Final Tally for San Francisco, Oakland and Boston Teeth Grinders and Dodged Bullets

AP Photo/LM Otero

AP Photo/LM Otero

Sonny Gray cleared the gray days and made them sunny in Oakland. (That is a big word to pun ratio.)

And with that, the Dodged Bullet Teeth Grinder tally for the season is over

An explanation of what this is all about can be found HERE.

I took the three teams I followed the closest from the beginning of the year and figured out did they have more close games that got away or that they snatched from defeat. With 3 teams, I tried to see if there was a pattern in the final tally.

Let’s look how the Giants, A’s and Red Sox did…

 

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GIANTS DODGED BULLET – TEETH GRINDER FINAL TOTAL

59 Dodged Bullets 53 Teeth Grinders

TOTAL: +7

 

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A’S DODGED BULLET – TEETH GRINDER FINAL TOTAL

Sonny Gray’s complete game shutout gave the A’s reason to celebrate as they clinched a playoff spot, 4-0 over the Rangers. DODGED BULLET

56 Dodged Bullets 61 Teeth Grinders

TOTAL: -5

 

 

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RED SOX DODGED BULLET – TEETH GRINDER Tally

Dodged Bullets 64 Teeth Grinders 78

TOTAL: -14

 

So of the three teams, only the Giants had a positive tally.

The A’s were 12 back of the Giants total and only 9 in front of the Red Sox. Yet the A’s won 17 more games than the Red Sox.

What did we learn from this? Maybe there is no correlation between final record and how many close games you win or drop.

If the Red Sox broke even, they would have a record of 85-77.

If the A’s broke even, they would have been 93-69.

Both instances, there would be no change. The Red Sox would be out of the playoffs and the A’s would be a wild card team.

In the end, maybe it was just a fun (for me) exercise in keeping track of how the teams I am following this year wound up doing. Yeah probably. Alas it is over… until next year.

Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – September 29, 2014

Photo: Brian Hill

Photo: Brian Hill


 

The regular season is over… always a sad day.

Meanwhile I tried to watch as many games as possible on as many devices as possible.

Giving credit to Sonny Gray, Jordan Zimmermann and Jose Altuve among others on this episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast

Jordan Zimmermann, Sonny Gray, Anthony Rizzo, Ian Kinsler, Gerrit Cole, R. A. Dickey, Jose Altuve and Neil Walker all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball?

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – September 28, 2014

AP Photo - Ted S. Warren

AP Photo – Ted S. Warren

 

A positively bonkers eve to the final (scheduled) regular season game leaves more questions than answers.

Tomorrow could be even crazier and realistic scenarios have as many as three additional games being played on Monday.

Things are getting odd and I’m recording a podcast in my garage.

It is a tin foil hat crazy episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast

Eduardo Escobar, Mark Trumbo, John Danks, Wily Peralta, Josh Donaldson, Carlos Carrasco, Eric Stults and Ryan Howard all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball?

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