Sunday was not the best day for the Dodgers in Atlanta. The Braves held them in check long enough to take the series win and send Los Angeles packing to Pittsburgh for their next series. But there was some entertainment.
Trevor Bauer promised a long time ago on his vlog that he would one day strike out Ronald Acuña Jr. with one eye open. The Dodgers pitcher famously practiced that while pitching in Spring Training this year.
He made it happen on Sunday afternoon. With Bauer on the mound, he got his punchout of the perennial MVP candidate. We have no idea if any Dodgers players saw it, but it was fun to watch happen.
Trevor Bauer just struck out Acuña with one eye closed pic.twitter.com/gnBHhYfwyn
— Fuzzy (@fuzzyfromyt) June 6, 2021
Unfortunately for the Dodgers, that was really the only good part about the game on Sunday. They would go on to lose 4-2 and drop the series to the Braves. Not what you want to start out a short road trip, but they were able to salvage a win.
Up next, the Dodgers head up to Pittsburgh for a 3-game set with the Pirates. Walker Buehler is scheduled to get the ball on Tuesday and Tony Gonsolin should be making his season debut for Los Angeles on Wednesday.