Brandon Moss! Thanks for the Pizza!

Ezra Shaw - Getty Images

Ezra Shaw – Getty Images

 

I was at the A’s game on Thursday. It was not exactly a nail biter. The A’s took an early lead and never looked back. Jeff Samardzija threw 8 strong and the Astros were clobbered 13-1. Neither a dodged bullet nor a teeth grinder.

But in the 6th inning, Brandon Moss clobbered a grand slam that turned a potentially interesting 4-1 game into an 8-1 lead. And everyone in the O.co Coliseum got a free pizza from Round Table.

And I guess this is my way of thanking Brandon Moss for the pizza.

It made for a fun day at the ballpark and took the sting out of the Red Sox terrible game and the close Giants loss in Philadelphia.

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 31 Teeth Grinders

TOTAL: +9

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GIANTS DODGED BULLET – TEETH GRINDER Tally

Tim Hudson did not allow an earned run in 6 innings. But a passed ball in the first and an error in the 5th led to both of Philadelphia’s runs and Cole Hamels took it the rest of the way for a 2-1 Giants loss. TEETH GRINDER

40 Dodged Bullets 32 Teeth Grinders

TOTAL: + 8

 

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RED SOX DODGED BULLET – TEETH GRINDER Tally

 

33 Dodged Bullets 40 Teeth Grinders

TOTAL: -7

 

Dodgers and Giants play tomorrow. All the Round Table Pizza in the world won’t be able to make up for a loss there!

Please don’t be hurt, Cespedes. Please don’t be hurt.

Photo: Scott Strazzante, San Francisco Chronicle

Photo: Scott Strazzante, San Francisco Chronicle

 

Everything looked so easy for the A’s. They had a pair of Cespedes homers and a big lead. The main bullpen guys would have the day off and all was well in the garden.

Next thing you know Johnson has a terrible inning, the A’s barely squeak by and Cespedes could be hurt.

Come on A’s! You have a division to win and the Angels don’t look like they are losing any time soon.

Meanwhile the Giants won another thriller and the Red Sox continue to sink into the abyss.

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

A shaky Jim Johnson performance can not stop the A’s from taking a 9-7 game from the Astros. DODGED BULLET

39 Dodged Bullets 31 Teeth Grinders

TOTAL: +9

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GIANTS DODGED BULLET – TEETH GRINDER Tally

Madison Bumgarner and A. J. Burnett locked antlers to a scoreless tie into the 9th. With 2 outs in the 9th, Hunter Pence cleared the bases off of Jonathan Papelbon and the Giants won 3-0 in Philadelphia. DODGED BULLET

40 Dodged Bullets 31 Teeth Grinders

TOTAL: + 9

 

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RED SOX DODGED BULLET – TEETH GRINDER Tally

The Red Sox game Clay Buchholz a 3 run lead in the first. He couldn’t hold it for a single inning and Toronto won 6-4. TEETH GRINDER

33 Dodged Bullets 40 Teeth Grinders

TOTAL: -7

 

The Red Sox are already down 5-0 today. How much longer do I do the sham of including them on this list?

Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – July 24, 2014

Scott Strazzante - San Francisco Chronicle

Scott Strazzante – San Francisco Chronicle


What should the A’s do with Jim Johnson? Or the Phillies with Jonathan Papelbon?

Whatever they do, they need to do it NOW!

That and more on today’s episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

 

Bartolo Colon, Yoenis Cespedes, Mark Reynolds, Alex Cobb, A. J. Burnett, Jose Quintana, Didi Gregorius and Jose Ramirez all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball?

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