Travis d'Arnaud was quite excited about drawing a bases-loaded walk and has the bat flip to prove it
Travis d'Arnaud bat flipped after a bases-loaded walk
In the sixth inning against the Phillies on Tuesday evening, the Mets had the bases loaded. Travis d'Arnaud came to bat with two outs, his team trailing, 4-3. It held the opportunity for many exciting things: A grand slam, a bases-clearing double, a two-run single. But none could possibly excite d'Arnaud more than what actually happened.
Using the full extent of his patience, he drew an eight-pitch walk from Jeanmar Gomez to tie the game. And he, and his bat, were JAZZED.
Sure, it probably got away from him a little bit, but that's a bat flip that can only come from earning a base on balls -- just ask Yasiel Puig . Only something as relatively subdued as a walk can lead to an explosion of kinetic energy like that. It takes the patient waiting of each pitch, the slow build up of potential energy and then -- WHAM! Converted into pure, beautiful motion.