And bunting is the cause of the team to not score for the rest of the game? I find that to be a very odd thought.
In his previous at-bat Nook Logan weakly grounded out to the pitcher to end the second (maybe it was a bunt or a swinging bunt, I don't exactly remember as most of Nook's atbats these days are pretty forgettable).
The Nook Logan bunt later occurred in the 4th inning.
After the bunt, we managed to have runners at 1st and 3rd with one out after an Inge walk. Carlos Guillen weakly popped out to short, then Chris Shelton strikes out. Sorry, the bunt had nothing to do with the failure to drive in the run and it was not Trammell's decision to have two of our best hitter's make easy outs.
6th inning: We managed runners at 1st and 3rd with one out. Again here's Guillen, and he strikes out. Here's Shelton again, and he strikes out again. Sorry, the bunt had nothing to do with this one and again it was not Trammell's decision to have these players strike out.
8th inning: Runners on 2nd and 3rd with 2 outs. Here's Guillen yet again. And he pops out again. The bunt is a distant memory, and it was not Trammell's decision to have one of our best hitters with yet another poor at bat with runners in scoring position.
I know as manager, Trammell deserves some heat from time to time, but I think you are reaching VERY deep to blame him for everything that happens to this team. The things that killed us in this game were the failure to drive in runs on base and our closer serving up his usual long ball. The bunt had little to do with it, and very well could have been the correct call considering the runner was successfully advanced for the top of the lineup whom we expect much more out of than they delivered given the situation. Shelton just had an off game, but I haven't been too impressed so far by Guillen when there are runs to be driven in. But Guillen's come through for us in every situation except w/RISP so I'm sure he'll come around.