Sergio Romo twice got 2 strikes on a batter with 2 outs in the bottom of the 9th. Twice he had the Rockies on the ropes and a chance to push them 4 games back.
And twice they came off the matt and Nolan Arenado clocked a Coors Field drive that Jon Miller thought was a home run at first. It had the same result.
Meanwhile the Red Sox got clobbered early only to squander multiple rallies and fall short.
And the A’s keep on chugging.
Let’s get to the updated Dodged Bullet/Teeth Grinder tally.
An explanation of what this is all about can be found HERE.
GIANTS DODGED BULLET – TEETH GRINDER Tally
One strike from a dramatic victory, Sergio Romo had a melt down in the 9th inning and the Rockies beat the Giants in a typical Coors game, 5-4.
22 Dodged Bullets 13 Teeth Grinders
TOTAL: + 9
A’S DODGED BULLET – TEETH GRINDER Tally
The A’s kept squandering a chance to blow the game open, but the Tampa Bay bats could not put anything resembling a rally together. Oakland held on to a 3-0 win. DODGED BULLET
16 Dodged Bullets 14 Teeth Grinders
RED SOX DODGED BULLET – TEETH GRINDER Tally
Sox fell behind 6-0 early. Instead of being buried, they kept loading the bases but could only chip away. Ortiz nearly blasted a game tying bottom of the 9th homer. Instead they failed to score and Toronto won 7-4. TEETH GRINDER
14 Dodged Bullets 16 Teeth Grinders
Red Sox had better start winning soon before this tally becomes irrelevant!