Re: Phillips' Boner (Fred Merkle)
Originally Posted by RedsManRick
What are the chances Posey makes the play? Because that's what you have to weigh against the marginal gain of being on 3rd instead of 2nd.
Making the 1st out at 3rd is like punting on 4th & 1 from your opponents 40.
Obviously there's a ton of blame to go around in those 3 games and you'd rather have errors of aggression than ones of carelessness. But that one hurt.
Phillips took a reckless risk. Posey threw him out and it wasn't even a close play. It wasn't good baserunning. It was hyper aggressive baserunning.The results were fairly disastrous.
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