Mitch Maier Safety Squeeze

Game: Kansas City at Baltimore, May 27 (box, 4-2 Royals win)
Situation: Top 2, one out, 1-0 count, runners at 1st/3rd, 1-1 tie
Pitcher: Brian Matusz
Batter: Mitch Maier
Runner on 3rd: Jeff Francoeur

Leverage index: 1.8
Win probability added: +1.9%

You have to feel for KC Royals fans. Their team was a trendy pick to contend in the AL Central but currently sits in fourth place. Their wunderkind first baseman Eric Hosmer is hitting .201/.265/.339. And to top it off they have to listen to Rex Hudler call the games.

At least they can enjoy a pretty safety squeeze once in a while.

Dandy Squeeze Score (what’s this?): +2 (+1, success; +1, tie game)

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