Chris Perez earned his MLB-best 20th save over the weekend, and it may have been his toughest of the season. On paper, it looked like a nice easy 4-1 win over the Cardinals where he had to do very little to secure the lead. As you can see from the video above, Perez’s usual celebration antics were toned down a bit on Saturday just before he projectile vomited all over the field. It was pretty hardcore stuff.
After the game, Perez wrote on his Twitter account that the sickness was the result of warm water not settling well in his stomach. As you may know, the Indians closer has irritated a lot of people this season with his fist pumping and chest pounding after recording saves. While you never want to see somebody get sick on the mound, I’m sure there was a handful of players from across the league who couldn’t help but smirk a bit when they saw the highlights.
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