DJ LeMahieu Suicide Squeeze

Game: Colorado at New York Mets, August 22 (box, 5-2 Rockies win)
Situation: Top 7, one out, 1-0 count, runner at 3rd, Colorado up 2-1
Pitcher: Ramon Ramirez
Batter: DJ LeMahieu
Runner on 3rd: Tyler Colvin

Leverage index: 1.7
Win probability added: +6.5%

During the analysis of another bunt play, one of the announcers said that pitchers work on the glove-flip-to-home play in spring training. I’ve never heard that before, but if it’s true, a couple of thoughts… 1) Ramirez should spend some more time on that drill. 2) They should also practice making the judgment of when to try the play and when to just pick the ball up and throw to first. Even if Ramirez successfully makes the glove-flip, Colvin is going to be safe. Take the out at first and move on.

Dandy Squeeze Score (what’s this?): +5 (+1, success; +1, suicide; +1, right-handed pitcher; +1, seventh inning or later; +1, batter reaches safely)


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