Who Owned Baseball Yesterday (March 31) – Updated Yearly ‘WOB’ Standings
Alex Gonzalez tripled home the tying run and then got the walk off single, helping the Tigers come from behind against Division Rival Kansas City, 4-3.
Justin Masterson pitched seven shutout innings, letting up just 3 hits and 1 walk. He got a no decision, but his gem set up Cleveland’s 2-0 victory, spoiling the Oakland A’s home opener.
Anthony Rendon doubled in a run and scored the tying run in the 7th and broke open the game with a home run in the 10th as the Nationals came from ehind and stunned the Mets in their home opener, 9-7.
Adam Wainwright pitched seven shutout 3 hit innings, striking out 9 Cincinnati batters. He got the tense 1-0 win for the Cardinals in a sometimes bitter NL Central showdown on the road.
They owned baseball on March 31, 2014.
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Earning 1/2 WOBs in losing efforts...
Salvador Perez got 4 hits including 2 doubles, a run scored and an RBI for the Royals. It wasn’t enough as the Tigers came from behind, 4-3.
Jon Lester was solid in his 2014 debut for the defending champion Red Sox. He went 7 innings, letting up just 2 runs and striking out 8 batters. But he did not get the run support as Baltimore won, 2-1.
Emilio Bonifacio played center field and second base, collecting four hits in the lead off spot. No Cub batter drove him in, however, and the Pirates won 1-0 in extra innings.
Johnny Cueto pitched as well as anyone could expect against the defending NL Champion Cardinals. He kept them off the scoreboard until a solo homer in the 7th. It remained his only blemish, going 7, letting up 3 hits, 1 walk, 1 run and striking out 8. The Reds didn’t score at all and Cueto was the tough luck loser, 1-0.
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.
So let’s update the tally taking into account their heroics last night.
Players with Multiple Votes:
Leaders for the National League Hitter
Leaders for the National League Pitcher
Hyun-Jin Ryu – 1 1/2
Leaders for American League Hitter
Leaders for American League Pitcher
Guys Who Owned Baseball For One Day:
Emilio Bonifacio (1/2), Andrew Cashner, Johnny Cueto (1/2), Chris Denorfia, Paul Goldschmidt (1/2), Alex Gonzalez, Dee Gordon, Clayton Kershaw, Jon Lester (1/2), Justin Masterson, Salvador Perez (1/2), Mark Trumbo (1/2), Scott Van Slyke, Adam Wainwright
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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. Our Lead Writer – Paul Francis Sullivan – (feel free to call him ‘Sully’), keeps a running total for the yearly leaders every day – and we will update the standings here every day.
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