The Dodgers completed another sweep of the Giants on Thursday, and the main storyline from the game was the injury that forced Clayton Kershaw’s early exit. But the sideshow entertainment came in the sixth inning from Giants pitcher Jarlin Garcia, who apparently thought to himself, “My team is about to get swept by our rivals again to put us 21.5 games out of first place. This seems like the perfect time to taunt them over my strikeout of a guy who has been in the majors for five days.”
Garcia celebrated his strikeout of James Outman by pointing at Mookie Betts in the on-deck circle and doing the Dodgers’ “Wolf of Wall Street” head-pounding celebration.
The next inning, Trea Turner provided an insurance run by blasting a homer to center field, and the Dodgers bench embraced their home run celebration with a bit more gusto than usual, inspiring a classic deadpan line from Dodgers play-by-play announcer Joe Davis: “Yeah, they’re not gonna do it less now.”
After the game, Turner threw a bit of shade in the direction of Garcia and the Giants:
“But I guess that’s where they’re at” is so Trea Turner. He doesn’t say much, but he often has a look on his face like he just thought of something funny and he’s keeping it to himself. This time, he didn’t keep it to himself; instead, he threw out a beautifully condescending zinger that gently pointed out that the Giants have lost as many games in 2022 by August 4 as they did in all of 2021.
Be sure to check out Doug McKain’s masterful breakdown of the entire Jarlin Garcia saga:
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