So… it has come… to this… A’s fans

John F. Rhodes / Associated Press

John F. Rhodes / Associated Press

What?

Am I supposed to recap the game? Am I supposed to break it down?

If you have been following the A’s for the last 2 months, you know what happened. They fell a run short. Opportunities were squandered. A bounce here or there and there would have been victory.

Instead it was another agonizing loss and then the indignity of sitting and waiting through an extra inning game between the Angels and the Mariners that didn’t go their way either.

They need to win tomorrow. The Mariners will be throwing King Felix against a practice squad team in Seattle.

Win and all of this will be gone.

Lose and suddenly… yikes. I don’t even want to think it.

Just win, already. I have no more teeth left to grind.

I guess I should update the Dodged Bullet/Teeth Grinder tally.

An explanation of what this is all about can be found HERE.

 

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GIANTS DODGED BULLET – TEETH GRINDER Tally

Brandon Crawford broke open a 1-1 tie with a 2 run 8th inning double that gave the Giants win #87 with a 3-1 final over San Diego. DODGED BULLET

59 Dodged Bullets 53 Teeth Grinders

TOTAL: +7

 

XrVch

A’S DODGED BULLET – TEETH GRINDER Tally

Holy Crap! Another one run loss, 5-4 to Texas, means the final game of the season MEANS something! What the hell?. TEETH GRINDER

55 Dodged Bullets 61 Teeth Grinders

TOTAL: -6

 

 

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RED SOX DODGED BULLET – TEETH GRINDER Tally

Dodged Bullets 64 Teeth Grinders 78

TOTAL: -14

 

This ends today! Unless of course it doesn’t!

Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – September 27, 2014

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Waiting for my shuttle at the Bob Hope Burbank Airport, I reflect on a wild night of baseball.

The Diamondbacks made a move they should have done in the spring (and got revenge for 1988.)

The Royals showed us something we hadn’t seen since 1985.

And the Red Sox and Yankees do something that hasn’t happened since the creation of the Wild Card.

Planes flying over head in this episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast

Corey Kluber, Doug Fister, Dalton Pompey, J. T. Realmuto, Chris Archer, Miguel Cabrera, Mike Leake and Jean Segura all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball?

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Just one more, A’s

(AP Photo/LM Otero)

(AP Photo/LM Otero)

OK, show of hands.

When the A’s fell behind 1-0, how many thought “Uh oh”?

When the A’s left some runners on base early, how many thought “Here we go again”?

I expect a lot of hands up.

But when Adam Dunn launched that 2 run double and Josh Reddick started clubbing the ball, there was a sigh of relief.

Sure, everyone gasped when Donaldson looked hurt, but he stayed.

And birthday boy Sean Doolittle sealed the deal.

Despite all of the heart ache and teeth grinding, the A’s are one win or one Mariners loss away from handing Jon Lester the ball in a do or die play off game.

There are 20 other franchises who wish they could say that.

I guess I should update the Dodged Bullet/Teeth Grinder tally.

An explanation of what this is all about can be found HERE.

 

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GIANTS DODGED BULLET – TEETH GRINDER Tally

Ian Kennedy shut down the Giants bats, winning the game 4-1 for San Diego and killing any hope for a Wild Card game in San Francisco. TEETH GRINDER

58 Dodged Bullets 53 Teeth Grinders

TOTAL: +6

 

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A’S DODGED BULLET – TEETH GRINDER Tally

Adam Dunn’s 2 run double and Josh Reddick’s homer gave Scott Kazmir the lead which he would hold on to, 6-2 A’s over the Rangers.. DODGED BULLET

55 Dodged Bullets 60 Teeth Grinders

TOTAL: -5

 

 

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RED SOX DODGED BULLET – TEETH GRINDER Tally

Chris Capuano beat the Red Sox 3-2 in the first game between an eliminated Boston team and an eliminated Yankee team since the creation of the Wild Card. TEETH GRINDER

Dodged Bullets 64 Teeth Grinders 78

TOTAL: -14

 

An A’s win today would mean all 3 teams would essentially play meaningless games on Sunday