The trolling and trash-talking from Trevor Bauer and Fernando Tatis Jr. in Saturday's Los Angeles Dodgers-San Diego Padres game carried over to social media on Sunday.
In spring training last month, new Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer pitched the first inning mostly with his right eye closed, a training method he said he often uses.
On Saturday, Padres' star Fernando Tatis Jr. made his feelings known about said method when he homered off Bauer and appeared to cover one of his eyes while he rounded the bases.
Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer pitched with one eye closed vs. the Padres in Spring Training.— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) April 25, 2021
Fernando Tatis Jr. got revenge after he homered off of him tonight 👀 pic.twitter.com/qPjBdsZVZ6
TATIS ON THE SECOND PITCH OF THE GAME 😱— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) April 25, 2021
Took Trevor Bauer DEEP.
Anything you can do, eye can do better. pic.twitter.com/LzXWzzI0Ak— San Diego Padres (@Padres) April 25, 2021
But Tatis didn't stop there. He homered off Bauer again -- this time in the sixth inning, and mimicked Bauer's Conor McGregor strut after he crossed home plate.
Play @tatis_jr's way. pic.twitter.com/z4wH2DgpC2— San Diego Padres (@Padres) April 25, 2021
The two players continued their feud on Twitter, where Bauer seemingly accused Tatis of looking back at the catcher's sign before the pitch and Tatis responding with him holding a child with a cutout of Bauer's face over the child's head, saying "Calm son" in Spanish.
Tranquilo hijo . pic.twitter.com/lRe2hBLmR8— Fernando Tatis Jr. (@tatis_jr) April 25, 2021
The Padres are going for a series sweep after dropping two of three games to the Dodgers last week. The National League West rivals are expected to be among the best teams in the NL this year.
And the rivalry continues to grow.