At the start of the season, anyone looking ahead to the early August series between Boston and St. Louis must have been giddy. It will not only be a rematch of the 2013 World Series but who knows? Maybe a preview for the 2014 series!
I picked the Cardinals to win it all. (I thought the Rangers would represent the AL. WHOOPS!)
I bet nobody thought the Red Sox would be a last place team and dumped the season. And the Cardinals are scrapping to keep their Wild Card spot.
Granted, yesterday was a tight affair. Both starters pitched well. Both rallied late. The Cardinals were the last team standing. But in the end, it was a bit limp.
Are we supposed to get pumped for Joe Kelly’s return? Best laid plans for an exciting August series gave us THIS!
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
Jason Hammel let up a ton of base runners, but none of them scored. Nate Freiman’s double scored Norris and the A’s topped the Rays, 3-0. DODGED BULLET
43 Dodged Bullets 35 Teeth Grinders
GIANTS DODGED BULLET – TEETH GRINDER Tally
Pablo Sandoval’s 3 run homer tied the game but Gerardo Parro untied it with a 7th inning homer and made a great catch to help halt a Giants rally in the 8th to give the Brewers a 4-3 win. TEETH GRINDER
42 Dodged Bullets 36 Teeth Grinders
TOTAL: + 6
RED SOX DODGED BULLET – TEETH GRINDER Tally
Sox took a 2-1 lead in the 7th but John Jay’s single gave the Cardinals an 8th inning lead that they would hold, 3-2. TEETH GRINDER
35 Dodged Bullets 46 Teeth Grinders
I guess I’ve gone this long tallying the Red Sox. Might as well see it to the end.