AP Photo – David J Phillip
The A’s were losing in the 9th, the Giants were losing and the Red Sox had already lost.
It seemed like a good time to stop following baseball, take my kids for a walk and talk to them about Star Wars.
And while I was discussing the Rebellion and trying to avoid talking about Clones and Yoda with a freaking Light Saber, the A’s went on a rampage.
A 6 spot was put up in the 9th with Cespedes tying the game, Moss untying it and Donaldson giving the insurance.
A rotten night of baseball was redeemed. Maybe I spend more time with my kids. It is helping the A’s reduce their magic number.
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
A 6 run 9th stunned the Astros and made the A’s 7-4 winners. DODGED BULLET
40 Dodged Bullets 33 Teeth Grinders
GIANTS DODGED BULLET – TEETH GRINDER Tally
Tim Hudson settled down after letting up 3 early Pittsburgh runs but the Giants bats would never wake up and their home losing streak continued, 3-1. TEETH GRINDER
40 Dodged Bullets 34 Teeth Grinders
TOTAL: + 6
RED SOX DODGED BULLET – TEETH GRINDER Tally
Marcus Stroman again kept the Red Sox bats quiet and Toronto cruised to a 4-2 victory in Fenway. TEETH GRINDER
34 Dodged Bullets 43 Teeth Grinders
The Red Sox are about to start a firesale. For some reason I still keep track of this for them.