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