MILWAUKEE — What started as a simple tweet from Cincinnati Reds Pitcher Trevor Bauer turned into something all Cincinnati baseball fans can enjoy – more specifically, those over the age of 21.
The Reds twitter account posted a graphic on Aug. 14 about Sonny Gray's 45 strikeouts through 5 appearances being the most by a Cincinnati pitcher during the modern era. Bauer responded with, "Hold my beer."
Here's where things get interesting. Budweiser's Twitter account then challenged Bauer to break Sonny Gray's newly-set record. If he did, the St. Louis-based beer maker would produce a special can that reads "Cincinnati Buds" on their normal Budweiser can.
Bauer accepted the bet and got his 46th strikeout in his fifth start Monday night against Milwaukee Brewers right fielder Avisaíl García.