Munenori Kawasaki Safety Squeeze Fail

Game: Seattle at Baltimore, August 8 (box, 9-2 Orioles win)
Situation: Top 2, one out, 0-1 count, runners at 1st/2nd/3rd, Seattle down 2-0
Pitcher: Steve Johnson
Batter: Munenori Kawasaki
Runner on 3rd: Kyle Seager

Leverage index: 2.8
Win probability added: -7.8%

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This couldn’t have been a called play. Kawasaki has four bunt hits on the season, which actually represents a statistically significant portion of his offense. Here the play doesn’t work, and it turned out to be the Mariners’ best scoring opportunity of the day.

Dandy Squeeze Score (what’s this?): -2 (-1, fail; -1, bases loaded)

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