A Bunt and a Blast: Baez and Schwarber Do What They Do (VIDEOS)

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A Bunt and a Blast: Baez and Schwarber Do What They Do (VIDEOS)

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That happened very quickly, and it was very fun.

After a double by Ben Zobrist that looked like it might turn into nothing, Javy Baez decided to surprise the Reds with the rare RBI bunt single with two outs:

Given the defensive positioning and the situation there, that’s such a great decision (#SometimesBunt). The proof is in the bunt, itself – it wasn’t the best, much harder than Baez would have wanted, but it still worked when combined with his speed and the third baseman playing way back.

And then, one pitch later, Kyle Schwarber knocked in Baez. Way in:

That one was just shy of 400 feet for Schwarber, his team-leading 15th blast, pushing his season line to a healthy .242/.369/.502 (129 wRC+).


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