Originally Posted by 757690
It's actually pretty risky asking a starting pitcher to bunt. Ball gets real close to their hands. We've all seen it numerous times, just recently with Cozart. I'm not sending up a starting pitcher whose not in the game to bunt unless I have to.
If it was that big of a concern, then pitchers wouldn't be bunting so often. What's worse, a pitcher breaking fingers, or grounding into a double play/striking out?
Obvious the fingers are a bigger concern in the grand scheme, but I don't think that is Dusty's thought (or any managers), or else he'd be swinging away with his pitchers a whole lot more.