Juan Soto made his monster, go-ahead home run off Justin Verlander sting even more with an epic troll of Alex Bregman in Game 6 of the World Series Tuesday night.
Soto crushed a no-doubter off Verlander, leaned back and admired his blast before trotting down to first base with his bat in his hand. Just before reaching the bag, he punctuated his the moment by dropping his bat.
The celebration mimicked how Bregman flaunted his two-run dinger in the first inning. When the Astros' third baseman launched a fastball from Washington starter Stephen Strasburg into the Crawford Boxes in leftfield, he brought his bat with him and dropped it after he rounded first.
Bregman's swaggering trot immediately made its rounds on social media and drew some criticism from former MLB players Mike Napoli and Mike Morse. Houston's third baseman apologized for his antics postgame, telling the media, "that’s not how I was raised to play the game."
Houston entered Tuesday night leading the World Series, 3-2. The Astros are seeking their second World Series in three years after defeating the Dodgers in 2017.