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Eduardo Nunez, Red Sox need not apologize for bunting on CC Sabathia
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Posted on: September 1st 2017
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Let's be clear: Eduardo Nunez has nothing to apologize about.

When he stepped to the plate in the first inning Thursday night, Nunez had one hit in six career at-bats against New York Yankees starter CC Sabathia, who had held the Boston Red Sox to two measly runs in 20 innings this season. As a team, the Sox don't hit for much power and have struggled all year against left-handed starting pitchers.

A bunt was not only a perfectly sensible notion, it was the right play.

One problem: Sabathia was offended.

"I'm an old man, so they should go out and want to kick my butt," said Sabathia, who also happens to have a surgically repaired right knee that flared up recently and landed him on the disabled list for 10 days in August. "I just feel like they tried to take the weak road."

No, the Red Sox, who lost 6-2, merely tried to get a rally started against a pitcher they haven't been able to hit. Hard to see anything wrong with that

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