Tagged: angels

Trevor Crowe Safety Squeeze Fail

Game: Houston vs. Anaheim, 2013/5/8 (box, 3-1 Astros win)
Situation: Bottom 8, one out, 0-0 count, runners at 1st/3rd, Houston ahead 3-1
Pitcher: Dane De La Rosa
Batter: Trevor Crowe
Runner on 3rd: Jimmy Paredes

Leverage index: 0.5
Win probability added: -1.9%

It seems like just yesterday that a runner avoided a swipe tag with a dive into home with the umpire ruling incorrectly that he failed to touch the plate leading to the catcher chasing him down for the out.

Brendan Harris Suicide Squeeze Fail

Game: Anaheim at Seattle, 2013/04/27 (box, 3-2 Angels loss)
Situation: Top 4, one out, 0-0 count, runners at 1st/3rd, Anaheim ahead 2-0
Pitcher: Felix Hernandez
Batter: Brendan Harris
Runner on 3rd: Mark Trumbo

Leverage index: 1.5
Win probability added: -5.3%

It’s a good bunt, but not good enough as King Felix makes an outstanding play with the glove flip.

Bobby Wilson Suicide Squeeze

Game: Los Angeles at Anaheim, June 22 (box, 8-5 Angels win)
Situation: Bottom 4, one out, 2-0 count, runner at 3rd, Anaheim down 5-4
Pitcher: Chad Billingsley
Batter: Bobby Wilson
Runner on 3rd: Erick Aybar

Leverage index: 2.1
Win probability added: +3.9%

MLB.com video

If there’s one thing Mike Scioscia loves, it’s a catcher that can’t hit a lick. Bobby Wilson might be the favorite player he’s ever managed. Judging by this bunt, he’s not great at bunting either. It’s on the ground, but it’s hard and straight back to the pitcher. Aybar averts disaster for Anaheim with a great slide to the outside of the plate, avoiding the tag and slapping the plate as he goes by. I guess what I’m saying is that Wilson is no Martin Maldonado or Mike Nickeas.

Dandy Squeeze Score (what’s this?): +4 (+1, success; +1, suicide; +1, right-handed pitcher; +1, down one run)