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Walk offs, come from behind wins and big time performances from young players highlight a night with a lot of bullets dodged and few teeth grinded.
So I will 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
Trailing in the 8th, the Giants score 5 including a three run blast by Angel Pagan to win 8-5 over the Diamondbacks. DODGED BULLET
3 Dodged Bullets 1 Teeth Grinder
TOTAL: + 2
RED SOX DODGED BULLET – TEETH GRINDER Tally
Felix Doubront and the bullpen wiggle out of danger and the Sox hold on in Baltimore, 4-3. DODGED BULLET
2 Dodged Bullets 1 Teeth Grinder
A’S DODGED BULLET – TEETH GRINDER Tally
Yoenis Cespedes ties the game with an 8th inning triple and Coco Crisp hits a 12th inning walk off shot as Oakland beat Seattle 3-2. DODGED BULLET
1 Dodged Bullet 2 Teeth Grinders
Red Sox get their rings tomorrow while the Giants try to win some games against the Dodgers. The A’s have won every game they have played without Jim Johnson this year.
Think about that.
Each winning team for every post season game gets a pitcher and a hitter who earn a full WOO.
And at my discretion, I award a 1/2 WOO to a worthy player on the losing team.
For a full explanation, click HERE.
From today’s games:
Receiving 1 WOO
Craig Breslow pitched 1 2/3 solid innings of relief, striking out 4 and getting the decision as the Red Sox eliminated the Rays 3-1.
Jacoby Ellsbury got on base twice, stole a base, possibly helped cause Tampa’s catcher to miss a wild pitch and scored the go ahead run in the Red Sox 3-1 clinching victory.
Doug Fister may not have been dominant, but his 6 innings prevented the A’s from pulling away and helped set up the Tigers come from behind 8-6 win.
Jhonny Peralta clubbed a 3 run homer in the 5th that tied the game helped turn a potential elimination game for the Tigers into a wild 8-6 victory against Oakland.
Receiving 1/2 WOO:
Coco Crisp collected 4 hits, scored 3 times and drove in a run, doing everything he could to lead the A’s to victory as they fell short to Detroit, 8-6.
Yunel Escobar got 3 hits and scored the Rays lone run in their 3-1 loss to the Red Sox.
Matt Moore came out of the bullpen and prevented the Red Sox from putting up much of a fight over two scoreless innings in the Rays 3-1 defeat by Boston.
Dan Straily was brilliant the first four innings and solid through 6, letting up only 4 hits, striking out 8 and walking none. It wasn’t enough as the Tigers came back to win, 8-6.
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