Bunt on the Giants? Not These Days

Props to Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle, who invoked the Code to describe the offensive woes of the Giants, losers of eight of their last 11—a span during which they’ve scored two or fewer runs eight times. Also, they’ve been shut out in three of their last six games by some very ordinary pitchers.

From the Chronicle:

The Giants need to send Nationals rookie Danny Espinosa a message pitch next time they meet. He tried to bunt for a hit late in Monday night’s game, and baseball etiquette says you don’t do that when your team has an insurmountable lead.

It was the eighth inning and the score was 2-0.

Classic.

- Jason

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Filed under Bunting for hits, Don't Play Aggressively with a Big Lead

6 responses to “Bunt on the Giants? Not These Days

  1. I have followed baseball for 50 years and I never, ever
    heard anyone describe a 2-0 lead as insurmountable.
    Maybe in the deadball era back in 1910, not today.

    • Jason Turbow

      That’s kind of the point. It was very tongue-in-cheek, suggesting that only against this team would a 2-0 lead be considered insurmountable.

  2. anon

    That is hilarious! Sorry you had to explain the joke. ^_^

  3. That is awesome. It’s like that Onion (?) article titled “Zach Greinke Takes Loss in First Career Perfect Game.”

  4. James H.

    I echo anon’s sentiment. Hilarious joke. Too bad you had to explain it.

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