Kiké Hernandez was out of the lineup on Monday with an injured hamstring, and as his team was headed to extra innings against the division rival Giants he was afraid any team celebration might cause him to exacerbate the injury, so he headed back into the clubhouse.
While there, Hernandez donned his ‘Rally Banana’ suit, and when team president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman saw him, he sent the utility player into the dugout to inspire his team, Hernandez told to the Los Angeles Daily News.
“Andrew saw me and said, ‘you’ve got to go down there.’ I said, I’ll get fined. He said, ‘I’ll pay your fine.’"
The potassium-packed fruit proved to be the spark the Dodgers needed, as the team topped the Giants in the 14th inning to win 5–4.