Please don’t be hurt, Cespedes. Please don’t be hurt.

Photo: Scott Strazzante, San Francisco Chronicle

Photo: Scott Strazzante, San Francisco Chronicle

 

Everything looked so easy for the A’s. They had a pair of Cespedes homers and a big lead. The main bullpen guys would have the day off and all was well in the garden.

Next thing you know Johnson has a terrible inning, the A’s barely squeak by and Cespedes could be hurt.

Come on A’s! You have a division to win and the Angels don’t look like they are losing any time soon.

Meanwhile the Giants won another thriller and the Red Sox continue to sink into the abyss.

Time to update the Dodged Bullet/Teeth Grinder tally.

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

 

 

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A’S DODGED BULLET – TEETH GRINDER Tally

A shaky Jim Johnson performance can not stop the A’s from taking a 9-7 game from the Astros. DODGED BULLET

39 Dodged Bullets 31 Teeth Grinders

TOTAL: +9

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GIANTS DODGED BULLET – TEETH GRINDER Tally

Madison Bumgarner and A. J. Burnett locked antlers to a scoreless tie into the 9th. With 2 outs in the 9th, Hunter Pence cleared the bases off of Jonathan Papelbon and the Giants won 3-0 in Philadelphia. DODGED BULLET

40 Dodged Bullets 31 Teeth Grinders

TOTAL: + 9

 

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RED SOX DODGED BULLET – TEETH GRINDER Tally

The Red Sox game Clay Buchholz a 3 run lead in the first. He couldn’t hold it for a single inning and Toronto won 6-4. TEETH GRINDER

33 Dodged Bullets 40 Teeth Grinders

TOTAL: -7

 

The Red Sox are already down 5-0 today. How much longer do I do the sham of including them on this list?

Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – July 24, 2014

Scott Strazzante - San Francisco Chronicle

Scott Strazzante – San Francisco Chronicle


What should the A’s do with Jim Johnson? Or the Phillies with Jonathan Papelbon?

Whatever they do, they need to do it NOW!

That and more on today’s episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

 

Bartolo Colon, Yoenis Cespedes, Mark Reynolds, Alex Cobb, A. J. Burnett, Jose Quintana, Didi Gregorius and Jose Ramirez all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball?

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