Trevor Bauer is doing what he does best so far this season. Throwing baseballs and making friends.
After a gutty effort on Friday night where he threw 126 pitches and pitched into the 7th inning, the right-hander was ready to throw a potshot at home plate umpire Chris Guccione for missing a key strike 3 call that cost Trevor about 10 more pitches in the inning.
I don’t think you can execute a better pitch than that. I know it was a strike, Will [Smith] knew it was a strike. I think everybody but the home plate umpire knew it was a strike.
Umpire Scorecards on Twitter identified that ball call as Guccione’s second worst missed call of the night.
— Umpire Scorecards (@UmpScorecards) May 22, 2021
Bauer still went on to record a strikeout to end that inning that went viral on social media.
Trevor Bauer, elevated 96mph Fastball and Sword. ??
Just let Trevor tell you… pic.twitter.com/vxzjUOtuMP
— Rob Friedman (@PitchingNinja) May 22, 2021
Bauer has been everything he was advertised to be so far in his first season with the Dodgers. In 10 starts for LA, the 2020 NL Cy Young award winner has gone 5-2 with a 1.98 ERA and an NL-leading 88 strikeouts in 63.2 IP.
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