In the bottom of the 8th inning of tonight’s game 3 of the NLDS, Anthony Rizzo blooped a single to shallow left and Leonys Martin scored what proved to be the winning run.  The noteworthy thing is that Martin scored from second base on a ball that was so shallow it was playable by the shortstop.

The reason he was able to score from second is that there were two outs and he was free to run without worrying about potentially tagging if the ball was caught. So this raises an interesting question:  was this a situation in which the Cubs were better off with two outs (as opposed to one or zero)?

Hint:  neither answer is cut and dry correct but I do claim there is a right answer.

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