Did that REALLY happen, Red Sox?

MICHAEL DWYER — The Associated Press

MICHAEL DWYER — The Associated Press

Seriously, did we all just imagine the same thing?

Today was shaping up to be such a good Red Sox day. They signed Rusney Castillo, the Cuban star, to a long term deal and maybe got a new star.

They took the lead against Felix Hernandez and the Yankees were losing early.

Then the Yankees won, but who cares? Sox were up 3-0 with Koji Uehara on the mound in the 9th. I was having dinner with my family. I figured the game was over when they got 2 outs.

I finished dinner in time to see Koji had an utter and complete and utter meltdown and the Mariners scored 5 runs to blow the game.

Look, I know it is a lost season, and I don’t mind seeing the Mariners shoot past the Tigers in the playoff hunt.

But any more losses like that and the Red Sox will have to demote 2013 to AL Champions.

Meanwhile the Giants rolled past Washington and the A’s held on in the huge series opener.

Time to update the Dodged Bullet/Teeth Grinder tally.

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

 

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A’S DODGED BULLET – TEETH GRINDER Tally

Sonny Gray pitched into the 9th inning before Sean Doolittle relieved with one out. The Angels rallied but fell short to the A’s, 5-3. DODGED BULLET

47 Dodged Bullets 41 Teeth Grinders

TOTAL: +6

 

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GIANTS DODGED BULLET – TEETH GRINDER Tally

47 Dodged Bullets 43 Teeth Grinders

TOTAL: +4

 

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RED SOX DODGED BULLET – TEETH GRINDER Tally

The Red Sox scored 3 off of Felix Hernandez and trusted Koji Uehara with a 3 run 9th inning lead. Seattle would score 5 in the 9th to stun the nominal defending champs, 5-3. TEETH GRINDER

41 Dodged Bullets 54 Teeth Grinders

TOTAL: -13

 

A win by the A’s tomorrow will put them back in a first place tie. That shouldn’t be too hard.

Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – August 22, 2014

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It is Carl  Yastrzemski’s birthday. While waiting to get a haircut, I remembered the summer of 1979 where I eagerly watched Yaz’s 3,000 hit chase.

That and some reflections on this episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

Kennys Vargas, Brandon McCarthy, Clayton Kershaw, Buster Posey, David Price, Justin Ruggiano, Zach Walters and Tyson Ross all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball?

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Red Sox owe the A’s a big fat apology

JIM ROGASH/GETTY IMAGES

JIM ROGASH/GETTY IMAGES

Seriously. The entire Red Sox team should be sending a f—ing fruit basket to Oakland.

I don’t care if Boston has their eyes on rebuilding and the Angels are on a roll. I don’t care if the Red Sox are playing their Pawtucket squad. You have to win a single game in a 4 game series. Especially one where their best pitchers was carted off on a stretcher.

Instead the only solace from today came from the fact that they weren’t no hit!

Yes, Matt Shoemaker is a fine pitcher. But holy cow, did he make the Red Sox look like they were from a lower league today.

And now with the four game sweep in the books, the A’s and Angels are going to start a big series with Oakland in a 2 game hole.

Even just one Red Sox win in 4 games and it would be a 1 game deficit. Nope… that would be asking too much.

Meanwhile the Giants got a teeth grinder back but dodged another bullet.

Time to update the Dodged Bullet/Teeth Grinder tally.

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

 

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A’S DODGED BULLET – TEETH GRINDER Tally

46 Dodged Bullets 41 Teeth Grinders

TOTAL: +5

 

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GIANTS DODGED BULLET – TEETH GRINDER Tally

The Giants lost the suspended and now completed game but Buster Posey’s 4 hits gave the Giants a 5-3 win in the night cap. TEETH GRINDER AND DODGED BULLET

47 Dodged Bullets 43 Teeth Grinders

TOTAL: +4

 

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RED SOX DODGED BULLET – TEETH GRINDER Tally

Matt Shoemaker takes a no hitter deep into the game and the Angels finished a 4 game sweep in Boston, 2-0. TEETH GRINDER

41 Dodged Bullets 53 Teeth Grinders

TOTAL: -12

The showdown between the A’s and Angels starts tomorrow. Sorry it couldn’t be closer, Oakland.

Will the Giants turn a teeth grinder into a dodged bullet? We shall see!