A Chicago White Sox player had arguably the best bat flip of the season on Sunday evening.
The White Sox beat the Cleveland Indians, 2-1, on Sunday. Chicago topped its divisional rival thanks to a walk-off home run from right fielder Brian Goodwin.
Goodwin hit a walk-off home run against the Indians with one out in the bottom of the ninth inning. He hammered a 3-1 pitch over the right field wall.
Immediately following his home run, Goodwin had an epic bat flip.
He knew it.
We knew it.
— Chicago White Sox (@whitesox) August 1, 2021
Goodwin had arguably the biggest bat flip of the year.
“Brian Goodwin Bat-Flip of the Year candidate. (BFG: 9.4),” Jared Carrabis tweeted.
Brian Goodwin Bat-Flip of the Year candidate. (BFG: 9.4) pic.twitter.com/mpgVimhV08
— Jared Carrabis (@Jared_Carrabis) August 1, 2021
“Just an elite level bat flip from Brian Goodwin,” Tony Clements wrote.
— Tony Clements (@TonyClementsTC) August 1, 2021
This was a major win for the White Sox, who improved their lead in the American League Central to nine games over Cleveland.
There are still roughly two months remaining in the regular season, but the American League Central surely looks like the White Sox’s division.
Chicago made a couple of big moves at the trade deadline, as well, and should be in line for a major postseason run this fall.