Never turn off an Oakland A’s game!!

AP Photo - David J Phillip

AP Photo – David J Phillip

The A’s were losing in the 9th, the Giants were losing and the Red Sox had already lost.

It seemed like a good time to stop following baseball, take my kids for a walk and talk to them about Star Wars.

And while I was discussing the Rebellion and trying to avoid talking about Clones and Yoda with a freaking Light Saber, the A’s went on a rampage.

A 6 spot was put up in the 9th with Cespedes tying the game, Moss untying it and Donaldson giving the insurance.

A rotten night of baseball was redeemed. Maybe I spend more time with my kids. It is helping the A’s reduce their magic number.

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 6 run 9th stunned the Astros and made the A’s 7-4 winners. DODGED BULLET

40 Dodged Bullets 33 Teeth Grinders

TOTAL: +7

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GIANTS DODGED BULLET – TEETH GRINDER Tally

Tim Hudson settled down after letting up 3 early Pittsburgh runs but the Giants bats would never wake up and their home losing streak continued, 3-1. TEETH GRINDER

40 Dodged Bullets 34 Teeth Grinders

TOTAL: + 6

 

 

 

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RED SOX DODGED BULLET – TEETH GRINDER Tally

Marcus Stroman again kept the Red Sox bats quiet and Toronto cruised to a 4-2 victory in Fenway. TEETH GRINDER

34 Dodged Bullets 43 Teeth Grinders

TOTAL: -9

 

The Red Sox are about to start a firesale. For some reason I still keep track of this for them.

Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – July 30, 2014

BARRY CHIN/BOSTON GLOBE STAFF

BARRY CHIN/BOSTON GLOBE STAFF

Trade Deadline hysteria is heating up. Jon Lester was scratched from his next start and everyone is panicking.

I give my latest thoughts on potential landing spots for the big trade chips less than 48 hours before the trade deadline passes.

It is a waiver free episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

 

Cole Hamels, Brett Gardner, Alex Cobb, Matt Kemp, J. P. Arencibia, Scott Feldman, Freddie Freeman and Stephen Strasburg and Homer Bailey all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball?

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