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The 6 Best MLB Moments from Monday

Scherzer shoved, Bo went blast, and a Trout blooped its way to third.

Baseball highlights are great. Who doesn’t love seeing a skilled shortstop’s defensive wizardry, or the emotion that comes with a big hit? But the thing is, you can find those anywhere. You came here on this fine Tuesday for something more: something special. That’s what Best MLB Moments is all about.

Fear not, today is no exception. I’ve gathered the very most specialest of content from Monday, starting with the most important. Which is, of course, Joey Votto’s latest TikTok:

Look, don’t ask me to explain it. Just vibe with it. It’s what he would want. Now, on to the rest…

 

Amazin’ Max, Et al.

 

First up this morning, we’ve gotta talk about those feisty ol’ Mets. The rumors are true: they scored five runs in the ninth inning on Monday to beat the Cardinals, gaining their MLB-best 13th win in the process. What’s going on, you ask? Well, that’s April for you. But having this guy around certainly hasn’t hurt:

Scherzer was brilliant over seven frames, turning in his best performance so far as a Met. But in the early going, he had to share the spotlight with this bodacious grab by Pete Alonso:

In the end, a win is all that counts — and they delivered last night. How’s this for emotion after a ninth-inning comeback?

 

Oh Bo, Play that Oboe

 

While the Mets were gettin’ busy in St. Louis, the Jays put on a late-inning show of their own Monday night. Tied 0-0 with Boston in the fifth, George Springer picked the perfect time to defy the laws of nature:

Toronto took the lead shortly after, but the Sox re-tied it in the eighth. That set the stage for Bo Bichette to make some magic of his own:

When your teammate knocks a Grand Salami for the lead in your final at-bat, you don’t just not lose your mind. Right, Lourdes Gurriel Jr.?

 

Milestone Monday

 

Bo wasn’t the only young player to record a career first yesterday. Shoutout to Guardians rookie Richie Palacios, who collected his first hit in The Show against the Angels:

Meanwhile, Giants rook Luis González was busy knocking his first-ever homer — and it won the damn game. Not a bad day at the office.

 

Three Angry Men

 

I promised emotion in the intro, and I don’t intend to disappoint. It’s hard to top Kyle Schwarber’s theatrics from Sunday, but Monday’s games offered some entertaining alternatives. Here’s Starling Marte looking downright befuddled after striking out and losing his bat:

…followed by Franmil Reyes treating his bat like it wronged his ancestors:

And finally, enjoy Joc Pederson’s NSFW message for a few Milwaukee hecklers:

That man, he has a way with words.

 

Triple the Trout

 

Look, we’ve all long since accepted that there’s nothing Mike Trout cannot do. With power, speed and strength, there’s not much left he can do to surprise us. But this — well, I can honestly say I did not see it coming.

Sure enough, Trout did the impossible once again. Check out this bizarre check-swing three-bagger, and feel free to watch it a few times:

 

Albert the Teacher

 

Last but not least, you know I always try to leave you with something wholesome. Today that thing is Albert Pujols giving Dylan Carlson a few well-seasoned swing tips:

When that man talks, I’m listening. Happy Tuesday, everyone!

 

Photo by Icon Sportswire | Adapted by Justin Paradis (@JustParaDesigns of Twitter)

Wynn McDonald

Born a Kentuckian, much like Dan Uggla. Braves fan by choice, unlike Dan Uggla. I enjoy long walks on the Brandon Beachy. @twynstagram

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