Michael Perez – Associated Press
He DOES look like a lunatic, doesn’t he? Hunter Pence swings like a loon, has crazy eyes and plays like a man possessed. And his tongue is sticking out in the picture.
But there are no style points in the box score. And a shaky Vogelsong performance put the Giants in a 4-3 hole after 4 innings, San Francisco needed a crazy rally.
Duvall’s homer gave the team the lead then Pence expanded it with a single in the 6th and a triple in the 8th. 5 relievers kept the Phillies from scoring again and the next thing you know, the Giants remain in first place.
Meanwhile the Red Sox clobbered the Blue Jays and the A’s had the night off.
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
38 Dodged Bullets 30 Teeth Grinders
GIANTS DODGED BULLET – TEETH GRINDER Tally
Ryan Vogelsong did not have his good stuff, but an Adam Duvall homer and a pair of RBI hits from Hunter Pence gave the Giants the 7-4 win in Philadelphia. DODGED BULLET
38 Dodged Bullets 31 Teeth Grinders
TOTAL: + 7
RED SOX DODGED BULLET – TEETH GRINDER Tally
33 Dodged Bullets 38 Teeth Grinders
All three teams play tomorrow. Maybe the Giants will get some more crazy eyes from Pence.