Re: What Do you Do in this Situation?
I understand the odds of the extra force, but there aren't as many ways for a runner to score from second as there are from third. I think I would go after the first hitter. If you walk him, you have the extra force, but you also have a runner on third who can score if your pitcher lets go with a wild one or hits or walks the batter. A little bobble by the shortstop and he scores from third. If he's at second, those events only send him to third but he still doesn't score. I guess either side has its merits.