The stadium was empty but Panda-monium broke out in any case at Friday night’s Giants-Dodgers recreation in Los Angeles.
In the bottom of the fifth inning, Dodgers utility participant Chris Taylor experienced a not-pretty-socially distanced run-in with Giants to start with baseman Pablo Sandoval (aka “Kung Fu Panda”) that quickly went viral and turned into a meme for the minute we are residing through.
Taylor was racing towards very first just as Sandoval was leaping in a vain attempt to capture a superior throw from 3rd.
Then it happened: Taylor ran face-to start with correct into the bottom of the 268-pound Sandoval. Both gamers went tumbling to the floor.
It wasn’t really a “Down goes Frazier!” second — but it was near. Social media buyers, of training course, loved it.
Even with the crash, Taylor didn’t look harm and he stayed in the activity. The Dodgers went on to gain 9-1, immediately after beating the Giants 8-1 the former night time. (New Dodger Mookie Betts — who not too long ago signed a 12-yr, $365 million contract — went 1-for-6 Friday, with one RBI.)
Immediately after the match, Dodgers supervisor Dave Roberts quipped, “Pablo is like a fire hydrant. I do not like that matchup,” in accordance to the Dodgersway website.