The Red Sox, Giants and A’s combined for 4 games today.
Three were 1 run games. The other was a 2 run game. Now take run differential and all the other stats aside, all that matters in the long run is having one more run than the other team. And that teeny tiny difference was what made two of the games dodged bullets and the other two teeth grinders.
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
Lincecum got bombed early and Brandon Belt’s bat couldn’t close the gap all the way. The Pirates topped the Giants, 4-3. TEETH GRINDER
16 Dodged Bullets 10 Teeth Grinders
TOTAL: + 6
RED SOX DODGED BULLET – TEETH GRINDER Tally
Will Middlebrooks put the Red Sox ahead in a comeback 8th inning rally that brought them to .500 and swept the Reds, 4-3. DODGED BULLET
13 Dodged Bullets 12 Teeth Grinders
A’S DODGED BULLET – TEETH GRINDER Tally
The A’s rallied against Felix Hernandez but couldn’t hold the lead. An odd play with 2 outs in the 10th put the Mariners on top for good, 6-4. TEETH GRINDER.
Two runs were all the A’s would get and need as Pomeranz and the bullpen led by Jim Johnson shut the door against Seattle, 2-0. DODGED BULLET
12 Dodged Bullets 13 Teeth Grinders
TOTAL: – 1
A’s and Red Sox have the night off.
Giants hope to put some more distance between themselves and the Dodgers. No pressure.