"In that situation, EVERYONE expects a bunt."
Yes, and if executed properly, it doesn't matter if they know it's coming or not. That's the whole point.
And you are the one that have to have a Drama Queen fight with Whoop everyday.
You know you are off base when you and Nate agree, that should tell you something.
Doesn't matter where the pitches were. If you're bunting, you have the entire strike zone/ pitch movement covered. If you don't get a pitch to bunt, it means you should walk and the result is even better.
The fact that Gentry didn't do his job doesn't mean it wasn't the right call. Typically, Gentry will make that play and occasionally turn it into a hit because of his speed.
But you're right, Olt comes through and the Rangers get a win in a Verlander start. Not bad....
All the ones who were predicting gloom and were sure sure they were gonna lose are trying to save face by arguing they won in spite of what they disagreed with.
I was surprised Gentry didn't pinch run for Cruz after Nelly walked starting the 9th. Not that Nelson is slow or a bad baserunner, but with Young at the plate and being hot, a stolen base could have won the game on a MY hit. That move would have depleted the bench too.
Did you read some of Wash's comments after the game?
Talking about Darvish: "He’s got a lot on his plate. Maybe he finally got the point where it’s figured out, and maybe now he’ll rattle off some games down the stretch when we need him the most and his value will have been just as much as they paid for."
Maybe he figured it out? His value will have been just as much as they paid for? lol