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.
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
GIANTS DODGED BULLET – TEETH GRINDER Tally
47 Dodged Bullets 43 Teeth Grinders
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
A win by the A’s tomorrow will put them back in a first place tie. That shouldn’t be too hard.