Hunter Pence Safety Squeeze

Game: Atlanta at San Francisco, August 23 (box, 5-2 Giants win)
Situation: Bottom 5, one out, 0-0 count, runners at 1st/3rd, San Francisco up 1-0
Pitcher: Tommy Hanson
Batter: Hunter Pence
Runner on 3rd: Angel Pagan

Leverage index: 2.0
Win probability added: +6.4%

Smart play here by Pence. With the second baseman shaded far up the middle and the first baseman holding the runner on, there’s a giant hole on the right side of the infield. Anything past the pitcher in that direction will be a hit and score a run. And that’s exactly what he does.

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


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