- Cole Tucker was embarrassingly fooled on a filthy slider, falling to the ground on a swinging strikeout
- The Detroit Tigers took the moment to troll the Pirate, who’s also dating Vanessa Hudgens
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The Detroit Tigers took down the Pittsburgh Pirates in the opening game of a doubleheader Wednesday.
The 3-2 win helped Detroit land their eighth win of the year, while sending the Pirates back with their 14th loss of the season. The game was a comedy of errors for Pittsburgh, who’s poor fielding led to a trio of unearned runs.
In all, the Pirates notched three errors on the day, with two in the fifth inning helping the Tigers plate three two-out runs. The ugly performance erased a fantastic day from Pittsburgh pitching.
While the defensive miscues ultimately led to the loss, it was a swinging strikeout from outfielder Cole Tucker that made headlines.
In the seventh inning of action, the Pirates slugger stepped up to the dish with his team down a run. On a 1-2 slider, Tucker was sent spinning to the ground, effectively ending his at bat and the frame.
Andrew Chafin puts Cole Tucker on the Infinity Day IL. pic.twitter.com/clynkGEKGD
— Rob Friedman (@PitchingNinja) May 4, 2022
When the game was over, the Detroit social media team took a moment to jab at the young outfielder.
Tigers troll Cole Tucker after their win over the Pirates
Oh no. pic.twitter.com/d8G86YQFXC
— Detroit Tigers (@tigers) May 4, 2022
For those that don’t know, Cole Tucker is the boyfriend of High School Musical star Vanessa Hudgens.
When Detroit landed the 3-2 win, they took a moment to troll Tucker on his embarrassing moment at the plate with a hilarious reference to the movie.
The quote reads, “I want to remember this summer, but not like this.”
Obviously, it was a forgetful at bat for Tucker, who’s now hitting just .156 on the year. Hopefully, his summer gets a little better in the coming weeks.