Justin Verlander Drops a Perfect Sacrifice Bunt ... With No One On Base

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Justin Verlander Drops a Perfect Sacrifice Bunt … With No One On Base

Baseball Is Fun

Outside of certain, Bartolo-related exceptions, watching pitchers hit is not the most exciting thing in a baseball game. Yes, very, very occasionally they crush a ball and it’s fun because oh-hey-a-pitcher-did-that! But, for the most part, the best thing a pitcher can accomplish at the plate is successfully getting himself out on a sacrifice bunt.

To that end, Tigers starter Justin Verlander pulled off a perfect sacrifice bunt today.

Except, um, he was leading off the inning, and there was no one on base:

In Verlander’s complete defense, this is Spring Training, and he was told to lay down the bunt:

https://twitter.com/JustinVerlander/status/713836006819176454


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Author: Brett Taylor

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