Cesar Izturis Fails / Ronny Cedeno Succeeds

Game: Milwaukee at New York Mets, May 14 (box, 3-1 Mets win)

It was the tale of two squeeze plays…

Situation: Top 2, one out, 1-0 count, runner at 3rd, Brewers down 1-0
Pitcher: Miguel Batista
Batter: Cesar Izturis
Runner on 3rd: Taylor Green

Leverage index: 1.5
Win probability added: -7.7%

What happens when the bunt only gets dribbled along the third base line? Nothing good for the offense:

Dandy Squeeze Score (what’s this?): -1 (-1, fail)

Situation: Bottom 6, one out, 1-0 count, runner at 3rd, Mets up 1-0
Pitcher: Yovani Gallardo
Batter: Ronny Cedeno
Runner on 3rd: Daniel Murphy

Leverage index: 1.4
Win probability added: +3.4%

Here take some notes from Ronny Cedeno:

It’s a good thing that he got that bunt down, because Ronny is an awful hitter (.245/.288/.351 AVG/OBP/SLG career).

Dandy Squeeze Score (what’s this?): +3 (+1, success; +1, suicide; +1, right-handed pitcher)

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  1. Pingback: Cesar Izturis and Rickie Weeks Safety Squeeze Fail « The Squeeze Is On!

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