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I hate sac bunts


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Outs are precious things. Only occasionally is it a good idea to give one away via a sacrifice bunt. One of those times is not after two straight walks to start an inning. I don't know what Buck was thinking tonight (if he called the bunt.) If Parmelee did it on his own, it was plain stupid.

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I don't have a problem with bunting when you are in a situation when one run can win or tie the game in the late innings.

But bunting when you are down by two runs? Complete stupidity.

I think Parmalee is a waste of roster space. He should be cut and Delmon brought back.

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I think Parmalee is a waste of roster space. He should be cut and Delmon brought back.

I agree with you about Parmalee but I don't understand why you would want Delmon back. There's a reason why there were no takers for him after he was designated for assignment. He was terrible in the field, didn't hit for any power, and had an atrocious 2.2% walk rate this year. Simply put, Delmon is a very bad baseball player.

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We need a bloop to change things. Hard to fathom being this bad.

On the bright side things can only get better. They are due to start raking with RISP. And they're also due for a better BABIP and for a lower BABIP against. Those have been the three things killing them the last 12 games.

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Hard to believe he would have done that on his own. But it has happened this season so I guess it's possible.

I just can't fathom why Buck would call for it. First base open for Jones-if it works- so pitcher can try to get him to chase. Then he had to know a lefty for Paredes. Catcher running at 2nd, other than that made sense.

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Buck wanted to keep the struggling pitcher in the game.

http://www.masnsports.com/school-of-roch/2015/07/buck-showalter-speaks-after-7-4-loss.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

He is as intelligent a baseball man as there is but I just don't get that move. Isn't he saying that if gives them an out that means Williams leaves him in to face Jones? It was worth that shot? Teams are going to keep using lefties vs Parmelee.

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Buck wanted to keep the struggling pitcher in the game.

http://www.masnsports.com/school-of-roch/2015/07/buck-showalter-speaks-after-7-4-loss.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

He is as intelligent a baseball man as there is but I just don't get that move. Isn't he saying that if gives them an out that means Williams leaves him in to face Jones? It was worth that shot? Teams are going to keep using lefties vs Parmelee.

I had no issue with Paredes hitting but a poorly managed game by Buck then if he called the bunt.

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