“Who Did It Better?”- Parallels Drawn Between 7 Times Olympic Medal Winner Simone Biles and Lance McCullers Jr. as Fans React Hilariously to Astros’ Pitcher’s Athletic Defense

Published 09/17/2022, 9:00 AM EDT

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Houston Astros pitcher Lance McCullers Jr. is suddenly trending on social media. However, it’s not because of his pitching heroics. Rather, for the acrobatic fielding attempt he made in Thursday night’s game. Consequently, McCullers Jr. got compared to gymnastics champion Simone Biles. 

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Lance McCullers Jr. is a starting pitcher for the Houston Astros. He made his MLB debut with the Astros in 2015 and has 700+ career total strikeouts to his credit. McCullers Jr. is a one-time All-Star player and also a one-time World Series champion. 

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Simone Biles is a legendary Olympics gymnast. Biles has already turned into a global icon in the world of gymnastics after winning seven medals in the Olympics games, with four gold medals. On Thursday night, McCullers Jr. got compared to Biles for his athletic skills. 

The rare Lance McCullers Jr. vs Simone Biles debate 

Lance McCullers Jr. put up a match-winning performance on Thursday. He was the star with the ball, as the Astros played against the Oakland Athletics. The Astros began the first game of a home series against the Athletics. While Aledmys Diaz was the Astros’ star with the bat. 

The Astros maintained their seasonal dominance by defeating the Athletics by a 5-2 margin. McCullers had a magnificent 11 strikeouts to pummel the Athletics. Whereas Diaz smashed a home run for the tie-breaker in the 7th inning bottom. 

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Baseball and gymnastics are two sports with almost nothing in common. But McCullers’s athletic save for a tag out won the internet. Fans loved the stance and celebrated the moment on Twitter. Possibly for the first time in his life, McCullers got put parallelly with the enigmatic Simone BilesA fan posted on Twitter, comparing both the athletes’ mid-air poses, stating, “Who did it better?” 

A fan immediately chose his pick, and subtly jibed at Biles: 

A few more fan replies: 

 

And some support for Simone Biles but with a balanced take: 

Therefore, McCullers Jr. won the game and hearts, too. 

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Interestingly, McCullers missed a lot of games this season being injured, but still, put his body on the line during play. 

The road ahead for the two teams 

The Oakland Athletics already got eliminated after a horrible seasonal campaign. On the other hand, the Astros have had a glorious season until now. They are near to registering 100 seasonal victories. Probably, the Astros will be the first American League team to do so this year. They have again dominated the West zonal rankings in their league. The Astros are now strong contenders to win the World Series trophy in the ongoing edition. 

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So, who did it better, according to you, Biles or McCullers? 

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Madhurjya Bhuyan

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Madhurjya Bhuyan is an MLB author at EssentiallySports. He has a Bachelor's and Master's Degree in English Literature from Gauhati University and IGNOU, respectively, and also possesses prior professional experience as a content developer. Being a performance artist since childhood, Madhurjya has always aimed to contribute towards creativity in any possible manner, and writing only boosts that desire.
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