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Daily Archives: October 8, 2016

Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – October 8, 2016

deskI realized on a beautiful California day that the results of the 2016 playoff games have made me sad. I make some furniture and watch the Giants lose to the Cubs.

It is a handyman episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast

Travis Wood, Dexter Fowler and Gregor Blanco all added to their Who Owns October totals.

For the up to date standings of Who Owns October, click MLB Reports

What is “Who Owns October”? Click HERE for an explanation.

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Who Owns October In MLB Playoffs 2016? (#WOO) Tallies Updated For October 8, 2016

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Only one game played today and holy cow was there a series of unlikely heroes tonight.

Time to see who owned October.

Each winning team for every post season game gets a pitcher and a hitter who earn a full WOO (Who Owns October.)

And at my discretion, I award a 1/2 WOO’S to a worthy player on the losing team.

At the end of the post season, we will see who had the highest WOO total as a pitcher and a hitter.

A complete description of the rules can be found HERE.

From October 8th.
NL Division Series Game 2:

Receiving 1 WOO’s 

Dexter Fowler doubled, scored and provided some sparkling defense to help the Cubs top the Giants, 5-2.

Travis Wood earned the 5-2 Cubs victory by recording 5 outs, striking out 2  Giants and hitting the first post season homer by a relief pitcher since 1924.

 

Receiving 1/2 WOO’s 

Gregor Blanco came off the bench to smack an RBI double. He would come around to score and provide virtually all of San Francisco’s offense in their 5-2 loss to the Cubs.

Current ‘WOO’ Totals MLB 2016:

Hitters ‘WOO’ MLB 2016,

Javier Baez – Cubs 1, Josh Donaldson – Blue Jays 1, Edwin Encarnacion – Blue Jays 1, Dexter Fowler – Cubs 1, Conor Gillaspie – Giants 1, Brandon Guyer – Indians 1,Jason Kipnis – Indians 1, Troy Tulowitzki – Blue Jays 1, Justin Turner – Dodgers 1,, Elvis Andrus – Rangers 1/2,  Andrew Benintendi  – Red Sox 1/2, Mookie Betts – Red Sox 1/2, Gregor Blanco – Giants 1/2,  Ian Desmond – Rangers 1/2, Curtis Granderson – Mets 1/2, Buster Posey – Giants 1/2, Mark Trumbo – Orioles 1/2,

Pitchers ‘WOO’ MLB 2016,

Madison Bumgarner – Giants 1, Marco Estrada – Blue Jays 1, Kenley Jansen – Dodgers 1, Jon Lester – Cubs 1, Andrew Miller – Indians 1,  Roberto Osuna – Blue Jays 1, Marcus Stroman – Blue Jays 1,  Travis Wood – Cubs 1, Johnny Cueto – Giants 1/2, Darren O’Day – Orioles 1/2, Noah Syndergaard – Mets 1/2,

Betting The Underdog In The Playoffs Has Proven Wisely The Last 3 Years

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So it started with a late rally with the 2014 AL Wild Card Game, and ever since that result, only 3 series have been won by the favorite, and now 2 more underdogs have taken 2 – 0 leads in this years postseason.

If you were a betting man and took all of the longshots, you would have made a fortune as all the 9 rounds were lost by the favorite.

2014 AL Wild card

Oakland was favored over KC and stormed out to  7 – 3 lead before imploding with a Royals running attack that feasted on Jon Lester and then the A’s Bullpen.

2014 ALDS Round

The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim were wiped out by Kansas City in the next round. as were the Tigers by the Orioles

2014 ALCS

Baltimore was actually favored to win the pennant, but the Royals took em out in a sweep. Read the rest of this entry

Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – October 7, 2016

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It was a full day of baseball… and so far Rangers and Red Sox fans are thinking “Wait, I thought we would at LEAST see Columbus Day!”

It gets late early on this episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast

Jon Lester, Corey Kluber, Kenley Jansen, Justin Turner,Troy Tulowitzki, Javier Baez, Roberto Osuna, Johnny Cueto, Mookie Betts, Buster Posey, Anthony Rendon and Ian Desmond all added to their Who Owns October totals.

For the up to date standings of Who Owns October, click MLB Reports

What is “Who Owns October”? Click HERE for an explanation.

Read the rest of this entry

Who Owns October In MLB Playoffs 2016? (#WOO) Tallies Updated For October 7, 2016

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A bunch of aces threw today. Some were bombed. Some disappointed. But 3 were amazing and one of them took a horribly tough loss.

Time to see who owned October.

Each winning team for every post season game gets a pitcher and a hitter who earn a full WOO (Who Owns October.)

And at my discretion, I award a 1/2 WOO’S to a worthy player on the losing team.

At the end of the post season, we will see who had the highest WOO total as a pitcher and a hitter.

A complete description of the rules can be found HERE.

From October 7th.
AL Division Series Game 2 and NL Division Series Game 1:

Receiving 1 WOO’s 

Javier Baez hit a solo homer that accounted for all the scoring in the Cubs 1-0 defeat of the Giants.

Corey Kluber threw 7 shutout innings, allowing 3 hits while striking out 7 Red Sox batters to give the Indians a decisive 6-0 victory.

Brandon Guyer went 3 for 4 with 2 runs scored and an RBI to propel the Indians past Boston, 6-0.

Kenley Jansen entered a tense game in the 8th and finished a 5 out save, striking out 3 in the process, preserving the Dodgers 4-3 final over the Nationals.

Jon Lester threw 8 shutout innings, walking none and allowing only 5 San Francisco hits as he won a tense 1-0 pitchers duel for the Cubs.

Roberto Osuna entered the game in the 8th with the Rangers rallying and stopped any Texas momentum. He recorded a 5 out save to nail down the 5-3 Game 2 final for Toronto.

Troy Tulowitzki singled and hit a 2 run homer to lead the Blue Jays firepower past Texas 5-3.

Justin Turner got 2 hits, including a 2 run homer, as the Dodgers held onto a 4-3 final in Washington.

Receiving 1/2 WOO’s 

Mookie Betts reached base twice but could not be driven in as the Red Sox were blanked by Cleveland, 6-0.

Johnny Cueto was brilliant over 8 innings, allowing 3 hits and 1 run on a solo homer, walking none and striking out 10 Cubs. That one run was enough however to earn a hard luck 1-0 San Francisco loss.

Ian Desmond  collected 3 hits, including a double, driving in 2 in the Rangers’ 5-3 loss to Toronto.

Buster Posey singled and doubled but could not be driven home as the Giants fell to the Cubs, 1-0.

Anthony Rendon got a pair of hits and a pair of RBI but the Nationals lost to the Dodgers, 4-3.

Current ‘WOO’ Totals MLB 2016:

Hitters ‘WOO’ MLB 2016,

Javier Baez – Cubs 1, Josh Donaldson – Blue Jays 1, Edwin Encarnacion – Blue Jays 1, Conor Gillaspie – Giants 1, Brandon Guyer – Indians 1,Jason Kipnis – Indians 1, Troy Tulowitzki – Blue Jays 1, Justin Turner – Dodgers 1,, Elvis Andrus – Rangers 1/2,  Andrew Benintendi  – Red Sox 1/2, Mookie Betts – Red Sox 1/2,  Ian Desmond – Rangers 1/2, Curtis Granderson – Mets 1/2, Buster Posey – Giants 1/2, Mark Trumbo – Orioles 1/2,

Pitchers ‘WOO’ MLB 2016,

Madison Bumgarner – Giants 1, Marco Estrada – Blue Jays 1, Kenley Jansen – Dodgers 1, Jon Lester – Cubs 1, Andrew Miller – Indians 1,  Roberto Osuna – Blue Jays 1, Marcus Stroman – Blue Jays 1, Johnny Cueto – Giants 1/2, Darren O’Day – Orioles 1/2, Noah Syndergaard – Mets 1/2,

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