This week, we’re going to do something a little different for our Think the Game challenge. See if you can get the right answers to the following questions without looking back at past posts:
1. True or False? Late in the game, up by 3 runs, one on, 2 outs – a pitcher should pitch around a power hitter to get to the next guy (an average hitter with a lot less power).
False. You’ll find the details here: https://keepplayingbaseball.org/situational-pitching/
2. True or False? Tie game in the 8th, no outs, runner on 2nd – a hot hitter given a bunt sign should ignore it and swing away if he sees a pitch he knows he can hammer into the gap.
False. You’ll find the details here: https://keepplayingbaseball.org/advancing-the-runner/
3. True or False? Tie game in the 7th, nobody on base, the leadoff hitter scorches a ball into the left-centerfield gap – the minute he sees the second baseman go out to be a cut-off, he should break for 3rd base.
False. You’ll find the details here: https://keepplayingbaseball.org/the-backpick/