Who Owns Baseball – Updated April.30/2013
It was a wild night of baseball with many heroes. But only four can own baseball.
Despite the heroics of Brandon Moss and the 19th inning “Stagger off” homer in Oakland, I am declaring that Carlos Corporan of the Houston Astros owned baseball. His double in the first put the Yankees on their heels and his home run helped put them away. And then he showed toughness by staying in the game at catcher after he looked injured trying to take third.
With all due respect to Joe Saunders of the Mariners and Ubaldo Jimenez of the Indians, Oakland’s Brett Anderson owned baseball last night. He came into the game in the 13th inning with a bad ankle and pitched into the 18th. On a night where he knew he had off, he wound up essentially pitching a quality start and all after 10:30PM!
Willin Rosario went 3-4 with a key home run as the first place Rockies blew out the Dodgers in Chavez Ravine 12-2.
And Brewers ace Yovani Gallardo not only pitched seven strong innings but he hit a home run in Milwaukee’s 10-4 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates.
They all owned baseball on April 29, 2013
My explanation for “Who Owns Baseball” can be found here.
At the end of the year, we will tally up who owned baseball the most individual days and see how it compares to the final MVP and Cy Young vote.
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So let’s update the tally taking into account their heroics last night.
Players with Multiple Votes:
Leaders for the National League Hitter
Bryce Harper – 4
Zack Cozart - 2
Buster Posey - 2
Wilin Rosario - 2
Justin Upton - 2
Leaders for the National League Pitcher
Clayton Kershaw – 3
Adam Wainwright - 3
Gio Gonzalez – 2
Cliff Lee - 2
Shelby Miller - 2
Barry Zito - 2
Leaders for American League Hitter
Prince Fielder - 2
Travis Hafner - 2
Justin Maxwell - 2
Leaders for American League Pitcher
Clay Buchholz – 3
Alex Cobb- 2
Derek Holland - 2
Yu Darvish - 2
Matt Moore- 2
Guys Who Owned Baseball For One Day
Alexi Amarista, Brett Anderson, J. P. Arencibia, Bronson Arroyo, Homer Bailey, Carlos Beltran, Madison Bumgarner, A.J. Burnett, Miguel Cabrera, Robinson Cano, Yoenis Cespedes, Shin-Soo Choo, Bartolo Colon, Carlos Corporan, Chris Davis, Wade Davis, R.A. Dickey, Jacoby Ellsbury, Adrian Gonzalez, Carlos Gonzalez, Alex Gordon, A.J. Griffin, Matt Harvey, Felix Hernandez, Austin Jackson, Adam Jones, Howie Kendrick, Hiroki Kuroda, Jon Lester, James Loney, Jed Lowrie, Lance Lynn, Manny Machado, Paul Maholm, Justin Masterson, Joe Mauer, Andrew McCutchen, Michael McKenry, Will Middlebrooks, Brandon Moss, Mike Napoli, Daniel Nava, Bud Norris, Angel Pagan, Gerardo Parra, Andy Pettitte, Brandon Phillips, A. J. Pierzynski, Albert Pujols, Wandy Rodriguez, Sergio Romo, CC Sabathia, Anibal Sanchez, Gaby Sanchez, Ervin Santana, Drew Smyly, Giancarlo Stanton, Nick Tepesch, Matt Tuiasosopo, Troy Tulowitzki, Jordany Valdespin, Will Venable, Edinson Volquez, Matt Wieters, Jake Westbrook, Travis Wood, Ryan Zimmerman, Jordan Zimmermann
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