Jordan Lyles Safety Squeeze

Game: Pittsburgh at Houston, July 27 (box, 6-5 Pirates win)
Situation: Bottom 2, one out, 0-0 count, runners at 1st/3rd, Houston up 1-0
Pitcher: Jeff Karstens
Batter: Jordan Lyles
Runner on 3rd: Justin Maxwell

Leverage index: 1.6
Win probability added: +5.9%

If Justin Maxwell had this one to do over again, I bet he doesn’t run. The ball is bunted toward him, but not far from the catcher. He looks like he’s running into an out. But credit Maxwell for one thing: he was decisive.

Well, maybe two. That move was amazing.

Dandy Squeeze Score (what’s this?): +2 (+1, success; +1, batter reaches safely)

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