Ben Margot, Associated Press
In case anyone was wondering, Josh Donaldson is good at his job. As in “If the A’s are losing in the 9th and Donaldson is the go ahead run at the plate, just cue up Celebration by Kool and the Gang” good at his job.
The A’s went back and forth with the Orioles and Donaldson’s old nemesis, Manny Machado, looked like he was going to slug the first place Orioles past the first place A’s.
Jeff Samardzija was going to have another hard luck loss.
Oh wait. Donaldson was up as the winning run. My bad. Nothing to worry about here.
One walk off come from behind 3 run bottom of the 9th home run coming up!
BOOM! A’s are 5-4 winners. If this is a playoff preview, then the East Bay will be rocking.
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
Down 4-2 in the bottom of the 9th, Josh Donaldson launched a 3 run walk off shot to give the A’s a stunning 5-4 win over Baltimore. DODGED BULLET
38 Dodged Bullets 29 Teeth Grinders
GIANTS DODGED BULLET – TEETH GRINDER Tally
36 Dodged Bullets 30 Teeth Grinders
TOTAL: + 6
RED SOX DODGED BULLET – TEETH GRINDER Tally
A 4 run 6th inning, capped by Jonny Gomes’ pinch hit 2 run homer, turned an early 4-1 hole into a 5-4 Boston win over Kansas City. DODGED BULLET
32 Dodged Bullets 38 Teeth Grinders
Yes, these tallies include the A’s dodged bullet on July 13th and the Red Sox, Giants and A’s teeth grinder from July 12th.