Los Angeles Dodgers righty Trevor Bauer has been finding himself on the news quite more frequently as of late, but this one we are about to talk about does not involve anything sticky or spin rate-related.
See, Bauer toed the rubber Friday night in the series opener on the road against the struggling Arizona Diamondbacks and at one point during his mound duty, he recorded one of the most vicious punchouts of the season.
On a full count with two outs in the bottom of the sixth inning and pitching against D'backs first baseman Christian Walker, Bauer decided to have a bit of a fun — and fan. He tossed a fastball that went completely high but was good enough to lure Walker into making a horrible swing that was too strong to save him from even more embarrassment. We wouldn't want to be in Walker's shoes during that moment with or without the savage celly Bauer made after recording the strikeout.
The Bauer Sword ⚔️ https://t.co/8rSYcSeqmp
— Lari Valenzuela (@ilarissav19) June 19, 2021
That's just so sweet to look at if you're a Dodgers fan.
Bauer would go on to pick up a win after he allowed zero earned runs on three hits across seven innings. He issued three free passes and eight K's — none more entertaining than the one he unleashed on Walker.
On the season, Trevor Bauer is 7-5 with a 2.45 ERA and a higher 3.68 FIP.
Never change, Trevor.