I couldn’t deal with another extra inning game and neither could you. And yet when this one was scoreless late, we all thought “Oh boy… here we go again.”
But a nice 3 run homer in the 8th by Yoenis Cespedes, his first as a Red Sox made that all work out. Even if for the second straight day John Farrell left his starter in the game to surrender an 8th inning homer to Mike Trout, the Sox won this.
They wanted some right handed power. (Granted, that would not have been a homer at Fenway, but who is counting?)
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 9th inning rally couldn’t keep the Giants and Tim Lincecum from being swept by the Royals, 7-4. TEETH GRINDER
43 Dodged Bullets 40 Teeth Grinders
TOTAL: + 3
RED SOX DODGED BULLET – TEETH GRINDER Tally
Yoenis Cespedes homered and Ruby De La Rosa pitched brilliantly as the Red Sox took the game and the series from the Angels, 3-1. TEETH GRINDER
37 Dodged Bullets 48 Teeth Grinders
Those same hot Royals play the hot A’s today. Something has to give.