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The playoffs have begun with a doozy. If this is any indication of what October will be like, we are in great shape.
Time to figure out who owns 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 4th. AL Wild Card Game:
Receiving 1 WOO’s
Edwin Encarnacion reached twice and won the Wild Card Game with a 3 run walk off homer in the bottom of the 11th inning, pushing Toronto past Baltimore, 5-2.
Marcus Stroman held Baltimore to 4 hits and 2 runs while walking none over 6 strong innings. He would not get the decision but helped set up the Blue Jays dramatic 5-2 extra inning Wild Card win.
Receiving 1/2 WOO’s
Mark Trumbo launched a 2 run homer that put the Orioles ahead. The Blue Jays would tie the game and ultimately win in 11, 5-2.
Darren O’Day got the call from the pen and answered big time. He threw 1 2/3 innings, not allowing a hit or a base runner with each pitch potentially ending the Orioles season. He survived but his team did not, dropping the game to Toronto, 5-2 in 11.
Current ‘WOO’ Totals MLB 2016:
Hitters ‘WOO’ MLB 2016,
Edwin Encarnacion – Blue Jays 1, Mark Trumbo – Orioles 1/2,
Pitchers ‘WOO’ MLB 2016,
Marcus Stroman – Blue Jays 1, Darren O’Day – Orioles 1/2,