Jayson Werth has struggled in his first season with the Nats and D.C. drinkers will reap the benefits. According to NBC Washington via NESN.com, Duffy’s Irish Pub in D.C. plans to have prices on certain beers discounted to reflect Werth’s low batting average.
“During the game against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday, you can order PBR tallboys, Buds and High Lifes for whatever Werth’s batting average is at the time. For example, if the promotion started right now, at the time of publication, Werth’s .211 batting average would mean $2.11 brewskies.”
The bar wrote on its facebook page that they’re just having fun with Werth but they want him to turn it around. I’ll say they’re just taking the lead from this bar in Seattle.
The Nats admitted they overpaid when they signed Werth as a free agent to a seven-year $126 million deal in the offseason. Nobody should have expected Werth to repeat his success with the Phillies; Werth is in a larger park and has less support in the lineup. Still, seeing him hit in the low-.200s is a surprise. Maybe he heard about the promotion and was insulted because he went 3-for-5 with a home run Wednesday to raise his batting average to a whopping .218. Even .218 is a steal for bar-goers.Google+