As if Gio Gonzalez hitting his third career home run Wednesday night against the Mets wasn't fantastic enough, his home run trot was maybe even more fantastical. A full-on sprint around the bases with a sh*t-eating grin on his face? Fantastic. Apparently his teammates were impressed, too:
One of Gio Gonzalez's teammates in the dugout after his home run sprint: "You were running like you were running from the cops!"— Dan Kolko (@masnKolko) April 3, 2014
Desmond on Gio's home run trot: "That was epic." Gio honestly thought he was trying for an inside-the-parker til d'Arnaud put his hands up.— Mark Zuckerman (@ZuckermanCSN) April 3, 2014
On Gio's HR trot-MW:"We don't want him running that hard ALL the time!" Desi:"That was epic."Gio:"I was just trying to find an oxygen tank!"— Washington Nationals (@Nationals) April 3, 2014
Probably worth noting his solid six inning effort on the mound, as well: 6 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 6 K, 1 BB. Nats win 5-1.