Hendriks brings cardboard cutout of pet cat to A's bullpen originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea
A cardboard cutout of the A’s closer’s cat, Winnie Sanderson Hendriks, was at Dodger Stadium in the bullpen as Liam warmed up on Wednesday in the A's 9-7 Game 3 win of the AL Division Series.
Can someone pls confirm that Liam Hendriks brought a cutout of his cat to the bullpen in LA it’s very important pic.twitter.com/fmRJK6UT9h— Cut4 (@Cut4) October 7, 2020
Given Hendriks' incredible three-inning save, it appeared to work. His wife, Kristi, later would confirm that this was, in fact, his cat.
Hendriks struck out four in his three innings, giving up just one hit and helped get out of a pressure-packed jam in the eighth inning by striking out Josh Reddick.
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Reddick wasn’t too happy about it, and created his own Bo Jackson moment, but what can ya do?
Liam is PUMPED!...... Reddick not so much 😂 pic.twitter.com/erBGQ2Loge— A's on NBCS (@NBCSAthletics) October 7, 2020
Either way, Hendriks is one very proud cat dad. But we already knew that.
Liam Hendriks is one proud cat dad pic.twitter.com/jOLIZvm3og— Jessica Kleinschmidt (@KleinschmidtJD) June 22, 2019
No word on whether Winnie Sanderson will travel with the A's if their season continues after this series.