Okay, I will not pretend to know much about baseball as I have only recently started to follow the Reds in the 2010 season, but since then I have followed them pretty religiously.
Anyways, I have a question I am sure some of you can answer. Last night we had Choo on 3rd and Bruce on 1st with 2 outs. But for example's sake, let's say there is 1 out with guys on the corners. We had Heisey coming up to bat and with his night he was having, I wouldn't have doubted that Heisey would hit a DP ball.
My question is why not have Bruce try to steal 2nd? I know Yadier is one of the best defensive catchers in the league, but why not? If he throws to 2nd, you have the guy at 3rd take off for home. If he doesn't throw to 2nd then you have 2nd and 3rd and avoid the DP ball or even the force out at 2nd.
Even in the situation last night (2 outs), if he does throw to 2nd then Bruce forces a pickle and Choo goes home. I know it is risky as they are likely expecting him to go home, but with what actually happened and with Heisey's night already going bad, I am asking why not? I would venture a guess that Molina doesn't make that throw. Choo is pretty quick and I think the Cards would risk a plate collision with Yadier's bum knee and all.