Houston Astros shortstop Carlos Correa said Blue Jays closer Roberto Osuna showed him up in the ninth inning of Toronto’s 7-4 win on Thursday night at Rogers Centre, reports Hunter Atkins of the Houston Chronicle.
With two outs in the ninth inning, Osuna induced a weak comebacker to the mound from Correa and then held the ball for an extended period before tossing it to first base to end the game. Correa, while jogging lightly down the first base line, could be seen looking over at Osuna as the pitcher held the ball.
Osuna, who collected his 22nd save of the season, then carried out his trademark post-game celebration with catcher Russell Martin.
“I don’t know what’s so special about that: throwing me a 3-2 cutter; showing me up,” Correa said. “I go home, relax. Next time I face him, he better not give up a homer.”
Entering Thursday, Correa had only faced Osuna once before, striking out against the Blue Jays right-hander during a game in 2016.
The 22-year-old Osuna, who on Thursday earned his third save in as many days, is enjoying the best season of his career. Meanwhile Correa, who’s also 22, is having a standout year of his own and was recently named the American League’s starting shortstop for the 2017 All-Star Game.