Who Owns October? (WOO) Tally Updated for October 5, 2013

(AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

(AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

I need to do a little catch up for “Who Owns October?” AKA WOO.
It is the post season answer to Who Owns Baseball? which I did the entire regular season.

Each winning team for every post season game gets a pitcher and a hitter who earn a full WOO.
And at my discretion, I award a 1/2 WOO to a worthy player on the losing team.

For a full explanation, click HERE.

Now that I figured it out, I need to get up to date and figure out the WOOs through the Wild Card Games and each Division Series 2 games in, and from now on I’ll update the new names daily.

Ric Flair endorsing the new “SullyMetric” – WOO!!

To view the Playoff Leaders for “Who Owned October” Standings – Click the READ THE REST OF THIS ENTRY ICON OR SCROLL DOWN.

From today’s games:

Receiving 1 WOO:

Stephen Vogt‘s walk off single sealed the A’s 1-0 victory over the Tigers.

Sonny Gray threw 8 brilliant shutout innings against Detroit, setting up the 9th inning heroics.

David Ortiz homered in the 1st and 8th off of David Price and put an exclamation point on Boston’s 7-4 win over Tampa.

Koji Uehara sealed the Red Sox win with a flawless 9th inning.

Receiving 1/2 WOO:

Justin Verlander threw 7 shutout innings and wiggled out of trouble constantly before the bullpen lost the game for Detroit.

James Loney drove in a pair and briefly gave the Rays hope against Boston.

Receiving 1 WOO From Previous Games:

Pedro Alvarez homered and scored another run in the Pirates Game 2 victory in St. Louis.

Carlos Beltrans 3 run homer sparked a 7 run Cardinals rally that sunk the Pirates early in Game 1.

Alex Cobb pitched shutout ball into the 7th inning, working around 8 hits and pitching the Rays past the Indians in the Wild Card game 4-0.

Gerrit Cole not only was excellent in the Pirates series tying game 2 victory with 6 innings of 2 hit ball, but he also drove in a runner as a hitter.

Adrian Gonzalez homered and drove in 2 runs in the Dodgers Game 1 Division Series victory over the Braves.

Desmond Jennings drove in 2 of Tampa’s 4 runs against Cleveland.

Chris Johnson singled home the go ahead run in Atlanta’s Game 2 win in the Division Series.

Clayton Kershaw pitched 7 brilliant innings, letting up 3 hits and striking out 12 Braves in the Dodgers Game 1 Division Series victory.

Jon Lester dominated the Rays, pitching into the 8th, letting up only 3 hits as the Red Sox took the opener in a 12-2 laugher.

Francisco Liriano dominated the Reds with a 7 innings, 4 hit, 1 run performance, clinching the Wild Card.

Russell Martin homered twice and led the Pirates to a 6-2 Wild Card Game victory over the Reds.

Victor Martinez prolonged the opening rally with a double and a run scored, getting 2 hits in all during the Tigers Game 1 victory in Oakland.

Mike Minor held the Dodger attack to a single run while pitching into the 8th as the Braves evened the series, 4-3.

Jarrod Saltalamacchia drove in 3 of the Red Sox runs in Boston’s Game 1 blowout of the Rays.

Max Scherzer held the A’s to 3 hits and 2 runs over 7 innings in the Tigers Game 1 victory.

Adam Wainwright opened the Division Series by dominating the Pirates with a 7 innings, 3 hit 1 run no walk and 9 strikeout performance.

Receiving 1/2 WOO from Previous Games.

Yoenis Cespedes slammed a 2 run homer in the 7th inning that pulled the A’s to within 1 run.

Lonnie Chisenhall collected 3 hits, but was stranded each time by his Indians teammates in the Wild Card Game.

Zack Greinke let up only 2 runs and walked none in 6 innings of work in a tough loss Game 2 of the Division Series.

Ryan Ludwick got 3 hits out of the #2 hole but his Reds teammates could not drive him home in the Wild Card Game.

Current WOO tallies:

Hitters

Pedro Alvarez, Pirates – 1

Carlos Beltran, Cardinals – 1

Adrian Gonzalez, Dodgers – 1

Desmond Jennings, Rays – 1

Chris Johnson, Braves – 1

Russell Martin, Pirates – 1

Victor Martinez, Tigers – 1

David Ortiz, Red Sox – 1

Jarrod Saltalamacchia, Red Sox – 1

Stephen Vogt, Athletics – 1

Yoenis Cespedes, Athletics – 1/2

Lonnie Chisenhall, Indians – 1/2

James Loney, Rays – 1/2

Ryan Ludwick, Reds – 1/2

Pitchers

Alex Cobb, Rays – 1

Gerrit Cole, Pirates – 1

Sonny Gray, Athletics – 1

Clayton Kershaw, Dodgers – 1

Jon Lester, Red Sox – 1

Francisco Liriano, Pirates – 1

Mike Minor, Braves – 1

Max Scherzer, Tigers – 1

Koji Uehara, Red Sox – 1

Adam Wainwright, Cardinals – 1

Zack Greinke, Dodgers – 1/2

Justin Verlander, Tigers – 1/2

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