Technically, the Red Sox and the Angels only played one game last night (or this morning.)
It seemed like 6 games. In one game the Red Sox were getting no hit. In another game Clay Buchholz finally threw a terrific game.
Then it happened. John Farrell inexplicably sent Buchholz to pitch the 8th inning and face Mike Trout with a 1 run lead and 118 pitches in the bank.
A homer by Trout and boom! The never ending game went into extra innings.
And as I tweeted during the game
This game has gone on so long that the rally monkey has evolved @RedSox @Angels
— Sully Baseball (@sullybaseball) August 10, 2014
Of course the Red Sox lost.
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
45 Dodged Bullets 35 Teeth Grinders
GIANTS DODGED BULLET – TEETH GRINDER Tally
A 1-0 Royals lead in the 7th is broken open to 5-0 and the Giants bats just couldn’t solve James Shields. TEETH GRINDER
43 Dodged Bullets 39 Teeth Grinders
TOTAL: + 4
RED SOX DODGED BULLET – TEETH GRINDER Tally
19 innings… with leads in the 8th and 14th. Yeah, I think the Red Sox had a chance but they lost 5-4 to the Angels on Albert Pujols’ homer. TEETH GRINDER
37 Dodged Bullets 48 Teeth Grinders
Less than 12 hours after Pujols’ homer, the two teams meet again. I may sit this one out.