Who Owned Baseball Yesterday (April.02) – Updated MLB Yearly ‘WOB’ Standings 2014
Mark Buehrle came within one misplayed line drive from the first complete game shutout of the year. He would settle for 8 2/3 shutout innings with 4 hits, 1 walk and 11 strikeouts, leading Toronto to a 3-0 win over Tampa Bay.
Ian Kinsler provided all of the offense the Tigers would need. He homered in the fourth and got the walk off hit in the 10th, giving Detroit a 2-1 win over the Royals
Tim Hudson pitched shutout ball into the 8th, letting up only 3 hits and striking out 7, walking no Diamondbacks, getting the win in his Giants debut, 209.
Ryan Ludwick‘s got the 9th inning lead off single and scored the walk off run as the Reds won a thriller against the Cardinals, 1-0.
They owned baseball on April.2, 2014.
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Earning 1/2 WOBs in losing efforts...
Jason Vargas held the Tigers to 1 run over 7 innings. The Royals bats were dead, however and the Tigers won 2-1 in 10.
Mike Trout got on base three times, including a double and a triple, scoring once and drove in the other Angels run. However the rest of the team only got a single hit and Seattle trounced the home team in Anaheim, 8-2.
Matt Garza had a no hitter into the 7th and let up just 2 hits over 8 innings. But one of those hits was a solo homer and he was tagged with the tough luck loss as Milwaukee lost to Atlanta 1-0.
Emilio Bonifacio collected 5 hits and stole two bases as he continues his blistering start to the season. It wasn’t enough as the Pirates beat the Cubs in extra innings again, 4-3 in 16 innings.
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:
Adrian Beltre, Emilio Bonifacio, Mark Buehrle, Andrew Cashner, J, Chris Denorfia, Scott Feldman, Freddie Freeman, Alex Gonzalez, Dee Gordon, Tim Hudson, Clayton Kershaw, Ian Kinsler, Ryan Ludwick, Justin Masterson, Scott Van Slyke, Adam Wainwright, Alex Wood
Guys Who Owned Earned 1/2 A WOB:
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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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