New York Mets reliever Luis Avilán has had a very rough start to his 2019 baseball season. He’s pitched in seven games, given up 13 hits – two of them home runs, three walks, a hit batter, eight earned runs, has a WHIP of 2.40 and an ERA of 10.80.
Considering he sports a career ERA of just 3.25 in 406 appearances, this year’s struggles are far from normal for the 29-year-old.
Something else that is far from normal is for a someone to match with a Major League pitcher on Tinder, which is apparently exactly what happened to one Brandi Lannister.
After Avilán sent her a message on Tinder complimenting her on her smile, she took to Twitter to ask, “Do I ruin this guys morning?” and wondering if she should stick her response of “Your ERA is atrocious.”
She then asked people if they thought he would unmatch with her if she did.
Will he unmatch me— bran jawn (@Bran_John99) April 16, 2019
Turns out the troll in her couldn’t be stopped and she did end up sending him the funny message.
And he liked it! Go figure.
Then again, shooters are gonna shoot.
LOL this guy insta DMed me mid game during the Phillies game last year and I had no idea who he was 😂— Megan Megill (@MeganMegill) April 16, 2019
Some of the responses she received from the Twitter gallery were pretty good too.
This is the most amazing thing on twitter today. pic.twitter.com/r4KhJpR1mm— Eric Turtle Golden (@EricSGolden) April 16, 2019