Gift Wrapped Wins

 (Boston Herald Staff photo by Matt Stone)

(Boston Herald Staff photo by Matt Stone)

The Red Sox looked like the winning streak was going to end.

The Giants looked like they were going to drop one to the Cardinals, no shame.

Then the Braves, especially the family Upton, threw the ball all over creation and overran grounders.

The Cardinals threw balls away and allowed runs to score.

Next thing you know the Red Sox walked off winners and Sergio Romo wiggled out of trouble to keep the Giants away from 20 losses.

If the A’s tied the game against Joe Nathan, it would have been a perfect day.

Let’s get to the updated Dodged Bullet/Teeth Grinder tally.

An explanation of what this is all about can be found HERE.

 

 

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GIANTS DODGED BULLET – TEETH GRINDER Tally

A three run 8th highlighted by a throwing error to the plate and Michae Morse’s bat turned a Cardinal lead into a 6-5 Giants win. DODGED BULLET

26 Dodged Bullets 14 Teeth Grinders

TOTAL: + 12

 

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A’S DODGED BULLET – TEETH GRINDER Tally

The A’s stranded 14 runners and batted 2 for 14 with runners in scoring position. Joe Nathan all but begged the A’s to take the lead in the 9th but they fell a run short to the Tigers, 5-4. TEETH GRINDER

18 Dodged Bullets 20 Teeth Grinders

TOTAL: -2

 

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RED SOX DODGED BULLET – TEETH GRINDER Tally

Jake Peavy’s pitching looked like it was going to be wasted by a Sox lineup that couldn’t score. But 3 Atlanta errors turned the game around including the walk off play in the 9th as Boston won 4-3. DODGED BULLET

17 Dodged Bullets 20 Teeth Grinders

TOTAL: -3

 

Red Sox and Giants should feel lucky. But guess what? Wins are wins. They don’t count for less if they were handed to you.

Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – May 29, 2014

 (Boston Herald Staff photo by Matt Stone)

(Boston Herald Staff photo by Matt Stone)


Manny Ramirez returned to Fenway Park and it was a beautiful thing. There was too much happiness from 2004 to let bad feelings linger.

Plus the Royals are falling apart, the Astros and Marlins are suddenly good and the Giants nearly threw one of the ugliest no hitters ever.

It is a packed episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

Felix Hernandez, Josh Donaldson, Bartolo Colon, Paul Goldschmidt, Nelson Cruz, Nate McClouth, Anibal Sanchez and Clayton Kershaw  all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball
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Josh Donaldson is cooler than you

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EFF CHIU/AP

The Tigers dominated the A’s. Anibal Sanchez was pitching like a badass. The Tigers were about to win a 1-0 game in Oakland.

Then a double, a ball off the third baseman’s glove and up steps Josh Donaldson. People may have prettier stats but he leads the league in WAR and WOB.

In other words he is a bad ass.

First pitch to him and BAM! 3 run homer, game over, cue “Celebration.”

Donaldson beat the Tigers, slept with their wives and ate their food.

Let’s get to the updated Dodged Bullet/Teeth Grinder tally.

An explanation of what this is all about can be found HERE.

 

 

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GIANTS DODGED BULLET – TEETH GRINDER Tally

Tim Lincecum threw 5 sloppy no hit innings and the score was 0-0 going into the 6th. But the Giants rallied on a combined 2 hitter and walked away 5-0 winners over the Cubs. DODGED BULLET

25 Dodged Bullets 14 Teeth Grinders

TOTAL: + 11

 

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A’S DODGED BULLET – TEETH GRINDER Tally

Josh Donaldson’s 3 run bottom of the 9th walk off come from behind homer off of Joe Nathan shocked Detroit and gave the A’s a 3-1 win. DODGED BULLET

18 Dodged Bullets 19 Teeth Grinders

TOTAL: -1

 

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RED SOX DODGED BULLET – TEETH GRINDER Tally

16 Dodged Bullets 20 Teeth Grinders

TOTAL: -4

 

A’s play in the afternoon. Donaldson will no doubt make his bad assness felt.