If the Giants really do want to win the NL West, a Division that EVERYONE thought was going to be won by Los Angeles, then they need to pile up wins against their arch rival Dodgers.
And the wins in April and May mean just as much as the ones later in the year.
Last night the Giants couldn’t hit, were shut down by Josh Beckett and looked like they were going to waste a terrific Ryan Vogelsong performance.
Instead they came back and won in extra innings. The Giants and the Dodgers have already played each other 7 times. The Giants have won 5 of those games. That’s not too shabby.
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
Giants can’t score until Brandon Hicks slams a game tying homer. They took advantage of a wild Dodgers bullpen to win 3-1 in 10 innings. DODGED BULLET
17 Dodged Bullets 10 Teeth Grinders
TOTAL: + 6
RED SOX DODGED BULLET – TEETH GRINDER Tally
13 Dodged Bullets 12 Teeth Grinders
A’S DODGED BULLET – TEETH GRINDER Tally
12 Dodged Bullets 13 Teeth Grinders
TOTAL: – 1
The Giants are in first by themselves.
The magic number to win the Division is 126.
(It is never to early to start counting.)