Eduardo Rodriguez had no chance bunting against Rich Hill's ridiculous curveball
The Red Sox didn't have much confidence with pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez at the plate during the fifth inning of Game 4 of the World Series. He entered Saturday night hitless in 13 career at-bats. In fact, when he was plunked in the third, it was the first time he had ever been on base.
Nonetheless, the Red Sox hoped that Rodriguez could get a bunt down with Christian Vazquez on first and move him into scoring position. Unfortunately for Rodriguez, he had to try to do so against Rich Hill, who had thoroughly shut down Boston's formidable lineup. Sure enough, Hill dropped in a nasty curve on a 2-2 count.
Rodriguez didn't have a prayer ... and he knew it.
It's hard to blame Rodriguez. Look at the break on this thing:
At that point, what kind of reaction can you have but this?
I respect Rodriguez's "this isn't what they pay me for" approach. pic.twitter.com/do3dFNpvmg- Chad Moriyama (@ChadMoriyama) October 28, 2018
All that and an elite #RestingPitchFace from Hill, too.