Manny Machado had a great reaction after being struck out by Trevor Bauer on Saturday night.
Machado has a history of dominating Bauer when they face each other. Entering Saturday, Machado was 12/19 in his career against Bauer with two doubles and four home runs. Yes, Machado had a 2.064 career OPS against Bauer. That is called “owning” a pitcher.
Well, on Saturday, Bauer tried to change things. He threw exclusively sliders against Machado and got him out all three times they faced each other. In the third at-bat, Bauer had Machado 2-2 and threw just a perfect slider that painted the outside corner.