During the Astros and Rangers game last night in Arlington the Astros Jonathan Villar squared to bunt on Yu Darvish and then just left the batters box without the bat. Villar dropped the bat leaving the bunt attempt to the fates of physics.
By dropping the bat Villar was considered to have still made an attempt at the ball and was called for a strike.
The Astros lost the game to the Rangers 3-2. The Rangers are still trying to hunt down the Indians for the second wild card spot and a trip to the playoffs.