Jeff Mathis Safety Squeeze

Game: Toronto at New York Yankees, August 29 (box, 8-5 Blue Jays win)
Situation: Top 8, one out, 0-0 count, runners at 1st/3rd, Toronto up 5-4
Pitcher: Cody Eppley
Batter: Jeff Mathis
Runner on 3rd: Yunel Escobar

Leverage index: 2.0
Win probability added: +3.8%

Backup catcher alert!

The Jays do everything right here. Good bunt, good break off third. Toronto hasn’t run the most squeeze plays this year, but they’ve been remarkably efficient at it, scoring 6 times and only failing once.

Dandy Squeeze Score (what’s this?): +2 (+1, success; +1, 7th inning or later)


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