Noah Syndergaard determined Friday to troll Trevor Bauer on Twitter over Bauer signing with the Dodgers as a free agent after it was reported he had agreed to hitch Syndergaard with the Mets.
And since Bauer was the man being trolled, issues rapidly escalated right into a Twitter beef that ultimately included Bauer’s agent.
Syndergaard initiated by quote tweeting a picture of himself laughing with teammate Robert Gsellman at spring coaching and making an “Insert punch line right here”-type reply to tweak Bauer.
Bauer got here again by referencing his apology to Mets followers after becoming a member of the Dodgers — and likewise including a reference to Thor’s persevering with rehab from Tommy John surgical procedure.
When errors are made, you attempt to make them proper. I do know you wouldn’t know something about making errors although. Hope rehab is treating you properly. Was good to see you again throwing. https://t.co/MI0Clq567u
— Trevor Bauer (トレバー・バウアー) (@BauerOutage) February 20, 2021
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However Bauer being Bauer, he determined to press on. It took him about 10 minutes to dig up an unflattering alternate between Syndergaard and a social media consumer.
Whereas that was taking place, Bauer’s agent Rachel Luba, who ran level on negotiations for Bauer’s three-year, $102 million pact with LA, entered the chat:
Lol was this an try at “throwing shade”…🤔
— Rachel Luba (@AgentRachelLuba) February 20, 2021
Additionally, did we say “Dig?”
From there, the alternate rapidly obtained drained, to the level of exhaustion. Bauer provided a sophomoric retort to the “dig” dig, Syndergaard got here again with a drone reference (see: 2016 ALCS between Cleveland and Toronto), after which Bauer had the final phrase.
It will be robust for Bauer to turn into a extra hated Dodger in Mets followers’ eyes than Chase Utley, but when anybody can do it, then he can. And, properly, Syndergaard is anticipated to be again on the mound earlier than New York and LA meet at Citi Subject in mid-August.
Possibly Syndergaard’s purpose will likely be higher this time round. It will be sweaty in New York for midsummer, however he’ll have had six years to determine how one can get a grip.
I’m not a fan of pitchers hitting or throwing at individuals, however I’d be mendacity if I mentioned I’m not excited for Mets-Dodgers: Ass In The Jackpot 2.
— Jesse Spector (@jessespector) February 20, 2021
We hear that pine tar helps with that.