For 8 innings, the Red Sox and A’s game was a “cruise along, nobody worry about the outcome” game.
Suddenly in the 9th, the A’s had the tying run at the plate and everyone thought “What the hell?”
Meanwhile the Giants continued to sneak past Atlanta.
Time to update the Dodged Bullet – Teeth Grinder Tally.
An explanation of what this is all about can be found HERE.
GIANTS DODGED BULLET – TEETH GRINDER Tally
Ryan Vogelsong kept wiggling out of trouble and the bullpen got Justin Upton to hit into a critical double play. The Giants held on in Atlanta, 3-1. DODGED BULLET
14 Dodged Bullets 8 Teeth Grinders
TOTAL: + 6
A’S DODGED BULLET – TEETH GRINDER Tally
A furious 9th inning rally fell short as the bats needed 8 innings to wake up. It wasn’t enough as the A’s lost to Boston, 6-3. TEETH GRINDER
10 Dodged Bullets 10 Teeth Grinders
RED SOX DODGED BULLET – TEETH GRINDER Tally
The Red Sox nearly blow a 6-0 lead and a wonderful Jon Lester performance. The key word there is ALMOST. They topped Oakland, 6-3. DODGED BULLET
11 Dodged Bullets 11 Teeth Grinders
The A’s and Red Sox are both even. What does that tell us? Not much so far.
Tomorrow we see if the A’s and Red Sox can make this interesting…