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Jake Peavy has gone from the Red Sox to the Giants and still has only one more win than me this year.
The Giants bats were dead again. I know that Wily Peralta is a good pitcher. But this was the Giants lineup with Pagan. Supposedly the one that can hit.
Instead they scratched 1 run and could only get one victory in the series. Two teams with playoff hopes and one team took total control? Not a good omen for the Giants.
Then again, as I type this, the Giants are barely hanging onto a Wild Card spot, just 1/2 a game ahead of Pittsburgh and 3 ahead of Atlanta.
Maybe they should get to the dance first before I think about potential match ups.
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
Jon Lester wiggled out of a 6th inning jam and cruised to a complete game 3 hit shutout of the Twins, 3-0, as the A’s became the first team to 70 wins. DODGED BULLET
44 Dodged Bullets 35 Teeth Grinders
GIANTS DODGED BULLET – TEETH GRINDER Tally
Khris Davis’ double in the 6th broke a 1-1 tie and the Brewers and Wily Peralta beat the Giants 3-1. TEETH GRINDER
43 Dodged Bullets 37 Teeth Grinders
TOTAL: + 6
RED SOX DODGED BULLET – TEETH GRINDER Tally
Kolten Wong got revenge for last year’s World Series pick off play with a pair of homers, giving Adam Wainwright and the Cardinals a 5-2 win over the Red Sox. TEETH GRINDER
36 Dodged Bullets 47 Teeth Grinders
Madison Bumgarner takes the hill tonight in Kansas City. Time for a winning streak and a chance to make the playoffs more of a reality.