As if Tuesday night didn’t have enough fireworks as it was already, things got spicier. The Dodgers had already beat the Astros after a benches-clearing incident. But Max Muncy appeared to still be in a fighting mood, going after criticisms online.
The original tweet from ESPN analyst Josh Cohen is now deleted. Fortunately, we were able to write down everything he had said before he got the chance to run and hide. In the tweet, Cohen in referencing Muncy taking a swing on a 3-0 count during the later innings of the Dodgers game last night.
Max Muncy, that’s pathetic. The count was 3-0. You swing with no need, and no green light with 2 in scoring position. Then your fat *** eventually grounds out on a full count. Why do fat guys always feel the need to show out? -Josh Cohen(tweet deleted)
First of all, a UFC analyst talking smack on a baseball player for a baseball player is certainly a strange decision. Knowing that information, the Dodgers’ first baseman took his chance to fire back and to stand up for himself.
I actually did have the green light and with us having the lead it’s a perfect time to swing 3-0, career avg on 3-0 counts is 407, don’t try to act like you can play the game sitting on your couch
— Max Muncy (@maxmuncy9) July 29, 2020
I don’t know about you, but that sounds like the perfect way to respond to an internet troll as a fan. Muncy is generally among the more quiet Dodgers players on the team. But as we saw with the Madison Bumgarner experience, he can have a feisty side. You love to see it.
The Dodgers will play one more game in Houston tonight before heading to Arizona for a four-game series. Dustin May will get the ball as he takes on Cristian Javier in the final game. Javier is making the first big league start of his after pitching an inning of relief this year.