There has been a lot made from Saturday’s bunt that was laid down by Colby Rasmus against Colby Lewis. Lewis, obviously upset by it, talked a little about it after the game according to texasrangers.com
“I told [Rasmus] I didn’t appreciate it,” Lewis said. “You’re up by two runs with two outs and you lay down a bunt. I don’t think that’s the way the game should be played. I felt like you have a situation where there is two outs, you’re up two runs, you have gotten a hit earlier in the game off me, we are playing the shift, and he laid down a bunt basically simply for average,” Lewis said. “[Rasmus] didn’t steal within the first two pitches to put himself in scoring position,” Lewis said. “That tells me he is solely looking out for himself, and looking out for batting average. And I didn’t appreciate it.”
Colby Lewis made it pretty obvious on the field how he felt about the bunt, and his quotes tell us what he thought about it as well.
My opinion? I think Rasmus had a right to bunt there, and I think that Colby Lewis had a right to be upset, but I do think that Colby Lewis may have over reacted a bit about the situation. Rasmus saw a situation he could take advantage of, and he took advantage of it. Anything can happen if you can get on base, and both Rasmus and Colby Lewis know that.
Colby Lewis is an old school kind of pitcher, and as Blue Jay’s fans found out, he does not like to be bunted on with two outs in a close game. I think we all learned something valuable here: Colby Lewis is having a bad season and he is taking things personally, so be careful if you plan on bunting against him!