Was KC and Oakland a playoff preview?


Jamie Squire, Getty Images

Jamie Squire, Getty Images

The A’s don’t want to face the Tigers again. They are bad news for Oakland.

They were in 2006, 2012 and 2013. Face someone else.

The Kansas City Royals, who have not participated in playoff ball since the 1985 World Series, have stormed their way to the top of the AL Central.  And by the way they played the A’s, maybe Oakland would rather play the Tigers again.

The A’s looked like they were going to get a win today and a split series, thanks in part to a sun aided triple by Josh Reddick. But a 5 run outburst in the 7th by the Royals was the difference, 7-3.

The Royals are a streaky team. Maybe the A’s caught them on an uptick. Maybe they won’t be so tough in October.

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 5 run rally in the 7th sunk the A’s in a division leader showdown against Kansas City, 7-3. TEETH GRINDER

45 Dodged Bullets 38 Teeth Grinders

TOTAL: +7

 

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GIANTS DODGED BULLET – TEETH GRINDER Tally

 

44 Dodged Bullets 41 Teeth Grinders

TOTAL: +3

 

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RED SOX DODGED BULLET – TEETH GRINDER Tally

Down 4-0 early, the Red Sox tied Houston thanks in part to Will Middlebrooks single. The Red Sox would pile on 7 runs in the 6th to win, 9-4. DODGED BULLET

40 Dodged Bullets 48 Teeth Grinders

TOTAL: -8

 

The Giants and Phillies match up tomorrow. If this were 2010, it would be a great match up.

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