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Re: To all of the Angels fans...

Postby RynMan » Wed Oct 08, 2008 10:14 pm

RocketsDWM wrote:Aybar was 1 for 16 in the series, right? You want him hitting with a speedy guy on third? Aybar, an excellent bunter, should have executed that play.


If you had read back a few posts, you'd see that's not what I am saying.
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Re: To all of the Angels fans...

Postby mweir145 » Thu Oct 09, 2008 12:11 am

Rynman is right. There are far too many things that can go wrong in a squeeze play. In the only squeeze the Jays tried this year, David Eckstein popped into a DP, and he's one of the better bunters in baseball. It is actually a play with a lot of risk involved.

Let Aybar hit and you get 2 chances to drive that run in. It would have been 3 chances had they actually allowed one of their best average hitters in Kendrick to swing the bat.
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Re: To all of the Angels fans...

Postby Amazinz » Thu Oct 09, 2008 12:40 am

mweir145 wrote:In the only squeeze the Jays tried this year, David Eckstein popped into a DP, and he's one of the better bunters in baseball.

The Jays are far too unlucky to be messing with squeeze plays. }:-)
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Re: To all of the Angels fans...

Postby RynMan » Thu Oct 09, 2008 12:59 am

mweir145 wrote:Let Aybar hit and you get 2 chances to drive that run in. It would have been 3 chances had they actually allowed one of their best average hitters in Kendrick to swing the bat.


Either that, or better still, pinch hit Aybar with anyone and replace him on defense with Wood.
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Re: To all of the Angels fans...

Postby mweir145 » Thu Oct 09, 2008 7:32 am

Amazinz wrote:
mweir145 wrote:In the only squeeze the Jays tried this year, David Eckstein popped into a DP, and he's one of the better bunters in baseball.

The Jays are far too unlucky to be messing with squeeze plays. }:-)

You'd think somebody with the intangibles of David Eckstein would be able to overcome anything. No such luck.
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Re: To all of the Angels fans...

Postby mweir145 » Thu Oct 09, 2008 7:33 am

RynMan wrote:
mweir145 wrote:Let Aybar hit and you get 2 chances to drive that run in. It would have been 3 chances had they actually allowed one of their best average hitters in Kendrick to swing the bat.


Either that, or better still, pinch hit Aybar with anyone and replace him on defense with Wood.

True.
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Re: To all of the Angels fans...

Postby Amazinz » Thu Oct 09, 2008 8:21 am

mweir145 wrote:
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mweir145 wrote:In the only squeeze the Jays tried this year, David Eckstein popped into a DP, and he's one of the better bunters in baseball.

The Jays are far too unlucky to be messing with squeeze plays. }:-)

You'd think somebody with the intangibles of David Eckstein would be able to overcome anything. No such luck.

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Re: To all of the Angels fans...

Postby mweir145 » Thu Oct 09, 2008 11:07 pm

I don't know much about the Angels' bench but I assume Matthews Jr. was available.

Anything is better than bunting in my mind, though.
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Re: To all of the Angels fans...

Postby tinfoilxtouch » Fri Oct 10, 2008 11:33 pm

BronXBombers51 wrote:I don't see how you go for a squeeze with one out. All you need is a sac fly to get the lead run home. If you can't trust your hitters to at least attempt to hit the ball to the outfield, then....I don't know. I'm not even sure what to say. But risking that run with a squeeze just seems like a bad move. That's a play that's going to haunt the Angels for a while.


How dare you question Mike Scioscia, the greatest manager on earth (according to the LA media). ;-7

Seriously... you're playing one of, if not the best, hitting team in the league... and you decide to squeeze and give up an out instead of trusting someone to at least fly out? This is the retarded "playoff small-ball" at it's worst.
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