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I didn’t even get a chance to write a Dodged Bullet – Teeth Grinder for yesterday and the A’s lost a crusher today.
A 3-0 crusher.
Freddy Gavlis (???) hit a 2 run, 2 out, 2 strike 7th inning homer and that was all the Phillies needed.
The A’s loaded the bases against the rotten Jerome Williams and couldn’t score in the second. Once again a mediocre pitcher looks like a Cy Young contender (7 innings of shutout ball)
Oddly Williams has beaten the A’s 3 times this season, each time while playing for a different team. Evidently he also did so with the Astros and the Rangers this year.
If Adam Dunn wasn’t as slow as a glacier, he might have been able to score from second on a single, but hey. He is not here for his legs.
So one step forward in the wonderful Friday night win, and one step back with this crappy outcome.
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
A 9th inning rally fell short with the tying run on third as the Padres held on to win, 3-2. TEETH GRINDER
56 Dodged Bullets 50 Teeth Grinders
A’S DODGED BULLET – TEETH GRINDER Tally
Another day, another shutout. Freddy Galvis launched a 2 run homer in the 7th and that was all the dreadful Phillies would need to win, 3-0 in Oakland. TEETH GRINDER
53 Dodged Bullets 57 Teeth Grinders
RED SOX DODGED BULLET – TEETH GRINDER Tally
David Ortiz’s homer put the Red Sox up 2 runs before the Orioles came to bat. Adam Jones’ two homers made sure the Orioles had 7 unanswered runs for the 7-2 loss. TEETH GRINDER
Dodged Bullets 64 Teeth Grinders 76
The dodged bullets by the Red Sox and A’s from yesterday are included in this tally.