Who Owns October? (WOO) Tally Updated for October 7, 2013
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.
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From today’s games:
Receiving 1 WOO
Alex Cobb was not on top of his game but he kept the Red Sox from breaking open the game in his 5 innings of work and helped set up Tampa’s 5-4 come from behind win.
Matt Holliday provided all the offense the Cardinals with need with his 2 run homer that sparked St. Louis’ 2-1 win over the Pirates.
Clayton Kershaw pitched on short rest and threw 6 innings with 2 unearned runs, 6 strikeouts and 1 walk. He would not get the decision but the Dodgers would prevail, 5-4.
Evan Longoria saved the series with one swing of his bat by launching a 2 out 3 run homer in the 5th that woke the Rays up. Tampa would go on to win 5-4.
Dan Otero worked out of trouble in two scoreless innings from the bullpen and prevented the Tigers from staging a comeback as the A’s won 6-3.
Seth Smith got two hits including a 2 run homer that gave the A’s insurance in their 6-3 win in Detroit.
Juan Uribe launched a 2 run 8th inning go ahead come from behind homer that gave the Dodgers the clinching lead over the Braves that they would not relinquish, 5-4.
Michael Wacha threw a no hitter into the 8th inning and kept the Cardinals alive, defeating the Pirates in Pittsburgh, letting up just 1 run and 1 hit for a final of 2-1.
Receiving 1/2 WOO:
Jose Alvarez stopped the bleeding in Detroit with 3 innings of no hit shutout ball out of the bullpen. It would not be enough as the Tigers could not score or mount a comeback, losing 6-3.
Pedro Alvarez broke up the no hitter with a towering home run that brought the Pirates to within one run. It would be practically all of the Pirates offense in their 2-1 loss.
Jacoby Ellsbury got three hits, two of them doubles, and a stolen base and scored 2 of the Red Sox 4 runs in their 5-4 loss to the Rays.
Freddy Garcia stunned the Dodger Stadium crowd with a wonderful 6 inning performance where his lone blemishes came on a pair of solo homers. He struck out 6 and let up only 2 runs and would have received the win if the bullpen did not melt down in the 8th.
Charlie Morton let only 2 Cardinals score and allowed only 3 hits while pitching into the 6th in the Pirates 2-1 loss.
Jhonny Peralta drove in 1/3 of the Tigers entire run total for the series with his game tying 2 run single in the 4th. The Tigers would lose 6-3.
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Current WOO tallies:
Pedro Alvarez, Pirates – 1 1/2
Carlos Beltran, Cardinals – 1 1/2
Adrian Gonzalez, Dodgers – 1
Matt Holliday, Cardinals – 1
Desmond Jennings, Rays – 1
Chris Johnson, Braves – 1
Evan Longoria, Rays – 1
Russell Martin, Pirates – 1
Victor Martinez, Tigers – 1
Andrew McCutchen, Pirates = 1
David Ortiz, Red Sox – 1
Hanley Ramirez, Dodgers – 1
Jarrod Saltalamacchia, Red Sox – 1
Seth Smith, Athletics – 1
Juan Uribe, Dodgers – 1
Stephen Vogt, Athletics – 1
Yoenis Cespedes, Athletics – 1/2
Lonnie Chisenhall, Indians – 1/2
Jacoby Ellsbury, Red Sox – 1/2
James Loney, Rays – 1/2
Ryan Ludwick, Reds – 1/2
Jhonny Peralta, Tigers – 1/2
Alex Cobb, Rays – 2
Clayton Kershaw, Dodgers – 2
Francisco Liriano, Pirates -2
Chris Capuano, Dodgers, 1
Gerrit Cole, Pirates – 1
Sonny Gray, Athletics – 1
Jon Lester, Red Sox – 1
Mike Minor, Braves – 1
Dan Otero, Athletics – 1
Max Scherzer, Tigers – 1
Koji Uehara, Red Sox – 1
Adam Wainwright, Cardinals – 1
Jose Alvarez, Tigers – 1/2
Freddy Garcia, Braves – 1/2
Zack Greinke, Dodgers – 1/2
Charlie Morton, Pirates – 1/2
Justin Verlander, Tigers – 1/2
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