Daniel Nava Suicide Squeeze

Game: Boston at Chicago Cubs, June 17 (box, 7-4 Red Sox win)
Situation: Top 7, one out, 0-0 count, runner at 3rd, Boston up 5-3
Pitcher: James Russell
Batter: Daniel Nava
Runner on 3rd: Ryan Kalish

Leverage index: 1.0
Win probability added: +2.5%

Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine has a reputation for eschewing the sacrifice bunt. On the other hand, the squeeze is a special case (trading an out for a run is usually a good play). Bobby Valentine also has a reputation as a meddler, so I’m surprised that this was the Sox first squeeze attempt of the season.

Dandy Squeeze Score (what’s this?): +3 (+1, success; +1, suicide; +1, seventh inning or later)

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