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Intentional BB


Intentional BB

I realize it is my job to make sure the setting is off here, but still very curious as to why you'd IBB a guy here, in the 9th inning?

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Re: Intentional BB

Yes, the problem with IBB is it does it at times when you yourself wouldnt choose to do it, and it's frustrating. I especially hate when it puts the tying or winning run on base. Granted, people did this with Bonds all the time, but it's hard to watch. In your case up 2, runner on 2nd, one out, a HR could tie the game. PC instead chose to walk the much better hitter in order to face the next one who was much worse. Gave the pitcher a shot to get the #8 and #9 hitters out and end the game, or get the #8 guy to hit into double play. So it makes some logical sense, though it didnt work out. It's tough when you just get the option of yes or no for IBB, and not certain situations or players to walk. For a long time I had just kept it set to No everywhere, but in some cases I've started setting it back to Yes.

Re: Re: Intentional BB

I understand WHY it did it, but at the same time you'd see this basically NEVER in real life, unless a Bonds or Ruth, etc were the hitter.

My mistake though, I always click "no" for IBB and forgot to here.

Re: Intentional BB

Plenty of teams would do that if the player was a HR hitter and could tie the game, but the next batter was weak and to setup double play. Not saying I like it but it is realistic.

Re: Re: Intentional BB

I'd argue they wouldn't. In this situation, the worst possible outcome is a tie game. Very few MLB teams would manage in a way that creates a "worst possible outcome" of a loss.

Re: Intentional BB

The worst about it, there is Arkhy Vaughan .385 avg, .485 obp, rank 95..., sitting on the bench who could end up pinch hitting after the intentional walk...