Twins third baseman Josh Donaldson earlier this year was quick to take to Twitter and call pitchers cheat.
On Tuesday, he took to Twitter for a different reason: to shoot the breeze and talk about strategy in Game 1 of the World Series – a clash between Atlanta, Donaldson’s former team, and Houston, for whom the accused was the cheater. by Donaldson Gerrit Cole launched in 2018 and 2019.
Three exchanges showed Donaldson’s range: From insightful to insulting to amusing:
First, Donaldson asked the pitchers a question. He looked like maybe he was just thinking out loud.
However, when you’re an MLB hitter, you get real responses from real pitchers.
Brandon McCarthy said it’s because pitchers realize they’re lucky. “Like hitting a carabiner off a tree that ends up in the fairway. You’re still mad at what you’ve done,” said the former pitcher.
Second, Donaldson responded right away when fans tried to talk about his lack of playoff success.
But the best could have been a hilarious back-and-forth with Donaldson and two former Twins players.
At that point, former Twins pitcher Kyle Gibson entered the chat.
Plouffe tried to backpedal faster than a third baseman who suddenly realizes the ball is out and a batter is pulling away. But Gibson let him get away with it.
It wasn’t just Gibson. Donaldson in his career has an OPS of 1.339 with 19 home runs in just 162 at bat.
All in all, it was a nice accompaniment for a nine innings victory, 6-2 in Atlanta which took … control notes … 4 hours and 6 minutes.
Treat Donaldson and Plouffe to their own Peyton / Eli Manning show already!
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