The Giants were up 3-0. Things looked good. They just needed to win and they would leap frog Pittsburgh into one of the 2 Wild Card spots.
Instead there was a game tying homer in the 8th. And inexplicably Pablo Sandoval was sent home on a hit to right where he had NO CHANCE to score. He was out by almost 90 feet.
And Javier Lopez threw to the wrong base in extra innings.
And Chase Utley was hit by a pitch that didn’t even look like it hit the AIR near his body!
This one will sting. The Phillies, a dead from the neck up team, beat the Giants the only way they CAN beat a team: Make them play dumb baseball.
That is the PHILLIES brand.
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 38 Teeth Grinders
GIANTS DODGED BULLET – TEETH GRINDER Tally
Giants blow an early 3-0 lead and mental errors on the field and by the third base coach helped the Phillies take it, 5-3 in 10 innings. TEETH GRINDER
44 Dodged Bullets 42 Teeth Grinders
RED SOX DODGED BULLET – TEETH GRINDER Tally
A botched play at second base and a poor throw home tied the game in the 8th for the Astros. They would beat the Red Sox in 10, 5-3. TEETH GRINDER
40 Dodged Bullets 49 Teeth Grinders
With the A’s loss, let’s just pretend today didn’t happen.