Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Muki Bates Changing Pittsburgh Pirates Base runner of the week. He threw Brian Reynolds at third base yesterday. Tonight, he upped the ante by hitting Ben Gamer at the home run. To make matters worse, Gamel suffered a double whammy. Check out this replay. You can’t blame Gamel for thinking he had a chance.
“Don’t Bet” – @Blake Harris
Betts caused so much damage in the outfield that the Buccaneers needed to add the eleventh commandment to their unwritten rules of baseball: You can’t run on a Mookie.
Los Angeles Dodgers fans react to Mookie Betts showing off his cannon arm
Naturally, Twitter also got involved. Some fans thought Dodgers wide receiver Austin Barnes didn’t apply for a tag for the out. But who’s arguing with ump here? no. Bates’ throws kept us busy.
This user keeps things short and sweet. Gamel hung his head down all night for the run attempt.
“He put Gamel in his fucking position” – @The Disgruntled Colon
A guy named @horrible decided to take things in a different direction. So it happened, Muki Bates is vegetarian. This user is shocked that anyone who doesn’t eat meat and dairy can throw like this.
“Pretty good throw…for vegans” – @horrible
Very nice here. Why would Gamemel bother with Bates? He saw what happened to Reynolds last night.
“I really don’t know why anyone runs on Betts. He has one of the most accurate arms in right field in the game!” -@EE
Look away, Boston Red Sox fans. This tweet contains objectionable material. Seriously, though, Boston is definitely missing this right-field rocket arm.
“Imagine trading Mookie Betts.” – @Kirbs Lurb
This user can’t believe how effective Betts has been in the outfield the past two days. Here’s something to ponder: Bates’ war is about to break out.
“Mookie Betts has a crazy arm. That’s two outfield assists in two games for Mookie!” – @Crazy Baseball News & Questions
The user responded to a motto many other fans chanted on Twitter: You can’t run on Betts.
“Why they never learn: You don’t. Run. Run. Bates.” – @lizzy
Not sure if the user is a Dodgers fan. They seem to have some ill will towards Tony Gonsolin, who’s pitching well this year. But yeah, we’re sure even Tony Gonsolin would appreciate having Bates in the outfield.
“Gonsolin is lucky he got Mookie Betts” -@.
We’re sorry to keep yelling at you, Ben Gamel, but why on earth are you competing with the Betts? Sorry, but we are not sorry.
“When will pirates learn not to run on MOOKIE BETTS” – @Doyers stan
Expect tweets like this to keep popping up all night. Ben Gamel will have a hard time sleeping tonight. Hope he’s not on twitter.