Fighting for their playoff lives, the New York Mets are currently down 4-0 in the 7th inning against the San Diego Padres. The winner takes the Wild Card series, and moves on to the NLDS against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
In the game, Padres starter Joe Musgrove has gone six scoreless, allowing just one hit, no walks, and striking out five. He is SHOVING. And the Mets are shook.
So shook that manager Buck Showalter had the umpires go out to the mound in the 6th inning to check Musgrove’s ears for a foreign substances because they looked shiny:
Umpires found nothing but sweat, of course, and Musgrove went on, unbothered. In face, he had a little something for the Mets in response: