Jays’ Joe Biagini gets real high-five from Jimmy Fallon on ‘Tonight Show’ after whiff
Joe Biagini’s offseason is going just great, thanks. He’s now a TV star.Biagini took the “Tonight Show” stage with Jimmy Fallon on Friday. Of course there’s a backstory to that.MORE: SN’s 2016 AL All-Star teamBiagini was in https://www.redsoxedge.com/boston-red-sox/mitch-moreland-jersey the audience for another “Tonight” taping recently and got to high-five Fallon during the show’s ending. Well, sort of high-five: Fallon basically left Biagini hanging. Biagini’s reaction was noticed.Fallon got an earful on Twitter and decided to make good (and create more good TV) by inviting Biagini back to try again. This time, their handssquared up.Just watched @BlueJays pitcher Joe Biagini on @jimmyfallon #hilarious pic.twitter.com/X0r8noxCD7 Greg Ro s (@GregRo s17) November 19, 2016Turns out Biagini is quite the deadpan comedian, as evidenced by this series of pregame interview gems:Cla Carl Yastrzemski Jersey sic Joe Biagini MOMENTS Catch him on @FallonTonight today! #BlueJays pic.twitter.com/FgnREoqBEL Pitchin’ Jays (@PitchinBlueJays) November 19, 2016He also had a song made about him while he was in Double-A in 2015: https://www.redsoxedge.com/boston-red-sox/bill-lee-jersey He’s big league all the way now after the Fallon bit and a solid rookie season in 2016. The 2015 Rule 5 selection compileda 3.06 ERA, one save and 62 strikeouts in 67 2/3 innings. He was even better in the playoffs, logging 7 1/3 scorele s frames over six appearances.