Dodgers: Walker Buehler screaming profanities on mound in spring debut absolutely rules

Los Angeles Dodgers ace Walker Buehler is among the fiercest competitors in Major League Baseball.

It’s evident every time he steps on the mound.

Just think back to when he was asked about his tight pants during the 2020 postseason and walked out on the media session!

Don’t mess with Walker before, during or after a game.

Especially during! Because when he’s trying to get his stuff over the plate, he’s a perfectionist. Tuesday night’s live broadcast of the Dodgers-Giants spring training game learned that the hard way.

Buehler missed with one of his pitches and let out a good old F-bomb for the folks in attendance and at home. In his spring debut. In the first inning. Against Alex Dickerson.

And the Dodgers thought it’d be a good idea to lowball this guy in arbitration? Come on now, you guys have to know better than that.

Then we had another! In the second inning. Against catcher Chadwick Tromp, who’s appeared in 24 career MLB games.

The best part? Buehler twirled two scoreless innings and gave up just one hit while striking out one. Nearly spotless! But don’t tell him that. He’s probably remembering these two pitches and that one free pass. You can’t say you don’t want this kind of fire from your ace.

He’ll be leading the MLB’s best rotation heading into 2021 with Clayton Kershaw, Trevor Bauer, David Price and one of Dustin May or Julio Urias behind him. You can bet he’s ready to rebound after battling nagging blisters in 2020, which limited him to just eight regular season starts in the shortened campaign and no doubt affected his longevity in the playoffs.

Even with that holding him back, the right-hander still maintained a 3.44 ERA and 0.96 WHIP with 42 strikeouts in 36.2 innings across eight regular season starts before going 2-0 on the Dodgers’ World Series run. In October, he allowed just five earned runs in 25 innings of work in his five playoff outings, which included his season-saving effort against the Atlanta Braves in the NLCS.

Give us a healthy Buehler screaming like a maniac on the mound come Opening Day, please.