Jason Marquis Safety Squeeze Fail

Game: New York Mets at San Diego, August 5 (box, 7-3 Padres win)
Situation: Bottom 4, one out, 0-0 count, runners at 1st/3rd, San Diego up 5-0
Pitcher: Matt Harvey
Batter: Jason Marquis
Runner on 3rd: Cameron Maybin

Leverage index: 0.2
Win probability added: -1.1%

On the safety squeeze, it’s up to the runner on third to assess the risk of the dash for the plate. Normally a bunt straight back to the pitcher is not a good one to attempt. In this case though, Maybin is a fast guy and Harvey is a rookie pitcher making his third major league start. Harvey makes a great play, and Maybin is cut down.

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

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