Who Owned Baseball Yesterday (May 23rd) – Updated Yearly ‘WOB’ Standings
It was a light day in baseball on May 23rd. But that won’t stop me from awarding the title of Who Owns Baseball for the day.
Four players increased their WOB by one.
Miguel Cabrera got on base four times including 2 hits, one of them being a 2 run homer. He scored in the game tying 7th inning rally and helped set up Prince Fielder‘s game winning hit in the 8th inning as the Tigers beat Minnesota 7-6.
Scott Barnes pitched three shutout innings in relief for his first career save and gave the Indians bullpen a respite as the Tribe beat the Red Sox 12-3 in Boston.
Andrew McCutchen went 3-4 with a pair of runs batted in and made a great catch as the Pirates beat the Cubs, 4-2.
With the Pirates and Cubs playing the only National League game and a rain delay preventing either starter from going long, the WOB honor goes to Pittsburgh closer Jason Grilli. He threw a perfect 9th inning and for his 19th save in 19 tries, lowering his ERA to a microscopic 1.25 as the Pirates swept the Cubs.
They all owned baseball on May 23rd, 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.
To view the Yearly Leaders for Who Owned Baseball Standings – Click the READ THE REST OF THIS ENTRY ICON.
To View The List of just the nightly winners (WOB dedicated Page) starting from Mar.31/2013 – today click here
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
Shin-Soo Choo – 3
Carlos Gonzalez – 3
Justin Upton – 3
Brandon Belt – 2
Zack Cozart – 2
Andrew McCutchen – 2
Brandon Phillips – 2
Buster Posey – 2
Wilin Rosario – 2
Troy Tulowitzki – 2
Leaders for the National League Pitcher
Adam Wainwright – 5
Clayton Kershaw – 4
Matt Harvey –3
Shelby Miller – 3
A.J. Burnett – 2
Patrick Corbin – 2
Jaime Garcia– 2
Gio Gonzalez – 2
Cliff Lee – 2
Travis Wood – 2
Barry Zito – 2
Leaders for American League Hitter
Miguel Cabrera – 4
Jose Bautista – 2
Prince Fielder – 2
Travis Hafner – 2
Austin Jackson – 2
Justin Maxwell – 2
Leaders for American League Pitcher
Clay Buchholz – 4
Matt Moore– 4
Yu Darvish – 3
Jon Lester -3
Alex Cobb– 2
R.A. Dickey – 2
Felix Hernandez – 2
Derek Holland – 2
Justin Masterson – 2
Chris Sale – 2
Guys Who Owned Baseball For One Day:
Alexi Amarista, Brett Anderson, J. P. Arencibia, Bronson Arroyo, Homer Bailey, Scott Barnes, Carlos Beltran, Adrian Beltre, Gregor Blanco, Domonic Brown, Mark Buehrle, Madison Bumgarner, Lorenzo Cain, Robinson Cano, Yoenis Cespedes, Bartolo Colon, Carlos Corporan, Chris Davis, Wade Davis, Jorge De La Rosa, Scott Diamond, Stephen Drew, Jacoby Ellsbury, Edwin Encarnacion, Scott Feldman, Jose Fernandez, Yan Gomes, Adrian Gonzalez, Alex Gordon, Zack Greinke, A.J. Griffin, Jason Grilli, Jeremy Guthrie, Dan Haren, Adeiny Hechavarria, Aaron Hicks, Raul Ibanez, Adam Jones, Matt Joyce, Scott Kazmir, Howie Kendrick, Jason Kipnis, Hiroki Kuroda, Francisco Liriano, James Loney, Evan Longoria, Jed Lowrie, Lance Lynn, Manny Machado, Paul Maholm, Joe Mauer, Brian McCann, Brandon McCarthy, Michael McKenry, Will Middlebrooks, Mike Minor, Justin Morneau, Brandon Moss, Mike Napoli, Daniel Nava, Ricky Nolasco, Bud Norris, Lyle Overbay, Angel Pagan, Gerardo Parra, Andy Pettitte, David Phelps, A. J. Pierzynski, Albert Pujols, Wandy Rodriguez, Sergio Romo, Adam Rosales, CC Sabathia, Anibal Sanchez, Gaby Sanchez, Ervin Santana, Max Scherzer, Marco Scutaro, James Shields, Andrelton Simmons, Drew Smyly, Travis Snider, Giancarlo Stanton, Stephen Strasburg, Drew Stubbs, Jose Tabata, Nick Tepesch, Chris Tillman, Mike Trout, Matt Tuiasosopo, Jordany Valdespin, Jason Vargas, Will Venable, Edinson Volquez, Joey Votto, Neil Walker, Rickie Weeks, Matt Wieters, Jake Westbrook, Matt Wieters, C. J. Wilson, Ryan Zimmerman
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