This was one the Giants should have won

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THEARON W. HENDERSON/GETTY IMAGES

OK, the Giants weren’t going to beat Kershaw. I don’t think bringing back the 1976 Reds in a Time Machine could have beaten Kershaw.

And Greinke is a tough customer.

But the Ryu and Peavy match up was a winnable one for the Giants. They could have ended the series with the Dodgers still in first place and with an 8-5 head to head record.

The key was the 8th. Brian Wilson is hardly the Brian Wilson who pitched for the Giants now. And with Pence, Posey and Sandoval up and Wilson looking wild, the Los Angeles 4-3 lead looked like it was in danger.

But a Pence pop up and a horrible swing by Sandoval ended THAT hope. The Giants couldn’t even put the ball in play in the 9th inning.

So now they are 1 1/2 games back and the season advantage has been reduced to 7-6 against LA.

Pirates are in town and then they go to the Mets. They can still win the division, but they need to get some momentum back.

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

39 Dodged Bullets 32 Teeth Grinders

TOTAL: +8

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GIANTS DODGED BULLET – TEETH GRINDER Tally

A 3 run fifth was the Giants undoing as they could not rally against Brian Wilson in the 8th and LA swept themselves into a 1 1/2 game lead, 4-3. TEETH GRINDER

40 Dodged Bullets 33 Teeth Grinders

TOTAL: + 7

 

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RED SOX DODGED BULLET – TEETH GRINDER Tally

David Ortiz’s homer may have upset bicep kissing Chris Archer, but it was enough to snap the Rays 9 game winning streak and give the Red Sox a 3-2 win. DODGED BULLET

34 Dodged Bullets 42 Teeth Grinders

TOTAL: -8

 

The tally includes the Red Sox teeth grinder from Saturday night.

Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – July 27, 2014

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CHRIS O’MEARA/AP


It is time for The Sunday Request on The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

Jon Lester will probably not be a member of the 2015 Boston Red Sox. We all know that. So how should the Red Sox prepare for it?

And how will Red Sox fans react to Lester as a member of the Yankees NEXT year?

Nori Aoki, Clayton Kershaw, Martin Prado, Chris Sale, Gio Gonzalez, Justin Verlander, Seth Smith and Carlos Santana all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball?

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – July 26, 2014

(PHOTO BY Jack Gruber/USA Today)

(PHOTO BY Jack Gruber/USA Today)

Talking Hall of Fame on today’s episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

Looking forward to the speeches, next year’s ballot and when Barry Bonds eventually gets in (and he will.)

 

Yasiel Puig, Zack Greinke, David Price, Ben Zobrist, Yovani Gallardo, Matt Holliday, Jose Bautista and the amazing Felix Hernandez all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball?

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