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The A’s fell behind 5-0 and wasted opportunities like a runner on third with nobody out.
I thought “I’ve heard this game before.”
There is no pressure or agita when a team loses decisively. But when the team goes on a massive comeback?
When they score 4 to make it a 1 run game and make every single pitch a possible game tying moment?
Then STILL lose?
Folks, that is annoying. This final third of the season has just been annoying. Just clinch the Wild Card, both Bay Area teams, and let’s get on with it.
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
Giants took an early 1-0 lead but let Kershaw off the ropes. Clayton tied the game himself with a 2 out 5th inning triple and Yasiel Puig untied it in the 6th. After that, the game got out of hand and the Dodgers clinched the West with a 9-1 game that was closer than the final indicated. TEETH GRINDER
57 Dodged Bullets 52 Teeth Grinders
A’S DODGED BULLET – TEETH GRINDER Tally
An out of nowhere rally made a 5-0 game 5-4, but in the end the Angels held on to top the A’s and win the series. TEETH GRINDER
55 Dodged Bullets 59 Teeth Grinders
RED SOX DODGED BULLET – TEETH GRINDER Tally
Dodged Bullets 64 Teeth Grinders 77
Both Bay Area teams can clinch a playoff spot tonight and make all of this moot.