Miles Mikolas, Juan Soto appear to taunt each other with crotch grabs in NLCS Game 1

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Miles Mikolas and Juan Soto were going at it subtly in the fifth inning of Game 1 of the NLCS.

First, during an at-bat with the bases loaded, Soto took a curveball in the dirt and grabbed his crotch while staring at Mikolas.

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Then, after Mikolas got Soto to ground out to end the inning, the righty appeared to return the favor.

This is Game 1 people. There are still potentially six games left in this series. The drama has begun.

St. Louis just came out of a series with the Braves in which the drama was palpable. Carlos Martinez got mad at Ronald Acuna Jr. for stutter stepping at third base when he hit a home run. Acuna pimped a fly ball he thought was a home run and wound up with a single. Yadier Molina bat flipped into right field on a game-winning sacrifice fly. And Acuna got mad when Jack Flaherty went up and in and hit him during Game 5.

Then after the series, manager Mike Shildt went on a profanity-laced tirade celebrating with his team and screaming about how the Braves wanted to start something and the Cardinals went ahead and ended it.

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Here's for hoping the drama continues and we get even more of this excitement.

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