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Let's appreciate the many unique ways pitchers react to giving up a big home run

New York Yankees' Giancarlo Stanton reacts after hitting a walk-off two-run home run during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners at Yankee Stadium Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in New York. The Yankees defeated the Mariners 7-5. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig) (Seth Wenig/AP)

Being a pitcher is not for the faint of heart: You're all alone in the middle of the diamond, holding the fate of your team in your hands in front of thousands of fans. It's the stuff of Shakespearean drama, responsible for the highest of highs and the lowest of lows -- and, as Seattle reliever Ryan Cook discovered during Wednesday's game against the Yankees, no low is lower than allowing a walk-off home run:

Of course, Cook is hardly the only hurler to show some emotion after giving up a big dinger. Major League pitchers have reacted in all sorts of ways through the years, and to prove it, we've prepared a handy list below:
The Glove Scream
The most understandable reaction after giving up a homer is to yell, but pitchers aren't about to let the whole ballpark read their lips -- luckily, that's what gloves are for, as Marlins reliever Mike Dunn illustrates:
The Glove Toss
Of course, gloves also make handy scapegoats:

The Point
Ah, the eternal optimist. Hey, maybe it's just a fly ball! A very, very deep fly ball! Dare to dream, Michael Kirkman:

The Hop
For the pitcher whose delivery isn't even completed yet by the time he knows what he's just done:

The Can't Even Look
On occasion, a pitcher will simply know that a ball is gone, and rather than let it soak in, they'll do what Mat Latos did in Game 5 of the 2012 NLDS: Take a nice long walk in the other direction.

The Slump
If you've ever wondered what a human frown emoji would look like, well:

The Bemused Amazement
Major League hitters are pretty impressive, even if you're the one they're being impressive against. Sometimes you just have to tip your hat:

Of course, there is another way to react to giving up a home run, but it's hard to replicate the kind of awed rapture you have when you're in Little League: