Great moments in bunting: Jonathan Sanchez edition

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I don’t think that major league managers make players run laps for mental errors, but if they did, Jonathan Sanchez would be running some serious laps after this bunt against the Mets this afternoon.

Earlier today Andrew Baggarly of the Mercury News tweeted this from the press box:

Long road trip. Everyone wants to get home. So Jonathan Sanchez’s act is wearing extremely thin right now … I am no longer filling out my scorebook. Just writing “pitcher indifference” in block letters. That’s what it looks like to me.

He was referring to Sanchez’s nibbling of the strike zone, but I think the criticism could be expanded.

Mets won 5-2. Enjoy the plane ride home, Mr. Sanchez.

John Axford has a small break in his fibula

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Dodgers reliever John Axford was deemed “unavailable” before last night’s game against the Giants. After the game it was revealed that he will miss up to three weeks due to a break in the tip of his fibula he suffered when he was hit by a comebacker on Sunday. It’s being characterized as a “crack.”

As if the Dodgers need more injuries and/or maladies, especially to their beleaguered bullpen.

Axford was acquired by L.A. at the trade deadline and, with Kenley Jansen out indefinitely, it was thought that he could get some opportunities to close. Now that’s out the window at least into September, it seems.