WHO OWNED OCTOBER (#WOO) – TALLIES UPDATED FOR AL WILD CARD SERIES GAME 1, September 29, 2020

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There was lots of great pitching during the first day of the post season… oddly only Shane Beiber was bombed!

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 September 29, 2020 – GAME 1 of the AL WILD CARD SERIES

Receiving 1 WOO

Jose Abreu went 2 for 4 with a homer to power the White Sox past the A’s, 4-1.

Michael Brantley singled and doubled, driving in 2 runs as the Astros rallied in the 9th for a 4-1 win over the Twins.

Gerrit Cole struck out 13 Indians in 7 innings as the Yankees rolled, 12-3.

Lucas Giolito took a perfect game into the 7th and finished with 2 hits and 1 run over 7, stiking out 8 Oakland batters to help the White Sox take the 4-1 opener.

Manuel Margot singled and homered, driving in 2, helping the Rays take Game 1 over the Blue Jays, 3-1.

Blake Snell struck out 9 Blue Jays in 5 2/3 one hit shutout innings to earn the 3-1 win for the Rays.

Gleyber Torres reached base 5 times, homered, scored 3 and drove in 3 to help the Yankees pound Cleveland 12-3.

Framber Valdez threw the final 5 innings, allowing 2 hits and no runs, striking out 5 Twins to earn the 4-1 decision for Houston.

Receiving 1/2 WOO

Nelson Cruz doubled and walked, driving in the Twins lone run as they fell to the Astros, 4-1.

Lourdes Gurriel Jr. singled and doubled in the Blue Jays 3-1 loss in Tampa Bay.

Tommy La Stella broke up the no hitter in the 7th with a single but the A’s attack was dead against the White Sox in the 4-1 defeat.

Kenta Maeda threw 5 shutout innings, striking out 5 Astros but the Twins dropped the 4-1 final.

Phil Maton worked out of trouble to give Cleveland 1 1/3 shutout innings of relief. The damage had been done by the Yankees, who won 12-3.

Josh Naylor singled, homered and hit 2 doubles in the Indians 12-3 blow out loss to the Yankees.

Matt Shoemaker started the game with 3 shutout innings, striking out a pair of Rays. He was long gone when the Blue Jays lost the 3-1 opener.

J. B. Wendelken helped stop the bleeding with 2 2/3 shutout innings, striking out 3 White Sox. But the damage was done in the A’s 4-1 loss.

CURRENT WOO Totals MLB, 2020

HITTERS “WOO” MLB, 2020

Jose Abreu – White Sox 1, Michael Brantley – Astros 1, Manuel Margot – Rays 1, Gleyber Torres – Yankees 1, Nelson Cruz – Twins 1/2, Lourdes Gurriel Jr. – Blue Jays 1/2, Josh Naylor – Indians 1/2, Tommy La Stella – Athletics 1/2

PITCHERS “WOO” MLB, 2020

Gerrit Cole – Yankees 1, Lucas Giolito – White Sox 1, Blake Snell – Rays 1, Framber Valdez – Astros 1, Kenta Maeda – Twins 1/2, Phil Maton – Indians 1/2, Matt Shoemaker – Blue Jays 1/2, J. B. Wendelken – Athletics 1/2

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.

 

To view the Yearly Leaders for Who Owned Baseball Standings   – Click the READ THE REST OF THIS ENTRY ICON OR SCROLL DOWN.

The Most Recent No Hitter For Each Franchise (Updated for Lucas Giolito, August 25, 2020)

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IF A PITCHER THROWS A NO HITTER AND NOBODY IS THERE TO SEE IT…

Lucas Giolito threw the first no no of this strange season. And thankfully it was an old fashioned 9 inning no hitter and not one where we had to debate if a 7 inning no no should count. This is the White Sox’s first no hitter since the out of nowhere perfect game by Phillip Humber in 2012. Safe to say Giolito was a good pick up by the White Sox front office.

Now to update the list.

THE MOST RECENT NO HITTERS
FOR EACH FRANCHISE
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CHICAGO WHITE SOX
Lucas Giolito – August 25, 2020
4-0 over Seattle. (Perfect Game.)
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HOUSTON ASTROS
Justin Verlander – Setpember 1, 2019.
2-0 over Toronto.
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LOS ANGELES ANGELS OF ANAHEIM
Taylor Cole and Felix Peña – May 2, 2012.
13-0 over Seattle.
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OAKLAND A’S
Mike Fiers – May 8, 2019
3-0 over Cincinnati.
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SEATTLE MARINERS
James Paxton May 8, 2018.
5-0 over Blue Jays
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LOS ANGELES DODGERS
4-0 over San Diego.
 
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MIAMI MARLINS
Edinson Volquez– June 3, 2017.
3-0 over Arizona.
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CHICAGO CUBS
Jake Arrieta – April 21, 2016.
16-0 over Cincinnati Reds.
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Washington Nationals
Max Scherzer – October 3, 2015
2-0 over New York Mets

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PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES
Cole Hamels – July 25, 2015
5-0 over Chicago Cubs.
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San Francisco Giants
Chris Heston – June 9, 2015
5-0 over New York Mets
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CINCINNATI REDS
Homer Bailey – July 2, 2013.
3-0 over San Francisco.
NEW YORK METS
Johan Santana – June 1, 2012
8-0 over St. Louis
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DETROIT TIGERS
Justin Verlander – May 7, 2011.
9-0 over Toronto.
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MINNESOTA TWINS
Francisco Liriano – May 3, 2011
1-0 over Chicago White Sox
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TAMPA PAY RAYS
Matt Garza – July 26th, 2010
5-0 over Detroit.
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Edwin Jackson – June 25, 2010
1-0 over Tampa Bay
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COLORADO ROCKIES
Ubaldo Jimenez – April 17, 2010
4-0 over Atlanta.
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BOSTON RED SOX
Jon Lester – May 19, 2008.
7-0 over Kansas City.

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ST. LOUIS CARDINALS
Bud Smith – September 3, 2001
4-0 over San Diego.

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NEW YORK YANKEES
David Cone – July 18, 1999.
6-0 over Montreal. (Perfect Game.)

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PITTSBURGH PIRATES
Francisco Cordova and Ricardo Rincon – July 12, 1997.
3-0 over Houston. (10 innings.)

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TEXAS RANGERS
Kenny Rogers – July 28, 1994.
4-0 over California. (Perfect Game.)

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ATLANTA BRAVES
Kent Mercker – April 8, 1994.
6-0 over Los Angeles.

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KANSAS CITY ROYALS
Bret Saberhagen – August 26, 1991
7-0 over Chicago White Sox.

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BALTIMORE ORIOLES
Bob Milacki, Mike Flanagan, Mark Williamson andGregg Olson – July 13, 1991.
2-0 over Oakland.

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TORONTO BLUE JAYS
Dave Stieb – September 2, 1990.
3-0 over Cleveland.

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MILWAUKEE BREWERS
Juan Nieves – April 15, 1987.
7-0 over Baltimore.

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CLEVELAND INDIANS
Len Barker – May 15, 1981.
3-0 over Toronto. (Perfect Game.)

BONUS –

Last No Hitters For Teams in Old Locations

MONTREAL EXPOS
Dennis Martinez – July 28, 1991.
2-0 over Los Angeles. (Perfect Game.)

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MILWAUKEE BRAVES

Warren Spahn – April 28, 1961
1-0 over San Francisco.

BROOKLYN
BROOKLYN DODGERS
Sal Maglie – September 25, 1956
5-0 over Philadelphia

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ST. LOUIS BROWNS
Bobo Holloman – May 6, 1953
6-0 over Philadelphia

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BOSTON BRAVES

Vern Bickford – August 11, 1950
7-0 over Brooklyn

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PHILADELPHIA ATHLETICS
Bill McCahan – September 3, 1947
3-0 over Washington

WASHINGTON SENATORS
Bobby Burke – August 8, 1931
5-0 over Boston.

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NEW YORK GIANTS
Carl Hubbell – May 8, 1929
11-0 over Pittsburgh.

Now is as good a time as any to have a Padres no hitter… Take your time, Friars.