Arizona Diamondbacks, Houston Astros

Diamondbacks troll Lance McCullers after beating Astros with roof closed

The Diamondbacks trolled Houston pitcher Lance McCullers via Twitter after beating the Astros for the second straight night, this time with the roof closed.

The Arizona Diamondbacks trolled Houston Astros pitcher Lance McCullers on Twitter following a second straight win, just a day after he complained about Arizona’s decision to open the Chase Field roof after the third inning.

McCullers imploded once the roof opened giving up eight earned runs in less than an inning. He complained that having the roof open helped Arizona’s hitters, with his ERA skyrocketing from 3.67 to 9.22 after Wednesday’s start, per Bleacher Report. The Diamondbacks won the Wednesday matchup 14-7 before winning 5-4 on Thursday.

The Diamondbacks are just the latest team to troll the Astros following the exposure of their sign-stealing scandal in the offseason. Los Angeles Dodgers reliever Joe Kelly gained Twitter fame after throwing at Alex Bregman last week, and a popular Twitter account has pointed out the subpar performance of Bregman, Jose Altuve, and Carlos Correa.

The noise surrounding the sign-stealing scandal has only gotten louder with the team’s poor performance and the complete lack of remorse that McCullers and other Astros have shown. The team is just 6-6 through its first 12 games, and 2020 has been a far cry from the last few seasons.

With so many fans still upset with the Astros, McCullers is not likely to garner much sympathy from the general public. While opening the roof may have given the Diamondbacks a boost, it is nowhere near as scandalous as Houston’s repeated cheating efforts, and Arizona should be lauded for calling out the irony of McCullers’ statements.

The Diamondbacks stole the series win with their two consecutive victories, and hope to keep climbing the NL West standings, as they currently sit in fifth place, 4.5 games back of the Colorado Rockies. However, the team certainly gained some fans by calling out McCullers, and Houston should expect similar tweets from opposing teams as the season continues.

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