Did A. J. Pierzynski watch this Red Sox win on his phone?

(AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

(AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

A. J. Pierzynski evidently ticked off a lot of his former Boston teammates by staring at his cellphone a lot in the clubhouse. I guess Red Sox players don’t spend a lot of time in Starbucks when everyone is staring at their iPhones all day.

Either way, the Red Sox had their second walk off win in as many days with A. J. gone. This time it took a no hitter breaking rally to take the lead, a replay going against them and Koji blowing another save before Mike Carp won the game.

The Red Sox are younger. The Red Sox are more exciting. And they are perfect since dumping A.J. Granted, it is a small sample size, but I will take it.

Meanwhile in San Francisco, the A’s clobbered the Giants and continue to show why they are the best team in baseball.

Time to update the Dodged Bullet/Teeth Grinder tally.

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

 

 

XrVch

A’S DODGED BULLET – TEETH GRINDER Tally

36 Dodged Bullets 27 Teeth Grinders

TOTAL: +9

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GIANTS DODGED BULLET – TEETH GRINDER Tally

36 Dodged Bullets 29 Teeth Grinders

TOTAL: + 7

 



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RED SOX DODGED BULLET – TEETH GRINDER Tally

The Red Sox rallied for a 3-1 lead. But an overturned call and a blown save by Koji sent the game into extra innings. Mike Carp’s pinch hit single beat the White Sox for the second walk off in as many days, 4-3. DODGED BULLET

31 Dodged Bullets 37 Teeth Grinders

TOTAL: -6

I’m not saying the Red Sox are going to repeat. But a team like this is a lot more fun to watch.

Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – July 10, 2014

PHOTO BY BECK DIEFENBACH/SPECIAL TO THE SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE

PHOTO BY BECK DIEFENBACH/SPECIAL TO THE SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE

The current Giants squad has nothing to prove nor accomplish to ensure an historical legacy. The A’s need to make the World Series NOW.

How we remember our great teams is painted entirely in October.

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

Salvador Perez, Troy Tulowitzki, Max Scherzer Roberto Hernandez, Seth Smith, Kevin Kiermaier, Chris Sale and Nathan Eovaldi   all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball?

Catch Erin Foley’s podcast Sports Without Balls by subscribing HERE.

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PAWTUCKET BEATS CHICAGO!!!!

ELISE AMENDOLA/AP

ELISE AMENDOLA/AP

The Red Sox have decided to wave the white flag in this season, but they are doing it in a smart way.

They are spending the second half of the 2013 World Series defense as early Spring Training for 2015.

Come to Fenway Park and see the Pawtucket Red Sox play in the majors! And I am all for it. And yesterday the Baby Sox came through.

With Chris Sale dominating, the Red Sox saw contributions from Rubby De La Rosa, Christian Vazquez and walk off hero Brock Holt along with Xander Bogaerts and Jackie Bradley Jr. A 4-0 8th inning hole turned into a startling 5-4 win.

Granted, they ALSO got help from David Ortiz, Dustin Pedroia, Jonny Gomes and Koji Uehara, but who is keeping score.

Actually, I AM!

Time to update the Dodged Bullet/Teeth Grinder tally.

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

 

 

XrVch

A’S DODGED BULLET – TEETH GRINDER Tally

Jason Hammel lost his debut with the A’s, who could not mount a rally against the Giants bullpen and fell 5-2. TEETH GRINDER

36 Dodged Bullets 27 Teeth Grinders

TOTAL: +9

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GIANTS DODGED BULLET – TEETH GRINDER Tally

The Giants finally got off the matt with Cain’s second win of the year and Pence’s bat sunk the A’s, 5-2, and put San Francisco back into a first place tie. DODGED BULLET

36 Dodged Bullets 29 Teeth Grinders

TOTAL: + 7

 



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RED SOX DODGED BULLET – TEETH GRINDER Tally

Chris Sale dominated the Red Sox into the 8th. But Chicago’s bullpen imploded and Daniel Nava tied the game in the 9th and Brock Holt had Boston walk off 5-4 winners. DODGED BULLETS

30 Dodged Bullets 37 Teeth Grinders

TOTAL: -7

 

The theme for the rest of the Red Sox’s year… See the defending champs prepare for 2015… And you don’t have to pretend to cheer for AJ Pierzynski anymore