Fernando Tatis Jr. added a new element of fun to baseball's hottest rivalry Saturday, and Trevor Bauer loved what he saw from his opponent.
After Tatis launched two home runs off a Cy Young winner for the second straight night, the San Diego Padres shortstop celebrated by mimicking two of Bauer's signature celebrations. The Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher didn't seem to mind.
"He did it in the first … Then he did it again when he homered off me later in the game. ... Their dugout was doing it. I like it," Bauer said, according to SportsNet LA. "I think that pitchers who have it done to them and react by throwing at people or getting upset and hitting people or whatever - I think it's pretty soft."
He continued: "I'm all for it, and I think it's important that the game moves in that direction and we stop throwing at people because they celebrated having some success on the field."