Originally Posted by Kc61
Isn't Hanigan a low strikeout, good contact guy?
Isn't he slow?
Maybe Dusty wanted to avoid the double play and played the odds that Hanigan would make contact.
Not a terrible play, just didn't work.
If this was the thought process, Hanigan should've bunted. Then you may have runners on 2nd and 3rd with 1 out. A much better probable outcome. And if he can't get the bunt down, you have 1 out and runners at 1st and 2nd still.