The option to bunt was ridiculous. But I’m coming under the conviction tha, mlb egos being what they are, and baseball relying so heavily on confidence as it does, Fredi’s frightened ways are probably as good as any for extracting results. I mean, look at the Grit Parade in Arizona. Appeasement is more effective. And at least Fredi only takes so much before he puts his foot down.
I’m suggesting, of course, that the annoying aspect of that move was that Fredi didn’t just make the call one way or the other. If your objection is that a bunt was involved in any way, I guess that’s a different thing.
I think leaving the bunt on the table was a good move by Fredi. The odds that Marmol makes that catch are less than the odds that Heyward strikes out there. I understand that still leaves a runner 90 feet from scoring, but it could also save an out.
From MLB.com – “According to Baseball-Reference’s Play Index, Harang is the first pitcher to allow one or fewer runs and complete at least six innings in each of his first five starts since Pedro Martinez in 1997.”
I’m not a fan of Freedie as much as Bobby Cox. There is only one and it’s obvious. But I’m not trying to hate. I just don’t understand at times but this team is very talented and the offense really needs to pick it up. Heyward need to be more consistent. BJ has played a lot better than I saw last year. Just my opinion! uggla seems to at least be seeing the ball better (at the plate). My issue is Justin at the moment. He can be sooo good and then he goes through these whiff binges. He really needs to just calm down a bit more. But 14-7!! And 3 game lead!! More than I could ask for. And Freedie won’t play this badly soon as his eyes clear up!! Watch out!!