Nomar Garciaparra Had The Best Reaction After Correctly Predicting Austin Barnes’ 1st HR

Austin Barnes hits a home run for the Los Angeles Dodgers.

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Austin Barnes provided fireworks for Dodgers fans in their most recent outing against the Brewers. The utility player gave his team the lead with a home run in his final at-bat.

The homer would prove to be the winning run as Los Angeles beat Milwaukee, 1-0. Commentator Nomar Garciaparra said that Barnes would leave the yard in the pregame show, and he lost it when his prediction came true.

Entering Thursday night’s contest, Barnes hadn’t hit a home run all season. In what’s been a down year, the infielder is hitting just .136 through 125 at-bats.

His .216 on-base percentage is the worst of his nine-year career as he takes a back seat to other players on the roster.

Thursday, though, he got the start, and Garciaparra predicted that he’d break out of the season-long slump.

“I’m going with Austin Barnes,” Garciaparra said when asked who he believed would hit a homer. “He hasn’t had one, but today, Austin Barnes goes deep. He hits one out.”

Garciaparra went crazy on the set after Barnes’ game-winning shot. Fingers guns were flying as he celebrated his correct prediction and a Dodgers win.

Fans on social media were quick to note that hilarious reaction.

Dad mode, engaged.

The home run was actually Barnes’ second hit of the day as he hopes to get hot before playoff time. After the win, Los Angeles improved to 74-46, now 10.5 games up of San Francisco in the NL West.

We’ll see if Nomar Garciaparra’s prediction removed the hex that’s been haunting Barnes this year. The Dodgers might just need him to make a deep run come October.