There have been several times over the last few weeks I have thought “Well, it can’t get worse than THAT for the A’s.”
Then there was last night. 1-0 in the 9th with 1 out and nobody on.
Out of respect for anyone’s sanity, I will not review that final inning.
Friend of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast Sean Doolittle did not have his stuff.
He summed it up best after the game on SFGate.com when he said:
” After the season’s over, are we going to look back and point at tonight and be like, ‘This is the game where the wheels came off for good,’ or are we going to be able to pick ourselves up, dust ourselves off and talk about how resilient we are as a team and how we were able to overcome a game like this and still get it done?”
They have 11 games left. Play well over 11 games and nobody remembers this.
Don’t and this will be all anyone will remember.
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
Brandon Crawford got 4 hits and Matt Duffy drove home 2 in the 9th as the Giants beat the Diamondbacks 4-2 and pulled to within 2 games of the Dodgers.. DODGED BULLET
56 Dodged Bullets 50 Teeth Grinders
A’S DODGED BULLET – TEETH GRINDER Tally
Jeff Samardzija was brilliant over 8 but the bullpen melted down and lost a 6-1 stunner in the 9th. TEETH GRINDER
52 Dodged Bullets 55 Teeth Grinders
RED SOX DODGED BULLET – TEETH GRINDER Tally
Dodged Bullets 63 Teeth Grinders 74
Oakland plays in a few hours. I don’t think I can bear to watch.