Norichika Aoki Safety Squeeze

Game: Milwaukee vs. St. Louis, 2013/5/4 (box, 7-6 Brewers loss)
Situation: Bottom 8, one out, 0-0 count, runners at 1st/3rd, Milwaukee down 6-5
Pitcher: Randy Choate
Batter: Norichika Aoki
Runner on 3rd: Jeff Bianchi

Leverage index: 4.9
Win probability added: +17.2%

An eerily similar situation happened on April 14. Aoki came to the plate against Choate in a tie game in the top of the ninth with runners at the corners. That time, Aoki tried twice to drop a bunt down but popped it up. He gets his revenge here, with some serious help from Bianchi’s great slide.

Also note that the Brewers reclaimed their place at the top of Suicidal Tendencies with this play.


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