A’s third baseman Josh Donaldson wins with his glove.
He wins with his bat.
He wins with his eyes with all his walks.
And today whenever the Red Sox seemed like they were about to win, Donaldson would make a key play.
The Sox were one hit away from a sweep… but these A’s are pretty damn good.
Evidently so is Brandon Crawford.
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
Brandon Crawford homers twice and the Braves can not rally off of Bumgarner. Giants win 4-1 and sweep in Atlanta. DODGED BULLET
15 Dodged Bullets 8 Teeth Grinders
TOTAL: + 7
A’S DODGED BULLET – TEETH GRINDER Tally
Donaldson fields and hits at will. Meanwhile the A’s survive Boston rallies in the 9th and 10th with key double plays to win 3-2. DODGED BULLET
11 Dodged Bullets 10 Teeth Grinders
RED SOX DODGED BULLET – TEETH GRINDER Tally
Red Sox rally but can never take the lead and continue to hit into double plays. They lose to Oakland 3-2 in 10 and can not complete the sweep. TEETH GRINDER
11 Dodged Bullets 12 Teeth Grinders
Red Sox have the Monday off while the A’s take on the Mariners and the Giants take on Pittsburgh. Fewer conflicts in this kind of tally.
Tomorrow we see if the A’s and Red Sox can make this interesting…