Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Bunting

I've come to grips with Jim Riggleman as a master over-manager.  Not since the dark days of the Robinson regime have we seen a manager so willing to put his hands around the throat of the team he's supposedly leading.

But with 1 out, and runners on 1st and 2nd, why the FUCK is Livan bunting?  Time and time again, he has the pitcher bunt in that situation.  And I'd guess it's only really worked something like 50% of the time.  I can recall a bunch of forceouts, and a few strikeouts... which is nutty with someone like Livan or Stammen -- guys who won't trip over the plate.

Keep in mind that "working" in this situation means you've got one chance with one batter to get one hit.  So, yeah.  Brilliant move.

1 Comments:

  • And since it's the pitcher, that one batter with one chance is Nyjer Morgan.

    By Blogger Sam, at 7/07/2010 6:15 AM  

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