Originally Posted by pedro
I don't like the choices so I didn't vote.
I'd have voted no, I don't think they should have bunted down by two runs, even though it would have put the tying run at 2nd.
OTOH, I don't think it would have been unreasonable to pursue that strategy.
It's easy to say it would have been stupid now, but what if Encarnacion had hit into a DP? men on second and third with one out would have looked pretty good then. Especially as the home team.
Finally, I think all major league players should be able to bunt.
I did vote no for many of the reasons that Pedro stated. If EE is looking at one out I let him swing the bat, but with no outs and Edwin struggling I need those runners on 2nd and 3rd to keep the momentum going. I think it is a matter of judgement that could go either way, however it is always easier to say swing away when you have the end result you had tonight. If EE had hit into a double play I am not sure this thread exists.
Regardless like many on here I am glad it worked out for the best, and yes all MLB players should know how to bunt.