Originally Posted by RedsBrick
I guess I don't get the sac bunt in the first inning. And if you're doing that because you're afraid of the double play, or something else, then maybe you should find another two hole.
Really not trying to be negative, I just don't understand the strategy this early in the game.
The strategy was likely because of the rain.
Baker wanted an early lead thinking a small lead might hold up in a five inning game ended by rain.
Of course bunting in front of Votto is an invitation to an intentional walk. But here, they pitched to him and he fanned.
Gallardo is a good pitcher, but surprised to see both Votto and Bruce fan there with RISP.