Who Owned October (#WOO) Tallies Updated for AL Division Series Game 4 and NL Division Series Game 4 – October 12, 2021

 Hyosub Shin/hshin@ajc.com

So much for the Brewers going to the World Series… the Astros and Braves advance and the Giants and Dodgers prepare for a showdown.

Who owned October on October 12?

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 12, 2021 –

AL DIVISION SERIES GAME 4 and NL DIVISION SERIES GAME 4

Receiving 1 WOO

Jose Altuve scored 4 times with his 3 hits, including a homer, and a stolen base as the Astros cruised to a 10-1 final over the White Sox.

Mookie Betts kept the Dodgers hopes to repeat alive with a pair of hits including a home run with 3 RBI to clobber the Giants, 7-2.

Walker Buehler pitched on short rest into the 5th, allowing 1 run in 4 1/3 innings as the Dodgers stayed alive against the Giants, 7-2.

Freddie Freeman collected 3 hits including a dramatic tie breaking home run that helped the Braves clinch against Milwaukee, 5-4.

Phil Maton gave the Astros 1 2/3 key shutout innings, allowing 1 hit and striking out 2 White Sox batters to help secure the 10-1 win.

A. J. Minter stopped the bleeding by holding the Brewers scoreless for 1 1/3 innings, retiring all 4 batters he faced, 3 by strikeouts, setting up the Braves 5-4 come from behind win.

Receiving 1/2 WOO

Kris Bryant got on base 3 times but the Giants were stomped by the Dodgers, 7-2.

Aaron Bummer did his job, throwing 1 1 1/3 innings and charged with no runs but but it was too little and too late as the White Sox were clobbered by the Astros, 10-1.

Zack Littell struck out 4 Dodgers over 2 shutout innings in relief in the Giants 7-2 loss to the Dodgers.

Gavin Sheets provided the White Sox with all of their offense by homering and adding a second hit in the 10-1 beating by Houston.

Rowdy Tellez hit his second 2 run homer of the series but the Brewers were sent home by Atlanta, 5-4.

Brandon Woodruff came out of the bullpen to get 1 1/3 scoreless innings but the Brewers would fall and be sent home by the Braves, 5-4.

CURRENT WOO Totals MLB, 2021

HITTERS “WOO” MLB, 2021

Kike Hernandez – Red Sox 2, Randy Arozarena – Rays 1 1/2, Kris Bryant – Giants 1 1/2, Joc Pederson – Braves 1 1/2, Chris Taylor – Dodgers 1 1/2, Rowdy Tellez – Brewers 1 1/2, Kyle Tucker – Astros 1 1/2, Jose Altuve – Astros 1, Yordan Alvarez – Astros 1, Mookie Betts – Dodgers 1, Xander Bogaerts – Red Sox 1, Freddie Freeman – Braves 1, Leury Garcia – White Sox 1, Evan Longoria – Giants 1, A. J. Pollock – Dodgers 1, Austin Riley – Braves 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, Jordan Luplow – Rays 1/2, Buster Posey – Giants 1/2, Luis Robert – White Sox 1/2, Kyle Schwarber – Red Sox 1/2, Gavin Sheets – White Sox 1/2, Will Smith – Dodgers 1/2, Giancarlo Stanton – Yankees 1/2, Luis Urias – Brewers 1/2

PITCHERS “WOO” MLB, 2021

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

Who Owned October (#WOO) Tallies Updated for NL Division Series Game 1 and AL Division Series Game 2 – October 8, 2021

John Hefti – AP

The Astros took control, the Red Sox flipped the script and the pitching for the Brewers and the Giants could not look better.

Who owned October on October 8?

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 8, 2021 –

AL DIVISION SERIES GAME 2 and NL DIVISION SERIES GAME 1

Receiving 1 WOO

Kris Bryant went 3 for 3 with a home run as the Giants shutout the Dodgers, 4-0.

Corbin Burnes kept the Braves off of the scoreboard with 6 scoreless frames, setting up the Brewers 2-1 victory.

Kike Hernandez amassed 11 total bases with 5 hits including a game tying home run as the Red Sox cme from behind to top the Rays, 14-6.

Tanner Houck threw 5 magnificent innings, extending his consecutive batter retired streak to 30 before allowing a single. He would be credited with the 14-6 decision for Boston over Tampa Bay.

Ryne Stanek threw a key shutout inning, strking out a pair of White Sox and earned the 9-4 victory for Houston.

Rowdy Tellez hit a 2 run homer that accounted for all the Brewers runs in the 2-1 victory over Atlanta.

Kyle Tucker homered and singled, driving in 3, as the Astros topped the White Sox 9-4.

Logan Webb had one of the great pitching performances in Giants history, pitching shutout ball into the 8th, striking out 10 Dodgers in 7 2/3 innings, walking none to earn the 4-0 victory.

Receiving 1/2 WOO

Walker Buehler pitched into the 7th inning, scattering 6 hits over 6 1/3 innings, but a pair of home runs sunk him as the Dodgers were shutout by the Giants, 4-0.

Jordan Luplow launched a grand slam in the first but the Rays bats went silent afterwards as the Red Sox prevailed 14-6.

Charlie Morton fanned 9 Brewers in 6 innings but allowed a 2 run homer which gave him the hard luck decision as the Braves were doubled up, 2-1.

Joc Pederson hit a pinch hit home run in the Braves 2-1 loss in Milwaukee.

Luis Robert reached base 4 times, scoring twice and driving in another but the White Sox could not hang on against the Astros and fell 9-4.

David Robertson kept the Red Sox from homering in his inning of shutout relief in the Rays 14-6 drubbing.

Will Smith singled and doubled but did not score as the Dodgers dropped the opener to the Giants 4-0.

Ryan Tepera kept the White Sox hopes alive with a shutout inning that preserved a tie but the Astros rallied late to take the 9-4 game.

CURRENT WOO Totals MLB, 2021

HITTERS “WOO” MLB, 2021

Yordan Alvarez – Astros 1, Randy Arozarena – Rays 1, Xander Bogaerts – Red Sox 1, Kris Bryant – Giants 1, Kike Hernandez – Red Sox 1, Chris Taylor – Dodgers 1, Rowdy Tellez – Brewers 1, Kyle Tucker – Astros 1, Jose Abreu – White Sox 1/2, Tommy Edman – Cardinals 1/2, Jordan Luplow – Rays 1/2, Joc Pederson – Braves 1/2, Luis Robert – White Sox 1/2, Kyle Schwarber – Red Sox 1/2, Will Smith – Dodgers 1/2, Giancarlo Stanton – Yankees 1/2

PITCHERS “WOO” MLB, 2021

Corbin Burnes – Brewers 1, Nathan Eovaldi – Red Sox 1, Tanner Houck – Red Sox 1, Shane McClanahan – Rays 1, Lance McCullers – Astros 1, Ryne Stanek – Astros 1, Blake Treinen – Dodgers 1, Logan Webb – Giants 1, Walker Buehler – Dodgers 1/2, Clay Holmes – Yankees 1/2, Charlie Morton – Braves 1/2, Nick Pivetta – Red Sox 1/2, David Robertson – Rays 1/2, Jose Ruiz – White Sox 1/2, Ryan Tepera – White Sox 1/2, Adam Wainwright – Cardinals 1/2

Who Owned Baseball – Updated for July 22, 2021

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EARNING FULL WOB’s

Dylan Carlson homered and added 2 more hits, leading the Cardinals part the Cubs, 3-2.

Yandy Diaz went 4 for 5 with a home run to help the Rays come from behind against the Indians, 5-4.

Kwang Hyun Kim held the Cubs to 2 runs while striking out 7 in 6 innings to get the 3-2 Cardinals win.

Sean Manaea struck out a career high 13 batters over 7 innings, allowing 1 run, earning the 4-1 decision for the A’s over Seattle.

EARNING 1/2 WOB’s

Walker Buehler fanned 9 Giants in 7 1/3 innings, giving up a single run. But the Dodgers bullpen had a meltdown and dropped the 5-3 game.

Didi Gregorius doubled and tripled but the Phillies fell short to Atlanta, 7-2.

Andy Ibanez collected 3 hits, scoring 2 and driving in another in the Rangers 7-5 loss to Detroit.

Jordan Montgomery pitched into the 6th, striking out 6 Red Sox batters in 5 2/3 innings in the Yankees 5-4 extra inning defeat.

National League Hitter Fernando Tatís Jr. – 5 ½ Manny Machado – 4 ½ Adam Duvall- 4 Nick Castellanos – 3 ½ Tyler Naquin – 3 ½ Pete Alonso – 3 Buster Posey – 3 Kyle Schwarber – 3 Jesse Winker – 3 Nolan Arenado – 2 ½ Eduardo Escobar – 2 ½ Rhys Hoskins – 2 ½ Max Muncy – 2 ½   Joc Pederson – 2 ½ Justin Turner – 2 ½ Trea Turner – 2 ½ Ronald Acuña Jr.– 2 Javier Baez – 2 Charlie Blackmon – 2 Kris Bryant –2 Freddie Freeman – 2 Paul Goldschmidt – 2 Ketel Marte – 2 Omar Narvaez – 2 David Peralta – 2 Tommy Pham – 2 J. T. Realmuto – 2 Austin Riley – 2 Jean Segura – 2 Juan Soto – 2 Trevor Story – 2 Chris Taylor – 2 Joey Votto – 2 Willy Adames – 1 ½ – Brandon Belt – 1 ½ Dylan Carlson – 1 ½ Paul Dejong – 1 ½ Wilmer Flores – 1 ½ Ben Gamel – 1 ½ Avisail Garcia – 1 ½ Starling Marte – 1 ½ Ryan McMahon – 1 ½  Omar Navarez – 1 ½ Tyler O’Neill – 1 ½ Gregory Polanco – 1 ½ AJ Pollack – 1 ½ Josh Reddick – 1 ½ Miguel Rojas – 1 ½ Dansby Swanson – 1 ½

American League Hitters  Vladimir Guerrero Jr. –  6 Shohei Ohtani – 5 Jared Walsh – 5 Bo Bichette – 4 ½ Cedric Mullins – 4 ½ Mitch Haniger – 4 Giancarlo Stanton – 4 Jose Abreu – 3 ½ David Fletcher – 3 ½ Ramon Laureano – 3 ½ Trey Mancini – 3 Marcus Semien – 3 Joey Wendle – 3 Jose Altuve – 2 ½ Adolis García – 2 ½ Nate Lowe – 2 ½ Austin Meadows – 2 ½ Salvador Perez –  2 ½ Franmil Reyes – 2 ½ Randy Arozarena – 2 Michael Brantley – 2 Nelson Cruz – 2 Josh Donaldson – 2 Ty France – 2 Joey Gallo – 2 Eric Haase – 2 Max Kepler – 2 DJ LeMahieu – 2 J. D. Martinez – 2 Matt Olson – 2 Jose Ramirez – 2 Mike Trout – 2 Alex Bregman – 1 ½ Byron Buxton– 1 ½ Rafael Devers – 1 ½ Corey Dickerson – 1 ½ Hunter Dozier – 1 ½ Aaron Judge – 1 ½ Yermin Mercedes – 1 ½ Brad Miller – 1 ½ Sean Murphy – 1 ½ Rob Refsnyder – 1 ½ Jonathan Schoop – 1 ½ Dominic Smith – 1 ½ Nick Solak – 1 ½

National League Pitchers  Jacob deGrom – 7 Brandon Woodruff – 7 Zack Wheeler – 6 ½ Corbin Burnes – 6 Freddy Peralta  – 5 ½ German Marquez – 5 Trevor Bauer–  4 Yu Darvish – 4 Charlie Morton – 4 Adam Wainwright – 4 Sandy Alcantara – 3 ½ Walker Buehler – 3 ½ Pablo Lopez – 3 ½ Max Scherzer – 3 ½ Aaron Nola – 3 ½ Julio Urias – 3 ½ Adbert Alzolay – 3 Luis Castillo – 3 Kevin Gausman – 3 Jon Gray – 3 Clayton Kershaw – 3 Joe Musgrove – 3 Marcus Stroman – 3 Madison Bumgarner – 2 1/2 Anthony DeSclafani – 2 ½ Austin Gomber – 2 ½ Tyler Mahle – 2 ½ Trevor Rogers  –  2 ½ Erick Fedde – 2 Max Fried – 2 Sonny Gray – 2 Kwang Hyun Kim – 2 Wade Miley – 2 Taijuan Walker – 2 Ryan Weathers – 2 Ian Anderson – 1 ½ Johnny Cueto – 1 ½ Chi Chi Gonzalez – 1 ½ Caleb Smith – 1 ½ Joe Ross – 1 ½ Antonio Senzatela – 1 ½ Huascar Ynoa – 1 ½

American League Pitchers  Gerrit Cole – 6 Tyler Glasnow – 6 Aaron Civale – 5 ½ Sean Manaea – 5 ½ Shohei Ohtani – 4, Carlos Rodon – 4 ½ Cole Irvin – 4 Yusei Kikuchi – 4 Lance McCullers Jr. – 4 John Means – 4 Zach Plesac – 4 Chris Bassitt – 3 ½ Nathan Eovaldi – 3 ½ Mike Foltynewicz – 3 ½ Kyle Gibson – 3 ½ Lucas Giolito – 3 ½ Nick Pivetta – 3 ½ Zack Greinke – 3 Lance Lynn –3 Mike Minor – 2 ½ Robbie Ray – 2 ½ Framber Valdez – 2 ½ Tyler Anderson – 2 Jose Berrios – 2 Alex Cobb – 2 Zach Eflin – 2 Luis Garcia – 2 James Kaprielian – 2 Corey Kluber – 2 Triston McKenzie – 2 Casey Mize –  2 Jordan Montgomery – 2 Jose Suarez – 2 Jose Urquidy – 2 Michael Wacha – 2 Ryan Yarbrough – 2 Danny Duffy – 1 ½ J. A. Happ – 1 ½ Michael King – 1 1/2 Dean Kremer – 1 1/2 Matt Manning – 1 ½ Alek Manoah – 1 1/2 Michael Pineda – 1 ½ Patrick Sandoval – 1 ½ Bruce Zimmerman – 1 ½

American League Combined WOB (Hitter and Pitcher) Shohei Ohtani – 9  (5 Hitter, 4 Pitcher)

1 WOB Ozzie Albies, Willy Adames, Jesus Aguilar, Yordan Alvarez, Kohei Arihara, Luis Arraez, Akil Baddoo, Shane Beiber, Cody Bellinger, Xander Bogaerts, Alec Bohm, JT Brubaker, Dylan Bundy, Lorenzo Cain, Curt Casali, Starlin Castro, Dylan Cease, Matt Chapman, Jazz Chisholm Jr., Michael Conforto, Garrett Cooper, Patrick Corbin, Brandon Crawford, Jake Cronenworth, Charlie Culberson, Bobby Dalbec, Zach Davies, Yandy Diaz, Alex Dickerson, Dane Dunning, Tommy Edman, Kent Emanuel, Thairo Estrada, Josh Fleming, Chris Flexen, Josh Fuentes, Freddy Galvis, Ben Gamel, John Gant, Domingo German, Logan Gilbert, Yan Gomes, Yasmani Grandal, Randal Grichuk, Yuli Gurriel, Billy Hamilton, Ian Happ, Bryce Harper, Andrew Heaney, Guillermo Heredia, Cesar Hernandez, Enrique Hernandez, Teoscar Hernandez, Odubel Herrera, Kyle Higashioka, Rich Hill, Jordan Holloway, Eric Hosmer, Jonathan India, Cristian Javier, Jakob Junis, Jarred Kelenic, Merrill Kelly, Isiah Kiner-Falefa, Chad Kuhl, Jon Lester, Nick Madrigal, Sean Manaea, Carlos Martinez, Steven Matz, Dustin May, James McCann, Chas McCormick, Reese McGuire, Oscar Mercado, Frankie Montas, Ryan Mountcastle, Mike Moustakas, Wil Myers, Josh Naylor, Jake Odorizzi, Marcel Ozuna, Chris Paddack, Joe Panik, Wily Peralta, Jorge Polanco, Bryan Reynolds, Garrett Richards, Josh Rojas, Darrin Ruf, Hyun-Jin Ryu, Miguel Sano, Corey Seager, Brady Singer, Pavin Smith, Drew Smyly, Max Stassi, Eugenio Suarez, Chris Taylor, Tyrone Taylor, Touki Toussaint, Kyle Tucker, Spencer Turnbull, Jose Urena, Gio Urshela, Vince Velasquez, Jonathan Villar, Taylor Ward, Trevor Williams, Alex Wood, Mike Zunino

½ WOB Nick Ahmed, Logan Allen, Brett Anderson, Tim Anderson, Jake Arrieta, Jaime Barria, Josh Bell, Andrew Benintendi, Matthew Boyd, Bobby Bradley, Lewis Brinson, Mark Cahna, Willie Calhoun, Harold Castro, Kole Calhoun, Willie Calhoun, Griffin Canning, William Contreras, Carlos Correa, J. D. Davis, Wade Davis, Enyel de los Santos, Ross Detwiler, Matt Duffy, Alcides Escobar, Paolo Espino, Isiah Kiner-Falefa, Bailey Falter, Mike Fiers, Jack Flaherty, Wander Franco, Freddie Freeman, Michael Fulmer, Zac Gallen, Mitch Garver, Kyle Gibson, Andres Gimenez, Marco Gonzales, Didi Gregorius, Robbie Grossman, Deolis Guerra, Lourdes Gurriel Jr., Ryne Harper, Josh Harrison, Carlos Hernandez, Kike Hernandez, Kyle Hendricks, Andy Ibanez, Luke Jackson, Travis Jankowski, Ryan Jeffers, Brad Keller, Carson Kelly, Tony Kemp, Dallas Keuchel, Eric Lauer, Justin Lawrence, Francisco Lindor, Jorge Lopez, Jordan Lyles, Brandon Lowe, Luis Madero, Jose Marmolejos, J. D. Martinez, Nick Maton, Phil Maton, Shane McClanahan, Whit Merrifield, Colin Moran, Sean Murphy, John Nogowski, Rougned Odor, Josh Osich, Johan Oviedo, David Peterson, Webster Rivas, Jake Rogers, Amed Rosario, Gary Sanchez, Carlos Santana, Anthony Santander, Tarek Skubal, Burch Smith, Will Smith, Jorge Soler, Stephen Strasburg, Drew Steckenrider, Myles Straw, Ross Stripling, Cole Sulser, Jameson Taillon, Raimel Tapia, Rowdy Tellez, Trent Thornton, Luis Torrens,  Cesar Valdez, Alex Vesia, Taylor Widener, Justin Williams, Kolten Wong