With one runner on base, two outs and a one-run deficit, San Diego Padres MVP candidate Fernando Tatis Jr. had the chance to continue his breakout season.
Then last year’s MVP took it away.
It might have been a homer in Globe Life Field as well, but then Cody Bellinger went ahead and did this:
NO WAY!! ARE YOU SERIOUS!?— FOX Sports: MLB (@MLBONFOX) October 8, 2020
Cody Bellinger ROBS Tatis of a 2-run HR!! pic.twitter.com/0VejV1v1ZJ
Given the context, home run robberies don’t get much better than that.
Graterol certainly knew that, judging from his reaction.
Here was Brusdar Graterol's reaction to Cody Bellinger robbing Tatis Jr. of a home run. . pic.twitter.com/1RpWrGZcQo— FOX Sports: MLB (@MLBONFOX) October 8, 2020
Graterol later blew a kiss toward the Padres dugout. At least one of the Padres didn’t approve, as Manny Machado, who had thrown out an epic bat toss an inning earlier, immediately started hurling obscenities at Graterol.
Some of Graterol’s Dodgers teammates responded with a few choice words of their own for Machado, a former Dodger.
Dodgers and Padres exchange pleasantries after Cody Bellinger's catch. pic.twitter.com/f9i7yA8uSY— Chad Moriyama (@ChadMoriyama) October 8, 2020
Just another inning in the MLB playoffs.
The Dodgers eventually held on to win 6-5 after some ninth-inning drama, and are now one win away from a trip to the NLCS.
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