Tagged: padres

This week in squeeze: July 5 – July 11

Date (box) Batter Team Vs. Squeeze Result Video
7/8/2013 Jonathan Herrera COL @SDP Safety Run Link
7/9/2013 Eric Stults SDP COL Safety Fail Link
7/10/2013 Jordan Lyles HOU @STL Safety Fail Link

Updated season leaders (full list)

Team Attempts Runs Scored Fails
MLB TOTAL 58 30 21
Astros 8 4 4
Brewers 7 5 1
Braves 6 4 2
Padres 6 2 3

This week in squeeze: June 14 – June 20

It was an eventful week for San Diego with two squeeze attempts. Against the Giants in extra innings, they called on starting pitcher Andrew Cashner to pinch hit, and he dropped down a beauty to take the lead. A couple days later against the Giants, they tried to tack on run late but instead got some first hand evidence that Adrian Gonzalez is awesome defensively.

Date (box) Batter Team Vs. Squeeze Result Video
6/16/2013 Jordan Schafer ATL SFG Suicide Run Link
6/16/2013 Johnny Cueto CIN MIL Suicide Run Link
6/17/2013 Alcides Escobar KCR @CLE Safety Fail Link
6/17/2013 Andrew Cashner SDP @SFG Safety Run Link
6/18/2013 Marwin Gonzalez HOU MIL Safety Run Link
6/20/2013 Will Venable SDP LAD Safety Fail Link

Updated season leaders (full list)

Team Attempts Runs Scored Fails
MLB TOTAL 47 24 16
Brewers 6 4 1
Astros 6 3 3
Padres 5 2 2
Braves 4 3 1

Jason Marquis Safety Squeeze Fail

Game: New York Mets at San Diego, August 5 (box, 7-3 Padres win)
Situation: Bottom 4, one out, 0-0 count, runners at 1st/3rd, San Diego up 5-0
Pitcher: Matt Harvey
Batter: Jason Marquis
Runner on 3rd: Cameron Maybin

Leverage index: 0.2
Win probability added: -1.1%

On the safety squeeze, it’s up to the runner on third to assess the risk of the dash for the plate. Normally a bunt straight back to the pitcher is not a good one to attempt. In this case though, Maybin is a fast guy and Harvey is a rookie pitcher making his third major league start. Harvey makes a great play, and Maybin is cut down.

Dandy Squeeze Score (what’s this?): -1 (-1, fail)

Ross Ohlendorf Safety Squeeze

Game: San Diego at Arizona (box, 9-5 Padres win)
Situation: Top 4, one out, 0-0 count, runners at 1st/3rd, San Diego up 2-0
Pitcher: Trevor Bauer
Batter: Ross Ohlendorf
Runner on 3rd: Cameron Maybin

Leverage index: 1.5
Win probability added: +5.2%

MLB.com video

Credit Maybin on the play for a decisive break to the plate and for being a fast guy. The Padres color guy describes this as a “perfect” bunt, but it looks pretty straight to me. I don’t think a slower runner scores on this bunt. I bet Bauer agrees, because he thought there might be a play at home. His peek toward the plate caused the error.

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

Everth Cabrera Safety Squeeze

Game: San Diego at Houston, June 25 (box, 8-7 Padres win)
Situation: Top 2, one out, 1-0 count, runners at 1st/3rd, San Diego down 2-0
Pitcher: Wandy Rodriguez
Batter: Everth Cabrera
Runner on 3rd: Jesus Guzman

Leverage index: 1.9
Win probability added: +7.0

It can’t be done any better than this.

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