Rockies at Diamondbacks.
Situation, Top 2.
Rockies have Helton on 2nd (single) and Ianetta on first (single).
One out, scoreless game.
Ian Kennedy on the hill for Arizona.
At the plate, pitcher Esmil Rogers.
Rocks skipper Jim Tracy has Rogers...bunt?
He got the sacrifice down and the Rockies had runners on 2nd and 3rd but with 2 outs. Eric Young Junior then flew out.
I hate bunting in that situation. I don't like giving up outs, especially when the sacrifice makes it two outs. If nobody was out, then yes, bunt. But not with one out.
You might say, well, it's better to bunt them over than for Rogers to hit into a double play. True, but you can't manage passively like that. Plus Rogers, who was originally an infielder, can swing the bat. This year, coming into tonight's game, Rogers was 3-10 with 2 doubles. One of the doubles I recall was a laser-beam to the left-centerfield wall in Pittsburgh. The guy isn't an automatic out...unless you take the bat out of his hands and make him bunt with one out in the second inning of a scoreless game with runners on first and second.
Bad managing there by Tracy in my opinion.