Rays pitcher Tyler Glasnow earned his first win in two years on Friday night, as he gave up just one earned run on one hit while striking out six across six innings in Tampa Bay’s 8–3 win over the Rangers.
The story surrounding Glasnow’s first victory since 2021 is a good enough story on its own. The 29-year-old missed most of last season after undergoing Tommy John surgery, while an oblique strain held him out of the rotation for the first month and a half of the 2023 campaign. Friday marked just his third start of the season.
However, the internet didn’t focus on the stellar Glasnow outing. Instead, the internet focused on a still frame photo in which he struck quite the resemblance to Irish actor Cillian Murphy.
tyler glasnow looking great so far today vs. the rangers pic.twitter.com/ZjRjKHAFzj— Codify (@CodifyBaseball) June 9, 2023
Murphy, who is set to star in Christopher Nolan’s forthcoming Oppenheimer and is known for his roles in The Dark Knight Trilogy and Peaky Blinders among others, certainly looks a lot like Glasnow did in the photo captured by the Codify Baseball Twitter account, and baseball fans loved every second of it.
Here are some of the best reactions to the photo of Glasnow captured on Friday night:
This is guerilla marketing for Oppenheimer https://t.co/F5tMpoz5CW— Chris Vannini (@ChrisVannini) June 10, 2023
so excited for oppenheimer https://t.co/frPVyDwTjX— Max Gamarra (@_MaxGamarra) June 10, 2023
Christoper Nolan taking this no CGI thing to the next level for Oppenheimer promo https://t.co/cf22yeR4BJ— Offseason Chopz (@Pchopz_) June 10, 2023
looks like he’s about to tell me he doesn’t know if humanity can be trusted with such a weapon https://t.co/ZWcMqZNXim— Mina Kimes (@minakimes) June 10, 2023
I loved him in Peaky Blinders https://t.co/paIBdhC6K4— JerBear (@JD_Jerbear) June 10, 2023
Love his performance in Peaky Blinders.— Author_Francis_Williams (@Author_FrancisW) June 10, 2023
Looking like he’s about to go build the atomic bomb. https://t.co/6F0FyHOGrc— Jeff D. Lowe (@JeffDLowe) June 10, 2023