Walker Buehler's odd reaction to huge Miguel Vargas homer confused Dodgers fans

Walker Buehler was definitely watching Dodgers-Angels on Wednesday night, we know that much.

Jun 21, 2023; Anaheim, California, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers second baseman Miguel Vargas (17)
Jun 21, 2023; Anaheim, California, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers second baseman Miguel Vargas (17) / Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The Los Angeles Dodgers got back on track in Orange County on Tuesday and Wednesday, completing a two-game sweep of the Los Angeles Angels that saw a dominant pitching performance across the board.

The Dodgers shut the Angels out in back-to-back games and were able to ride two-run performances to victory each night. The two-game series was capped off by a big home run by Miguel Vargas that not only gave Evan Phillips an extra run of insurance in the ninth inning but helped (hopefully) end a cold streak for Vargas.

It is no secret that Vargas, who had a .206 average and .687 OPS heading into Wednesday's game, has been struggling at the plate. Seeing him hit a big homer in a big spot like this was great for every fan to see and was equally great for his teammates.

One teammate was watching at home and despite being hyped for Vargas, still confused Dodgers fans with his choice of words. That teammate was none other than Walker Buehler.

Walker Buehler confuses Dodgers fans with hyped Miguel Vargas tweet

Ouch. We know that teammates love to rib each other but calling Vargas' bat newspaper? That is a new level of savagery by Buehler.

Buehler clarified his tweet after he understandably was getting confused responses from Dodgers fans that missed the point. The hard-throwing right-hander was just caught up in the moment and the joy that he felt seeing his teammate succeed.

Buehler may have had a bit of an overcorrection after saying that Vargas' bat was made out of newspaper but that is okay. Calling him a future MVP is certainly a bold prediction and would be a pleasant surprise, but it probably isn't going to happen.

But hey, if there is anyone that knows what it takes to get MLB hitters out it is Walker Buehler. And if he thinks that other pitchers are going to struggle so much in getting Vargas out then maybe it is possible. Dodgers fans could probably get exceptional odds on it over the next few years.

Hopefully, this is the start of a hot streak for Vargas in which fans can finally see his OKC form come to the big leagues. In a perfect world, this would lead into October, where Buehler should be back on the mound to help the Dodgers make a World Series run.