Thursday, April 25, 2013

Who Owned Baseball for April 24, 2013

Jordany Valdespin

Last night was another wild and loopy night of baseball with come from behind wins, dramatic homers and dominating pitching.

But with all the drama in the National League yesterday, was I really NOT supposed to pick Jordany Valdespin and his walk off grand slam for the Mets?

The National League pitcher who owned baseball was Edinson Volquez of the Padres. He shutdown the hottest team in baseball, the Brewers, for seven shutout innings giving San Diego (the coldest team in baseball) a much needed win.

J. P Arencibia of the Blue Jays owned baseball with his home run and key 11th inning single that sparked Toronto's victory over the Orioles.

And all due respect to Yu Darvish and his amazing start against the Angels, but Alex Cobb of the Rays owned baseball as Tampa Bay beat the Yankees 2-0 behind his 8 1/3 shutout innings. 

They all owned baseball on April 24, 2013

My explanation for "Who Owns Baseball" can be found here.

At the end of the year, we will tally up who owned baseball the most individual days and see how it compares to the final MVP and Cy Young vote.

So let's update the tally taking into account their heroics last night.

Players with Multiple Votes:

Leaders for the National League Hitter
Bryce Harper – 3
Zack Cozart - 2
Buster Posey - 2
Justin Upton - 2

Leaders for the National League Pitcher
Adam Wainwright - 3
Clayton Kershaw – 2
Cliff Lee - 2
Shelby Miller - 2
Barry Zito - 2

Leaders for American League Hitter
Prince Fielder - 2
Justin Maxwell - 2

Leaders for American League Pitcher
Alex Cobb2
Derek Holland - 2
Clay Buchholz – 2
Yu Darvish - 2

Guys Who Owned Baseball For One Day
Alexi Amarista, J. P. ArencibiaBronson ArroyoHomer BaileyMadison BumgarnerA.J. BurnettMiguel CabreraRobinson CanoShin-Soo ChooBartolo ColonKevin CorreiaChris DavisWade DavisR.A. DickeyJacoby EllsburyYovani GallardoAdrian GonzalezCarlos GonzalezGio GonzalezA.J. GriffinMatt HarveyTravis HafnerFelix HernandezAustin Jackson, Adam JonesHowie KendrickHiroki KurodaJon LesterJames LoneyJed LowrieLance LynnManny MachadoPaul MaholmJustin MastersonJoe MauerAndrew McCutchenMichael McKenryWill MiddlebrooksMatt MooreBrandon MossMike NapoliDaniel NavaBud NorrisAngel PaganGerardo ParraAndy PettitteBrandon PhillipsA. J. PierzynskiAlbert PujolsWandy RodriguezSergio RomoWilin RosarioCC SabathiaErvin SantanaDrew SmylyNick TepeschTroy Tulowitzki, Jordany ValdespinWill Venable, Edinson VolquezMatt WietersJake WestbrookRyan Zimmerman 
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