Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – July 28, 2014

JIM MCISAAC/GETTY IMAGES

JIM MCISAAC/GETTY IMAGES

It was Hall of Fame weekend.

Frank Thomas thanked everyone including YOU, Greg Maddux made an interesting joke, Tony LaRussa failed to mention Canseco and Joe Torre’s legacy is worth marveling over.

Plus talk about the rule changes for voting on today’s episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

Carlos Santana, Yohan Pino, Josh Harrison, Doug Fister, Rick Porcello, Mike Zunino. Jimmy Nelson and Charlie Blackmon all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball?

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This was one the Giants should have won

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THEARON W. HENDERSON/GETTY IMAGES

OK, the Giants weren’t going to beat Kershaw. I don’t think bringing back the 1976 Reds in a Time Machine could have beaten Kershaw.

And Greinke is a tough customer.

But the Ryu and Peavy match up was a winnable one for the Giants. They could have ended the series with the Dodgers still in first place and with an 8-5 head to head record.

The key was the 8th. Brian Wilson is hardly the Brian Wilson who pitched for the Giants now. And with Pence, Posey and Sandoval up and Wilson looking wild, the Los Angeles 4-3 lead looked like it was in danger.

But a Pence pop up and a horrible swing by Sandoval ended THAT hope. The Giants couldn’t even put the ball in play in the 9th inning.

So now they are 1 1/2 games back and the season advantage has been reduced to 7-6 against LA.

Pirates are in town and then they go to the Mets. They can still win the division, but they need to get some momentum back.

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

39 Dodged Bullets 32 Teeth Grinders

TOTAL: +8

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GIANTS DODGED BULLET – TEETH GRINDER Tally

A 3 run fifth was the Giants undoing as they could not rally against Brian Wilson in the 8th and LA swept themselves into a 1 1/2 game lead, 4-3. TEETH GRINDER

40 Dodged Bullets 33 Teeth Grinders

TOTAL: + 7

 

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RED SOX DODGED BULLET – TEETH GRINDER Tally

David Ortiz’s homer may have upset bicep kissing Chris Archer, but it was enough to snap the Rays 9 game winning streak and give the Red Sox a 3-2 win. DODGED BULLET

34 Dodged Bullets 42 Teeth Grinders

TOTAL: -8

 

The tally includes the Red Sox teeth grinder from Saturday night.