Ron Washington's Bunting Strategy Doesn't Go Over Well On Twitter

The Texas Rangers have put the lead-off man on in the bottom of the 9th-12th innings of their game against the Toronto Blue Jays, but they stranded the winning run in scoring position in each of those four innings.

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In three of those four innings, Ron Washington called for a sacrifice bunt, which the sabermetric revolution has made a rather controversial tactic:

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When Elvis Andrus sacrificed Ian Kinsler over to second in both innings, it gave the Blue Jays a free base to walk Josh Hamilton, which they used in the ninth but surprisingly did not the second time through.

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Washington, as old-school a baseball man as they come, has never been shy of playing small-ball. In this case, not only did he sacrifice an out, but he also took the bat out of his best hitter's hands with the game on the line.

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