Dodgers right-handed Joe Kelly started the tour on Tuesday night when he threw near Astros stars Alex Bregman and Carlos Correa.
Tensions were already high due to the history between the teams – Los Angeles says Houston stole the 2017 title – and Kelly’s pitches took the beef to another level.
As Kelly walked down the hill after his performance in the sixth inning, he mocked Correa for being angry with him. Social media, eagerly watching how the feud developed, ate his response.
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The Dodgers won the game, 5-2.
Here are some of the best Twitter responses to Kelly’s facial expressions:
Joe Kelly almost ended the seasons of Dodgers 2018 and 2019 on his own and yet we all love him for what he just did.
– Fielder’s Choice (@choice_fielder) July 29, 2020
Not to sound like a conspiracy theorist, but Joe Kelly clearly broke his own window three months ago in an attempt to hide his marks for this match against the Astros.
– Patrick Lyons (@PatrickDLyons) July 29, 2020