Daily Archives: October 8, 2018
A POST SEASON CYCLE!
OK, so Brock Holt got his homer off of a position player pitching. But hey! A position player pitching in the post season is almost as rare as a player hitting for the cycle in a playoff game.
Holt’s second career cycle marks the biggest October ass kicking the Yankees ever experienced. This Red Sox fan will take it.
Here is the list, updated for today’s action!
THE MOST CYCLE HIT
FOR EACH FRANCHISE
September 17, 2018 vs Cincinnati Reds
TAMPA PAY RAYS
September 28, 2016 vs. Chicago Cubs
July 2, 2016 vs. Toronto
NEW YORK YANKEES
August 2, 2009 vs Chicago White Sox
June 4, 2007 vs. Boston
August 1, 2006 vs Tampa Bay.
ST. LOUIS CARDINALS
April 27, 2005 vs. Milwaukee Brewers
June 28, 2004 vs. Montreal
TORONTO BLUE JAYS
August 17, 2001 vs. Texas
May 9, 1993 vs San Diego
KANSAS CITY ROYALS
June 24, 1990 vs. Toronto
Last Cycles Hit For Teams in Old Locations
September 14, 2003 vs. New York Mets
May 26, 1964 vs. Boston
NEW YORK GIANTS
July 11, 1954 vs. Pittsburgh
August 2, 1950 vs. Chicago White Sox
June 25, 1949 vs. Pittsburgh
ST. LOUIS BROWNS
July 19, 1941 vs. Boston Red Sox
October 6, 1910 vs. Philadelphia Phillies
Maybe the Marlins could finally hit for the cycle in the post season.
In 2014, Erik Kratz sat on the bench and did not get into a single game as the Royals played an Extra Inning Wild Card Game, 3 Division Series Games, 4 ALCS Games and a World Series that went the full 7.
Well, he made up for that yesterday, powering the Brewers into the NLCS.
Meanwhile Ronald Acuña, Jr. has powered life into the Braves after a slugfest with LA.
So 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 6
National League Division Series Game 3:
Receiving 1 WOO
Ronald Acuña, Jr. launched a game turning grand slam that helped the Braves stay alive against the Dodgers, 6-5.
Corbin Burnes threw a pair of shutout, hitless innings, striking out 2 Rockies and earned the 6-0 decision in relief for Milwaukee.
Erik Kratz went 3 for 4, scoring a run on a wild pitch, as he led the Brewers to a clean sweep of Colorado with a 6-0 final.
Arodys Vizcaino worked out of trouble in the 9th to strike out the side and save the Braves 6-5 win over the Dodgers.
Receiving 1/2 WOO
Trevor Story collected a pair of hits but could not be driven in as the Rockies were blanked 6-0 by the Brewers who swept the series.
Chris Taylor reached base twice, including a homer, knocking in 2, but the Dodgers came up just short in Atlanta, 6-5.
Current WOO Totals MLB 2018
Hitters ‘WOO’ MLB 2017,
Ronald Acuña, Jr – Braves 1 1/2, Aaron Judge – Yankees 1 1/2, Alex Bregman – 1 Astros, Marwin Gonzalez – Astros 1, Erik Kratz – Brewers 1, Francisco Lindor – Indians 1, Manny Machado – Dodgers, J. D. Martinez – 1 Red Sox, Mike Moustakas Brewers – 1, Gary Sanchez – Yankees 1, Tony Wolters – Rockies 1, Christian Yelich – Brewers 1, Nolan Arenado Rockies – 1 /2, Javier Baez – Cubs 1/2, Charlie Blackmon – Rockies 1/2, Xander Bogaerts – Red Sox 1/2, Khris Davis – Athletics 1/2, Freddie Freeman – Braves 1/2, Trevor Story – Rockies 1/2, Chris Taylor – Dodgers 1/2,
Pitchers ‘WOO’ MLB 2017,
Dellin Betances – Yankees 1, Corbin Burnes – Brewers 1, Gerrit Cole – Astros 1, Kyle Freeland – Rockies 1,Jeremy Jeffress Brewers – 1, Clayton Kershaw – 1 Dodgers, Hyun-Jin Ryu – Dodgers 1, Chris Sale 1 – Red Sox, Masahiro Tanaka – Yankeees 1, Justin Verlander – 1 Astros, Arodys Vizcaino – Braves 1, Brandon Woodruff – Brewers 1, Tyler Anderson – Rockies 1/2, Carlos Carrasco – Indians 1/2, Chad Green – Yankees 1/2, Joe Kelly – Red Sox 1/2, Jon Lester – Cubs 1/2, Sean Newcomb – Braves 1/2, Touki Toussaint – 1 /2 Braves, Lou Trivino – Athletics 1/2