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#pounditFriday, June 2, 2023

Jose Bautista yaps at Darren O’Day after hitting home run (Video)

Jose Bautista got the sweet feeling of revenge when he homered off Baltimore Orioles relief pitcher Darren O’Day on Saturday.

The issues between the two began on Friday night when O’Day struck out Bautista to end the seventh, stranding a runner at second and maintaining a 6-6 tie. O’Day gave a skip/hop after striking out Bautista, and the Jays slugger thought O’Day said something to him. Below are the GIFs that started the whole thing:

Bautista thought O’Day said something, so he hollered at the pitcher:

The Jays later won the game 7-6 on a walk-off hit.

On Saturday, the teams were tied at two when Bautista homered with two outs in the eighth to give the Blue Jays a 4-2 lead. The big dinger stood up for the Jays, who won 4-2, and it helped give Bautista the upper-hand on O’Day.

As he circled the bases, Bautista signaled to O’Day that that’s what he gets for opening his mouth:

“When I was rounding third, I just told him to keep his mouth shut til next time, and I’m glad I got the big hit tonight,” Bautista explained to SportsNet after the game.

The home run was Bautista’s 16th of the season, and it gave Toronto their 10th win a row. They now have a winning record for the first time all season. And they have a fresh beef brewing with the O’s.

GIFs via GameReax


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