Re: Phillips' Boner (Fred Merkle)
Phillips cost the Reds an expected .8 runs by his failed base running snafu. If successful, he would've only gained the Reds a .25 run advantage based upon the run expectancy matrix.
Wasn't worth the gamble. This was Brandon being Brandon.
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