Tony La Russa made a decision during Thursday’s game between his Chicago White Sox and the Los Angeles Dodgers that can only be described as completely baffling.

La Russa’s White Sox were trailing 7-5 in the top of the sixth inning. Freddie Freeman was on second with two outs and Trea Turner was at the plate. Reliever Reynaldo Lopez had a 1-2 count on Turner.

Despite his pitcher being in a favorable count, La Russa decided to … intentionally walk Turner. Yes, he did that with two outs and a 1-2 count on Turner.

Even Freeman at second looked confused. So did the White Sox’s announcers.

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