I was at the A’s game on Thursday. It was not exactly a nail biter. The A’s took an early lead and never looked back. Jeff Samardzija threw 8 strong and the Astros were clobbered 13-1. Neither a dodged bullet nor a teeth grinder.
But in the 6th inning, Brandon Moss clobbered a grand slam that turned a potentially interesting 4-1 game into an 8-1 lead. And everyone in the O.co Coliseum got a free pizza from Round Table.
And I guess this is my way of thanking Brandon Moss for the pizza.
It made for a fun day at the ballpark and took the sting out of the Red Sox terrible game and the close Giants loss in Philadelphia.
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
39 Dodged Bullets 31 Teeth Grinders
GIANTS DODGED BULLET – TEETH GRINDER Tally
Tim Hudson did not allow an earned run in 6 innings. But a passed ball in the first and an error in the 5th led to both of Philadelphia’s runs and Cole Hamels took it the rest of the way for a 2-1 Giants loss. TEETH GRINDER
40 Dodged Bullets 32 Teeth Grinders
TOTAL: + 8
RED SOX DODGED BULLET – TEETH GRINDER Tally
33 Dodged Bullets 40 Teeth Grinders
Dodgers and Giants play tomorrow. All the Round Table Pizza in the world won’t be able to make up for a loss there!