Do the math.
If the Red Sox want to make it to the playoffs, they need to win around 90 games.
That means they can lose no more than 72 games in 162 games. A team can lose 44% of their games and still punch a ticket for October.
But it is best to spread out those losses… a lot. Not shove them all together in a stretch in May.
The Red Sox have dropped their last 8 games. That’s more than 10% of the games they can lose in a season and still have a reasonable shot to make the post season!
Last year, the Giants were the defending World Champs but a disastrous July derailed their hopes to make it back to the playoffs. Will this defending champs look back to a horrific end of May and say the same thing?
Meanwhile the A’s have a pair of hard ones to swallow and the Giants keep on going.
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
23 Dodged Bullets 13 Teeth Grinders
TOTAL: + 10
A’S DODGED BULLET – TEETH GRINDER Tally
A’s come from behind rally falls a run short as the Blue Jays hold on, 3-2. TEETH GRINDER
17 Dodged Bullets 16 Teeth Grinders
RED SOX DODGED BULLET – TEETH GRINDER Tally
John Lackey pitches 7 shutout innings but the Rays walked off a 1-0 winner, sending the Champs to an 8th straight loss. TEETH GRINDER
14 Dodged Bullets 18 Teeth Grinders
If the Red Sox don’t start winning soon, this defense could be over before the 4th of July!