4) Apparently, not all guys should have the opportunity to drive in runs
Fourth inning on Sunday. Rockies are down 2-0 but they have a good opportunity to score some runs.
Ryan McMahon led the inning off with a single to center field. C.J. Cron blooped a hit to shallow center field to follow (Coors was blamed on this hit, too).
So you have Yonathan Daza at the plate with two on and nobody out. A lot of people don’t like the bunt and for good reason: you are giving your opponent an out.
But Daza bunts and does so successfully, moving McMahon and Cron up to third and second with one out.
Josh Fuentes comes up and considering how cold his bat is, that may be a puzzling move but there’s a few reasons why it could be explained.
- Daza could have beaten the bunt/been bunting for a base hit
- You still only have one out
- Dom Nunez, who is hitting very well right now, is after Fuentes.
McCarthy said that he was “a little surprised that they did it there” by the bunt there but conceded that it was a “nice bunt” and Amaro Jr. agreed. However, Amaro Jr. was interrupted by Josh Fuentes getting a sac fly, to put the Rockies on the board.