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I think that Mora bunt was a bunt for a hit but if it wasn't success it still worked as a sacrifice. However, with Robert's speed I would give him a few pitches to see Contreras's move to first and give him 3 pitches to steal. Definitely too early to be bunting when we've scored 5 runs in the past two games we're scoring runs don't need to play for 1 in the first inning.

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Melvin bunts Roberts over to 2nd for the 1st out of the game. Play was somewhat close at 1st but a little early to be bunting.

Seriously, especially when Contreras is lousy at holding runners on and was already having a little control trouble. Terrible idea. Melvin should have been looking to take pitches there, not make any kind of contact with the first one. Roberts looked kind of annoyed when he was looking down at the third base coach after he got to second.

Melvin should be fined every time he bunts in the first inning, even if he is trying to do it for a hit. Stupid, stupid play that kept us from any chance of having a big inning. :mad:

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I think that Mora bunt was a bunt for a hit but if it wasn't success it still worked as a sacrifice. However, with Robert's speed I would give him a few pitches to see Contreras's move to first and give him 3 pitches to steal. Definitely too early to be bunting when we've scored 5 runs in the past two games we're scoring runs don't need to play for 1 in the first inning.

Yeah, no doubt that he was trying to reach 1st on the bunt, but Mora hasn't been able to do that in a while. He's getting older, not younger.

Roberts had an 8 pitch AB and Mora was able to see what Contreras was throwing, not to mention we're very familiar with him. Bunting there, that early makes absolutely no sense. Par for the course for Melvin.

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I think that Mora bunt was a bunt for a hit but if it wasn't success it still worked as a sacrifice. However, with Robert's speed I would give him a few pitches to see Contreras's move to first and give him 3 pitches to steal. Definitely too early to be bunting when we've scored 5 runs in the past two games we're scoring runs don't need to play for 1 in the first inning.

It definitely wasn't a designed sacrifice, that was Mora trying to bunt for a hit. How do I know that? Because if it were a designed sacrifice, why did Roberts do a "fake" take off for second on the pitch? Another case of Mora doing something stupid for his own oddball reasoning.

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