Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – June 29, 2014

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Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

The bad news for the Giants is they are in the middle of a historic free fall.

The good news is they have half a season to right the ship. First move they need to make? Remove Sergio Romo from the closer role.

It is a “Don’t Panic or Panik” episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

Josh Tomlin, Ian Kinsler, Zack Greinke, Anthony Rendon, Masahiro Tanaka, Nick Markakis, Matt Cain and Luis Valbuena all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball.
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Clutch, Lucky and Aggravating

Julie Jacobson - AP

Julie Jacobson – AP

Well it certainly wasn’t a BORING day for the Red Sox, A’s and Giants.

Jon Lester and Masahiro Tanaka locked horns in an epic pitching match up in the Bronx. With 2 outs, 2 strikes and nobody on, Mike Napoli untied it with a homer and Koji Uehara locked it down for the Red Sox. That’s the clutch (and possibly idiotic.)

The A’s took a big lead, coughed it up, took another lead, had a rare run scored off of Sean Doolittle, then saw the game turn into a marathon resting on the arm of Jim Johnson.

Somehow they won. That’s the lucky.

Matt Cain pitched wonderfully. Buster Posey slammed a game tying 9th inning double and they were 3 outs from winning and had the winning run on 3rd with nobody out. And somehow the Giants not only lost but wound up losing by 4 runs and witnessed their lead in the West almost evaporate. That’s the aggravating.

Time to update the Dodged Bullet/Teeth Grinder tally.

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





Sergio Romo coughed up a 2 run 9th inning homer that spoiled Matt Cain’s terrific game. Buster Posey tied it in the 9th but the Giants could not put the winning run across. With 2 outs in the 11th, the Reds scored 5 runs and took the game 7-3. TEETH GRINDER

33 Dodged Bullets 25 Teeth Grinders

TOTAL: + 8




The A’s once again let a 4 run lead slip away and the Marlins tied it in the 9th. But a marathon game and great relief from Otero, Johnson and Francis and some two out hits in the 14th gave Oakland a 7-6 victory. DODGED BULLET

30 Dodged Bullets 24 Teeth Grinders





Lester vs. Tanaka was all that anyone could hope for in a pitchers duel. But with 2 out, 2 strikes in the top of the ninth, Tanaka tried to slip a fastball past Napoli. What an idiot! Red Sox won in the Bronx, 2-1. DODGED BULLET

27 Dodged Bullets 32 Teeth Grinders



I wouldn’t mind a few blowout games today. 3 games like this in one day is a bit much.


Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – June 28, 2014


The Red Sox lost to the Yankees best pitcher yesterday. It might be time to declare this World Series defense dead.

That might be what saves the 2015 season.

It is a glass half full AND empty episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

Jose Abreu, Freddie Freeman, Johnny Cueto, Chris Tillman, C. J. Cron, Adam LaRoche  and Tyson Ross all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball.
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