Who Owned October (#WOO) Tallies Updated for ALCS Game 4 and NLCS Game 3 – October 19, 2021

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Who owned October on October 19?

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 19, 2021 –

ALCS GAME 4 and NLCS GAME 3

Receiving 1 WOO

Jose Altuve homered to lead off the 8th inning, tying the game and added a run in the 9th as the Astros stunned the Red Sox, 9-2.

Cody Bellinger hit a series turning 3 run game tying home run in the 8th, setting up the Dodgers dramatic 6-5 win over the Braves.

Kenley Jansen struck out the side in the 9th, sealing the Dodgers 6-5 edging of the Braves.

Cristian Javier threw 3 key shutout innings, striking out 3 Red Sox and kept the Astros in the game long enough to take the 9-2 final.

Receiving 1/2 WOO

Xander Bogaerts hit a 2 run homer and added a double but the rest of Boston’s bats were dead in the 9-2 defeat to Houston.

Freddie Freeman reached base 4 times, scoring a run, in the Braves 6-5 loss to the Dodgers.

Charlie Morton wiggled out of early trouble to throw 5 strong innings, fanning 5 Dodgers. The Braves bullpen would give up the lead and the 6-5 game.

Nick Pivetta threw 5 strong innings, allowing 1 run and 2 hits, striking out 3 Astros. But the Red Sox bullpen imploded and dropped the 9-2 game.

CURRENT WOO Totals MLB, 2021

HITTERS “WOO” MLB, 2021

Mookie Betts – Dodgers 2 1/2, Kike Hernandez – Red Sox 2 1/2, Jose Altuve – Astros 2, Austin Riley – Braves 2, Kyle Tucker – Astros 2, Randy Arozarena – Rays 1 1/2, Xander Bogaerts – Red Sox 1 1/2, Kris Bryant – Giants 1 1/2, Freddie Freeman – Braves 1 1/2, Joc Pederson – Braves 1 1/2, Kyle Schwarber – Red Sox 1 1/2, Chris Taylor – Dodgers 1 1/2, Rowdy Tellez – Brewers 1 1/2, Yordan Alvarez – Astros 1, Cody Bellinger – Dodgers 1, Carlos Correa – Astros 1, Leury Garcia – White Sox 1, Evan Longoria – Giants 1, J. D. Martinez – Red Sox 1, A. J. Pollock – Dodgers 1, Eddie Rosario – Braves 1, Will Smith – Dodgers 1, Christian Vazquez – Red Sox 1, Jose Abreu – White Sox 1/2, Willy Adames – Rays 1/2, Tommy Edman – Cardinals 1/2, Wander Franco – Rays 1/2, Yuli Gurriel – Astros 1/2, Jordan Luplow – Rays 1/2, Buster Posey – Giants 1/2, Luis Robert – White Sox 1/2, Darin Ruf – Giants 1/2, Gavin Sheets – White Sox 1/2, Giancarlo Stanton – Yankees 1/2, Luis Urias – Brewers 1/2

PITCHERS “WOO” MLB, 2021

Cristian Javier – Astros 2 1/2, Nathan Eovaldi – Red Sox 2, Max Fried – Braves 2, Nick Pivetta – Red Sox 2, Eduardo Rodriguez – Red Sox 2, Julio Urias – Dodgers 2, Walker Buehler – Dodgers 1 1/2, Ryan Tepera – White Sox 1 1/2, Logan Webb – Giants 1 1/2, Ian Anderson – Braves 1, Corbin Burnes – Brewers 1, Camilo Doval – Giants 1, Tanner Houck – Red Sox 1, Kenley Jansen – Dodgers 1, Phil Maton – Astros 1, Shane McClanahan – Rays 1, Lance McCullers – Astros 1, A. J. Minter – Braves 1, Charlie Morton – Braves 1, David Robertson – Rays 1, Will Smith – Braves 1, Ryne Stanek – Astros 1, Blake Taylor – Astros 1, Blake Treinen – Dodgers 1, Brandon Woodruff – Brewers 1, Aaron Bummer – White Sox 1/2, Kevin Gausman – Giants 1/2, Clay Holmes – Yankees 1/2, Andrew Kittredge – Rays 1/2, Adam Ottavino – Red Sox 1/2, Freddie Peralta – Brewers 1/2, Jose Ruiz – White Sox 1/2, Max Scherzer – Dodgers 1/2, Adam Wainwright – Cardinals 1/2

A Weekend of Big Games and Bad Uniforms: Locked On MLB – August 26, 2019

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A full weekend of games are over with some wild upsets and crazy losses. But nothing overwhelmed the weekend quite like the awful uniforms worn by all the teams for some reason.

This is the Locked On MLB Podcast. I am your host Paul Francis Sullivan. Please call me Sully.

To listen to the episode click HERE.

Teams with multiple pitchers with post season saves since 1969 (Updated for 2016)

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ALEX TRAUTWIG/MLB PHOTOS

It is as if every manager is learning from Buck Showalter’s mistake of not using Zach Britton with the season on the line. Teams are being creative with their bullpens this post season and the Indians and Dodgers have added their teams to this list.

The save became an official stat in 1969. Teams in the post season initially played to the situation instead of using the closer in all close 9th innings. But as saves began to pile up (especially after Tony LaRussa began using Dennis Eckersley one inning at time) and the prices of an innings closers sky rocketed, managers seemed to manage by the book and stick the closer in no matter what.

Every once in a while, a team will have multiple pitchers record a save in a post season. It does not happen often, but they pop up. Just last year, the Giants had 3 different pitchers credited with a save. If Tolleson saves a game, then the Rangers will match that total.

So here are all the teams to use more than one pitcher to save a game since 1969.

Teams with multiple pitchers with post season saves since 1969
1969 New York Mets – Ron Taylor (WS), Nolan Ryan (WS)
1970 Baltimore Orioles – Pete Richert (WS), Dick Hall (WS)
1970 Cincinnati Reds – Clay Carroll (NLCS), Don Gullett (NLCS)
1972 Oakland A’s – Vida Blue (ALCS), Rollie Fingers (WS)
1972 Cincinnati Reds – Clay Carroll (WS), Jack Billingham (WS), Tom Hall (WS)
1973 New York Mets – Tug McGraw (NLCS, WS), George Stone (WS), Ray Sadecki (WS)
1973 Oakland A’s – Rollie Fingers (ALCS, WS), Darold Knowles (WS)
1974 Oakland A’s – Rollie Fingers (ALCS, WS), Catfish Hunter (WS)
1975 Cincinnati Reds – Pedro Borbon (NLCS), Rawly Eastwick (WS), Will McEnaney (WS)
1976 Cincinnati Reds – Pedro Borbon (NLCS), Will McEnaney (WS)
1978 New York Yankees – Ken Clay (ALCS), Rich Gossage (ALCS)
1979 Pittsburgh Pirates – Don Robinson (NLCS), Kent Tekulve (WS)
1980 Philadelphia Phillies – Tug McGraw (NLCS, WS), Ron Reed (WS)
1981 Los Angeles Dodgers – Bob Welch (NLCS), Steve Howe (WS)
1982 Milwaukee Brewers – Pete Ladd (ALCS), Jim Slaton (ALCS), Bob McClure (WS)
1983 Baltimore Orioles – Sammy Stewart (ALCS), Tippy Martinez (WS)
1984 San Diego Padres – Rich Gossage (NLCS), Craig Lefferts (WS)
1985 St. Louis Cardinals – Ken Dayley (NLCS), Todd Worrell (WS), Jeff Lahti (WS)
1986 Boston Red Sox – Calvin Schraldi (ALCS, WS), Bob Stanley (WS)
1987 Minnesota Twins – Juan Berenguer (ALCS), Jeff Reardon (ALCS, WS)
1987 St. Louis Cardinals – Ken Dayley (NLCS, WS), Todd Worrell (NLCS, WS)
1988 Los Angeles Dodgers – Alejandro Pena (NLCS), Orel Hershiser (NLCS), Brian Holton (NLCS), Jay Howell (WS)
1990 Cincinnati Reds – Randy Myers (NLCS, WS), Rob Dibble (NLCS)
1990 Pittsburgh Pirates – Ted Power (NLCS), Bob Patterson (NLCS)
1990 Oakland Athletics – Dennis Eckersley (ALCS), Rick Honeycutt (ALCS)
1991 Pittsburgh Pirates – Bob Walk (NLCS), Roger Mason (NLCS)
1992 Toronto Blue Jays – Tom Henke (ALCS, WS), Mike Timlin (WS)
1992 Atlanta Braves – Jeff Reardon (NLCS), Mike Stanton (WS)
1993 Philadelphia Phillies – Mitch Williams (NLCS), Larry Andersen (NLCS)
1995 Atlanta Braves – Mark Wohlers (DS, NLCS, WS) Greg McMichael (NLCS), Pedro Borbon (WS)
1995 Seattle Mariners – Norm Charlton (DS, ALCS), Bill Risley (DS)
1996 Baltimore Orioles – Randy Myers (DS), Armando Benitez (ALCS)
1997 Cleveland Indians – Jose Mesa (DS, ALCS, WS), Brian Anderson (WS)
1998 San Diego Padres – Trevor Hoffman (DS, NLCS), Donne Wall (NLCS)
1999 Atlanta Braves – Kevin Millwood (DS), John Rocker (DS, NLCS), John Smoltz (NLCS)
1999 New York Yankees – Mariano Rivera (DS, ALCS, WS), Ramiro Mendoza (ALCS)
2000 New York Mets – John Franco (DS), Armando Benitez (NLCS, WS)
2003 Florida Marlins – Ugueth Urbina (DS, NLCS, WS), Braden Looper (NLCS)
2003 Chicago Cubs – Joe Borowski (DS), Mike Remlinger (NLCS)
2003 Boston Red Sox – Derek Lowe (DS), Scott Williamson (ALCS)
2005 Chicago White Sox – Bobby Jenks (DS, WS), Mark Buehrle (WS)
2007 Colorado Rockies – Manny Corpas (DS, NLCS), Ryan Speier (NLCS)
2008 Tampa Bay Rays – Dan Wheeler (DS), David Price (ALCS)
2009 Philadelphia Phillies – Brad Lidge (DS, NLCS), Ryan Madson (WS)
2010 Texas Rangers – Darren Oliver (ALCS), Neftali Feliz (WS)
2011 Detroit Tigers – Jose Valverde (DS, ALCS), Phil Coke (ALCS)
2012 Detroit Tigers – Jose Valverde (DS), Phil Coke (ALCS)
2014 San Francisco Giants – Santiago Castilla (DS, NLCS, WS), Hunter Strickland (DS), Madison Bumgarner (WS)
2015 Texas Rangers – Sam Dyson (DS), Ross Ohlendorf (DS)

2016 Los Angeles Dodgers – Kenley Jansen (DS, NLCS), Clayton Kershaw (DS)
2016 Cleveland Indians – Cody Allen (DS, ALCS), Andrew Miller (ALCS)