Eat it or throw it?
Didn’t really have time to get into the debate on here after the game, but I spent a good portion of the game story last night getting into the question of whether Edgar Renteria should’ve tried for the out at second on that Mark Teahen ground ball or eaten it and let Francisco Cruceta take his chances with John Buck at the plate and the bases loaded.
Everyone who was asked about it (including Ross Gload, who was running to second on the play) last night seemed to say that you take a chance to try for the out, but of course, that’s in hindsight. On the other hand, Renteria and Jim Leyland point out, nobody’s asking about it if Renteria gets the ball there for the out — or even if he gets the ball close enough that Polanco can stop it without Esteban German scoring.
The question already seems to be floating in the comments from the last post, so I figured I’d break it out and give it a headline.