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Who Owns October and Who Owns the 2018 World Series (#WOO and #WOWS) Tallies Updated For October 27, 2018

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What do you do if you have a negative narrative about you in the post season? You come up big in the World Series and rewrite the narrative.

David Price’s postseason woes are over. Done. Kaput. You can’t bring them up again. He ELWAYED them. Now his legacy is beating Verlander for the pennant, Kershaw for the World Series and going deep in both games… you know, like an ace does.

I personally would have given him World Series MVP, but with Steve Pearce launching all of those homers, it was a tough call.

But not tough in terms of figuring out who owned the World Series and 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.

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 28
2018 World Series Game 8:

Receiving 1 WOO and 1 WOWS

Steve Pearce homered in the first inning to put the Red Sox up 2-0 and added another shot in the 8th to put the Dodgers away, earning World Series MVP honors after the 5-1 final.

David Price pitched into the 8th, allowing 3 hits, 1 run and striking out 5 Dodgers in 7 plus innings, earning the 5-1 World Series clinching decision for Boston.

Receiving 1/2 WOO and 1/2 WOWS

David Freese homered on the first pitch of the bottom of the first and added a triple but the Dodgers could not hold off the Red Sox in the 5-1 clincher.

Clayton Kershaw kept the Dodgers in the game over 7 innings. But he let up 3 Boston homers along the way and the offense never woke up in the 5-1 loss.

Current WOWS Totals MLB 2018

Hitters ‘WOWS’ MLB 2018

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

Pitchers ‘WOWS’ MLB 2018

David Price – Red Sox 2, Walker Buehler – Dodgers 1, Joe Kelly – Red Sox 1, Eduardo Rodriguez – Red Sox 1, Nathan Eovaldi – Red Sox 1/2, Rich Hill – Dodgers 1/2, Clayton Kershaw – Dodgers 1/2,

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, Steve Pearce – Red Sox 2 1/2, Yasiel Puig – Dodgers 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, Christian Yelich – Brewers 1 1/2, Jesús Aguilar – Brewers 1, Cody Bellinger – Dodgers 1, Mookie Betts – Red Sox 1, Rafael Devers – Red Sox 1, David Freese – Dodgers 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, Didi Gregorius – Yankees 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,

David Price – Red Sox 3, Nathan Eovaldi – Red Sox 2 1/2, Clayton Kershaw –  Dodgers 2 1/2, Justin Verlander – Astros 2 1/2, Brandon Woodruff – Brewers 2 1/2, Corbin Burnes – Brewers 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, Eduardo Rodriguez – 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,  Rich Hill – Dodgers 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

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Who Owns October and Who Owns the 2016 World Series (#WOO and #WOWS) Tallies Updated For October 27, 2018

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Steve Pearce will never have to buy a drink in New England again

Between his pinch hit game tying homer in the 8th and the bases clearing insurance double in the 9th, Pearce took a game that looked like was going to knot up the Series to putting Boston on the brink of the title.

If Game 3 was as long as two games, Game 4 FELT like two different games. Part one was a tense pitcher’s duel. Part two was an offensive eruption.

You know a game is odd when it is 0-0 going into the bottom of the sixth, tied going into the 9th and a 2 run homer in the bottom of the 9th just gets a shrug.

Thus is the strange narrative of Game 4 of the 2018 World Series.

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 27
2018 World Series Game 4:

Receiving 1 WOO and 1 WOWS

Steve Pearce hit a game tying home run in the 8th inning and then cleared the bases with a 9th inning double to lead the Red Sox in a dramatic 9-6 comeback victory over Los Angeles.

Eduardo Rodriguez pitched with no days rest and had a shutout with 1 out in the 6th inning. While he tired and let up 4 runs, his effort allowed Boston’s wiped out bullpen a chance to reset and win the 9-6 Game 4 final over the Dodgers.

Receiving 1/2 WOO and 1/2 WOWS

Rich Hill dominated the Red Sox, taking a shutout into the 7th, allowing 1 hit, had one run charged to him because of the bullpen while striking out 7. But the Dodger bullpen had an absolute meltdown and turned a 4-0 LA lead into a 9-6 defeat.

Yasiel Puig launched a towering 3 run homer that gave the Dodgers a seemingly safe 4-0 lead in the 6th. The Red Sox would score 9 unanswered runs to take the game, 9-6.

 

Current WOWS Totals MLB 2018

Hitters ‘WOWS’ MLB 2018

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

Pitchers ‘WOWS’ MLB 2018

Walker Buehler – Dodgers 1, Joe Kelly – Red Sox 1, David Price – Red Sox 1,Eduardo Rodriguez – Red Sox 1, Nathan Eovaldi – Red Sox 1/2, Rich Hill – Dodgers 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, Yasiel Puig – Dodgers 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, Steve Pearce – Red Sox 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, 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, Eduardo Rodriguez – 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,  Rich Hill – Dodgers 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 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 and Who Owns the 2016 World Series (#WOO and #WOWS) Tallies Updated For October 24, 2018

 

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Now David Price can’t STOP winning post season starts.

He gave the Red Sox good old fashioned quality start while Mookie Betts and company shrugged off a 2-1 hole in the game to put the Dodgers down 2 games to none.

Was this the last game played at Fenway this year? It could be.

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 23
2018 World Series Game 1:

Receiving 1 WOO and 1 WOWS

Mookie Betts went 3 for 4 with a double and a run scored to lead Boston’s offensive attack to a 4-2 win over the Dodgers.

David Price gave the Red Sox 6 strong innings, allowing 3 hits and 2 runs while striking out 5 Dodgers and earning the 4-2 decision.

Receiving 1/2 WOO and 1/2 WOWS

Yasiel Puig singled home a run that briefly gave the Dodgers the lead. The Red Sox would come back to take the 4-2 final.

Current WOWS Totals MLB 2018

Hitters ‘WOWS’ MLB 2018

Andrew Benintendi – Red Sox 1, Mookie Betts – 1 Red Sox, Manny Machado – Dodgers 1/2, Yasiel Puig – Dodgers 1/2

Pitchers ‘WOWS’ MLB 2018

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, Andrew Benintendi – Red Sox 2, Jackie Bradley Jr. – 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, 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,

Brandon Woodruff – Brewers 2 1/2, Justin Verlander – Astros 2 1/2, Corbin Burnes – Brewers 2, Nathan Eovaldi – Red Sox 2, Clayton Kershaw –  Dodgers 2, David Price – Red Sox 2, Matt Barnes – Red Sox 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, Walker Buehler – Yankees 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 the World Series (WOWS) is Back for the 2018 Fall Classic

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AP Photo | David J. Phillip – AP Photo/Matt Slocum

It is not enough just to own October… One must own the WORLD SERIES!

In the regular season, I had “Who Owns Baseball?” aka WOB. The explanation is here.

Then the post season came about and thus was born “Who Owns October?” aka WOO. A full explanation is here.

The player and pitcher who each winning team gets a WOO. If someone on the losing team has an admirable performance (I’m looking at YOU, Justin Verlander), then they would receive 1/2 a WOO.

But the World Series is different. People complain that postseason stats and World Series stats are combined, resulting in Bernie Williams and David Ortiz‘s stats dwarf Mickey Mantle‘s and Babe Ruth‘s because of the additional rounds.

So back in 2013 in my Twitter feed came this suggestion from one of my most loyal readers and listeners.

You got it. “Who Owns the World Series?” or WOWS.

I am going to continue to keep track of WOO to see who has the best tally for the entire Postseason.

But it is also time to keep a separate list for the World Series. Will the leader of WOO also lead WOWS?

There is only one way to find out… keep track like a maniac!

 

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WOO Stands For ‘Who Owned October’ 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 October leaders every day – and we will update the standings here every day.

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Who Owns October (#WOO) Tallies Updated For October 20, 2018

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(Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)

Yasiel Puig has a tendency to talk a big game. But guess what? He backs it up. And with one swing of the bat he turned a potential Game 7 thriller into a foregone conclusion.

Meanwhile a parade of Dodger relievers kept the Brewers off of the scoreboard after Yelich’s first inning homer.

Dodgers are off to play the Red Sox. The Brewers came oh so close.

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 20, 2018

NLCS Game 7:

Receiving 1 WOO

Ryan Madson threw 1 2/3 clutch innings of shutout relief, allowing just 1 hit, striking out a pair of Brewers and earned the pennant clinching 5-1 decision for the Dodgers.

Yasiel Puig got 3 hits, including the back breaking 3 run shot, that put the game out of reach as the Dodgers clinched the pennant in Milwaukee, 5-1.

Receiving 1/2 WOO

Josh Hader kept the Dodgers off the board with 3 dominating shutout innings, striking out 4. It was too little too late as the Brewers lost, 5-1.

Christian Yelich homered in the first inning to send Milwaukee into a frenzy. It would short lived as the Dodgers rallied to clinch the pennant, 5-1.

 Current WOO Totals MLB 2018

Hitters ‘WOO’ MLB 2017,

Manny Machado – Dodgers 3, Jackie Bradley Jr. – 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, Christian Yelich – Brewers 1 1/2, Jesús Aguilar – Brewers 1, Andrew Benintendi – Red Sox 1, Cody Bellinger – Dodgers 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, Eduardo Nunez – Red Sox  1, Yasiel Puig – Dodgers 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 2017,

Brandon Woodruff – Brewers 2 1/2, Justin Verlander – Astros 2 1/2, Corbin Burnes – Brewers 2, Nathan Eovaldi – Red Sox 2, Clayton Kershaw –  Dodgers 2, Matt Barnes – 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, David Price – 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, Walker Buehler – Yankees 1/2, Carlos Carrasco – Indians 1/2, Mike Clevinger – Indians 1/2, Chad Green – Yankees 1/2, Josh Hader – Brewers 1/2,  Joe Kelly – Red Sox 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 19, 2018

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AP Photo/Charlie Riedel

As the Red Sox kick their feet up, relaxing from their pennant clinching yesterday, the NLCS is down to a Game 7. I guess it is appropriate after the regular season ended with a pair of Game 163 match ups that the National League title is undecided until the last possible moment.

The Dodgers homered in the opening batter, making Milwaukee wonder if they were done. 4 runs in the first changed all of that.

So thanks to Jesús Aguilar and company, the National League will be decided on Saturday. And Corbin Burnes made sure Josh Hader is rested and ready for Game 7.

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 19, 2018

NLCS Game 6:

Receiving 1 WOO

 Jesús Aguilar reached base 4 times, including a pair of doubles, scoring twice and driving in 3 to lead the Brewers past the Dodgers, 7-2.

Corbin Burnes finished the 7-2 game with 2 perfect innings, striking out a pair of Dodgers and preserving the Milwaukee bullpen for Game 7.

Receiving 1/2 WOO

 David Freese led off the game with a homer and added a double in the Dodgers 7-2 loss in Milwaukee.

 Current WOO Totals MLB 2018

Hitters ‘WOO’ MLB 2017,

Manny Machado – Dodgers 3, Jackie Bradley Jr. – 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, Jesús Aguilar – Brewers 1, Andrew Benintendi – Red Sox 1, Cody Bellinger – Dodgers 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, Eduardo Nunez – Red Sox  1, Gary Sanchez – Yankees 1, Tony Wolters – Rockies 1, Christian Yelich – Brewers 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 2017,

Brandon Woodruff – Brewers 2 1/2, Justin Verlander – Astros 2 1/2, Corbin Burnes – Brewers 2, Nathan Eovaldi – Red Sox 2, Clayton Kershaw –  Dodgers 2, Matt Barnes – 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, Collin McHugh – Astros 1, Rick Porcello – Red Sox 1, David Price – 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, Walker Buehler – Yankees 1/2, Carlos Carrasco – Indians 1/2, Mike Clevinger – Indians 1/2, Chad Green – Yankees 1/2, Joe Kelly – Red Sox 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 18, 2018

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Bob Levey/Getty Images

A former Cy Young Award winner who used to pitch for the Tigers came up huge today. It just was not the one everyone was expecting.

David Price is finally a post season winner, Rafael Devers powered the Sox and the Red Sox are World Series bound.

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 18, 2018

ALCS Game 5:

Receiving 1 WOO

Rafael Devers broke the Astros back with a 3 run homer that led the Red Sox to a pennant winning 4-1 victory.

David Price finally won a post season start, throwing 6 shutout frames, striking out 9 Astros as the Red Sox clinched the game and the series, 4-1.

Receiving 1/2 WOO

Marwin Gonzalez homered to provide the lone offensive highlight for the Astros in their 4-1 loss to Boston.

Justin Verlander was solid through 5 innings but allowed a 3 run homer in the 6th and the Astros were eliminated by Boston, 4-1.

 Current WOO Totals MLB 2018

Hitters ‘WOO’ MLB 2017,

Manny Machado – Dodgers 3, Jackie Bradley Jr. – 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, Andrew Benintendi – Red Sox 1, Rafael Devers – Red Sox 1, Francisco Lindor – Indians 1 1/2, Cody Bellinger – Dodgers 1,Brock Holt – Red Sox 1, Erik Kratz – Brewers 1,  J. D. Martinez – Red Sox 1, Mike Moustakas Brewers – 1, Eduardo Nunez – Red Sox  1, Gary Sanchez – Yankees 1, Tony Wolters – Rockies 1, Christian Yelich – Brewers 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, 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 2017,

Brandon Woodruff – Brewers 2 1/2, Justin Verlander – Astros 2 1/2, Nathan Eovaldi – Red Sox 2, Clayton Kershaw –  Dodgers 2, Matt Barnes – Red Sox 1 1/2, Pedro Baez – Dodgers 1, Dellin Betances – Yankees 1, Ryan Brasier – Red Sox 1, Corbin Burnes – Brewers 1, Jhoulys Chacín – Brewers 1, Gerrit Cole – Astros 1, Kyle Freeland – Rockies 1, Kenley Jansen – Dodgers 1, Jeremy Jeffress Brewers – 1, Collin McHugh – Astros 1, Rick Porcello – Red Sox 1, David Price – Red Sox 1, Hyun-Jin Ryu – Dodgers 1, Chris Sale 1 – Red Sox, Masahiro Tanaka – Yankeees 1, Arodys Vizcaino – Braves 1,  Tyler Anderson – Rockies 1/2, Walker Buehler – Yankees 1/2, Carlos Carrasco – Indians 1/2, Mike Clevinger – Indians 1/2, Chad Green – Yankees 1/2, Joe Kelly – Red Sox 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 17, 2018

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Mark J. Terril – AP

I guess Clayton Kershaw is getting sick of the “Kershaw can’t pitch in October” narrative. He was great in the Division Series, not so great in his first outing in the NLCS. But look at what we’ve got here!

Kershaw pitched like an ace, 7 innings, 3 hits, 1 run and 9 strikeouts, putting the Dodgers on the brink of their second straight World Series and a date with the lone hole in his Hall of Fame resume.

Meanwhile Andrew Benintendi should have been credited with the save with an all time brilliant catch with 2 outs in the bottom of the 9th to put the Red Sox up 3-1 over Houston.

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 17, 2018

NLCS Game 5:

ALCS Game 4:

Receiving 1 WOO

Andrew Benintendi doubled twice, scored twice and made a game saving catch with 2 outs in the bottom of the 9th to seal the Red Sox heart stopping 8-6 victory over Houston.

Ryan Brasier got 5 key outs from the bullpen, allowing no runs and helped Boston beat Houston, 8-6.

Clayton Kershaw dominated Milwaukee, striking out 9 in 7 innings and earning the 5-2 victory for Los Angeles.

Justin Turner reached base 3 times, driving in a run and scoring another to help the Dodgers beat the Brewers, 5-2.

Receiving 1/2 WOO

Lorenzo Cain singled, doubled and drove in a run, but the Brewers fell short against the Dodgers, 5-2.

George Springer reached base 4 times, including a homer, but the Astros lost a dramatic 8-6 game to the Red Sox.

Brandon Woodruff came out of the bullpen in the first and threw 5 1/3 innings, striking out 8 Dodgers and allowing 2 earned runs and 1 unearned run. But he took the hard luck 5-2 loss for Milwaukee.

 Current WOO Totals MLB 2018

Hitters ‘WOO’ MLB 2017,

Manny Machado – Dodgers 3, Jackie Bradley Jr. – 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, Aaron Judge – Yankees 1 1/2, Andrew Benintendi – Red Sox 1, Francisco Lindor – Indians 1 1/2, Cody Bellinger – Dodgers 1, Marwin Gonzalez – Astros 1, Brock Holt – Red Sox 1, Erik Kratz – Brewers 1,  J. D. Martinez – Red Sox 1, Mike Moustakas Brewers – 1, Eduardo Nunez – Red Sox  1, Gary Sanchez – Yankees 1, Tony Wolters – Rockies 1, Christian Yelich – Brewers 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, 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 2017,

Brandon Woodruff – Brewers 2 1/2, Nathan Eovaldi – Red Sox 2, Clayton Kershaw –  Dodgers 2, Justin Verlander – 2 Astros, Matt Barnes – Red Sox 1 1/2, Pedro Baez – Dodgers 1, Dellin Betances – Yankees 1, Ryan Brasier – Red Sox 1, Corbin Burnes – Brewers 1, Jhoulys Chacín – Brewers 1, Gerrit Cole – Astros 1, Kyle Freeland – Rockies 1, Kenley Jansen – Dodgers 1, Jeremy Jeffress Brewers – 1, Collin McHugh – Astros 1, Rick Porcello – Red Sox 1, Hyun-Jin Ryu – Dodgers 1, Chris Sale 1 – Red Sox, Masahiro Tanaka – Yankeees 1, Arodys Vizcaino – Braves 1,  Tyler Anderson – Rockies 1/2, Walker Buehler – Yankees 1/2, Carlos Carrasco – Indians 1/2, Mike Clevinger – Indians 1/2, Chad Green – Yankees 1/2, Joe Kelly – Red Sox 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 16, 2018

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Boston Herald Staff photo by Christopher Evans

Jackie Bradley Jr. is hitting the hardest .200 I’ve ever seen in a series. He doesn’t get many hit, but MAN he makes them count.

The Red Sox were already up 4-2 when he came up with the bases loaded and two outs in the 8th. J. D. Martinez and Steve Pearce already made their marks with the bat. Nathan Eovaldi continued to be the ace of the post season.

But Jackie Bradley Jr.’s grand slam put the game away and suddenly put the Red Sox, who looked over matched in the series opener, in the driver’s seat.

Meanwhile, the Dodgers took a 13th inning thriller to make sure their NLCS will be a potential classic. Cody Bellinger didn’t start the game, but he made sure to end it.

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 16, 2018

ALCS Game 3:

NLCS Game 4:

Receiving 1 WOO

Cody Bellinger came off the bench to go 2 for 4, including the walk off 13th inning single, giving the Dodgers a 2-1 win over the Brewers.

Jackie Bradley Jr. hit a 2 out 8th inning grand slam that broke the game wide open, giving the Red Sox an 8-2 victory over the Astros.

Nathan Eovaldi threw 6 strong innings, holding Houston to 2 runs, earning the 8-2 decision for the Red Sox.

Kenley Jansen threw a pair of critical shutout innings in relief to set up the Dodgers dramatic 2-1 extra inning defeat of the Brewers.

Receiving 1/2 WOO

Jose Altuve reached base three times and scored both Astros run but they would fall to Boston, 8-2.

Ryan Braun collected 3 hits but was stranded each time in the Brewers 2-1 extra inning loss to the Dodgers.

Dallas Keuchel worked through early trouble to give the Astros 5 innings, allowing 2 Boston runs. The bullpen would drop the 8-2 final.

Freddy Peralta came out of the bullpen during a second inning emergency. He responded with a 3 inning shutout and no hit post season debut, striking out 6 Dodgers along the way. The Brewers would fall in 13 innings, 2-1.

 Current WOO Totals MLB 2018

Hitters ‘WOO’ MLB 2017,

Manny Machado – Dodgers 3, Jackie Bradley Jr. – Red Sox 2, Alex Bregman – Astros 2, Ronald Acuña, Jr – Braves 1 1/2, Orlando Arcia – Brewers 1 1/2, Aaron Judge – Yankees 1 1/2, Francisco Lindor – Indians 1 1/2, George Springer – Astros 1 1/2, Cody Bellinger – Dodgers 1, Lorenzo Cain – Brewers 1, Marwin Gonzalez – Astros 1, Brock Holt – Red Sox 1, Erik Kratz – Brewers 1,  J. D. Martinez – Red Sox 1, Mike Moustakas Brewers – 1, Eduardo Nunez – Red Sox  1, Gary Sanchez – Yankees 1, Justin Turner – Dodgers 1, Tony Wolters – Rockies 1, Christian Yelich – Brewers 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, 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 2017,

Nathan Eovaldi – Red Sox 2, Justin Verlander – 2 Astros, Brandon Woodruff – Brewers 2, Matt Barnes – Red Sox 1 1/2, Pedro Baez – Dodgers 1, Dellin Betances – Yankees 1, Corbin Burnes – Brewers 1, Jhoulys Chacín – Brewers 1, Gerrit Cole – Astros 1, Kyle Freeland – Rockies 1, Kenley Jansen – Dodgers 1, Jeremy Jeffress Brewers – 1, Clayton Kershaw – 1 Dodgers, Collin McHugh – Astros 1, Rick Porcello – Red Sox 1, Hyun-Jin Ryu – Dodgers 1, Chris Sale 1 – Red Sox, Masahiro Tanaka – Yankeees 1, Arodys Vizcaino – Braves 1,  Tyler Anderson – Rockies 1/2, Walker Buehler – Yankees 1/2, Carlos Carrasco – Indians 1/2, Mike Clevinger – Indians 1/2, Chad Green – Yankees 1/2, Joe Kelly – Red Sox 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 15, 2018

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Kevork Djansezian, Getty Images

I am not going to lie to you. I still am not sure I am pronouncing Jhoulys correctly. But man, he gave the Brewers what they needed.

I DO know how to pronounce Orlando and Arcia. And put those names together and suddenly the Brewers are halfway to the World Series.

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 15, 2018

NLCS Game 3:

Receiving 1 WOO

Orlando Arcia lifted a 2 run homer to put the game away as the Brewers blanked the Dodgers, 4-0.

Jhoulys Chacín threw 5 1/3 shutout innings, striking out 6 Dodgers, and earned the 4-0 decision for Milwaukee.

 

Receiving 1/2 WOO

Walker Buehler threw 7 strong innings, striking out 8 Brewers, but he also let up a back breaking homer that sealed the Dodgers 4-0 loss.

Manny Machado reached base 3 times including a double in a 9th inning rally that failed to cash in for the Dodgers who dropped the 4-0 game to the Brewers.

 Current WOO Totals MLB 2018

Hitters ‘WOO’ MLB 2017,

Manny Machado – Dodgers 3, Alex Bregman – Astros 2, Ronald Acuña, Jr – Braves 1 1/2, Orlando Arcia – Brewers 1 1/2, Aaron Judge – Yankees 1 1/2, Francisco Lindor – Indians 1 1/2, George Springer – Astros 1 1/2, Jackie Bradley Jr. – Red Sox 1, Lorenzo Cain – Brewers 1, Marwin Gonzalez – Astros 1, Brock Holt – Red Sox 1, Erik Kratz – Brewers 1,  J. D. Martinez – Red Sox 1, Mike Moustakas Brewers – 1, Eduardo Nunez – Red Sox  1, Gary Sanchez – Yankees 1, Justin Turner – Dodgers 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, Didi Gregorius – Yankees 1/2, Steve Pearce – Red Sox 1/2, Trevor Story – Rockies 1/2, Kurt Suzuki  – Braves 1/2, Chris Taylor  – Dodgers 1/2,

Pitchers ‘WOO’ MLB 2017,

Justin Verlander – 2 Astros, Brandon Woodruff – Brewers 2, Matt Barnes – Red Sox 1 1/2, Pedro Baez – Dodgers 1, Dellin Betances – Yankees 1, Corbin Burnes – Brewers 1, Jhoulys Chacín – Brewers 1, Gerrit Cole – Astros 1, Nathan Eovaldi – Red Sox 1, Kyle Freeland – Rockies 1, Kenley Jansen – Dodgers 1, Jeremy Jeffress Brewers – 1, Clayton Kershaw – 1 Dodgers, Collin McHugh – Astros 1, Rick Porcello – Red Sox 1, Hyun-Jin Ryu – Dodgers 1, Chris Sale 1 – Red Sox, Masahiro Tanaka – Yankeees 1, Arodys Vizcaino – Braves 1,  Tyler Anderson – Rockies 1/2, Walker Buehler – Yankees 1/2, Carlos Carrasco – Indians 1/2, Mike Clevinger – Indians 1/2, Chad Green – Yankees 1/2, Joe Kelly – Red Sox 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 13, 2018

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Rob Carr – Getty Images

So I guess the Brewers CAN a lose a game! That isn’t much solace for the Cubs who could have used one more Milwaukee loss for a Division Title!

Justin Turner has a thing for Game 2 of the NLCS. But his blast has made sure we have a competitive series now.

Meanwhile, the beat goes on for the Astros who took advantage of wild Boston pitching to strike the first blow of the ALCS.

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 13

NLCS Game 2

ALCS Game 1:

Receiving 1 WOO

Alex Bregman reached base 4 times, scored twice and made several terrific defensive plays to shut down the Red Sox attack and push the Astros to a 7-2 victory.

Kenley Jansen slammed the door on the Brewers with a scoreless ninth, retiring Yelich with 2 outs and the tying run on, earning the save for the Dodgers 4-3 victory.

Justin Turner got a pair of hits including a dramatic come from behind 2 run homer to lead the Dodgers past Milwaukee, 4-3.

Justin Verlander had one bad inning but dominated the Red Sox for the other 5, allowing 2 hits and 2 runs and striking out 6 to earn the 7-2 decision for Houston.

Receiving 1/2 WOO

Orlando Arcia broke a scoreless tie with a homer. The Brewers fell just short to the Dodgers, 4-3.

Matt Barnes kept the Red Sox in the game with 1 1/3 hitless shutout innings, but the Astros piled on late to win, 7-2.

Steve Pearce got one of the Red Sox three hits and scored one of their two runs in Houston’s 7-2 victory.

Wade Miley threw 5 2/3 shutout innings, walking none and striking out 3 Dodgers. He even got a pair of hits and scored a run. But Milwaukee’s bullpen had a rare off day and blew the game, 4-3.

 Current WOO Totals MLB 2018

Hitters ‘WOO’ MLB 2017,

Alex Bregman – Astros 2, Manny Machado – Dodgers 2 1/2, Ronald Acuña, Jr – Braves 1 1/2, Aaron Judge – Yankees 1 1/2, Francisco Lindor – Indians 1 1/2, Lorenzo Cain – Brewers 1, Marwin Gonzalez – Astros 1, Brock Holt – Red Sox 1, Erik Kratz – Brewers 1,  J. D. Martinez – Red Sox 1, Mike Moustakas Brewers – 1, Eduardo Nunez – Red Sox  1, Gary Sanchez – Yankees 1, George Springer – Astros 1, Justin Turner – Dodgers 1, Tony Wolters – Rockies 1, Christian Yelich – Brewers 1, Orlando Arcia – Brewers 1/2, 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, Didi Gregorius – Yankees 1/2, Steve Pearce – Red Sox 1/2, Trevor Story – Rockies 1/2, Kurt Suzuki  – Braves 1/2, Chris Taylor  – Dodgers 1/2,

Pitchers ‘WOO’ MLB 2017,

Justin Verlander – 2 Astros, Brandon Woodruff – Brewers 2, Pedro Baez – Dodgers 1, Dellin Betances – Yankees 1, Corbin Burnes – Brewers 1, Gerrit Cole – Astros 1, Nathan Eovaldi – Red Sox 1, Kyle Freeland – Rockies 1, Kenley Jansen – Dodgers 1, Jeremy Jeffress Brewers – 1, Clayton Kershaw – 1 Dodgers, Collin McHugh – Astros 1, Rick Porcello – Red Sox 1, Hyun-Jin Ryu – Dodgers 1, Chris Sale 1 – Red Sox, Masahiro Tanaka – Yankeees 1, Arodys Vizcaino – Braves 1,  Tyler Anderson – Rockies 1/2, Matt Barnes – Red Sox 1/2, Carlos Carrasco – Indians 1/2, Mike Clevinger – Indians 1/2, Chad Green – Yankees 1/2, Joe Kelly – Red Sox 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 9, 2018

Christopher Evans – Boston Herald

The Red Sox do well in years that end in “18.” And for the second time in 2 weeks, they popped champagne in the Bronx.

Not too shabby.

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 9

American League Division Series Game 4:

Receiving 1 WOO

Eduardo Nunez collected 2 hits, drove in a run and made the series clinching defensive play for the Red Sox, 4-3 over the Yankees.

Rick Porcello held the Yankees to 4 hits, no walks and 1 run over 5 strong innings to earn the 4-3 decision for Boston’s Division Series clincher.

Receiving 1/2 WOO

Didi Gregorius went 2 for 4, drove in a run and kept the Yankees’ 9th inning rally alive with a single but they fell just short to the Red Sox, 4-3.

David Robertson shut down the mighty Boston attack with 1 2/3 innings of no hit shutout ball, striking out 4. It was too little too late as the Yankees were eliminated in the 4-3 Game 4 final.

 Current WOO Totals MLB 2018

Hitters ‘WOO’ MLB 2017,

Manny Machado – Dodgers 2, Ronald Acuña, Jr – Braves 1 1/2, Aaron Judge – Yankees 1 1/2, Francisco Lindor – Indians 1 1/2, Alex Bregman – 1 Astros, Marwin Gonzalez – Astros 1, Brock Holt – Red Sox 1, Erik Kratz – Brewers 1,  J. D. Martinez – Red Sox 1, Mike Moustakas Brewers – 1, Eduardo Nunez – Red Sox  1, Gary Sanchez – Yankees 1, George Springe – Astros 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, Didi Gregorius – Yankees 1/2, Trevor Story – Rockies 1/2, Kurt Suzuki  – Braves 1/2, Chris Taylor  – Dodgers 1/2,

Pitchers ‘WOO’ MLB 2017,

Pedro Baez – Dodgers 1, Dellin Betances – Yankees 1, Corbin Burnes – Brewers 1, Gerrit Cole – Astros 1, Nathan Eovaldi – Red Sox 1, Kyle Freeland – Rockies 1,Jeremy Jeffress Brewers – 1, Clayton Kershaw – 1 Dodgers, Collin McHugh – Astros 1, Rick Porcello – Red Sox 1, 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, Mike Clevinger – Indians 1/2, Chad Green – Yankees 1/2, Joe Kelly – Red Sox 1/2, Jon Lester – Cubs 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 8, 2018

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(Boston Herald Staff photo by Christopher Evans)

Brock Holt hit for the cycle and wasn’t even the star of their game! Nathan Eovaldi became the ace of the post season and it is safe to say the Red Sox not only owned October but owned the Yankees.

Meanwhile the Astros and Dodgers advanced with final scores that were more lopsided than the games indicated.

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 7

National League Division Series Game 4
American League Division Series Game 3:

Receiving 1 WOO

Pedro Baez threw 1 1/3 key shutout innings, preventing the Braves from rallying and preserved the lead for the Dodgers as they clinched the Division Series in a 6-2 Game 4.

Nathan Eovaldi dominated the Yankees over 7 innings, allowing 5 hits and 1 garbage time run, to earn the easy 16-1 decision for the Red Sox.

Brock Holt hit the first ever post season cycle, homering in the 9th of Boston’s 16-1 humiliation of the Yankees.

Manny Machado went 2 for 5, homered and drove in 4, as the Dodgers came from behind to top Atlanta 6-2 and advance to the NLCS.

Collin McHugh threw 2 no hit shutout innings, striking out 4 Indians and walking none to earn the 11-3 victory for Houston.

George Springer got 3 hits and 2 homers to lead the Astros in a late charge to eliminate the Indians with an 11-3 final.

Receiving 1/2 WOO

Mike Clevinger struck out 9 Astros over 5 innings, holding the champs to a single run. But the Indians bullpen and defense betrayed him in the 11-3 elimination loss.

Francisco Lindor hit a go ahead homer and added another hit. But the Indians could not hold off the champion Astros, 11-3.

Kurt Suzuki hit a 2 run pinch hit single that briefly gave the Braves the lead. They could not hold the Dodgers, who rallied for a 6-2 win.

Current WOO Totals MLB 2018

Hitters ‘WOO’ MLB 2017,

Manny Machado – Dodgers 2, Ronald Acuña, Jr – Braves 1 1/2, Aaron Judge – Yankees 1 1/2, Francisco Lindor – Indians 1 1/2, Alex Bregman – 1 Astros, Marwin Gonzalez – Astros 1, Brock Holt – Red Sox 1, Erik Kratz – Brewers 1,  J. D. Martinez – 1 Red Sox, Mike Moustakas Brewers – 1, Gary Sanchez – Yankees 1, George Springe – Astros 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, Kurt Suzuki  – Braves 1/2, Chris Taylor  – Dodgers 1/2,

Pitchers ‘WOO’ MLB 2017,

Pedro Baez – Dodgers 1, Dellin Betances – Yankees 1, Corbin Burnes – Brewers 1, Gerrit Cole – Astros 1, Nathan Eovaldi – Red Sox 1, Kyle Freeland – Rockies 1,Jeremy Jeffress Brewers – 1, Clayton Kershaw – 1 Dodgers, Collin McHugh – Astros 1, 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, Mike Clevinger – 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

Who Owns October (#WOO) Tallies Updated For October 6, 2018

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Charles Wenzelberg

Sorry I missed a day of Who Owned October. I had to take care of something in the real world.

Naturally it was the day the Red Sox WON!

Meanwhile Gary Sanchez found his groove and Gerit Cole announced his presence with authority.

This entry will reflect in the standings both days. That means Clayton Kershaw, J. D. Martinez, Aaron Judge, Mike Moustakas, Alex Bregman, Manny Machado, Francisco Lindor, Justin Verlander, Jeremy Jeffress, Chris Sale, Ronald Acuña, Jr., Touki Toussaint, Chad Green, Tyler Anderson and Nolan Arenado all are credited.

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 5

American League Division Series Game 2:

Receiving 1 WOO

Gerrit Cole struck out 12 Indians in 7 innings, giving up 3 hits and 1 solo homer to earn the 3-1 win for the Astros.

Marwin Gonzalez went 4 for 4, including a double, driving in 2 as the Astros topped the Indians, 3-1.

Gary Sanchez homered twice, driving in 4 runs to make the difference for the Yankees 6-2 victory in Boston.

Masahiro Tanaka allowed 1 run over 6 innings before handing the lead over to the bullpen as the Yankees topped Boston, 6-2.

Receiving 1/2 WOO

Xander Bogaerts homered in the Red Sox 6-2 loss to the Yankees.

Carlos Carrasco held the Astros scoreless for the first 5 innings. He would hand the lead over to the bullpen in the 6th but they could not hold it, dropping the 3-1 final for Cleveland.

Francisco Lindor homered to give the Indians their only run in a 3-1 loss to the Astros.

Joe Kelly kept the Red Sox in the game with 2 1/3 shutout innings, allowing 1 hit. But the damage was done in the Yankees 6-2 win.

Current WOO Totals MLB 2018

Hitters ‘WOO’ MLB 2017,

Aaron Judge – Yankees 1 1/2, Alex Bregman – 1 Astros, Marwin Gonzalez – Astros 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, Ronald Acuña, Jr. – Braves 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,

Pitchers ‘WOO’ MLB 2017,

Dellin Betances – Yankees 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, 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

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

Sully Baseball Podcast: Tony Wolters, Requiem For The Cubs and A Great Opening Act – October 3, 2018

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Brian Cassella / Chicago Tribune

As Vin Scully would say, not a bad opening act for the post season. Tony Wolters becomes the hero and demonstrates why baseball is so wonderful in creating unlikely immortals.

Meanwhile Cub fans will take comfort that hurtful losses like this no longer have the baggage of the Cursed Days of the team.

Turning the page in this episode of Sully Baseball.

While we are at it, enjoy the NEW In Memoriam video.

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Who Owns October (#WOO) Tallies Updated For October 2, 2018

 

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Not a bad way to start the playoffs, eh? A 13 inning marathon whose great starting pitching was regulated to footnote as one of the most unlikely of players became an October hero.

I almost gave the WOO to Trevor Story, who got 3 hits and scored the eventual winning run. But honoring Wolters was too great to pass up.

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 2

National League Wild Card Game:

Receiving 1 WOO

Kyle Freeland threw a shutout into the 7th, finishing with 6 2/3 innings, no runs and struck out 6 Cubs. He did not get the decision but the Rockies held on to win 2-1.

Tony Wolters did not start the game but delivered the 2 out 13th inning RBI single that put the Rockies up for good as they topped the Cubs, 2-1.

Receiving 1/2 WOO

Javier Baez smacked a double that tied the Wild Game at 1 in the 8th inning. The Cubs would go on to drop the 2-1 final to Colorado.

Jon Lester kept the damage to a minimum after a 1 run first inning. He settled down struck out 9 Rockies in 6 innings and did not get the decision in the Cubs 2-1 extra inning loss.

Current WOO Totals MLB 2018

Hitters ‘WOO’ MLB 2017,

Tony Wolters – Rockies 1, Javier Baez – Cubs 1/2,

Pitchers ‘WOO’ MLB 2017,

Kyle Freeland – Rockies 1, Jon Lester – Cubs 1/2

Who Owned Baseball – THE FINAL REGULAR SEASON TALLY FOR 2018

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Well that is it for the regular season. Two down to the wire races for the top pitching spots, one player came from behind to take a hitter’s position and the best player in baseball took control early and never let go.

So Who Owned Baseball in 2018?

AMERICAN LEAGUE HITTER 

MIKE TROUT finished with 10 1/2 WOB, finishing ahead of Mookie Betts with 8 and Francisco Lindor with 7.

NATIONAL LEAGUE HITTER

JAVIER BAEZ ended the year at 8 1/2, leap frogging Scooter Gennett at 7 1/2 and Bryce Harper’s 6 1/2. Christian Yelich reached 6 1/2 with his late season surge.

AMERICAN LEAGUE PITCHER

JUSTIN VERLANDER edged out Corey Kluber by a count of 10 1/2 to 10. Carlos Carasco was right behind them at 9. Chris Sale led the league for most of the season but injuries slowed him down and he finished tied for 4th with José Berríos at 8.

NATIONAL LEAGUE PITCHER

MAX SCHERZER took advantage of the full WOB and 1/2 WOB rules and edged Jacob deGrom, 12 1/2 to 12. Aaron Nola was third with 10.

They all owned baseball for 2018
 

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Sully Baseball Podcast – All Tickets Punched and Good Bye Regular Season – October 1, 2018

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FINALLY we know what the National League Post Season picture looks like. And man oh man will either the Rockies or the Cubs regret not winning just one more game in the regular season.

I give the final Who Owns Baseball Tally and make my post season predictions.

Getting this party started on this episode of Sully Baseball.

While we are at it, enjoy the NEW In Memoriam video.

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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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Sully Baseball Podcast – Going through the last day of the season… or possibly the last day – September 30, 2018

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Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times

The potential for full chaos at the end of the season was there in the National League. I checked in bit by bit throughout the day as the NL is STILL undecided after 162 games!

Stretching it all out an extra day in this episode of Sully Baseball.

While we are at it, enjoy the NEW In Memoriam video.

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Who Owned Baseball September 30, 2018 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVPs) + 2018 #WOB

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Andy Cross – Denver Post

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Charlie Blackmon sparked the Rockies into an NL West play in game by hitting for the cycle, driving in 3, in the 12-0 blow out over Washington.

Noah Syndergaard finished a frustrating Mets season with a wonderful complete game 5 hit shutout, blanking the Marlins 1-0.

Jefry Marte reached base 3 times, including a homer and was on base for the walk off homer to end the Angels seasons with a 5-4 win over the A’s.

Roenis Elias allowed 1 hit over 5 shutout innings as the Mariners topped Texas, 3-1.

 

They all owned baseball on September 30, 2018

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Most Recent Cycle Hit For Each MLB Franchise (Updated For Charlie Blackmon, September 30, 2018 )

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Andy Cross – Denver Post

Now THAT is what I call coming up big in an important game!

The Rockies needed to win today if they still want to win the NL West title. So what did Charlie Blackmon do? He hit for the Cycle of course! And the Rox demolished the Nationals 12-0 and will force a play in for the West tomorrow in Los Angeles.

What will he do for an encore in Game 163?

Here is the list, updated for today’s action!

THE MOST CYCLE HIT
FOR EACH FRANCHISE

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COLORADO ROCKIES
Charlie Blackmon
September 30, 2018 vs. Washington

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MILWAUKEE BREWERS
Christian Yelich
September 17, 2018 vs Cincinnati Reds

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BOSTON RED SOX
August 9, 2018 vs. Toronto Blue Jays
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CHICAGO WHITE SOX
September 9, 2017 vs. San Francisco Giants
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TAMPA PAY RAYS
Evan Longoria
August 1, 2017 vs. Houston Astros
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LOS ANGELES DODGERS
Cody Bellinger
July 15, 2017
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TEXAS RANGERS
April 29, 2017 vs. Angels
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Washington Nationals
Trea Turner
April 25, 2017 vs. Colorado
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SAN DIEGO PADRES
April 10, 2017 vs. Colorado
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PITTSBURGH PIRATES
John Jaso
September 28, 2016 vs. Chicago Cubs

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CLEVELAND INDIANS
Rajai Davis
July 2, 2016 vs. Toronto
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ATLANTA BRAVES
June 15, 2016 vs. Cincinnati
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HOUSTON ASTROS
Brandon Barnes
July 19, 2013 vs. Seattle
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LOS ANGELES ANGELS OF ANAHEIM
Mike Trout
May 21, 2013 vs. Seattle
downloadARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS
Aaron Hill
June 29, 2012 vs. Milwaukee
NEW YORK METS
April 27, 2012 vs. Colorado
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SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS
September 15, 2011 vs. Colorado

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BALTIMORE ORIOLES
Felix Pie
August 14, 2009 vs. Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

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NEW YORK YANKEES
Melky Cabrera.
August 2, 2009 vs Chicago White Sox

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MINNESOTA TWINS
Michael Cuddyer
May 22, 2009 vs Milwaukee

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SEATTLE MARINERS
Adrian Beltre.
September 1, 2009 vs. Texas
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OAKLAND ATHLETICS
Mark Ellis
June 4, 2007 vs. Boston
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DETROIT TIGERS
Carlos Guillen
August 1, 2006 vs Tampa Bay.
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ST. LOUIS CARDINALS
Mark Grudzielanek
April 27, 2005 vs. Milwaukee Brewers
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PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES
David Bell
June 28, 2004 vs. Montreal
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TORONTO BLUE JAYS
Jeff Frye
August 17, 2001 vs. Texas
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CHICAGO CUBS
Mark Grace
May 9, 1993 vs San Diego

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KANSAS CITY ROYALS
George Brett
June 24, 1990 vs. Toronto

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CINCINNATI REDS
June 2, 1989 vs. San Diego Padres

BONUS –

Last Cycles Hit For Teams in Old Locations

MONTREAL EXPOS
Vladimir Guerrero
September 14, 2003 vs. New York Mets

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WASHINGTON SENATORS
Jim King
May 26, 1964 vs. Boston

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NEW YORK GIANTS
Don Mueller
July 11, 1954 vs. Pittsburgh

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PHILADELPHIA ATHLETICS
Elmer Valo
August 2, 1950 vs. Chicago White Sox

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BROOKLYN DODGERS
Gil Hodges
June 25, 1949 vs. Pittsburgh

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ST. LOUIS BROWNS
George McQuinn
July 19, 1941 vs. Boston Red Sox

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BOSTON DOVES
Bill Collins
October 6, 1910 vs. Philadelphia Phillies

Still no Marlins cycle in history… Better luck in 2019.

 

Who Owned Baseball September 29, 2018 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVPs) + 2018 #WOB

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Benny Sieu – USA Today Sports

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Christian Yelich homered twice, the second putting the Brewers up for good, as they pulled into first place inching past the Tigers, 6-5.

Giancarlo Stanton continued to swing a hot bat, going 3 for 4 with a homer to slug the Yankees to an 8-5 win in Boston.

Miles Mikolas kept the Cardinals thin playoff hopes alive briefly with 8 strong innings, allowing 5 hits and no earned runs to top the Cubs, 2-1.

Justin Verlander struck out 10 Orioles over 6 shutout innings to earn the 4-3 decision for Houston.

They all owned baseball on September 29, 2018

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Who Owned Baseball September 28, 2018 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVPs) + 2018 #WOB

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Photo: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

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Ryan Braun went 3 for 4 with a pair of homers, the second one putting the Brewers over Detroit for good, 6-5.

Mike Foltynewicz made the most of his playoff tune up by allowing 1 hit and 1 run over 5 innings, walking none and striking out 9 Phillies in the Atlanta 10-2 victory.

Mitch Garver singled twice, doubled twice and drove in 6 as the Twins clobbered the White Sox to complete a double header sweep, 12-4.

José Berríos struck out 9 White Sox in 7 innings, allowing 3 hits and 1 run to help the Twins win the first game of the double header, 2-1.

They all owned baseball on September 28, 2018

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Who Owned Baseball September 27, 2018 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVPs) + 2018 #WOB

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Chris O’Meara / AP

 

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Giancarlo Stanton homered twice and walked twice to help the Yankees clobber the Rays, 12-1.

David Dahl got a pair of hits, including a homer for his fourth straight game, as the Rockies completed the four game sweep of the Phillies with a 5-3 final.

Ariel Jurado allowed 2 hits over 6 shutout innings, walking none as the Rangers blanked the Mariners, 2-0.

Jason Vargas threw 7 shutout innings, allowing 3 hits and struck out 6 Braves to earn the 4-1 victory for the Mets.

They all owned baseball on September 27, 2018

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Who Owned Baseball September 26, 2018 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVPs) + 2018 #WOB

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Jacob deGrom capped off a historically great season with 8 shutout innings, striking out 10 Braves and earning his 10th win for the Mets with a  3-0 final.

Shane Bieber tuned up for the Cleveland playoff run with 6 shutout innings, striking out 9 White Sox and earning the 10-2 decision.

Victor Robles went 4 for 5 with a homer and 5 RBI to help Washington beat Miami 9-3.

Rafael Devers homered twice, singled and doubled in Boston’s 19-3 trashing of the Orioles in game 1 of a double header. He added a double and a walk in the 10-3 nightcap loss.

They all owned baseball on September 26, 2018

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Who Owned Baseball September 25, 2018 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVPs) + 2018 #WOB

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Christian Yelich tripled and homered, driving in 6 as the Brewers moved to with 1/2 a game of first place by beating the Cardinals, 12-4.

Max Scherzer recorded his 300th strikeout, allowing 1 run over 7 innings as the Nationals topped Miami, 9-4.

Gary Sanchez reached base 3 times, including a homer, as the Yankees won 9-2 over the Rays.

Matt Shoemaker struck out 7 Rangers and walked none to get the 4-1 decision for the Angels.

 

They all owned baseball on September 25, 2018

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Who Owned Baseball September 24, 2018 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVPs) + 2018 #WOB

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Corey Kluber put together another dominating performance, striking out 11 White Sox in 7 scoreless innings for the 4-0 Cleveland shutout.

Mookie Betts collected a pair of hits, including a homer, driving in 2, scoring 2 and stealing a base to help lock down the Red Sox club record 106th victory with a 6-2 final over Baltimore.

Bryan Mitchell took a shutout into the 9th, finishing with 8 2/3 scoreless innings, striking out 7 as the Padres blanked the Giants, 5-0.

David Freese got 3 hits, including a game tying homer, to inch the Dodgers closer to an NL West title by beating the Diamondbacks, 7-4.

They all owned baseball on September 24, 2018

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