Per b-ref, he's 5-for-5 vs. LHP. Byron doesn't need to know the stats, that's not his job. That's on the manager and his staff to know that stuff. Not saying they don't, they may have been fully aware of all the numbers and just decided to bunt instead.
Thank you for that. I had a hard time finding the stat. So he is 5 for 5 against lefties but it is still hard get a read against them. I assume Buxton has the green light at all times and can go when he has a good feel for it.
The whole board thinks the bunt was a bad idea unless he was going for a hit and I am in line with that thinking as well. It is one of the rare times a move has been criticized even though it worked better than hoped for. I respect that. Ok, its unanimous that Rosario shouldn't have bunted. Not a whole lot of discussion about what happens then even though you brought it up in your original report. I think they should have tried a double steal because I said to my wife at the time that Vargas was either going to strike out or hit into a double play. You mentioned the possibility of subbing for Vargas in order to sacrifice the guys to 2nd and 3rd. I liked that idea. Would this move meet with unanimous approval I wonder.