Originally Posted by 757690
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.
False. Not one Manager in baseball would voluntarily take the bat out of Joey Votto's hands except for one