Walker Buehler asked a reporter if he had anything in his teeth before the TV lights turned on.
The Dodgers' prized prospect was equally cool on the mound, tossing five scoreless innings in his first major league start, and Los Angeles defeated the Miami Marlins 2-1 on Monday night.
"He's pretty confident and cocky," shortstop Enrique Hernandez said. "We kind of like his attitude sometimes."
Buehler topped out at 99 mph while allowing four hits in an 89-pitch outing. The 23-year-old right-hander struck out five and walked three in helping the Dodgers (11-10) move above .500 for the first time this season with their third straight win.