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Who Owned Baseball – August 4, 2019 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVPs) + 2019

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Let’s see owned baseball on August 4, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Shane Bieber threw a complete game victory, striking out 8 Angels while only allowing 2 runs to earn the 6-2 decision for Cleveland.

Shin-Soo Choo reached base 5 times, scoring 3 and driving in another to help the Rangers top Detroit, 9-4.

Sonny Gray threw 7 shutout innings, holding Atlanta to 4 hits. The Reds bullpen would blow the lead but the bats would come to the rescue in extra innings for the 6-4 final.

Max Muncy went 4 for 5 with a homer and a walk off 2 run double in the bottom of the 9th to give the Dodgers a wild 11-10 victory over San Diego.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Randal Grichuk went 4 for 5 with 2 doubles but Toronto fell to Baltimore, 6-5.

Brad Keller threw 7 innings, allowing 2 runs and striking out 7. But the Royals were blanked by Minnesota, 3-0.

Donovan Solano hit a pair of homers in the Giants 6-2 loss to Colorado.

Adam Wainwright pitched into the 6th innings, allowing 3 runs and striking out 7 Oakland batters but was on the wrong end of a 4-2 decision for St. Louis.

For an explanation of how WOB works, click here.

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Who Owned Baseball – June 28, 2019 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVPs) + 2019

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Andy Cross – The Denver Post

Let’s see owned baseball on June 28, 2019

Earning Full WOBs:

Nolan Arenado went 4 for 5 with a homer and 2 RBI to help the Rockies finally slug one past the Dodgers, 13-9.

Lance Lynn struck out 10 in 8 scoreless innings, allowing 3 hits and 1 walk as the Rangers blanked the Rays, 5-0.

Matt Olson reached base 4 times, including a pair of homers, driving in 5, powering the A’s past the Angels, 7-2.

Aníbal Sánchez held the Tigers to 1 run over 6 innings, striking out 8, to give the Nationals a 3-1 victory.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Danny Duffy pitched into the 7th, striking out 8 Blue Jays in 6 2/3 innings, but was saddled with the 6-2 Kansas City loss.

Max Muncy homered, singled and walked, driving in 5 runs but the Dodgers dropped the 13-9 slug fest to Colorado.

Miguel Sanó hit a pair of homers and added a walk in the Twins 6-4 loss to the White Sox.

Michael Wacha held the Padres to 2 runs an 6 hits over 7 innings but took the hard luck 3-1 decision for the Cardinals.

For an explanation of how WOB works, click here.

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Who Owns October and Who Owns the 2016 World Series (#WOO and #WOWS) Tallies Updated For October 26, 2018

 

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Is Game 3 Over?

Will anyone be left standing for Game 4?

When Ernie Banks said “Let’s play two”, he meant it as a metaphor. The Dodgers and Red Sox played the equivalent of two and along the way showed how insane the concepts of “Win and Loss Decisions” are.

Walker Buehler pitched brilliantly, throwing 7 shutout innings. No decision.

Nathan Eovaldi threw one of the greatest relief performances in World Series history. Loss.

Alex Wood threw 1 inning out of 18. Victory.

Bananas. The Red Sox were a bad Ian Kinsler throw away from winning and taking a 3-0 series lead. Now they will be forced to start Drew Pomeranz and the Dodgers have images of tying the Series, 2-2 and giving the ball to Kershaw in Game 5.

And oh yeah, Max Muncy hit the first Dodger walk off homer in the World Series since Kirk Gibson’s shot in 1988. Maybe you have seen it.

So who owned October and the World Series?

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.

But the World Series deserves its own stats. WOWS (Who Owns the World Series.)

At the end of the post season, we will see who had the highest WOO total as a pitcher and a hitter. The WOWS total will be kept separately. Each game now counts towards both tallies.

A complete description of the rules can be found HERE.

From October 26
2018 World Series Game 3:

Receiving 1 WOO and 1 WOWS

Walker Buehler was brilliant, throwing 7 shutout innings, holding the Red Sox to 2 hits, no walks and 7 strikeouts. The bullpen blew his lead but the Dodgers would win the 18 inning marathon, 3-2.

Max Muncy reached base 4 times and ended the 18 inning classic with a walk off homer to give the Dodgers a 3-2 victory over Boston.

Receiving 1/2 WOO and 1/2 WOWS

 Jackie Bradley Jr. hit a 2 out game tying homer in the 8th that set in motion the never ending extra inning affair between the Dodgers and Red Sox. He would collect another hit and walk two more times but Boston fell in the 18th, 3-2.

Nathan Eovaldi put on one of the great relief performances in post season history, holding the Dodgers to 1 unearned run and 2 hits over 6 super high pressure innings. But he could not stretch it to 7 as he surrendered Muncy’s homer and took the brutally tough 3-2 loss for Boston in 18.

Current WOWS Totals MLB 2018

Hitters ‘WOWS’ MLB 2018

Andrew Benintendi – Red Sox 1, Mookie Betts – 1 Red Sox, Max Muncy – Dodgers 1, Jackie Bradley Jr.  – Red Sox 1/2, Manny Machado – Dodgers 1/2, Yasiel Puig – Dodgers 1/2

Pitchers ‘WOWS’ MLB 2018

Walker Buehler – Dodgers 1, Joe Kelly – Red Sox 1, David Price – Red Sox 1,

Current WOO Totals MLB 2018

Hitters ‘WOO’ MLB 2018,

Manny Machado – Dodgers 3 1/2, Jackie Bradley Jr. – Red Sox 2 1/2, Andrew Benintendi – Red Sox 2,  Alex Bregman – Astros 2, George Springer – Astros 2, Justin Turner – Dodgers 2, Ronald Acuña, Jr – Braves 1 1/2, Orlando Arcia – Brewers 1 1/2, Lorenzo Cain – Brewers 1 1/2, Marwin Gonzalez – Astros 1 1/2, Aaron Judge – Yankees 1 1/2, Francisco Lindor – Indians 1 1/2, Yasiel Puig – Dodgers 1 1/2, Christian Yelich – Brewers 1 1/2, Jesús Aguilar – Brewers 1, Cody Bellinger – Dodgers 1, Mookie Betts – Red Sox 1, Rafael Devers – Red Sox 1, Brock Holt – Red Sox 1, Erik Kratz – Brewers 1,  J. D. Martinez – Red Sox 1, Mike Moustakas Brewers – 1, Max Muncy – Dodgers 1, Eduardo Nunez – Red Sox  1, Gary Sanchez – Yankees 1, Tony Wolters – Rockies 1, Jose Altuve – Astros 1/2, Nolan Arenado – Rockies 1 /2, Javier Baez – Cubs 1/2, Charlie Blackmon – Rockies 1/2, Xander Bogaerts – Red Sox 1/2, Ryan Braun – Brewers 1/2, Khris Davis – Athletics 1/2, Freddie Freeman – Braves 1/2, David Freese – Dodgers 1/2, Didi Gregorius – Yankees 1/2, Steve Pearce – Red Sox 1/2, Freddy Peralta – Brewers 1/2, Trevor Story – Rockies 1/2, Kurt Suzuki  – Braves 1/2, Chris Taylor  – Dodgers 1/2,

Pitchers ‘WOO’ MLB 2018,

Nathan Eovaldi – Red Sox 2 1/2, Brandon Woodruff – Brewers 2 1/2, Justin Verlander – Astros 2 1/2, Corbin Burnes – Brewers 2, Clayton Kershaw –  Dodgers 2, David Price – Red Sox 2, Matt Barnes – Red Sox 1 1/2, Walker Buehler – Dodgers 1 1/2, Joe Kelly – Red Sox 1 1/2, Pedro Baez – Dodgers 1, Dellin Betances – Yankees 1, Ryan Brasier – Red Sox 1, Jhoulys Chacín – Brewers 1, Gerrit Cole – Astros 1, Kyle Freeland – Rockies 1, Kenley Jansen – Dodgers 1, Jeremy Jeffress Brewers – 1, Ryan Madson – Dodgers 1, Collin McHugh – Astros 1, Rick Porcello – Red Sox 1, Hyun-Jin Ryu – Dodgers 1, Chris Sale – Red Sox 1, Masahiro Tanaka – Yankeees 1, Arodys Vizcaino – Braves 1,  Tyler Anderson – Rockies 1/2, Carlos Carrasco – Indians 1/2, Mike Clevinger – Indians 1/2, Chad Green – Yankees 1/2, Josh Hader – Brewers 1/2,  Dallas Keuchel – Astros 1/2, Jon Lester – Cubs 1/2, Wade Miley – Brewers 1/2, Sean Newcomb – Braves 1/2, David Robertson – Yankees 1/2, Touki Toussaint – 1 /2 Braves, Lou Trivino – Athletics 1/2

Who Owns October (#WOO) Tallies Updated For October 4, 2018

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Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times

Christian Yelich is still owning baseball even if it is October. He and Giancarlo Stanton have each homered in their first post season game. Little solace for Marlins fans.

Meanwhile Hyun-Jin Ryu has no time for Bull Penning and gave the Dodgers a good old fashioned solid playoff start.

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 4

National League Division Series Game 1:

Receiving 1 WOO

Max Muncy hit a 3 run homer and was walked 3 times to power the Dodgers past Atlanta, 5-0.

Hyun-Jin Ryu threw 7 shutout innings, striking out 8 Braves and walking none to earn the 5-0 win for the Dodgers.

Brandon Woodruff held the Rockies hitless over 3 shutout innings, striking out 3 and helped set up the Brewers 3-2 extra inning victory.

Christian Yelich reached base 4 times, including a 2 run homer that put Milwaukee on the board. The Rockies would tie the game in the 9th but the Brewers walked off 3-2 in the 10th.

Receiving 1/2 WOO

Charlie Blackmon drove in the first run in the Rockies game tying 9th inning rally. The Brewers would come back to win, 3-2 in 10.

Freddie Freeman got one of the few hits off of Ryu and made a fine catch into the stands. But it was not enough as the Braves were blanked by the Dodgers, 5-0.

Sean Newcomb stopped the bleeding by coming out of the bullpen in the 3rd and throwing 2 shutout innings. The Braves were still shutout by Los Angeles, 5-0.

Antonio Senzatela performed well in his surprise start, working around a homer to hold the Brewers to 2 runs over 5 innings. He did not factor in the decision as the Rockies fell in 10, 3-2.

Current WOO Totals MLB 2018

Hitters ‘WOO’ MLB 2017,

Aaron Judge – Yankees 1, Tony Wolters – Rockies 1, Christian Yelich – Brewers 1, Javier Baez – Cubs 1/2, Charlie Blackmon – Rockies 1/2, Khris Davis – Athletics 1/2, Freddie Freeman – Braves 1/2

Pitchers ‘WOO’ MLB 2017,

Dellin Betances – Yankees 1, Kyle Freeland – Rockies 1, Hyun-Jin Ryu – Dodgers 1, Brandon Woodruff – Brewers 1, Jon Lester – Cubs 1/2, Sean Newcomb – Braves 1/2, Lou Trivino – Athletics 1/2

Who Owned Baseball October 1, 2018 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVPs) + 2018 #WOB

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Patrick Gorski – USA Today Sports

SPECIAL RULES FOR TODAY!
Because of the two Tie Breaker Games, I will treat WOB like the post season. Each game will get full WOBs and 1/2 WOBs as I see fit.

For an explanation of how WOB works, click here.

Orlando Arcia went 4 for 4, scoring 2 runs to help the Brewers clinch the Central with a 3-1 Tie Breaker win over the Cubs.

Walker Buehler dominated the Rockies into the 7th, throwing 6 2/3 shutout innings, striking out 3 and getting the 5-2 clinching victory for the Dodgers.

Jhoulys Chacin kept the Cubs from a big inning by allowing only a solo homer over 5 2/3 innings to earn the 3-1 decision for the Brewers.

Max Muncy got 2 hits, including a 2 run homer, to lead the Dodgers past the Rockies in the NL West Tie Breaker, 5-2.

They all owned baseball on October 1, 2018

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Who Owned Baseball July 3, 2018 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2018 #WOB

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David Zalubowski, The Associated Press

For an explanation of how WOB works, click here.

Antonio Senzatela threw 7 shutout innings, striking out 4 Giants and earning the 8-1 decision for the Rockies.

Max Muncy got 3 hits, including 2 homers, as the surging Dodgers beat the Pirates, 8-3.

Wade LeBlanc allowed 1 run over 7 innings and earned the 4-1 win for the Mariners over the Angels.

Avisail Garcia reached base 4 times, including a pair of homers with the second one tying the game in the 9th, as the White Sox took the 12-8 extra inning slugfest against the Reds.

They all owned baseball on July 3, 2018

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Who Owned Baseball June 3, 2018 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2018 #WOB

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For an explanation of how WOB works, click here.

Eddie Rosario homered three times, the last one being a 9th inning walk off shot, driving in 4 altogether, to power the Twins past Cleveland, 7-5.

Max Muncy hit two homers, driving in 4, to help the surging Dodgers eat Colorado in a 10-7 slug fest.

Felix Hernandez threw 8 innings, allowing 1 run and 5 hits, earning the 2-1 decision for the surging Mariners past Tampa Bay.

Michael Wacha took a no hitter into the 9th, finishing with 8 plus innings, 1 hit, no runs and struck out 8 Pirates in the Cardinals 5-0 victory.

They all owned baseball on June 3, 2018

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