10/20 - ALCS Game 5 - Valdez vs. Sale Redux

LynnRice75

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I guess the theory for why not to bunt is that you need more than one run to win this game and the idea is that while a tie game might make us all feel better, you need to get a second run too and that might have been the best opportunity to get that second run. So, let your hitters try to hit.

I tend to agree with that. Run expectancy with first and second and no out is actually better than run expectancy with second and third and one out.
Have to factor in the likelihood of a GIDP
 

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People who want Cora gone might get their wish if that light becomes a thing.
 

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They’ve had a good postseason run but they’re not a good defensive team, over a long enough sample that will show.
 

LynnRice75

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Xander could have faked the throw to first and nailed Altuve at third I think. Devers was ahead of the runner to cover the bag.