Who Owned Baseball Yesterday (April.17) – Updated MLB Yearly ‘WOB’ Standings

(AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

(AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Adam Wainwright pitched a brilliant 2 hit complete game shutout and hit a double, another hit and an RBI for good measure. He won his third decision of the season for the Cardinals, 8-0 in Washington.

Pedro Alvarez got on base four times and launched a three run homer as the Pirates crushed the Brewers, 11-2.

Jon Lester was brilliant against the White Sox. He was perfect into the 6th, finishing with 8 innings, 1 run, no walks and 9 strikeouts, getting the 3-1 win for the Red Sox.

Yangervis Solarte got 3 hits including his first big league homer and started a triple play as the Yankees crushed the Rays, 10-2.

They owned baseball on April.17, 2014.

To view the Yearly Leaders for Who Owned Baseball Standings, plus see who gained 1/2 WOB’s – Click the READ THE REST OF THIS ENTRY ICON OR SCROLL DOWN.

Earning 1/2 WOBs in losing efforts.

Alex Wood pitched a complete game, letting up just one run and one walk. That one run was the difference as the Phillies topped the Braves, 1-0.

Hunter Pence got on base three times with two hits and a walk for the Giants. The rest of the lineup stranded him as the Dodgers won, 2-1.

Chris Sale kept the Red Sox hitless through 5 and let up just 1 hit, 1 run and struck out 10 over 7 innings. The White Sox would fall to Boston, 3-1.

Michael Brantley got 2 hits and drove in 4, including a 2 run homer. The Indians would fall to the Tigers, 7-5.

So let’s update the tally taking into account their heroics last night.

Players with Multiple Votes:

Leaders for the National League Hitter

Justin Upton1 1/2

 

Leaders for the National League Pitcher

Andrew Cashner -2

Johnny Cueto - 2

Tim Hudson – 2

Adam Wainwright, – 2

Hyun-Jin Ryu – 1 1/2

Alex Wood – 1 1/2

 

Leaders for American League Hitter

Leaders for American League Pitcher

Chris Archer – 2

Scott Feldman – 1 1/2

Felix Hernandez – 1 1/2

Jon Lester – 1 1/2

Chris Sale – 1 1/2

Jason Vargas – 1 1/2 

Guys Who Owned Baseball For One Day:

Jose Abreu, Pedro AlvarezBrandon Belt,  Adrian Beltre, Charlie BlackmonXander Bogaerts,  Emilio Bonifacio, Jackie Bradley Jr., Ryan Braun,  Mark Buehrle, Miguel Cabrera, Gerrit Cole, Yu DarvishIke Davis,  Chris Denorfia, Josh DonaldsonRoenis EliasJose FernandezFreddie Freeman, Alex Gonzalez, Dee Gordon, Billy Hamilton, Jason Hammel, John JasoScott KazmirClayton Kershaw, Ian Kinsler, Tom KoehlerMike Leake, Kyle LohseJames LoneyRyan Ludwick, Jordan Lyles, Lance Lynn, Leonys MartinVictor MartinezJustin Masterson, Joe Mauer, Brian McCannDaniel Murphy, Bud Norris,  Jake OdorizziAngel Pagan, Alexei Ramirez, Aramis Ramirez,  Hanley RamirezGarrett Richards, Jimmy Rollins, Robbie Ross Jr., Alfredo Simon, Grady Sizemore, Yangervis SolarteDan Straily, Stephen Strasburg, Masahiro Tanaka, Julio TeheranMike Trout, Troy Tulowitzki, Dan Uggla,  Scott Van Slyke, Joey Votto,  Delmon Young, Ben Zobrist

Guys Who Owned Earned 1/2 A WOB:

Jose Altuve (1/2), Mike Aviles(1/2), Carlos Beltran (1/2), Michael Brantley (1/2),  Jay Bruce (1/2), Matt Cain (1/2) Jason Castro (1/2), Starlin Castro (1/2) Jacoby Ellsbury (1/2), Tyler Flowers (1/2), Todd Frazier (1/2), Paul Goldschmidt (1/2), Raul Ibanez (1/2), Matt Joyce (1/2), Corey Kluber (1/2),  Adam LaRoche (1/2) Cliff Lee (1/2),  Miguel Montero (1/2), Justin Morneau (1/2), Charlie Morton (1/2), David Murphy (1/2), Gerardo Parra (1/2) Brayan Peña (1/2) ,Hunter Pence (1/2)  Salvador Perez (1/2), Albert Pujols (1/2) Colby Rasmus (1/2), Todd Redmond (1/2), Anthony Rendon (1/2), Hector Santiago (1/2)  Max Scherzer (1/2),  James Shields (1/2), Mark Trumbo (1/2), Christian Yelich (1/2), Ryan Zimmerman (1/2)  

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WOB Stands For ‘Who Owned Baseball’ It is based on a Daily Look at the best players from the baseball games the day before.

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