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Who Owns October (#WOO) Tallies Updated For October 16, 2018

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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

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Sully Baseball Podcast – Realistic NL Wild Card Anarchy and Choosing NOT to be Miserable – August 24, 2018

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There is a realistic scenario for a series of one game, winner take all playoff games this October featuring teams that have a legitimate shot to win the NL Pennant. That is a cool thing.

Meanwhile, the Red Sox have a shot to have their best regular season ever, which would be great even if they don’t win the World Series.

Choosing happiness in this episode of Sully Baseball.

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

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Who Owned Baseball August 15, 2018 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2018 #WOB

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For an explanation of how WOB works, click here.

Evan Gattis went 3 for 4 with a pair of homers, driving in 3, as the Astros got a much needed blow out 12-1 win over Colorado.

Brandon Nimmo singled twice, doubled twice and tripled, driving in 3 to help the Mets take a 16-5 laugher over Baltimore.

Mike Leake threw 8 brilliant scoreless innings, striking out 6 Oakland batters. He did not get the decision but set up Seattle’s 2-0 extra inning victory.

Hyun Jin Ryu shut out the Giants over 6 innings, allowing 3 hits and no walks. The bullpen blew his lead but the Dodgers prevailed in 12 innings, 4-3.

They all owned baseball on August 15, 2018

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Sully Baseball Podcast – Honoring Jimmy Ring – December 29, 2017

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Chances are you never heard of Jimmy Ring. But had a wild and interesting career involving being dealt for Hall of Famers twice, avoiding scandals and winning in a memorable World Series.

Enjoy this front row to history episode of Sully Baseball .

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Sully Baseball Podcast – Talking Marlins Baseball with Ely Sussman of FishStripes.com – December 19, 2017

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The Marlins are going through a rough off season, dumping off their star players AGAIN.

I welcomed Ely Sussman to the podcast . He is the editor of Fish Stripes, the Marlins site on the SB Nation Network.

Together we discussed the direction of the Miami Marlins and figuring out the future and the culture of the strange team.

Bringing in the fish talk in this Episode of Sully Baseball.

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Follow Fishstripes on Twitter by clicking HERE.

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

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Sully Baseball Podcast – Cooler Adrian Gonzalez and Media Bias for Cy Youngs – September 22, 2017

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There are at least 4 and maybe as many as 7 managerial openings in baseball at Bad things happen to teams when Adrian Gonzalez is on the active roster. Not saying he is the cause. Just making an observation.

Meanwhile Ken Gura ( @kengura463inCLE on Twitter ) has some thoughts on media bias.

Sorry buddy but facts might not back that up.

Pondering the hard questions on this episode of Sully Baseball.

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

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Who Owned Baseball August 22, 2017 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2017 #WOB Standings

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Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Doug Fister pats catcher Sandy Leon on the head after the Red Sox defeated the Cleveland Indians 9-1 in a baseball game, Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Doug Fister allowed a lead off homer and then held the Indians hitless for the next 9 innings, going the distance in the 9-1 Red Sox win.

Gary Sanchez homered twice, added another hit and drove in 4 as the Yankees mashed the Tigers 13-4.

Patrick Corbin threw 8 strong innings, allowing 4 hits and 1 run while striking out 6 Mets for the 7-4 Diamondbacks victory.

Yangervis Solarte drove in 6 runs with a homer and 2 other hits pushing San Diego past St. Louis, 12-4.

They all owned baseball on August 22, 2017

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Who Owned Baseball August 20, 2017 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2017 #WOB Standings

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Justin Verlander took a no hitter into the 6th and finished with 8 innings, allowing 2 hits and 1 run, striking out 9 and helping the Tigers stop the Dodgers winning streak with a 6-1 final.

Adam Conley threw 7 strong innings, allowing 3 hits and 1 run to help the Marlins defeat the Mets, 6-4.

Chris Gimenez had 7 total bases, including a homer, scoring 3 times in the Twins critical 12-5 victory over Arizona.

Jesus Aguilar reached base 4 times, homered twice and drove in 3 as the Brewers slugged past the Rockies, 8-4.

They all owned baseball on August 20, 2017

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Who Owned Baseball August 5, 2017 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2017 #WOB Standings

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Zach Davies allowed 1 hit over 7 shutout innings to give the Brewers a critical 3-0 victory over Tampa Bay.

Cole Hamels went the distance, allowing 1 unearned run over 9 and striking out 5 as the Rangers topped Minnesota, 4-1.

Dusty Coleman singled, doubled, homered, stole a base and drove in 2 as the Padres beat Pittsburgh, 5-2.

Andrew Benintendi reached base 3 times, with a homer and a stolen base and a pair of RBI to lead the Red Sox past the White Sox, 5-2.

They all owned baseball on August 5, 2017

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Who Owned Baseball July 30, 2017 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2016 #WOB Standings

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Justin Upton went 4 for 5 with a home run, 2 runs scored and an eyepopping 6 RBI as the Tigers clobbered Houston, 13-1.

Andrew McCutchen hit three homers and got on base 2 more times to lead the Pirates past San Diego, 7-1.

James Paxton struck out 8 Mets over 6 shutout innings to earn the 9-1 decision for Seattle.

Hyun-Jin Ryu kept the Giants scoreless over his 7 innings. He did not get the decision but the Dodgers won in extra innings, 3-2.

They all owned baseball on July 30, 2017

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Sully Baseball Podcast – The Ervin Santana Quandary for Minnesota – June 13, 2017

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The Twins are in first place and Ervin Santana is a big reason for that. He is also one of the best trade chips in the game right now. Should the Twins go for it or cash in Santana at top value?

Also, in honor of Twins manager Paul Molitor, the Milwaukee Brewers team that should have won.

Should I stay or should I go on this episode of Sully Baseball.

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Sully Baseball Podcast – The First Weekly Show – April 6, 2017

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Did you miss me?

How could you? I was only gone 3 days! In the first edition of the new weekly version of the podcast, I reminded us how important the early games of the season can be.

Plus in the Teams That Should Have Won segment, I honor the 2011 Phillies, who should have made history. Instead they fell in a heap.

It may not be daily anymore, but it still feels good to float down the River Sully in this episode of Sully Baseball.

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The Last Daily Episode of the Sully Baseball Podcast – April 2, 2017

After 1,622 straight days of doing a daily podcast, never missing a day, the streak is ending today.

The format will change from daily to weekly. But before I make the change, I wanted to acknowledge the strange 4 1/2 year journey that comprised the single most fun I have ever had doing a creative project.

Thanks for these past 1,622 days of joining you and let’s look forward to what the future may bring.

One thing ends as a season begins on the final episode of Sully Baseball DAILY Podcast.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – March 29, 2017

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The first base coach should always be a place for a fan favorite. I make my suggestions for each team.

I yell BACK on this episode of Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – March 26, 2017

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It is Sunday and time for The Sunday Request.

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I have no doubt the WBC final was exciting and for fans of the WBC, I am sure it was a huge highlight.

Now comes the hard part: Building on it.

Let’s start the season already on this episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – March 22, 2017

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Some teams pick badly in the MLB Draft.

But two teams whiffed on picks where they could have put a star in a pennant winning situation.

Essentially they are the Darko Milicics of baseball.

It is a crapshoot on this episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – March 20, 2017

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MLB blackout rules are insane.

But MLB blacking out all of Canada? That is insane.

The great white north is honored in this episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – March 18, 2017

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The latest installment of the Teams That Should Have Won is the 1993 San Francisco Giants.

The Giants have had a lot of near misses and a lot of recent titles. But a win in 1993 would have been something really special.

Memories of the Stick in this episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – March 13, 2017

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On the campus of UC Berkeley, I talked about Tommy John and how his career and impact on the game as a pioneer had more effect on the game than many Hall of Famers.

I did NOT risk my body on this episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – March 12, 2017

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It is Sunday and time for

 

Seriously baseball. I don’t want to watch the WBC but how the hell can you black out the people who DO want to see it?

I make reference to slapping fish together on this episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – March 11, 2017

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THE TEAMS THAT SHOULD HAVE WON series continues.

It is tough to feel for the Yankees and their misery needs to be graded on a curve. But I have no doubt that Yankee fans would have given anything to add 2001 to their World Series collection.

27 is not enough on this episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – March 10, 2017

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From the campus of UC Berkeley, enjoy this episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – March 8, 2017

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All things being equal, I would have been a Pirates fan. I have always gravitated towards them.

The current version of the Bucs are at an agonizing crossroads.

Celebrate the Fam A Lee in this episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – March 5, 2017

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It is Sunday and time for The Sunday Request.

The WBC is well meaning but even its supporters can’t separate it from a spring training game.

I have ideas how to fix it, but if it goes away, I won’t be sad.

Evolve or become extinct on this episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – March 3, 2017

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The vastness of the cosmos is helping me deal with the inevitability of the Red Sox losing David Price for the season.

We are all on the pale blue dot on this episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – March 2, 2017

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Baseball is meant to be a diversion or a distraction from every day life. But often the players, the key distractors, have real life interfere with their production on the field. Jake Peavy, dealing with a prolonged divorce is the latest example of reality colliding with fantasy.

Finding the truth half way in this episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – March 1, 2017

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The NL East will be won by the team that doesn’t break down. Meanwhile new Washington reliever Joe Blanton has turned his nice career around and could become a closer option.

Reinventing one’s self in this episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

Enjoy Joe Blanton’s home run in the 2008 World Series.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – February 28, 2017

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Mike Trout might never be universally recognized and that MAY just be a product of the current way we consume culture. Meanwhile Mike Scioscia might have outstayed his welcome.

Adapt with the times in this episode of Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – February 26, 2017

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It is Sunday and time for The Sunday Request.

Max Scherzer certainly has had a peak and highlights worthy of Hall of Fame merit.

But he needs several more years of it and some early warning signs are troublesome.

Courting immortality in this episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – February 25, 2017

teamphoto_1978THE TEAMS THAT SHOULD HAVE WON: The first part of a series on the podcast that I will do for the next 31 Saturdays.

I look at the teams that if they had won the World Series, they would have done so under the best circumstances and with the best collection of players. First team I cover are my Red Sox and I look at the 1978 squad.

First of a month of Saturdays with this episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

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