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Burke Badenhop Shows Jose Molina Love

On August 4, Burke Badenhop entered the game in the top of the seventh to face J.J. Hardy. Badenhop trailed 2-1 in the count before rallying and punching Hardy out. Always awkward but rarely demonstrative, Badenhop reacted like Grant Balfour after the strikeout:

What cause the eruption? Evidently Jose Molina. Immediately following the umpire’s call, Badenhop made this gesture with his glove towards Molina:

And why? Because Molina bailed out Badenhop by framing back-to-back pitches as strikes. First on 2-1:

Then on 2-2:

No wonder Badenhop has a reputation for being a smart guy.

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