Re: What Do you Do in this Situation?
I definitely do not walk the first hitter. Intentionally filling the bases puts too much pressure on the pitcher to throw strikes. He also can't throw inside for fear of a Craig Biggio move to let the ball clip him. The chances of a walk is much greater than a play where a force is your only chance at an out. It also increases the chances of the pitcher grooving one down the middle.
I'm not at all surprised how this worked out.