and scored the tying run in the dramatic 8th inning rally as the Cardinals walked off on Atlanta, 5-4 in 10 innings.

Chad Green gave the Yankees 1 1/3 shutout innings to earn the 5-1 decision over the Twins.

Miles Mikolas pitched a scoreless 10th inning to earn the 5-4 Cardinals win over Atlanta.

Charlie Morton struck out 9 Astros in 5 innings, allowing 1 run as the Rays ran off with the 10-3 final.

Max Scherzer went 7 strong innings, allowing 1 run while striking out 7 Dodgers to lead the Nationals past Los Angeles, 6-1.

Gleyber Torres homered, hit two doubles, scored 3 runs and provided sparkling defense to lead the Yankees to a 5-1 clinching victory in Minnesota.

Ryan Zimmerman had a pair of hits including a back breaking 3 run homer to help seal the Nationals season saving game, 6-1 against the Dodgers.

Receiving 1/2 WOO

Ronald Acuña Jr. collected 4 hits, including a double and a triple, but the Braves came up short against St. Louis, 5-4.

José Altuve homered and doubled in the Astros 10-3 loss in Tampa Bay.

Dustin May recorded 2 scoreless innings to help preserve the Dodgers’ bullpen as they lost to Washington, 6-1.

Eddie Rosario singled, doubled and homered in the Twins 5-1 elimination game against the Yankees.

Josh Tomlin gave the Braves 4 critical outs in relief before being lifted in the 8th inning. The Cardinals would tie the game in the 8th and win the game, 5-4, in 10.

Justin Turner homered but little else went the Dodgers’ way against the Nationals in the 6-1 final.

Current WOO Totals MLB 2019

Hitters ‘WOO’ MLB 2019,

Paul Goldschmidt – Cardinals 2, José Altuve – Astros 1 1/2, Max Muncy – Dodgers 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, Anthony Rendon – Nationals 1, Dansby Swanson – Braves 1, Gleyber Torres – Yankees 1, Ryan Zimmerman – Nationals 1, Ronald Acuña Jr. – Braves 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,

Miles Mikolas – Cardinals 2,  Stephen Strasburg – Nationals 2, Nick Anderson – Rays 1, Zack Britton – Yankees 1, Walker Buehler – Dodgers 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, Justin Verlander – Astros 1, Diego Castillo – Rays 1/2, Patrick Corbin – Nationals 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, Josh Tomlin – Braves 1/2, Adam Wainwright – Cardinals 1/2

Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – October 14, 2015

Photo by Robert Cohen, rcohen@post-dispatch.com

Photo by Robert Cohen, rcohen@post-dispatch.com


The last 4 game day of the year should be a great one! Plus the With the Cardinals out, the remaining 7 teams are all franchises who have waited a long time for a title with stars who haven’t won a ring yet.

It is a once in a generation episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

Hector Rondon, Clayton Kershaw, Kyle Schwarber, Justin Turner, Bartolo Colon, Stephen Piscotty and Daniel Murphy all added to their totals for Who Owns October
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