Who Owned Baseball – August 9, 2020


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Let’s see who owned baseball on August 9, 2020.

For an explanation of how WOB works, click here.

Earning Full WOBs:

Ronald Acuña Jr. hit three homers between two games of a double header, clubbing 2 in the night cap and collecting a combined 5 hits altogether as the Braves took both games against Philadelphia, 5-2 and 8-0.

Dinelson Lamet took a no hitter into the 7th and finished with 10 strike outs, 1 hit, 1 run and no walks over 6 2/3 innings as the Padres pounded Arizona, 9-5.

Mitch Moreland homered twice, including a walk off shot in the 9th, as the Red Sox took the 5-3 final over Toronto.

Spencer Turnbull threw 7 innings, allowing 1 run while striking out 4 Pirates as the Tigers won a razor thin, 2-1 game.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Charlie Blackmon singled and doubled in the Rockies 5-3 loss to Seattle.

Kevin Gausman pitched into the 7th, holding the Dodgers to 1 run and 3 hits. The Dodgers slugged multiple homers off of the Giants bullpen and won, 6-2.

Yuli Gurriel reached base 3 times, including a home run, but the rest of the Astros bats were dead and they lost again to Oakland, 7-2.

James Paxton struck out 11 Rays in 6 1/3 innings but did not fare in the decision as the Yankees bullpen dropped the 4-3 final in the 9th.

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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

Who Owned Baseball – September 20, 2019


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Let’s see owned baseball on September 20, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Ronald Acuña Jr. reached base 4 times, including a homer, to power past San Francisco, 6-0 and capture the NL East title for the Braves.

Carlos Correa continued to get into post season shape by hitting 2 homers, driving in 3, as the Astros topped the Angels, 6-4.

Mike Fiers threw 8 shutout innings, allowing 2 hits and striking out 5 as the A’s blanked the Rangers, 8-0.

Mike Foltynewicz capped off his up and down season with a brilliant 8 inning, 3 hit shutout domination of San Francisco and earning the 6-0 decision for the Braves NL East clincher.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Starlin Castro got 3 hits, including a homer, scoring twice, in the Marlins 6-4 loss to Washington.

Eric Lauer struck out 9 Diamondbacks in 6 innings of work, holding them to 2 hits and 2 runs. But he was on the wrong end of a 9-0 shutout of the Padres.

Mitch Moreland homered twice, including a game tying 2 run shot in the 9th. But Boston dropped the 5-4 final in extra innings.

Rick Porcello threw 6 shutout innings, striking out 6 Rays and walking none. The Red Sox bullpen would lose the 5-4 game in the 11th.

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