Trevor Bauer did all of it (nearly) on Sunday.
Bauer had an entire recreation — however not by the normal definition.The correct-hander began for the Dodgers vs. the Padres and likewise performed umpire and villain in the course of the recreation, delivering the complete Trevor Bauer expertise that followers are accustomed to seeing.
Bauer threw six innings of three-hit, one-run ball with seven strikeouts, together with a chest-thumping Okay of Fernando Tatís Jr. for his final out of the day.
The gasoline. The primal scream. A very good out to cap the displaying.
One inning earlier, Bauer performed the function of umpire, calling teammate Justin Turner secure after the third baseman hilariously tripped over the third-base bag.
By the way in which, Bauer even appeared enamored with Manny Machado’s arm energy in the course of the recreation.
Bauer has been excellent by way of his first 4 begins with the Dodgers this yr, and particularly in his final three as he has allowed three runs over 19 2/3 innings.
The primary sequence between the Dodgers and the Padres in 2021 proved to be, in technical phrases, a doozy. Los Angeles took the primary two video games earlier than Sunday’s matchup went to San Diego 5-2 after late-game heroics. Mookie Betts carried out sorcery with an insane game-sealing catch Saturday evening.
Bauer, lengthy often called a lightning rod for controversy for his off-field antics and weaponized use of social media, left a reasonably indelible mark within the opening spherical of the combat between LA and San Diego.
If nothing else, the latest Dodger working as an old-school heel ought to add a spicy dynamic to the budding rivalry.