God forbid the Red Sox, A’s or Giants played a normal run of the mill game this weekend.
Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy any series against the Yankees that the Red Sox win despite dropping the first game to Nuno and had the spectre of Tanaka looming in Game 2.
And seeing the A’s pull off a sweep on the road is no easy feat.
It would be nice seeing the Giants NOT blow a 9 1/2 game lead in 3 weeks, something I didn’t think was physically possible.
But MAN, baseball this weekend took a lot out of me.
Time to update the Dodged Bullet/Teeth Grinder tally.
An explanation of what this is all about can be found HERE.
A’S DODGED BULLET – TEETH GRINDER Tally
The A’s were the ones who fell behind this time. But a Freiman home run and a gritty Milone performance made the difference as Oakland swept the Marlins in Miami, 4-3. DODGED BULLET
31 Dodged Bullets 24 Teeth Grinders
GIANTS DODGED BULLET – TEETH GRINDER Tally
Homer Bailey took his bid for a third career no hitter into the 7th. The Giants made several boneheaded plays in the 9th to help the Reds turn a 1-0 game into a 4-0 shutout. TEETH GRINDER
33 Dodged Bullets 26 Teeth Grinders
TOTAL: + 7
RED SOX DODGED BULLET – TEETH GRINDER Tally
The Red Sox could never pull away from the Yankees. The Yankees could never tie the Red Sox. In the end, David Ortiz’s homer and the wildness of the Yankee bullpen were the difference in Boston’s 8-5 win. DODGED BULLET
28 Dodged Bullets 32 Teeth Grinders
The Red Sox are creeping to .500 and break even in this tally.
Can they make something of this year?
I wouldn’t mind a few blowout games today. 3 games like this in one day is a bit much.