Marcio Jose Sanchez, Associated Press
Everything felt so good with the A’s on Sunday. They had a come from behind win, much needed relief and maybe some momentum would be built.
They came from behind yesterday and were 2 outs away from taking back to back from the Astros. (Yes, beating the Astros has become an achievement for the A’s now.)
And then a nice bullpen meltdown complete with a bases loaded walk to fall behind and the A’s needed a 9th inning miracle.
This time there was no Chad Qualls to beat up and the A’s lost again… to the Astros… at home.
The bright side? They are still a playoff team! And maybe the law of averages will be on their side in the post season.
But they’ve dropped 11 games in the standings in a little more than a month and doing so with tight ball game after tight ballgame.
Our teeth are grinding to the gums!
I guess I should update the Dodged Bullet/Teeth Grinder tally.
An explanation of what this is all about can be found HERE.
GIANTS DODGED BULLET – TEETH GRINDER Tally
53 Dodged Bullets 48 Teeth Grinders
A’S DODGED BULLET – TEETH GRINDER Tally
The A’s bullpen had a complete 9th inning meltdown capped off with a bases loaded walk that cost them the 4-3 game to Houston. TEETH GRINDER
50 Dodged Bullets 49 Teeth Grinders
RED SOX DODGED BULLET – TEETH GRINDER Tally
Jose Bautista’s 3 run homer was all the offense Toronto got and all they needed as R. A. Dickey stymied the Red Sox, 3-1. TEETH GRINDER
Dodged Bullets 61 Teeth Grinders 73
All 3 won on Saturday. All 3 lost on Sunday. Thus is the nature of Baseball.