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WATCH: Atlanta Braves Star Has a Hilarious Meltdown on Field After Getting Hit by the Ball

Published 04/13/2022, 11:54 AM EDT

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laughter.An ‘incident’ took place during the game between the Atlanta Braves and the Washington Nationals on April 12th, 2022. Travis d’Arnaud reacted hilariously as a pitch by Dee Strange-Gordon hit him on the helmet, which was followed by an Oscar-winning performance by d’Arnaud.

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During the game between the Washington Nationals and Atlanta Braves, two amusing incidents happened. It filled the ballpark with fun and laughter. The first one involved Atlanta Braves catcher Travis d’Arnaud and Washington Nationals second baseman Cesar Hernandez. Another incident, which became the most talked-about incident, took place between d’Arnaud, and Washington Nationals player Dee Strange-Gordon.


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Atlanta Braves catcher Travis d’Arnaud, hit by a pitch

In the 8th Inning of the Braves-Nationals game, 33-year-old, Travis d’Arnaud, reacts comically by falling on the ground after being hit on the helmet by a 52.1 mph pitch by Dee Strange-Gordon. The video of the incident has gone viral as fans demand an Oscar for d’Arnaud. He hilariously lay down on the ground after the ‘hit’ for quite some time before standing up and laughing at Strange-Gordon. Even the players in the dugout and the commentators could not hold themselves from giggling.

Travis d’Arnaud gets faked in the 1st Inning

Before the Travis d’Arnaud- Dee Strange-Gordon, another funny escapade took place in the 1st inning of the game. Washington Nationals’ second baseman Cesar Hernandez created a fake to trick Travis d’Arnaud as a poor throw was made by Hernandez’s teammate. Hernandez quickly acted as if he had the ball to stop d’Arnaud from running from the second base to the third.


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The fans who came to watch the game at Truist Park, Georgia, must have had the time of their lives. Indeed, Travis d’Arnaud became the talking point of the game after that hilarious act. Although, Atlanta Braves managed to defeat the Washington Nationals with a 16-4 finish. As of now, the Atlanta Braves stand third in the NL East Division with three wins and three losses. The Washington Nationals are currently sitting below the Braves, with two wins and four losses.


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There are a lot of eyes on the 2021 World Series champions Atlanta Braves, as the fans expect them to continue the same performance in the MLB 2022 season as well. But at present, the New York Mets lead the NL East Division with four wins and just two losses. So now, will the Braves change their strategies to reclaim the glory they achieved last season or will there be a sudden change in the division in terms of the standings?

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Tanveer Deodhar

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Tanveer Deodhar is a US Sports writer at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing a degree in media and communication studies, young Tanveer is a sports enthusiast. With a varied interests, he is an ardent follower of MLB, NBA, NFL, and Formula 1.

Edited By: Simar Singh Wadhwa