Game: Washington at Philadelphia, May 23 (box, 3-0 Phillies win)
Situation: Bottom 7, one out, 0-1 count, runner at 3rd, Philadelphia up 2-0
Pitcher: Edwin Jackson
Batter: Juan Pierre
Runner on 3rd: Mike Fontenot
Leverage index: 0.66
Win probability added: +1.8%
Despite earning $55 million in his career, Juan Pierre has really only been good at two things: 1) wearing a cap under his helmet and 2) bunting. As an everyday player, he’s basically good for 20 bunt hits per year. So when you see Juan Pierre at the plate with a runner on third with less than two outs, it’s just good sense to call for the suicide squeeze. Pierre was promptly taken out of the game for defense after this play.
In other news, based on the videos available from this game, you’d think that it was a one-on-one matchup between Cole Hamels and Bryce Harper.
Dandy Squeeze Score (what’s this?): +4 (+1, success; +1, suicide; +1, right-handed pitcher; +1, seventh inning or later)