Twitter is on fire with fans going after Trevor Bauer after it was announced that one of the balls he was using had been taken out of play for inspection.
With the Los Angeles Dodgers and Oakland Athletics facing off on Wednesday, countless eyes are on Trevor Bauer to see how the Cy Young winner will fare. Well, things got off to quite the controversial start for the hard-throwing righty.
After Bauer’s first inning on the bump, a baseball he was using was taken out of play and reportedly sent back to the inspection room. Holy smokes. As you might have been able to guess, baseball fans from all over the place are chiming in and going after Bauer.
A baseball has been taken out of play by the umpires and likely sent to their room for inspection after Bauer’s first inning…something new for 2021
— Vince Cotroneo (@vincebaseball) April 7, 2021
Trevor Bauer had a baseball removed from play for inspection and baseball fans are going nuts
So, what’s going on here, Mr. Bauer? The fact that one of the balls he was using was removed from the game so quickly has plenty of folks curious. Again, there’s several people on social media wasting no time in trolling him for it.
Trevor Bauer when the umpire asks to see the ball pic.twitter.com/P5JHWcZzAD
— Rhys Sullivan (Lakers 32-19)(Brisbane 1-3) (@SulloReport) April 7, 2021
Looking forward to Trevor Bauer's 37-part YouTube series detailing how, actually, he's not putting anything on the ball and assuring us that, actually, he's not even mad. Actually, he thinks it's funny. He's not even mad! It's actually funny!!
— Jet Fuel Can’t Free Stuck Boats (@CerowB) April 7, 2021
— Baseball Doesn't Exist (@BaseballDoesnt) April 7, 2021
@BauerOutage wow way to earn ur money!! 5.68 era so far, in 2 games, u should be embarrassed! Or your just laughing all the way to the bank!! With your sad pitching.
— don baker (@floorman888) April 7, 2021
Bauer ended up tossing 6.2 innings in this one, giving up three hits and two earned runs. This offseason, Los Angeles made the monster splash in signing the standout hurler to a three-year, $102 million deal.
There were several teams interested in landing his services, as Bauer is no question one of the best starters in the game. With Bauer and Clayton Kershaw leading things for the rotation, the Dodgers are the favorites to repeat as World Series champions.
Despite that, there’s some early controversy for Bauer in his Dodgers uniform. For now, we’ll all have to wait and see how things play out here, but Bauer may have some explaining to do.