Coco provides relief at O.co


Photo: Ben Margot, Associated Press

Photo: Ben Margot, Associated Press

Man it seemed like a long time since the A’s have had something to cheer about. Some Oakland fans are close to declaring the Jon Lester trade as “The Curse of Yoenis Cespedes.”

They fell out of first place. Were swept by the Braves. And the Red Sox were not offering much help against the Angels.

In came the Mets to the O.Co and usually they are the tonic that cures all ills. But when the A’s fell behind 1-0 in the 4th, the crowd in Oakland couldn’t help wonder if this was more of the same.

Then, with the game tied at 1 and the bases loaded and 2 outs, Coco Crisp tripled to right field. The A’s were up 4-1. Scott Kazmir was on the mound.

And you could hear the sigh of relief from the Athletics from Oakland to San Jose to Kansas City to Philadelphia.

It is always better to have an ebb in August than October.

Meanwhile the Wrigley Field grounds crew may have cost the Giants a win and Koji Uehara had that rare hiccup.

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

Coco Crisp’s bases loaded double and Scott Kazmir’s solid start snapped the A’s losing streak and led to the 6-2 win over the Mets. DODGED BULLET

46 Dodged Bullets 40 Teeth Grinders

TOTAL: +6

 

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GIANTS DODGED BULLET – TEETH GRINDER Tally

The Giants fell behind 2-0 early. The rains came and the ground crew at Wrigley Field did a rotten job protecting the infield, causing the game to be called after 5, 2-0 for the Cubs. TEETH GRINDER

46 Dodged Bullets 43 Teeth Grinders

TOTAL: +3

 

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RED SOX DODGED BULLET – TEETH GRINDER Tally

Kole Kalhoun robbed Brock Holt of a homer. That would come back to haunt the Red Sox and Koji Uehara as the Angels broke a tie in the 9th to win 4-3. TEETH GRINDER

41 Dodged Bullets 51 Teeth Grinders

TOTAL: -9

 

This tally includes the Red Sox teeth grinder from Monday.

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