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

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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!

Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – August 21, 2014

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Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports


I am alone in my house, a rare thing.

The topic of the day is all sorts of pitching… David Price’s masterpiece loss, why Masahiro Tanaka pitching in 2014 is insane and the joys of a suspended game.

It is a playing hooky at home episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

Rick Porcello, Lucas Duda, Jorge De La Rosa, Adam Jones, Hector Noesi, Alex Wood, Luis Valbuena and David Ortiz   all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball?

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