Trout and Pujols trolled Fernando Rodney with arrow celebrations after tying Sunday's game
Mike Trout and Albert Pujols shoot imaginary arrows after hits off Fernando Rodney during walk-off win
You might recognize Mariners closer (and 2014 All-Star) Fernando Rodney from his hat tilt, but his post-save celebration is also unmistakable:
Rodney has been shooting an imaginary arrow after saves for years. He might have finally misfired on Sunday night.
Seattle's closer entered the eighth inning with one on and one out, then promptly retired two Angels hitters to protect a 5-4 Mariners lead. He celebrated by unleashing an arrow in the the direction of the Angels dugout.
"That was for the fans, because they booed me," said Rodney, who pitched for the Angels from 2010-11. "It's part of the game. I'm friends with everybody. Mike Scioscia is a great manager and a good person."
An inning later, Rodney walked Mike Trout and then surrendered a game-tying, save-blowing double to Albert Pujols. Albert couldn't resist trolling Rodney with his own Katniss Everdeen impression from second base. Then Trout joined in on the fun.
The Angels ended up with the last laugh, too, as they walked off on a Grant Green single five batters later.
"[Rodney] woke up our dugout," Green said after the game. "At the time, we were hitting well in the game but we didn't really have that key hit. He did it at the wrong time with Trout, Pujols and Josh [Hamilton] coming up."