Originally Posted by fearofpopvol1
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.
No, Hanigan is very slow. A bunt could easily be a double play. And a bunt takes away the chance of a hit.
Hanigan is slow, the move was obviously made to avoid the double play and still give Hanigan a chance for a hit.
Debatable, but not clearly terrible IMO.