Originally Posted by 5TimeWSChamps
Unfortunately the manager was still the same. Still cannot fathom how he thought it was a good idea to bunt with his #2 batter, thus taking the bat out of the best hitter in baseball.
Absolutely fireable offense
I'd guess that over half the managers in MLB would do the same thing in the same situation.
Don't bunt - You need a hit by either Phillips or Votto to score the run.
Bunt - You need Heisey to just make decent contact to score a run.
I would hope that the odds are higher that Heisey makes contact than that either Votto or Phillips get a hit.
Also, bunting eliminates a double play, which Phillips seems to lead the world in.
One can disagree with the move, but it actually was a good play based on the odds.