Giants third baseman Evan Longoria has 16 home runs on the season -- and surely each one of them is memorable to an extent. But his 16th, in particular, was significant for Jeff Samardzija.
In the top of the first inning of Wednesday's Giants-Cubs game, Longo hit a two-run homer to left field on a 2-0 pitch from Yu Darvish to take an early lead.
And Samardzija's face was priceless:
Longo's HR had Samardzija in awe 😱 pic.twitter.com/uPGSGUcIbp— SF Giants on NBCS (@NBCSGiants) August 22, 2019
For you master lip readers out there, it appeared Shark said a version of "Oh, baby," which is as big of a compliment as you could receive.
Madison Bumgarner was leaning up against the fence next to Samardzija. He didn't have quite the same reaction ... perhaps he knew it was gone the moment the bat made contact.
Either way, that face is worth a thousand words. So much so, we created a screengrab of it.