This week in squeeze: August 9 – August 15

The squeeze of the week has to be Jeff Bianchi’s safety “attempt” with Jean Segura on third against the Rangers. The play goes in the scoresheet as a steal of home for Segura, but that doesn’t tell half the story. Bianchi treated the play like a safety squeeze, pulling the bat back on a pitch high and outside. Segura played it very aggressively (I wonder if he thought it was a suicide), getting caught way down the third base line. Thanks to some nifty moves and the Rangers misexecuting the rundown, the Brewers score anyway.

This doesn’t even qualify as Segura’s most interesting baserunning of the season, as he “stole first” earlier this year.

Date (box) Batter Team Vs. Squeeze Result Video
8/8/2013 Carlos Ruiz PHI CHC Safety Run Link
8/9/2013 Craig Gentry TEX @HOU Suicide Run Link
8/10/2013 Cliff Lee PHI @WSN Safety Run Link
8/10/2013 Bryce Harper WSN PHI Safety Run Link
8/13/2013 Jeff Bianchi MIL @TEX Safety Fail/Run Link

Updated season leaders (full list)

Team Attempts Runs Scored Fails
MLB TOTAL 76 43 23
Brewers 12 8 2
Astros 9 5 4
Braves 7 4 2
Padres 6 2 3

This week in squeeze: August 2 – August 8

After a couple quiet weeks on the squeeze front, the baseball gods smile on us with seven tries, including four suicides and a safety squeeze by noted bunt detractors, the Oakland Athletics, that led to insulting a pregnant woman on Twitter!

Date (box) Batter Team Vs. Squeeze Result Video
8/3/2013 Eric Sogard OAK TEX Safety Run Link
8/3/2013 Josh Harrison PIT COL Suicide Run Link
8/4/2013 Taylor Jordan WSN @MIL Safety Run Link
8/4/2013 Jeff Bianchi MIL WSN Suicide Run Link
8/5/2013 Brandon Barnes HOU BOS Suicide Run Link
8/5/2013 Tyler Thornburg MIL @SFG Suicide Fail Link
8/8/2013 Carlos Ruiz PHI CHC Safety Run Link

Updated season leaders (full list)

Team Attempts Runs Scored Fails
MLB TOTAL 73 39 23
Brewers 11 7 2
Astros 9 5 4
Braves 7 4 2
Padres 6 2 3

This week in squeeze: July 15 – August 1

Alternatively titled “Where have all the squeeze plays gone?” A Kyle Seager safety against the shift* ended a streak of two weeks of squeezeless baseball.

I can’t believe this doesn’t happen more often.

Date (box) Batter Team Vs. Squeeze Result Video
7/24/2013 Ben Zobrist TBR @BOS Safety No go
7/26/2013 Andrelton Simmons ATL STL Safety No go
8/1/2013 Kyle Seager SEA @BOS Safety Run Link

Updated season leaders (full list)

Team Attempts Runs Scored Fails
MLB TOTAL 66 33 22
Brewers 9 6 1
Astros 8 4 4
Braves 7 4 2
Padres 6 2 3

Last weekend in squeeze: July 12 – July 14

Date (box) Batter Team Vs. Squeeze Result Video
7/12/2013 Norichika Aoki MIL @ARI Safety No go
7/12/2013 Jose Iglesias BOS @OAK Safety Fail Link
7/14/2013 Logan Schafer MIL @ARI Safety Run Link
7/14/2013 David Lough KCR @CLE Safety No go
7/14/2013 Pete Kozma STL @CHC Safety Run Link

Updated season leaders (full list)

Team Attempts Runs Scored Fails
MLB TOTAL 63 32 22
Brewers 9 6 1
Astros 8 4 4
Braves 6 4 2
Padres 6 2 3

This week in squeeze: July 5 – July 11

Date (box) Batter Team Vs. Squeeze Result Video
7/8/2013 Jonathan Herrera COL @SDP Safety Run Link
7/9/2013 Eric Stults SDP COL Safety Fail Link
7/10/2013 Jordan Lyles HOU @STL Safety Fail Link

Updated season leaders (full list)

Team Attempts Runs Scored Fails
MLB TOTAL 58 30 21
Astros 8 4 4
Brewers 7 5 1
Braves 6 4 2
Padres 6 2 3
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